Audeze just put 90mm planar magnetic drivers in new $399 cans and I need them

Audeze MM-100 headphones on black background

Common readers will want no additional fanfare from me relating to Audeze, makers of the wonderful $1,300 Audeze Euclid planar magnetic in-ears, the fabulous $1,199 Audeze LCD-X and the best-in-class ‘reasonably priced’ Audeze LCD-1 – if $399 counts as reasonably priced in your e-book. 

And that final set of headphones is probably most pertinent right here since, whereas wonderful, the LCD-1 was launched in 2019. However now Audeze has launched a brand new proposition that also boasts 90mm planar magnetic drivers and nonetheless prices simply $399 (which is round £320 or AU$599, however these costs are unofficial). 

The identify? Audeze MM-100. Keep in mind you heard it right here first…  

Have a look at that circumaural design although…  (Picture credit score: Audeze)

Will this mannequin show to be among the many greatest headphones of 2023? I imply, I am unable to say for certain, but when I have been a playing lady… the competitors is fierce at that degree, with the likes of the Bowers & Wilkins PX8, the Focal Bathys and naturally the Sony WH-1000XM5 in that class; however bear in mind, none of these are planar magnetic options.