Audeze EL-8 Impressions Thread
Nov 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM Post #46 of 124

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Recently, some mishandling happened and part of the suspended headband broke
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But I contacted Audeze and they were prompt and courteous and they sent me a pre-paid shipping label for 2-day shipping and everything was great.
Also, I found, aside from that one mistake made, the build quality still holds up great
 
Dec 16, 2015 at 12:20 AM Post #48 of 124

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(posting this in all the EL-8 threads)
 
I need a Balanced EL-8 cable that terminates in 4-pin XLR. So far these are the only two options I've figured out:
 
http://www.c3audio.com/store/p99/Audeze_EL-8_Headphone_Cable_--_Canare.html
 
or
 
https://www.audeze.com/products/accessories/el-8-balanced-cable-astell-kern
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http://www.norneaudio.com/litzheim/Norne-Hypershort-Eidolic-Astell-Kern-ak240-ak380-ak120-ak-240-380-120-adapter
 
The first option comes out to be $100 and the second $125. Are there any cheaper cables or adapters out there or are these my only two choices?
 
If these are my only two choices, which do you think is the best route? The adapter I may find a use for in the future, but the custom cable may perform better?
 
Apr 23, 2016 at 10:34 AM Post #49 of 124

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GxmSw32Gc

Forgive his mispronounciation of Audeze but what do you all make of this review. From what I had read previously the El-8 weren't at the level of others in its price range yet he claims that these are better than the 560s. Did Audeze make a silent change to the product that I didn't know about?
 
Apr 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM Post #50 of 124

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7GxmSw32Gc

Forgive his mispronounciation of Audeze but what do you all make of this review. From what I had read previously the El-8 weren't at the level of others in its price range yet he claims that these are better than the 560s. Did Audeze make a silent change to the product that I didn't know about?


2016 EL-8 models have had tweaks to the sound and also the connectors
 
Apr 25, 2016 at 3:19 PM Post #51 of 124

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2016 EL-8 models have had tweaks to the sound and also the connectors


How do you know which version you have? I just order a pair and I want to make sure I have the latest version.
 
Apr 25, 2016 at 4:10 PM Post #52 of 124

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All models manufactured in 2016 are the tweaked or improved ones. You can see it in the leaflet that comes with your brand new Audezes. :wink:
 
Apr 25, 2016 at 4:11 PM Post #53 of 124

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All models manufactured in 2016 are the tweaked or improved ones. You can see it in the leaflet that comes with your brand new Audezes. :wink:


Excellent! I ordered dealer demos on a discount, so I wanted to make sure.
 
May 20, 2016 at 12:28 AM Post #54 of 124

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Does anyone else who has a 2016 model have this weird squishy nouse coming from headphon. I recently got a new pair from audeze because last one had bad left driver and I wish I didn't switch it because now it makes that weird noise.
 
Jun 8, 2016 at 2:59 PM Post #57 of 124

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Demoed these at best buy.  Off the iphone 6plus it left a lot to be desired for me.  Hooked up to an amp, WOW.  Tested the open backs.

Still can't swallow the price tag though.

Which amp did you use?
I honestly believe they're worth the asking price. I need to take my dac and amp up there...
 
Jun 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM Post #58 of 124

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To me I enjoy the open back a lot more and I've demoed almost every high end headphone and these to me sounded better than anything outside of headphones over $1500. Big kudos to Audeze for these.
 
Jun 8, 2016 at 6:39 PM Post #59 of 124

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To me I enjoy the open back a lot more and I've demoed almost every high end headphone and these to me sounded better than anything outside of headphones over $1500. Big kudos to Audeze for these.

Yes I agree! I've demoed the hd600/650, hd700, hd800, and other acclaimed full sized cans and these were my favorite (although the hd600 was really good too!).
 
Jul 5, 2016 at 6:53 AM Post #60 of 124

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Hello guys i wanted to buy the EL8 Open back but i heard that they lack bass and they dont sound good with trance and hip hop and dance
i listen to every genre , but considering i'm paying a lo of $ and i already have a denon d2000 i dont want to buy them and then regret it
 
and my local stores dont have a test option :frowning2: and they are the only one who have it
 
can someone help me with this ?
these are the headphones they have : 
 
HD 650  , VB630 , EL8(close and open) , T90 , T1 , HD700 , T5p 2nd gen and first  , Shure 1840 and 1540 
 
i listen to every genre including trance and electronic , what do you think i should do ? i have a FiiO E10 amp too
 
i listen at home too , so no problem having open back headphone
 
 
also i have to say i dont care about the bass that much , not a basshead , but i just want them to sound good at every genre including trance
i dont care they have a boomy bass or not , i just want these to sound good at trance too 
 
anyone who have these badboys please help , also if you have tested the headphones i mentioned too , then better ! any help would be great
 

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