Acoustic Research has an impressive lineup of audiophile-grade personal gear. The AR-E100 and AR-E10 IEMs are the company’s first to offer an excellent sonic experience in the vein of its over-ear AR-H1 headphones. The two models feature different drivers: The AR-E100 has a 10-millimeter beryllium dynamic driver, while the higher-end AR-E10 uses a hybrid unit made up of an 8-millimeter beryllium dynamic driver and a proprietary balanced armature driver. Both IEMs come with a full suite of accessories. Listen to your music through the 3.5-millimeter standard cable (with the AR-E10, you’ll also get a 4.4-millimeter balanced cable) or go wireless with the Bluetooth aptX neckband. Silicone and memory foam ear tips complete the package.
Note: At checkout, choose the AR-E100 (base price) or the AR-E10 (+ $90).
Head-Fi’s Simon T. says, “The IEMs performed really well. Soundstage and presentation were large enough that on certain tracks it did not feel congested (some other IEMs with a narrower soundstage do not allow the 3D sound effect/harmonics to nicely fade away). Bass was pretty tight and punchy, mids were not too recessed, and highs were pretty smooth. To my ears, the sound signature was neutral.”
Acoustic Research AR-E100
Acoustic Research AR-E10
With the AR-E100
With the AR-E10
Domestic orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 14, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.