Audeze Mobius Review: Planar Magnetic Gaming Headphones with 3D Sound and Motion Tracking

Audeze Mobius Review: Planar Magnetic Gaming Headphones with 3D Sound and Motion Tracking

Audeze Mobius review: planar magnetic gaming headphones with 3D sound and motion tracking

Sometimes there are devices that are difficult to unambiguously attribute to some clear, narrow category. It is to such a device that Audeze Mobius is. The company is very well known to lovers of high-quality sound thanks to its planar-magnetic full-size headphones. In particular, thanks to the LCD line, which has great models, of course, for impressive amounts of money. Apparently, at some point the company decided that the audience of audiophiles is too narrow and they need to somehow move towards the https://uk.opay.com.ng/page-s60-3d-edition-feature-pack-1 mass buyer. This is how compact overhead planar magnetic Sine and in-channel iSine appeared (we had iSine 10 and 20 in the review). How successful these experiments are is a matter of taste, but experiments are always good and interesting. Audeze Mobius is another such experiment in which the company decided to enter the territory of gaming headset manufacturers, but do it in its own way, with interesting features.

What is interesting about Audeze Mobius headphones?

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First, let’s talk about more traditional stuff. Audeze Mobius are full-size, closed-back headphones with 100mm Uniforce planar magnetic drivers. All the necessary filling is inside: DAC, balanced amplifier and digital signal processor Cipher. Headphones can work both in wired and wireless mode via Bluetooth, while SBC, AAC, LDAC codecs are supported. The latter is especially interesting due to the highest bitrate (higher than aptX HD), and I have not come across non-Sony headphones with LDAC support before. While it is supported by smartphones running Android Oreo and above, it is not exclusive to Sony. But the most interesting features were virtual surround sound 7.1, 5.1, 5.0, 2.1, 2.0 and head tracking using gyroscopes with a frequency of 1000 Hz. What is it for? After adjustment, the sound corresponds to the picture and changes depending on the position of the head in such a way that the virtual sound sources remain in place and the effect of presence is created. This adds to the experience when watching movies, when listening to the feeling of the hall, and in games it helps to accurately localize the sound source. The Waves Nx technology, which was originally made as a separate tracking device, is responsible for processing all this in real time. Waves Nx is also available as a plug-in that simulates 3D spatial sound like what a sound engineer hears in his mixing room.
at the recording studio. All this is customizable, up to entering the parameters of your head through the application for maximum accuracy.

What’s in the box?

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Audeze Mobius comes in a large black box with a glossy beautiful cardboard cover. On the cover – images of the headset and an abundance of information about the capabilities and features. Inside is a hard cardboard box with all the contents. Above are two small boxes with accessories. Below is a protective cover with a schematic representation of the headset, under which the Audeze Mobius itself and another small box:

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A lot of things were stuffed into all these boxes. As a result, we have a headset, three cables for connection (USB-C to USB-C, USB-A to USB-C, analog 3.5 mm), a removable microphone on a flexible stem, instructions and a carrying bag: