Vision Ears VE6XC (CIEM)
From Vision Ears, the classic VE6XC comes with a stunningly open stereo-image and an outstanding clarity.
Six balanced armatures, carefully optimised for Amin and Marcel's requirements, provide the platform for this Cologne company to combine the two tunings that popularised the VE6X1/X2 into one shell – either toggled by way of a switch.
Tuning X1 defined the basshead audiophile segment, with a veritable lushness and liquidity to voluminous lows that rise to meet a mid-range that never veers into stridency, before a transition to an airy treble. Korean K-Pop fans will flock to this tuning.
Tuning X2 plays the advantage of a different crossover path that gives general genres a flatter, more neutral bass. VE6X2 delivers more presence in the high frequencies and boasts tremendous headspace.
Vocals and instruments remain well defined but never verge on edginess, taking a step back preserving realistic distances. Film scores and OSTs are brought to life with X2.
In both configurations, VE6XC is an exceptional earphone that will delight you with its outstanding clarity and fidelity to music.
A tremendous value, virtually two different IEMs in one shell, VE6 can still be configured as VE6X1/X2 for greater cost-effectiveness, should you be dead set on a single signature.