The Audeze Euclid In Ear
Audeze has been on the cutting edge of planar magnetic technologies since their first audiophile headphone years ago. From the LCD-2, the OC-based company has evolved into a large suite of offerings based around the robust diaphragm, known for snappy bass and high detail retrieval.
As Audeze moved from over ear designs to in ear options, the technology was initially implemented with an open back design in the LCDi3 and iSine lines. This week’s announcement of the Audeze Euclid brings a less conspicuous (and more traditional) look to planar magnetic options in a small form factor.
The new Audeze Euclid sports a 18mm planar magnetic driver in a fully sealed case. Connections come courtesy of the handy detachable MMCX cable variety, and the minimized aluminum housing will now fit into ears without the addition of ear-hooks from previous open back options.
It is a pretty straightforward proposal, but one that has likely been long requested from any fans of planar flavored playback in portable audio. The original iSine line sounded amazing, but didn’t offer the outside noise isolation that might behoove train commuters or stay at home offices with close quarters to other members of family.
The Audeze Euclid comes with three different types of ear tips to customize both the fit and the style. In addition to Audeze’s private label silicone options, silicone tips from Spinfit and foam tips from Comply are included as well.
Specs from the press release:
|Transducer type||Planar Magnetic|
|Magnet type||Neodymium N50|
|Diaphragm type||Ultra-thin Uniforce|
|Frequency response||10Hz – 50kHz|
|THD||<0.1% @ 100dB SPL|
|Sensitivity||105 dB/1mW (at Drum Reference Point)|
|Max Power Handling||500 mW|
|Wired Connection||Braided MMCX|
|Weight||15g/pair without cable|
There is also a little animated video of the driver breakout:
The Audeze Euclid is available direct from the company’s retail site for $1,299 as of this week.
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