Empire Ears Hero UIEM
Empire Ears may have launched Odin as the cumulation of their dreams, but they would still like every one to be able to take a bite out of their pie. Hero was derived from Dean and Jack Vang pooling Legend X and Zeus XIV DNA together.
With eyes closed, this four-driver mid-tier hybrid barely misses a beat with a V-shaped, dynamic treble-leaning performance wrapped up in a unique 'Black Tide' faceplate.
In fact, Headfonia "wholeheartedly recommends the Hero to anyone who wants a touch of Zeus XIV coupled with the goodness of Empire's Weapon 9+ dynamic drivers". Headfonics concluded that this mash of classics was "a welcome tonic to the miserable year that was 2020".
StereoNET couldn't contain their praise, indeed telling listeners to "feed it music that makes full use of its sub-bass rumble and crisp high-frequency energy, and you won’t be able to resist its head-bopping, foot-tapping exuberance".
Development does improve the breed, and Hero's souped-up W9+ dynamic driver shares the load with three balanced armatures to drive home the point: timeless heritage, know-how and pedigree built up over 30 years ordain the components in Hero to live up to its name and serve as a reference point for the people.
Hero can also be bought in custom (CIEM) form. Otherwise, view the rest of our Empire Ears line-up here, or check out our other IEMs here.
// Recommended genres for Hero:
Something dynamic. Possibly J-rock/pop or metal. Think along those lines and you won't be far off.