Today, Audeze revealed the $1299 Euclid, their first closed-back in-ear Planar Magnetic earphone. It’s a beautiful design composed of aluminum and carbon fiber. Inside the housings are 18mm ultra-thin planar magnetic drivers which utilize scaled-down versions of Audeze patented technologies like Fluxor magnets for efficiency and Fazor waveguides for a cleaner sound. They also come with a wide selection of accessories like three types of ear tips (silicone, spinfit, and Comply form) for a good fit, a pelican travel case, carrying bag, and a detachable braided cable with MMCX connectors.
Looking at the specs (105db sensitivity, 12-ohm impedance) the Euclid seems like it should be easy to drive, providing planar fans a highly portable option that can be used just about everywhere with a wide variety of sources. Also, high-sensitivity along with MMCX connectors may open up the option of wireless use with a Bluetooth adapter.
The following press release is courtesy of Audeze:
Audeze expands on their award-winning iSINE legacy with Euclid, their new closed-back planar magnetic in-ear
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Audeze LLC, the award-winning premium technology company responsible for engineering some of the world’s most advanced audio solutions, announced the launch of their new closed-back planar magnetic in-ear on February 5th.
Euclid is Audeze’s first closed-back in-ear headphone. Priced at $1299 retail and featuring custom built 18mm Audeze planar magnetic drivers, MMCX cable terminations, and ergonomically designed precision-milled aluminum housing, Euclid is engineered for high-end audiophiles looking for a premium mobile solution that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style and durability.
-Audeze 18mm Planar Magnetic Drivers
-Highest dynamic range of any in-ear in its size category
-MMCX universal cable connectors for easy customization
-Lightweight precision-milled aluminum housing with ergonomic design
-Variety of accessories including SpinFit® and Comply™ eartips
|Transducer type||Planar Magnetic|
|Magnetic structure||Fluxor™ magnet array|
|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|
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