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AUDEZE - CRBN Open-Back Headphones



AUDEZE CRBN Open-Back Headphones


Featuring the most advanced electrostatic technology in decades, Audeze proudly introduces the CRBN electrostatic headphone (pronounced "carbon"), which features a new Patent-pending polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes to eliminate problems commonly found in previous electrostatic designs. Originally developed for MRI medical applications, we've adapted those innovations for the audiophile version of CRBN, which top audio professionals have called the best sounding electrostatic headphone to-date.


Designed with Purpose
Audeze originally developed this new technology working with Prof. Mark S. Cohen Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine and his team, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Typical ferrous metals could not be used, so we had to develop a new material, and that led us to patent a special thin film with suspended carbon nanotubes. This solves the problems associated with lamination and deposition on the film.


Carbon Nanotube Technology
The CRBN driver includes a revolutionary ultra-thin diaphragm with carbon nanotubes suspended inside the material. Because the charge is distributed throughout the film, this results in a uniform driving force that reduces distortion and improves clarity, resolution and transparency.


Supreme Comfort
CRBN offers supreme comfort with its lightweight construction. At 300 grams, the minimalist design features materials such as magnesium and carbon fiber, which shaves off every gram while maintaining strength. The earpads are extra plush and slightly oversized, for a great seal and pillow-soft, cranium-cradling comfort.


Elegant Design
CRBN is the ultimate in luxurious design, from the smooth curves of its uniquely etched grill, to the depth of its finely polished acetate rings. Featuring hand-stitched premium leather, every detail has been fine-tuned, all the way down to the feel of the machined aluminum 5-pin connector.


CRBN is compatible with "Stax Pro Bias" 580 Volt amplifiers such those from Woo Audio, Linear Tube Audio, Mjolnir Audio, Headamp, Stax (of course) and others. The cable is terminated with the industry standard 5-pin barrel connector for maximum compatibility.




Style Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type Push-pull electrostatic
Functional bias voltage 580 VDC Stax Pro Bias
Electrostatic capacitance 100 pF (including cable)
Diaphragm type Ultra-thin custom carbon nanotube
Transducer size 120mm x 90mm
Frequency response 20Hz - 40kHz
Maximum SPL >120dB
THD <0.1% @ 90dB
Attached cable 2.5m OCC monocrystal copper, 5-pin Pro Bias
Housing Magnesium, stainless steel and polymer acetate
Earpad material Premium leather
Headband Carbon fiber and premium leather
Weight 10.6 oz.

AUDEZE - CRBN Open-Back Headphones

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