Audeze's iSine 10 creates a new category of earphones. Most headphones and earphones are minor variations on well-established themes. Audeze's iSine 10 is more "mashup" than "variation." In the iSine 10, Audeze fit an open back planar magnetic driver into an…earphone?
Audeze has been a rising star in the headphone arena for several years, making their name with extremely high quality planar magnetic over-the-ear designs. Their latest model is the LCD-X, which touts a thinner diaphragm for improved transients.