Audeze's wireless earbuds offer audiophile-level sound --- for $899

midian182

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A successor to the iSINE 20 earbuds, which themselves are priced at around $499, Audeze says the LCD-i3 offer superior sound without the need for a separate amplifier. They use improved magnetic planar drivers that bring better audio resolution and deliver up to 130dB of sound. They also feature the magnesium housing and grille design of the LCD-i4, which reduces unwanted resonance.

For listening wirelessly, the LCD-i3 come with Bluetooth 5.0 via the CIPHER Bluetooth Module, which also supports aptX and aptX HD. For those who prefer wired connectivity, you get a 3.5mm cable and a lightning cable with the earphones, allowing them to connect to a wide range of devices.

The earphones come with an open-back design, and the ear fins supposedly offer a "comfortable and secure fit within the concha bowl of the ear."

The Audeze LCD-i3 wireless earphones will be available to buy from September 23 for $899 or £849. That’s obviously an eye-watering amount of money for a pair of earbuds, but if they offer the kind of sound quality promised, audiophiles will likely believe it’s a price worth paying.

In our Best Headphones feature, we picked Xiaomi’s 1More Triple Driver as our choice for the best in-ear category. While their sound quality won’t match the LCD-i3 buds, they are around $830 cheaper.

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Uncle Al

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ROFLMAO! The one's that CAN afford them are too old and can't hear much anyway so who was their prime market? Young and wealthy? I don't think so .......
 

jobeard

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They use improved magnetic planar drivers that bring better audio resolution and deliver up to 130dB of sound.
OUCH ... OSHA defines 95bB as the industrial level for ear protection -- this is like standing next to a jet engine.