Review : Audeze Mobius – The Chameleon

Sensitivity / Hiss

This is hard to measure as I mostly used the Mobius in Bluetooth and USB mode. Even though, I never faced any issue regarding the hiss. You can sometimes hear the annoying sound of an old phone receiving messages, but that only happened once, on a train.

Sensitivity is pretty high and with the volume control, you can go very high, very fast. Remember that Bluetooth volume is capped though.

Comparisons

Last time, some of you complained about not having a comparison section. Here it is now :

Meze 99 Classics : obviously one of the top choices in this price range. It has this organic feeling, with velvet mids you’ll love if paired with a good DAP. But, at the end of the day, I’d stick with the Mobius, which delivers much more kicks and sounds much more spacious.

Audeze LCD-1 : we’ll do a complete review at a later time, but for now this must be the best opponent to the Mobius. The LCD-1 feels more natural, with better mids, but again, I’ll stick to the Mobius.

Hifiman Ananda BT : the other bluetooth option for those who seek a planar headphone. The Ananda sounds more mid-forwarded, where the Mobius will give you stronger bass. It’s a hard choice and if the Ananda gives you sweet highs, the Mobius takes the crown. At least for me.

 

Conclusion

Unless you’ve only read the introduction, you already know my opinion regarding the Audeze Mobius. It’s a fantastic piece of hardware, that doubles up as a great headphone. It embeds all of what Audeze did during the last years, and mixed it into one of the most thrilling devices I’ve ever tried.

The only drawbacks are the fact that you’ll have to use the USB entry to get the best of it, and then there’s the sub-par isolation. But apart from that, it easily ticks all the right boxes and goes directly in my recommendation list. Try it, love it, keep it. That’s what I did.

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A nerdy guy with a passion for audio and gadgets, he likes to combine his DAC and his swiss knife. Even after more than 10 years of experience, Nanotechnos still collects all gear he gets, even his first MPMAN MP3 player. He likes spreadsheets, technical specs and all this amazing(ly boring) numbers. But most of all, he loves music: electro, classical, dubstep, Debussy : the daily playlist.

    1 Comment

    • Reply November 1, 2019

      JDG

      Gaming. You’d use the Footsteps profile for gaming. That positional surround bit you like works wonders when you’re trying to detect someone sneaking up behind you in a competitive shooter.

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