262: Headphones – Audeze Planar Magnetic Technology
Audeze have built a reputation selling award-winning audio products engineered with the latest innovations in science and tech, matched with precision craftsmanship. Cutting-edge planar magnetic technology also delivers an unparalleled listening experience that’s renowned by producers, musicians, and audiophiles alike.
Designed and assembled at Audeze’s California factory with industrial style by BMW’s DesignWorks, the company’s commitment to research, development, and design is reflected in every facet of their products.
Their EL-8 Titanium claimed its fame as the first set of headphones with a fully integrated Lightning cable. Receiving numerous awards at CES 2016, the SINE was the first on-ear planar magnetic headphone. Now, the iSINE are the first in-ear planar magnetic headphones! But, it doesn’t stop there. At CES 2017, Audeze debuted its latest innovation, the iSINE Virtual Reality Headphones, further impacting the world of audio.
I invited Sankar Thiagasamudram, CEO of Audeze onto the show to talk about the importance of 3D audio and emerging audio technologies.
Product guy now building a business. Sankar is a passionate entrepreneur and business leader with a solid track record delivering great products. He is the CEO of Audeze, the award winning headphone company based in California. Sankar wore multiple hats (Engineer, CFO, etc) as he grew Audeze from a bootstrapped startup, raising seed capital, taking it though series A funding and establishing a manufacturing plant.
Prior to starting Audeze, Sankar was the product manager at DVS/Rohde & Schwarz responsible for the Digital Cinema product line, the most widely used encoder for Digital Cinema. Previously he held various roles at DVS working on a range of products from video acquisition, broadcast, high speed video storage. He also worked on the video playback systems used for various theme park rides like Kingkong360, Shrek4D, Simpsons at Universal Studios and Mission Space at Disney.
Sankar holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and a B.S. In Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology (India). At PSG College of Technology he was awarded the most outstanding student of his class.