Audeze Chooses Audio Precision for Headphone Test

June 24 2014, 19:27
Audeze, the maker of the acclaimed planar magnetic driver headphones, will use Audio Precision audio analyzers to test its products during development and production. The technology used in Audeze planar magnetic headphones delivers low total harmonic distortion (THD) and a wide frequency response, requiring a test system of equal or higher performance. The APx525 has a typical THD+N of –108 dB, enabling the APx series provides the range and accuracy demanded to measure audio of this caliber.
Audeze was founded in 2009 by Alex Rosson and Sankar Thiagasamudram, and the company is located in Orange County, CA. Audeze develops headphones using planar magnetic technology, which delivers the most accurate sound reproduction available today.

“We evaluated a variety of equipment from different vendors,” says Thiagasamudram. “The feature set and ease of use of the software won us over, and the performance is fantastic.” Thiagasamudram and his team selected the APx525 and APx515 audio analyzers.
Audeze exhaustively tests every headphone and headphone component during manufacture. The extensive automation capabilities built in to the APx500 software make it easy to configure repeatable, rapid test sequences, and even to trigger and control external equipment.
“Quality and accuracy is very important to us in every step of the manufacturing process,” adds Thiagasamudram. “APx allows us to write our own scripts, and to trigger these tests automatically. When the transducer is made, and when the headphones are assembled, they undergo a battery of tests to ensure that every single headphone that comes out of the production line is perfect sounding.”
“This is exactly why Audio Precision is the leader in audio test,” says Audio Precision President David Schmoldt. “We are passionate about making the best audio analyzers because of the great work that they enable companies like Audeze to do, raising the bar in electro-acoustic performance.”
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