53points

Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back

49points

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

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Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back vs Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

Why is Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back better than Audeze EL-8 Open-Back?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

Why is Audeze EL-8 Open-Back better than Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back?

  • 20g lighter
    460gvs480g
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

2.weight

480g

460g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a straight plug
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

4.cable length

1.2m

1.2m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

5.has an open-back design
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

50000Hz

50000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.driver unit size

100mm

100mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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