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Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 In-Ear Monitors

Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 In-Ear Monitors

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Solid, All-Rounders…

Ryu, Street Fighter

Soldier:76, Overwatch

EDC3, NuForce
What makes trusty all-rounders great to play is their combination of balance, weight, speed, and overall strength in every area. That’s exactly what we aimed for with the new EDC3.
The EDC3 aims for:
Audiophile quality in speed, sonic weight, tonal balance, and clarity.
Everyday Carry quality in comfort, accessories, everyday usability, and high value.

Sound Matters
All-rounders don’t optimize for one or two areas, but look for overall strength across the range of attributes.

When it comes to sound values, the typical mass market IEM pumps up the bass value and creates a big peak somewhere in the treble.

If it is a smoother transition, we call this tuning “V-shaped” because EQ with sliders looks like this (bass is on the left and treble to the right):

Some music recordings already contain overly boosted bass and sharp glare in the treble. A boosted bass + treble peak tuning usually adds too much and can be fatiguing to listen to over long periods of time.

The alternative is to tune something musical (enjoyable to listen to) but more neutral than the typical mass market IEM. (Bass, mids, and treble in balanced amounts.)
Mids seem to get neglected in a lot of mainstream products. So that’s where we started. Then we added treble to give a sense of air, but without being too bright-sounding. Finally, the prototypes went around for bass feedback with a couple different dampers until we got the okay from our community test group.

Balanced armature drivers: One bigger bass driver + two on top for mids/treble

Dampers look like this:

The new EDC3 is a combination of 3 drivers per ear that each handle different sections of the sound, some crossovers to mix sound in the right amounts, and balanced armature technology for drivers that fit into the earpieces. There’s also a mechanical damper (or filter) that we used to tune the final balance.
We hope that the Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 is the the well-rounded character that you will be enjoying late into the game…
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Thanks for the info!
It WOULD be cool if that could be done but it looks like the dampener is integrated into the shell before it's clamped together. A re-work would be necessary to have a replaceable dampener system. Any chance of something like this in the future Nuforce? There is something similar from a Japanese company made for some of the Audio Technica IEMs.
I am pleased to announce that Massdrop X NuForce EDC3 has won the Reviewer´s Choice award from SoundStage Experience! The reviewer, Brent Butterworth, is an industry legend and known for his detailed writing, knowledge and professionalism. Even if you are not interested to purchase the EDC3, this review is worth reading!
Brent also took measurements, which are linked on the review.

"The Massdrop x NuForce EDC3s delivered the best sound I’ve heard for under $100 -- not just from earphones, but from any audio product I can think of."

- Jyri/NuForce
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Yes, those are the correct ones. A little tip: when they start to lose shape, flip the flanges inside out and they should return to normal shape after a while. When they stop doing that that means it's time for a fresh pair.
Thanks for the tips (haha!) :)
This update is for members who joined in April:
We’re excited to announce that your Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 In-Ear Monitors have arrived at the warehouse and we’re planning on sending them out early. We estimate that the IEMs will ship by the end of next week (May 18).
If you need to change your delivery address please contact community support through your transactions page ( by this Sunday, May 13 at 5pm PT.
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Yes, I really want a shorter cable as I plan on using this with a portable Bluetooth receiver (FiiO BTR3) and the bundled cables are really long.
Well that depends on how you use it. For example I have the cable under my t-shirt, so I actually quite appreciate that it's longer, since I don't have a problem taking my phone from my pocket to a comfortable viewing height
need some help here . NuForce EDC3 Or Pinnacle PX :( ?

Are those flush with your ear? Looking for a good set for inside my motorcycle helmet.
Which shipping company do you guys use to ship to the United Arab Emirates? Is it a courrier delivery or postal ?
Hi :-) I just purchased again these pair of item. Is there any chance you release a balanced cable for these item? I would like to buy one to pair with my all bran new hiby r3. Thanks and let me know if you've got any news...
don't buy this item i bought those iems and they broke after a month of not much of intense use.
My EDC 3's just arrived in the mail today, I live in Australia, and I already really love these IEM's for their sound quality and comfort. BUT I also have one big problem with these. Whenever i plug them in, I can always hear a constant static. Barely audible, but audible nonetheless, and it REALLY bothers me. I can hear the slight static in the background of my music, when watching YouTube videos and also when I'm not listening to anything. I have tried on my PC, laptop, iPhone, mp3, iPod, but it happens on all devices. I have also tried changing my sound settings on my PC and laptop, but nothing seems to work. This problem is a MAJOR turn-off and I wish my EDC 3's didn't have this static ;_; . Does anyone have any suggestions to what may be causing the static noise and any ways I can remove it?
These of the Shure SE215?
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Absolute legend thank you so much for this
You're very welcome.
I like the sound coming out of these a lot. Works great off of my Fiio X1 or my Schiit Fulla. Looks like my braided cable is cracking on the left monitor though. Sucks as that is my preferred cable.
Arrive yesterday. Almost as comfortable as my Westone W40. I prefer the MMCX connector that can rotate over these 2-pin connectors. MMXC allows you to rotate IEM when storing and angle a bit more precise with ear canal. But this is personal preference only.  
Sound is great for $100. Bass hits enough. Slight, very slight, sibilance in the highs, but otherwise first impression is great!!!
I will use these as my everyday carry for a while. And I would recommend to others.