Audeze appoints Grammy-winning Manny Marroquin as Head of Professional Products

Earlier this week, Audeze, one of the leading manufacturers of high-end headphones in the United States, announced the appointment of Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Manny Marroquin as Head of Professional Products. We’ve reviewed a few of the company’s headsets in the past and they’ve already gotten high marks. Adding someone like Marroquin into the mix can only make an exceptional product even better.

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“We are very happy to welcome Manny to our team. Manny emphasizes our professional audio business, deepening our commitment to developing products and relationships that meet the needs of music industry professionals.

Sankar Thiagasamudram, CEO of Audeze

Manny Marroquin has worked on mixing records for notable artists including Kanye West, Post Malone, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, and even The Rolling Stones. In total, his skills have been featured on more than 250 albums, including forty No. 1 albums, one hundred Billboard Top 10 albums, and forty Top 10 singles. Marroquin has won a total of 11 Grammy’s, including for his work on Jon Batiste’s WE ARE which won the 2022 Grammy for Album of the Year.

The collaboration will see Audeze and Marroquin work together on a new series of audio products dubbed the many Marroquin Signature Series. They will focus on creating an advanced line of comfortable headphones for audio professionals using cutting-edge technology and engineering.

“I am delighted to join the Audeze team because my entire career has been spent in the music industry. I look forward to furthering my career by helping to develop and provide other professionals in the recording industry with the tools that have helped me elevate my creativity.

Manny Marroquin

The MM-500 is an open-back planar magnetic on-ear headphone that sells for US$1699. Designed for preforming both inside and outside the studio, these professional headphones offer low impedance and high sensitivity.

The MM-500 open-back planar magnetic on-ear headphones.

Some of the features of the MM-500 include:

  • World-class performance and reliability that stands up to the most demanding professional studios
  • Versatility to work well with a wide range of equipment, inside or outside the studio
  • Refined comfort and quality in a professional tool designed to perform day after day
  • Carefully tuned for precision across the entire frequency spectrum for mixes that translate well
  • Ultra-low distortion regardless of load, EQ or DSP, allows unlimited production flexibility
  • High performance enables studio-quality mixing and mastering work wherever you are
  • Carefully tuned for precision across the entire frequency spectrum for mixes that translate well
  • Ultra-low distortion regardless of load, EQ or DSP, allows unlimited production flexibility
  • High performance enables studio-quality mixing and mastering work wherever you are
  • Carefully tuned for precision across the entire frequency spectrum for mixes that translate well
  • Ultra-low distortion regardless of load, EQ or DSP, allows unlimited production flexibility
  • High performance enables studio-quality mixing and mastering work wherever you are

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Last updated June 5, 2022.

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