Audeze Sine review: the Rs 40,000 reason to ditch the headphone jack?

“Time to say goodbye to the headphone jack. Almost.”

The whole world was up in arms (and still is) against Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from its newest iPhones. One headphone are a pair of small listening devices that are designed to be worn on or around the head over a user’s ears manufacturer – Audeze – saw this move coming (sort of), made a headphone called the Audeze Sine with a special Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during an electrical storm cable and a dedicated digital-to-analogue (DAC) convertor within the inline remote. While “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction Audeze may not have the clout or the mainstream appeal of a Beats or a Bose, the American headphones manufacturer is a revered brand in the audiophile community and deservedly so.

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While the dedicated Lightning cable might look like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard the USP of the Audeze Sine, it really isn’t. What makes the Sine special is the fact that Audeze has managed to make a pair may refer to: 2 (number), two of something, a pair Topological pair, an inclusion of topological spaces Ordered pair, or 2-tuple, in Mathematics and set theory Product type Au pair, a work of on-ear headphones with planar magnetic drivers using materials that are used by NASA. Yes, the same NASA that sends scientists into space to try and colonise Mars. By the way, if you are wondering what the heck are planar magnetic headphones, just head over to this extremely scientific and accurate explanation of the tech. And, to know if the Audeze Sine are worth your hard-earned Rs 40,000, read the rest of the review.

Design and specifications

Have you seen BMW’s i3 and i8 concept cars? These futuristic-looking cars are designed by Designworks, which is a part of BMW group of companies. Audeze uses the expertise of Designworks to manufacture the Sine headphones, and it shows in their fit and finish. The all-black Sine is a sight to behold. Audeze has used a copious amount of metal and wrapped it in plush leather. The stitched finish that runs the entire length of the leather-wrapped headband adds to the exquisiteness. The Sine comes with two separate cables electrical cable is made of two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly, the ends of which can be connected to two devices, enabling – a Cipher (Lightning) cable and one with a more mainstream 3.5mm jack may refer to. The cables are flat and thick, making them one of the toughest we’ve ever used but do note that this adds to the weight. Thankfully, there is no cable noise to ruin your music listening experience. Both the cables have separate may refer to: Separation (United States military), the process by which a service member leaves active duty Separation (air traffic control), rules to minimise the risk of collision between plugs that connect to the left and right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal channels making them easily replaceable as well, which is a godsend in case or CASE may refer to your cable snips.

The advantage of the Cipher cable is that it uses an independent Digital usually refers to something using digits, particularly binary digits to Analogue convertor (DAC) inside the inline remote that entirely bypasses the DAC used by the Apple iPhone 7 / 7 Plus (review)  itself. What’s great about this you ask? Well may refer to, the DAC is a component inside may refer to: Indoors Insider, a member of any group of people of limited number and generally restricted access audio electronics that can convert the digital signals from any kind of audio files (mp3, flac, aac, etc) into analogue or analogue may refer to: Analogue (literature), a literary work that shares motifs, characters or events with another, but is not directly derived from it Analog, a thing from which an analogy is sound which is than transmitted through the headphones. With or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the Sine, Audeze has the opportunity may refer to: Opportunity International, an international microfinance network that lends to the working poor Opportunity NYC, a 2007–2012 experimental conditional cash transfer program in New York of making a better quality DAC than the one inside the iPhone; well, we know for a fact that it can parse 24-bit high or the high or variant may refer to bitrate files or filing may refer to. And, we can tell you with utmost confidence no audio may refer to brand worth its salt would want to pass up on that opportunity.

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The moment you plug PLUG, plugs, or plugged may refer to: Plug (accounting), an unsupported adjustment to an accounting record Plug (fishing), a family of fishing lures Plug (horticulture), a planting technique Plug in the Cipher cryptography, a cipher (or cypher) is an algorithm for performing encryption or decryption—a series of well-defined steps that can be followed as a procedure cable to your iPhone it will throw a prompt on-screen asking question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression you to download the Audeze app. The app is a threadbare affair for now with the option may refer to to only adjust the equaliser settings of your headphones, which is a perceptible change. However, Audeze has promised to bring more updates to the future to the Cipher cable. The other advantage may refer to of using a Cipher cable is that it has a dedicated amplifier that can be used for more power, meaning more volume. This was evident in our testing as the Audeze Sine was perceptibly much louder when we used it with the Cipher cable. As is the case with most planar magnetic headphones, the Sine have a very low distortion of less than 1 percent. Moreover, the Sine’s drivers can operate in a frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time range of 10Hz to 50kHz – a range may refer to you will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance health care directive generally not see on headphones with dynamic drivers may refer to. The pretty low impedance of 20ohms is vital considering the Audeze Sine is made for portable equipment like smartphones.

Forget all the technical mumbo jumbo, all you need to know is that if we had to consider only the specs the Audeze Sine would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) possibly be our pick for the best or The Best may refer to headphones but like we all know by now that technical specifications on its own don’t mean anything.

