A collaboration with Empire Ears, this is a new iteration of the Zeus XIV: an engineering marvel and the first 14-driver in-ear monitor ever made. This version uses the same drivers as the company’s former flagship—two bass, six midrange, and six treble—along with an identical seven-way crossover circuit to tune the drivers’ frequency response. As a result, the sound is holographic with layered spatial imaging and depth from front to back. The class-leading midrange is flanked by impactful, balanced bass and airy but non-fatiguing highs. For durability, we’ve added a transparent blue ABS plastic shell and faceplate, plus a stainless steel nozzle to protect the four sound bores. The shell incorporates a recessed socket and connector system that's better sealed with far more strain relief. As impressive as the god on Mount Olympus, this Zeus comes for a price that’s a little less high and mighty.
Note: Shipping is free to US members with subsidized international shipping. Please note we will be collecting payment at the end of September to begin production.
With the Zeus XIV, the team at Empire Ears challenged themselves to build the most complex, technologically advanced balanced-armature IEM. It was designed specifically to achieve new benchmarks in detail retrieval and resolution by using a state-of-the-art crossover system tuned to magnify the performance of every driver. The finished product surpassed everyone’s expectations, with remarkable 3D imaging, extraordinary clarity, and colossal levels of detail.
Unlike other IEMs, the original Zeus XIV and new Zeus don’t rely on filters or dampers to manipulate the frequency curve. That method of tuning forces the drivers to operate outside of their intended frequency range, often duplicating too many of the same frequencies from numerous drivers—which means you’ll have to turn the volume up to hear what you want. Instead, Empire Ears’ method of tuning allows the drivers to behave naturally, as the crossover network is engineered to assign the proper frequencies and levels to the corresponding transducer. The result is a crystal-clear, full-range frequency response that can be heard even at low volumes.
Empire Ears has been making waves in the global audiophile community since Vice President of Sales Jack Vang launched a number of products on Kickstarter under what was then the EarWerkz brand. Following that success, the company was renamed Empire Ears and released a now-famous product line named after different Greek gods. Today, Empire Ears makes premium custom and universal in-ear monitors for musicians, recording engineers, audiophiles, and more.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Feb 20, 2019 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.