New Audeze iSine10 planar magnetic in-ear headphones. Coming January 2017 from Audeze!
Our entire headphone.com review team had the opportunity to spend a bit of solid quality time with the pre-release versions of the Audeze iSine in-ear headphones at the 2016 Rocky Mountian Audio Fest in Denver. We thought they were clearly the breakout product at the event.
The sound from the open-back earpieces was beautifully detailed, vastly expansive and deeply smooth with a solid bass slam that made us re-think the concept of what defines superior low-end response in the in-ear category.
The iSine 10 model offers a slightly less dimensional imaging ability and a shallower low-end texture compared to the more expensive iSine 20 edition - but the overall acoustic differences are not at all 'night & day'. Listeners can expect a bit more refinement and transparency from the upscale iSine20 with slightly faster dynamic quickness into the top end, but the i Sine 10 certainly holds its own in terms of deep musical clarity and sonic impact.
The iSine 10 Apple Lightning plug cable contains the Audeze Cipher 24-bit amp/DAC built into the cord which lends the iSine headphones excellent tone-shaping flexibility along with some glossy DSP audio shine.