Audeze CRBN Interview, Review, Measurements
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Audeze CRBN Review, Interview, Measurements

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If you ever thought Audeze was shifting its focus away from hardcore audiophile products, think again. As if to make the strongest of statements otherwise, Audeze is launching a flagship-class electrostatic headphone today. Audeze Founder and CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram visited us at Head-Fi HQ to discuss the Audeze CRBN, its fascinating backstory, and the engineering behind it, and its carbon nanotube diaphragms.

Of course, we also give it a listen and discuss its sound, as well as take a look at measurements of the Audeze CRBN (including measurement comparisons) made using the following:






Click on the following link for more information about the Brüel & Kjær 5128 hearing simulator mentioned in the video: Brüel & Kjær 5128




Sennheiser Audeze CRBN Review, Interview, Measurements - produced by Joe Cwik, Brian Murphy, and Jude Mansilla​
 
Aug 2, 2021 at 11:14 AM Post #2 of 704

ThanatosVI

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This thread is for the new Audeze CRBN.
Their first electrostat using Stax Pro Bias and only 300g in weight!
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https://www.audeze.com/products/crbn

They are build to order, so first impressions will probably take another 4 weeks
 
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So far resisting the urge. This does look exciting but requires a complete system commitment. If I already had an appropriate amplifier the order would already have been placed. The last time I had an electrostatic headphone was 50 years ago(Koss ESP-9B). I will probably wait for impressions since there is no financial incentive for early purchase. If I do decide it will be purchased directly from Audeze given their 30 day trial program. I will do the same for an amp or energizer purchase.
 
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What amps would anyone recommend for Estsats? I have zero experience in the Estat playing field.
 
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What amps would anyone recommend for Estsats? I have zero experience in the Estat playing field.
Headamp Blue Hawaii SE, Mjölnir Audio KGSSHV Carbon (or just use a Stax amp, if you don't want to spend that much)
 
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So far resisting the urge. This does look exciting but requires a complete system commitment. If I already had an appropriate amplifier the order would already have been placed. The last time I had an electrostatic headphone was 50 years ago(Koss ESP-9B). I will probably wait for impressions since there is no financial incentive for early purchase. If I do decide it will be purchased directly from Audeze given their 30 day trial program. I will do the same for an amp or energizer purchase.
Gotta resist as well unless someone is buying my amp 😅
 
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Headamp Blue Hawaii SE, Mjölnir Audio KGSSHV Carbon (or just use a Stax amp, if you don't want to spend that much)
anything you could recommend from Woo Audio?
 
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