Audeze’s $900 wi-fi earbuds are made for true audiophiles

Have you ever acquired $900 burning a gap in your pocket? If that’s the case, you may wish to try the newest wi-fi earbuds from Audeze, which promise true audiophile sound mixed with the comfort of Bluetooth connectivity.

The Audeze LCD-i3 wi-fi earphones go on sale from September 23 for $899 / £849 (round AU$1300), making them far costlier than most fashions on our greatest wi-fi earphones spherical up. 

So, what do you get on your cash? Audeze says that these earphones ship “superior sound”, with out the necessity for a separate headphone amplifier, which many audiophiles would think about a vital a part of their audio setup.

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Specialist earbuds

The successor to Audeze’s standard iSINE 20 headphones, the LCD-i3 characteristic a magnesium housing and particular grille design, which “reduces undesirable resonance”.

Contained in the buds are planar magnetic drivers, that are made to supply higher audio decision that their predecessors, delivering as much as 130dB of highly effective sound. (You may see a top-class instance of planar audio in our RHA CL2 Planar assessment.)

You will have the choice for wired listening too, with the inclusion of a Lightning cable and a regular three.5mm cable. In the event you decide to pay attention wirelessly, you should not expertise any connectivity points due to the usage of a Bluetooth chipset, which additionally has built-in help for aptX and aptX HD. 

This implies you will get low-latency 24-bit wi-fi audio, which Audeze says is “optimized for even probably the most discerning ear”. 

Design-wise, these earbuds stand out, with open-back grille-clad housings, and ear hooks that preserve them securely in place. They actually do not present the sort of subtlety you get from smaller earbuds just like the Optoma NuForce BE Sport4, for instance, however these are specialist audiophile earphones – with a value to match. 

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