Audeze’s iSine 10 is one of the largest and strangest-looking in-ear headphones you’ll encounter, but it’s also one of the best sounding in-ears out there right now.
The headphone looks like Star Wars jewelry that didn’t make the cut: TIE Fighter earrings, perhaps. That’s because the unusual shape is housing Audeze’s 30mm planar-magnetic drivers, which sound very coherent and spacious, with low distortion, and until now have only been found in models that have full-size earcups. (Audeze makes several audiophile-grade over-ear planar-magnetic headphones, as well as the smaller on-earthat I like a lot.)
If “planar magnetic drivers” sounds Greek to you, you’re in good company. Ultimately, what matters is that it’s a totally different technology than what you find in nearly all other mainstream headphones. If you want the technical details, check out Inner Fidelity.
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