Audeze iSine 10 is one of the largest, strange-looking and sounding in-ears headphones. The iSine 10 headphone is a planar magnetic in-ear headphone which provides, somewhat paradoxically, an open-back experience. Audeze calls them the world’s first in the headphone community and it is certainly the only such headphone in production now. It appears with two cables one with a standard one fitted with a 3.5mm plug and another with an Apple-certified Cipher Lightning cable that takes the digital audio directly from the iOS device. It uses the cable’s built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier. The Fluxor Magnets and large 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms deliver precise control and fast response times without distortion. The Audeze iSine 10 cable has an integrated microphone that allows the user to take calls, but the standard 3.5mm cable has no such options. The call quality was good with the Cipher cable, but it works better in quiet environments.

Add the Lightning cable with DSP, and no other in-ear headphone even comes close to its performance. The Cipher cable in the headphone plays significantly louder and sounds better. However, it requires a little bit of power from the iOS device and will cause the phone’s battery to drain slightly quicker than it normally would while playing music. There’s an Audeze DSP app that highlights a 10-band equalizer that changes EQ in real time, but that doesn’t require the app to get great sound. The headphone brings crystal and accurate-sounding the headphone is. The iSine10 headphone goes deep, delivering remarkably articulate bass, with natural midrange and finely detailed treble. As I said, this an open-back headphone and that open quality contribute to how spacious and airy it sounds.

Features of Audeze iSine 10

Planar Magnetic Technology: The new iSine 10 barely weighs 20 grams and include power enhancing Fluxor Magnets which double the magnetic driving force. Uniforce voice-coil technology will deliver the most accurate in-ear headphones experience. The distortion is less the 0.1 percent overall even at high volumes and made the headphones worth.

Cipher Lightning Cable: The Audeze iSine 10 delivers 24-bit digital audio with high-quality inline amplifier, digital-to-analog converter, and DSP. With the Audeze iOS App customize the sound in real-time. Sharpen the bass levels and tamp down the highs on peak recordings. The two EQ presets will move with the cable when switching the devices.

Audeze iOS App: Customize your sound in real-time with the Audeze iSine 10’s DSP app. It highlights two presets to personalize your music playback and a 10-band equalizer that changes the EQ in real time.

Engineered & Handcrafted: The Audeze iSine 10 headphones is engineered for superb long-term comfort and deliver you with an immersive, dynamic music experience. Audeze’s planar magnetic technology provides astonishingly precise and more accurate sound wherever you go.

Great Sound: To bring out the sound of award-winning LCD Collection to in-ear headphones, every part of the Audeze iSine 10 is designed to bring out world-renowned Audeze sound to a global market in a smaller, lighter package. At 20 grams, iSine 10 is the lightest planar headphone ever made.