Out of stock at the Moment Plannar Magnetic Headphones I guess they are similar to the Penrose but more durable.
My Drop/Hifiman HE-5XX has stood up well for 3yrs as my daily driver on my PC. But I'm considering these as I'd like to own a pair of closed backs for when things are noiser.I would buy one today I found one set for sale but it's the X-Box version. I think it would be worth it for a Plannar Magnetic that won't break on you like Hifiman tend to based on reviews.
I'm not sure why he hooked his Maxwells up to an amplifier. I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do that with these.
In case anyone purchases these, I had been looking around for an economical case that fit them well and stumbled upon a Reddit thread that recommended this:
It's only $20 and fits them sort of like a glove, so it minimizes space used in the backpack or whatever bag you take to work with you. I've been tossing them in my backpack with this case on them for weeks and haven't had any issues. The dongle and microphone just sort of tuck in the middle nicely. It's $10 cheaper than the one that Audeze recommends themselves, and looks a bit less bulky to me.
First-in-Class Bluetooth 5.3 supports LE Audio, LC3plus, LDAC
Class-Leading High-Resolution Audio up to 24-bit/96kHz
Does this mean the audio is not compressed on the way from the computer to the headphones, like in previous less expensive stuff?
As I understand, BT audio was lossy - did that change?
Gonna add another quick bullet point to this: gosh they fall off easily. Tilt my head down an oh shit they're starting to come off. Look down too quickly and they might go flying off... I've had that happen, thankfully my head was already close to the ground (which was carpeted) since I was just picking something up so they didn't take any damage...I think my current main annoyance with these headphones is the sleep timeout. It goes to sleep far too fast for my liking, considering it has an 80 hour battery life. It often takes me a bit to get my phone out and everything set up at work, and then I find out that the headset turned off. It also seems to turn off based on incoming input being blank, but ignores microphone input. I was on a call with a coworker earlier, talking the entire time while screen sharing as they watched, and it went to sleep. This auto off "feature" is becoming a real thorn in my side. I can turn off my headset myself, thanks... at least set it to like 30 mins or something...
The other thing is that it's very awkward at juggling connections, so if I was initially on my phone doing Bluetooth for music, according to documentation it should prioritize the dongle after the dongle is plugged in. However, that's not the case. I usually have to turn off bluetooth on my phone for a second to just force it to disconnect, otherwise I don't get input or output on the laptop.
I still love this headset and use it daily, but these two issues are a bit annoying.