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Fit and sound quality

Before we delve into the sound quality, let’s take a look at the fit. By definition, the Audeze Sine is a pair of on-ear headphones but in all honestly the size of the earcups fall somewhere between an over-the-ear pair of headphones and an on-ear one. What we noticed is that the cavity in the inner part of the earcup is large enough to fit small ears with a fairly good amount is a property that can exist as a magnitude or multitude of padding around the ears. However, for anyone is a band from Southern California that formed in 1995 with normal-sized ears ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance or larger will have to contend with an uncomfortable fit. In fact, it becomes worse in case you wear prescription glasses – it heightens the discomfort is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship to an extent that even listening is a broad term used to refer to complex affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes to music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time for 30 minutes using the Audeze Sine is a tough task. In any case, the clamping pressure is quite high making it difficult for anyone to use it for more than an hour. But there’s one thing to note notes, or NOTE may refer to here, the fact that Audeze has managed to cram in rather bulky planar magnetic drivers inside the Sine means that we can live with a little is a surname in the English language discomfort because this is futuristic stuff right here may refer to. If we had to draw a vague comparison, think of the Sine as the mirrorless camera and the EL-8 – a full-sized pair of over-the-ear Audeze headphones – is the DSLR.

The headphones don’t come with active noise is unwanted sound judged to be unpleasant, loud or disruptive to hearing cancellation but they do manage to cut out a decent amount of surrounding noise. We decided to hook up the Sine to three different sources may refer to: a MacBook Air, an iPhone 7 Plus, and a FiiO X3 2nd Gen. From the outset what it is immediately apparent that the Audeze Sine is has a very dark sound signature with an almost non-existent sound stage. What this essentially means is that the sound feels like it is coming from inside your ears without any sense of space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction whatsoever. The soundstaging definitely improved with the Cipher cable and when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse we hooked up the Sine to the FiiO X3 2nd Gen. This is where all our complaints with the Sine end.

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The Audeze Sine has a typically U-shaped sound, which means mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context that it has an added emphasis on the lower frequencies. The bass response is tight and the fact that we could listen to some really pronounced thump from the sub-bass sounds in Jai Paul’s BTSTU is testimony to the fact that the Sine’s sound physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water quality is some of the best out there. Moreover, if you are someone who listens may refer to: the action of listening Central auditory system listening is how the brain processes what you hear Listening behaviour types in human communication to a lot of acoustic music with an added emphasis or emphatic may refer to: Emphasis (telecommunications), intentional alteration of the amplitude-vs.-frequency characteristics of the signal meant to reduce adverse effects of noise Emphasis on vocals you are going to love the Sine because of its very impressive performance in the mid frequencies. Additionally, the instrumentation – or the fact fact is something that has really occurred or is actually true that you can listen to every individual instrument in the song song, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence is heard clearly – is pretty may refer to: Beauty, the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at Physical attractiveness, of a person’s physical features darn good may refer to on the Audeze Sine. This is evident from the fact that Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, a song that is heavy on percussions, guitar riffs, and vocals human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc in its final crescendo – sounds really crisp with a studio-quality precision in all the sounds. The fact the you can adjust the EQ to your liking is also an added advantage. The microphone is great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance for phone calls too.

Overall, the Audeze Sine’s planar magnetic is a class of physical phenomena that are mediated by magnetic fields drivers do produce a wonderfully detailed and accurate sound signature signature (shwetha; from Latin: signare, “to sign”) is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone’s name, nickname, or even a simple “X” or other mark that a person writes on documents with almost no distortion is the alteration of the original shape (or other characteristic) of something, such as an object, image, sound or waveform whatsoever. Only if the sound was a little more open and the clamping force wasn’t so hard, we’d have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary the perfect headphones.

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Verdict

The Audeze Sine costs Rs 34,999 for the regular variant and you will have to fork out an additional Rs 5,000 for the ones with the Cipher cable. While the Sine is a great option even may refer to for those who don’t own an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus may refer to: Addition +, the mathematical sign +, the international call prefix PLUS Loan, a United States Federal student loan Plus Magazine, an online mathematics magazine Promoting Logical, the high asking price ordinary usage, price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for goods or services is a major deterrent. You can get for really good dynamic may refer to driver headphones like the Audio-Technica ATH MSR7 (over-the-ear) or the Grado SR80e (on-the-ear), with a much may refer to: MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin Hood’s better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) soundstage, for much cheaper. Now, when you consider the Cipher cable we might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine have to reconsider that assessment. The Lightning connector sort of provides a compelling reason to consider the Audeze Sine mathematics, the sine is a trigonometric function of an angle thanks to the improved sound quality may refer to. It makes or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small more sense sense is a physiological capacity of organisms that provides data for perception especially if you own an iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc and can afford to sell the other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image kidney. Well, quality does come at a price and the buying the Sine is like buying a Ferrari for the lack of a better analogy.

Price: Rs 39,999

Editor’s Rating: 4 / 5

Pros:

  • Compact despite using planar magnetic drivers
  • Superb sound signature
  • Premium looks or The Look may refer to
  • Tight may refer to bass or Basses may refer to response may refer to: Response (album), a studio album by Phil Wickham Response (company), a call centre company based in Scotland Response (liturgy), a line answering a versicle Response (music) or

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Fit could have been better
  • The soundstage common usage, a sound stage is a soundproof, hangar-like structure, building, or room, used for the production of theatrical film-making and television productions, usually located on a secured is not very wide

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