49points

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

62points

Audeze iSine 20

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
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Audeze EL-8 Open-Back vs Audeze iSine 20

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

Why is Audeze EL-8 Open-Back better than Audeze iSine 20?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Audeze iSine 20 better than Audeze EL-8 Open-Back?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    24 Ohmsvs30 Ohms
  • 440g lighter
    20gvs460g
  • 18dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    120dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

460g

20g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has included ear pads
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

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

102dB/mW

120dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

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

6.impedance

30 Ohms

24 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

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

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Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back
Audeze iSine 20

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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