Originally designed for high-tech medical circumstances, the Audeze CRBN is a pair of lightweight electrostatic headphones that offer a comfortable design and a nuanced sound perfect for the Hi-Fi listener. These open-back, over-ear headphones make use of a specially engineered diaphragm with suspended carbon nanotubes that aid in an even distribution of charge. This results in a uniform driving force, which in turn reduces distortion and improves clarity, resolution, transparency, and soundstage.
As these are electrostatic headphones, they are meant to be used with special corresponding 580V Stax-style amplifiers. With a cable terminating in a standard 5-pin connector for this arrangement, the CRBN can work with Woo Audio, Linear Tube Audio, Mjolnir Audio, Headamp, and Stax amplifiers. Included with the headphones are a premium travel case and a certificate of authenticity.