Audeze Mobius Headphone

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Mobius Headphone

 

Bringing Audeze’s award-winning audiophile sound to the gaming world

Mobius is the first premium high-end, fully immersive 3D cinematic audio and head tracking-enabled headphone designed specifically for gamers. Mobius harnesses Audeze’s award-winning planar magnetic technologies to unlock the full potential of gaming audio.

Not just the world’s most innovative gaming headphone, Mobius is a truly immersive, mixed media platform

With fully-integrated surround sound functionality, Mobius produces the same awe-inspiring cinematic experience you would find in a theatre. Immerse yourself in your favorite movie. Unplug and listen to music, binge watch Netflix, or re-watch Game of Thrones in full 360 surround sound audio.

Audeze Mobius Utilizes Waves Nx Technology to Enhance Realism of 3D Audio

Waves is the world-leading developer of audio DSP technologies and the driving power behind hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over. A recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, Waves is acclaimed by top professional and prosumer users worldwide.

To produce the most realistic, immersive 3D audio, in addition to our drivers, you need three technologies. Mobius is the first to push the boundaries on all three.

Sound Localization

As the positioning of your head changes, Mobius identifies and maintains the source of the sound, changing dynamically as you move.

Integrated Head Tracking

Mobius precisely tracks even the tiniest of head movements 1000 times a second and feeds the 3D emulation algorithm.

Room Emulation

A sophisticated customizable tool that creates a sense of space and reflection of the sound within a room.

 

Designed to Maximize Your Audio Experience

Comfortable, long-term use: But what good is all this great sound, if the headphone is uncomfortable? We designed Mobius with comfort in mind. Mobius’ comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of fully replaceable, contoured memory foam ear pads and an adjustable, durable memory-foam padded, headband.

Crystal-clear voice quality: In online gaming, it is important not just to hear the smallest details, but also to be heard by your team. Mobius comes with a flexible and detachable boom microphone with built-in noise attenuation, mute/unmute functionality, and independent microphone volume controls to provide professional voice quality.

Bluetooth freedom: Featuring Bluetooth functionality with almost three times the data bandwidth as other Bluetooth headphones, Mobius gives you the choice to go wireless.

Audeze HQ application for Windows

Unlock the potential of your Mobius 3D headphone with the Audeze HQ application. Fully customize your sound experience with HRTF customization and sound profile selection.

Download for Free Here!

 

Features

 

  • Planar magnetic drivers audiophile-grade cinematic sound
  • Full 3D emulation with support for popular surround soundmodes (7.1, 5.1, 5.0, 2.1, 2.0)
  • Integrated head tracking that tracks the tiniest movements of your head 1000 times a second
  • Pin point sound localization
  • Anatomy calibration to tailor the sound to the user
  • Full room emulation
  • Mobius integrates Waves Nx technology for real-time 3D processing in hardware
  • Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Connections

Specifications

 

StyleOver-ear, closed-circumaural
Transducer typePlanar transducer
DiaphragmUltra-thin Uniforce™
Phase managementFAZOR
Magnet typeNeodymium N50, Fluxor Magnets
Diaphragm typeUltra-thin Uniforce™
Transducer size100 mm
DSPAudeze Cipher DSP
AmplifierBuilt-in balanced amplifier (output 1W)
Maximum SPL>120dB
Frequency response10Hz – 50kHz
THD< 0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW)
EarpadsContoured memory foam: artificial leather
MicrophoneDetachable with separate volume control
Battery typeLithium-polymer
Wireless ConnectionBluetooth (SBC, AAC, LDAC)
Wired ConnectionUSB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm analog audio
Weight350g (including battery)

Package Includes

 

  • Mobius Headphone
  • Detachable Microphone
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Analog 3.5 mm cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Guide and Warranty
  • Certificate of Authenticity

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  

How is Mobius different from other headphones? Mobius’ leading-edge technologies listed below work together to create realistic 3D audio and to produce an immersive cinematic experience.

  • Audeze's planar magnetic drivers optimized for spatial audio
  • Advanced 3D sound emulation algorithm that uses 6-axis (quaternion) tracking with 3-axial accelerometer and 3-axial gyroscope for continuous, intelligent head-tracking
  • Anatomically calibrated sound-field personalized based on head geometry
  • Psychoacoustically motivated customization of sound-field size
  • Support for surround sound modes

The plug and play options with USB-C, Analog (3.5 mm) and Bluetooth with AAC / LDAC support allows you to get the Mobius high fidelity sound experience wherever you go, whenever you need it. Mobius delivers a realistic 3D sound experience, in a manner consistent with real-world listening. This means that you will hear your gaming opponent sneaking up behind you as clearly as though they were in the room with you!

