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Audeze unveils Euclid: true hi-fi listening on-the-go

Audeze has unveiled Euclid: a stylish and compact solution for bringing planar magnetic tech to in-ear headphones.

Planar magnetic headphone drivers have been heralded as the top of the crop by many, including us, and with Euclid, sonic titan Audeze is providing a way to listen to the highest quality audio, whilst on the go.

Audeze has been harnessing this technology for their circumaural headphones like the LCD-X. Applying it to an in-ears format aims to provide a superior hi-fi experience, without sacrificing portability.

Audeze Euclid

Planar magnetic drivers vary significantly from standard dynamic headphone drivers, in that the diaphragms are made of a thin flexible material comprised of wires, rather than a standard paper/ plastic hybrid diaphragm.

This thin material is then sandwiched between two magnetic fields, and since it’s full of electrically conductive wires, the planes of electromagnets on either side allow for a much larger amount of control over the way the diaphragm vibrates.

planar magnetic diagram
An electrically conductive film between two electromagnets in a planar magnetic headphone. Credit: HowToGeek

If it sounds confusing, it’s because it is. The technology put into some of these audiophile devices can be quite intimidating, and if that didn’t lose you, the prices might hammer the nail into the coffin. Some pairs of these headphones can sell for around $7,999 AUD — a steep price to pay for a step up in quality. And on top of that, finding a pair of on-the-go in-ear headphones in this class is even more difficult — as the tech often needs the wider and flatter surfaces of a pair of cans to work.

But Audeze now has a solution to this with Euclid.

Euclid is Audeze’s first closed-back in-ear headphone, and not only is it super powerful, but super stylish. For a long time, most in-ear magnetic planar headphones looked like an accessory you could use to customize your character in Cyberpunk 2077, and Euclid is updating the aesthetic for 2021. On top of this, the incorporation of a back to the driver will allow for a more immersive listening experience as you explore soundscapes with unmatched quality.

Currently a pair of Euclid headphones will set you back ~$1700AUD before shipping, and so they’re definitely not a light investment — but they’d be a worthy addition for the on-the-go audiophile.

For more details, head over to Audeze.