Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones


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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.


  • Patent-pending carbon nanotube film
  • Works with all 580 Volt Pro Bias amplifiers
  • Accurate low frequency performance
  • Excellent dynamic range
  • Lightweight and very comfortable



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 – unlike other electrostatic diaphragms, there is no coating. 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 470 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.



  • 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: 470g
  • Includes : CRBN Headphone | Premium Aluminum Travel Case | Certificate of Authenticity


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