Do I need any special software for this to work? No, this is not an encode/decode system. Mobius is designed specifically to provide you with the ease of a plug and play setup. There is a software application for Windows that can be used to customize the headphone audio for those that so choose. This will work without any need for external software. However, the special Mobius Creator edition will require the plugins for VR and AR content creation. These will work with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Android (with correct USB audio drivers in use).

We will release an application for Windows that will allow firmware updates, customization based on head geometry, and room size. App support for other platforms will depend on demand.

Will Mobius work with my Xbox/Playstation/Switch? Mobius will work with Xbox/PS4/Switch using the analog cable. USB audio will work with PS4 and Switch, but only in 2-channel mode. Headtracking, room emulation, and spatialization also work in analog and 2-channel modes, so evn though full surround is not supported, the 3D audio is very compelling.

Can I turn off the 3D features? Yes. The 3D features can be turned off if you choose and Mobius can be used as standard Audeze planar headphones.

Is the boom microphone included? Yes. It uses a standard 3.5mm TRRS plug/jack. You can easily remove it at any time, but please note it is “keyed” and should be inserted correctly.

How long is the battery life, and how long does it take to fully charge? Battery life is around 10+ hours with 3D audio enabled. With USB usage, the battery will be charged when plugged in. Charge time with a 1.0 Amp charger and Mobius turned off is about 3 hours from 0% to 100%.

If the battery runs out and I’m using the analog cable, will Mobius continue to work? No, due to all the features we’ve included, Mobius must either run on battery power or be plugged into a USB port.

What is the material on the ear pads and headband? Are the ear pads replaceable? The ear pads and headband use memory foam covered in artificial leather. The ear pads are contoured to provide both a good seal and comfort and are user replaceable.

Can I use Mobius for things other than gaming? Absolutely. You can use Mobius for listening to music, watching movies in 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, mixing or mastering audio (especially multichannel audio), creating content for VR/AR applications, or to simply wear around your neck. In fact, they work great for teleconferencing (SKYPE, Discord, TeamSpeak calls!) and even FaceTime on iPhones. Mobius is tuned to have frequency response like our LCD series of professional headphones and is equally great if used beyond gaming.

Will this work over USB-C on my Android phone? We have tested Mobius with the following phones: Google Pixel phones, Sony USB-C models, Razer, and Samsung Galaxy s9. We cannot guarantee compatibility with every USB-C mobile phone since the Android USB Audio implementation varies between manufacturers.

Will this work with my iPhone? Mobius will work with iDevices using Bluetooth and Analog connections. There is no native Lightning connectivity. We’ve unfortunately determined that Mobius will not be able to support the Apple Camera Connection Kit (CCK) at launch. During our extensive testing, we’ve run into issues utilizing the adapter that resulted in loss of stability. We will continue working to improve support for the Camera Connection Kit for a possible future firmware update. However, we cannot guarantee success in this regard. To avoid delaying Mobius production, we will offer support for iOS devices via Bluetooth and Analog.

My cell phone only has a micro USB port. How do I get it to work with the USB C of the Mobius? A micro USB to C adapter (not included) should work for that purpose.

Which Bluetooth profiles are supported? SBC, AAC and LDAC are supported. Currently available BT technology does not support more than two channels of audio. BT is inherently lossy, and we consider it a convenience feature rather than a primary connection mode.

Does Mobius support fast charging or wireless charging? No.

What about support for Dolby Atmos, Ambisonics, MPEG-H, etc.? To bring Mobius to you as soon as possible, we’ve worked hard managing the fine balance between the features we can deliver in a timely manner, content availability, and what is truly capable within chipsets that are available today. We firmly believe Mobius offers an unbeatable combination of price for its incredible feature set. Some features not currently included today are on our road map for the future. At this time, we have chosen to support Ambisonics through plugins.

What is the warranty for Mobius? We offer a one-year warranty unless otherwise mandated by local laws.

What is the battery warranty? Battery warranty is one year from the date we ship your Mobius.

Why did Audeze launch Mobius on Indiegogo? Making hardware is tough. Even though the tooling and product development is complete, estimating demand is difficult for small and large companies alike. This is an entirely new market for us and we needed exposure beyond our traditional customer base. Indiegogo has proven its effectiveness in reaching the technophile and gaming sphere. Putting this project on Indiegogo for Mobius’ introduction gave us a chance to reach out to as many new customers as possible. It also allowed us to better estimate how much we need to plan and order for initial production.

Will the Mobius be hand-built in Southern California like the rest of Audeze’s headphones? The Mobius is designed and engineered in our California facility. The planar transducers and their special thin films will also be manufactured here. Other parts will be sourced from different countries including Taiwan, China, and Japan. However, due to the large quantities needed to satisfy worldwide demand, the final assembly of Mobius will be in China with our own quality control department in charge of production.