Empire Ears EVO UIEM
Our Price | $4,199
***Pre-orders arrive mid-October 2021 onwards
Evolution, not revolution, is behind the Empire Ears push towards Evo. Head-Fi couldn't have seen the legend of Legend X just tossed out, so the addition of bone conduction ushers this flagship into a new era. It's a spectacular experience, one you can both hear and, now, feel.
The tri-brid treatment happens with the addition of Weapon X: a bone conduction driver mounted in Evo's shell to complement the air conduction of two W9+ dynamic drivers and five balanced armatures, tying each performer all together.
With the work done in Evo, it's easy to see, hear and feel why bone conduction is heralded as the next big breakthrough in personal audio. Weapon X adds palpability, presence and realism to the vast soundstages and incredible authority its Legend X predecessor guaranteed.
By stimulating hairs directly in your inner ear over the entire frequency response, Evo's Weapon X uses the natural construct of human hearing to ensure no loss in the transmission of sound, especially at the infrasonic and ultrasonic extremes.
Empire Ears takes bone conduction to new heights with Weapon X. The vibrating conduit turning Evo's actual shell into a transducer is on a qualitative par with whatever's come before, with proprietary ARC (Anti-Resonance Compound) cancelling out artifacts and distortion.
W10 employs a Japanese-made pure copper voice coil optimised for accuracy in frequency and transient response. The consistency of winding tension, density of enamel, adhesive application techniques, dimensions and copper compositions were all factors that were essential for linearity, ultra low distortion and efficient heat dissipation.
Constructed from steel and laser welded into place, each and every variable was critical during the Empire Ears design of W10. It's an Evo take on the technology that leads bone conduction to its zenith, bringing you along for the ride.
The supporting cast is as important here, with a PW Audio Genesis pure copper cable terminated in 4.4mm as standard shipping together for use with Cayin Audio's N6II/E02 from mid-October 2021 onwards.