The highly acclaimed Audeze Sine is one of the smallest and most affordable headphones with planar magnetic drivers, and it sound spectacular. What makes it unique among planar magnetic headphones is its on-ear design and being close back, where most planar magnetic headphones comes in over-ear form factor and are open-back.
Sine is one of the best sounding headphones we have experienced, at any price point. We consider Sine to be somewhat portable for audiophile caliber headphone. Portable is a relative term however, it is still a bit too bulky to be worn during commuting or active activities. It is more suitable for sit-down use, where it will allow you to create your own space in your mind while indulging in your favorite music.
Audeze Sine comes with a high-end 24-bit Lightning cable for higher-resolution sound. And you get to customize the sound EQ with the Audeze App. Pair Sine with the company’s Deckard Headphone Amplifier / DAC for the most consistent sound.
Audeze Sine is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Audeze’s California factory. In our book, at its sub $500 price point, Audeze is a “can’t go wrong” purchase and we highly recommend it if you opt for audiophile caliber sound in a compact form factor. The other notable and affordable Planar Magnetic headphone is Oppo PM-3 Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphone, take a look before making your final purchase decision.
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