Heir Audio releases their first universal-fit IEMs

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heir Audio is a custom-fit IEM company who has made the foray into universal fit IEMs. The wooden-plated 3.Ai and 4.Ai are their two new models and are actually universal-fit equivalents of the 3.A and 4.A. They come priced in at $299 and $399 respectively, $50 cheaper than their CIEM alternatives.

Both earphones feature real amboyna burl wooden faceplates and “black mamba” colored shells. The cables are detachable and they come with 3 different types of tips, each in S/M/L sizes. That makes 9 pairs total.

Unlike most companies, Heir Audio names their headphones in a user-friendly fashion. The 3.Ai uses three single-armature drivers while the 4.Ai uses four (the 4.Ai’s extra driver is dedicated for bass). In terms of sound signature, the 3.Ai is a warm, “fun” earphone while the 4.Ai is analytical and recommended by Heir Audio for classical and jazz music.

These will be very competitive entries in the IEM playing field, and I think they will give Heir Audio a fair share of exposure, if not only for the awesome wooden faceplates. Custom IEMs simply aren’t for the masses and I think the company has realized that in broadening its horizons.

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