$250,000 worth of headphones stolen from Costa Mesa company

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An estimated $250,000 worth of high-end headphones were stolen from a Costa Mesa company’s warehouse over the weekend, police said.

Workers at Audeze at 1559 Sunland Lane arrived at the facility about 6:30 a.m. Saturday and found a door cut open.

More than 100 pairs of headphones, which retail at $1,000 to $2,000 each, were stolen, according to police.


Police said their investigation is continuing and no arrests have been made.

In a statement on its website, Audeze offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. Information may be sent to

Audeze said on its Facebook page that “all our employees are like family. As news of the break-in spread, many of our employees came to the office. A lot of them were worried about the consequences and what’s next if something of this magnitude happens to a small company likes ours. Everyone was milling around the assembly line talking about how to get back on our feet.”

Audeze warned of suspicious offers for Audeze headphones, which typically are available only through authorized dealers.

“We do not allow our dealers to sell via Amazon, eBay, Craigslist etc., so deals on these sites should be researched before you purchase,” Audeze said in a statement. “You should also be very concerned if their headphones do not have a serial number or the seller refuses to give you the serial number before purchase. All Audeze headphones have a serial number on the inside of the pin block.”