Have you got $ 900 burning a hole in your pocket? If you want to check out the Audeze sound plug-in, the true audiophile sound combined with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity.
The Audeze LCD-i3 wireless earphones go on sale from September 23 for $ 899 / £ 849 (around AU $ 1300), making them more expensive than most models on our best wireless earphones round up.
So, what do you get for your money? Audeze says the earphones will deliver "superior sound", without the need for a separate headphone amplifier, which would make audiophiles a crucial part of their audio setup.
The successor to Audeze's popular iSINE 20 headphones, the LCD-i3 features a design that "reduces unwanted resonance."
Inside the buds are planar magnetic drivers, which are made to offer better audio resolution that delivers their predecessors, delivering up to 1
You have the option for wired listening too, with the inclusion of a Lightning cable and a standard 3.5mm cable. If you opt to listen wirelessly, you should not experience any connectivity issues thanks to the Bluetooth 5.0 chipset, which also has integrated support for AptX and AptX HD.
This means you'll get low-latency 24-bit wireless audio, which Audeze says is optimized for even the most discerning ear.
Design-wise, these earbuds stand out, with open-back grille-clad housings, and ear hooks that keep them safe in place. They certainly do not provide the subtlety you get from the smaller earbuds like the Optoma NuForce BE Sport4, for example, but these are specialist audiophile earphones – with a price to match.