At last...after a 3 week wait I finally took delivery of my new Heir Audio A.4i universal IEM's this morning :bounce:
For those that dont know Heir Audio are a fairly new company in the high end IEM market place. They have four Custom IEM's and two Universal IEM's. The universal IEM's (A.3i and A.4i - are based on the custom A3 and A4 models and consist of exactly the same internals and drivers, just in a universal shell).
The A.4i consist of 4 Precision Tuned Balanced Armature Drivers (2 dedicated drivers for the low frequencies, 1 for the mids and 1 for the high frequencies) and are a dual bore design.
The shell colour is "Black Mamba" which is absolutely amazing and in some light looks like a very dark purple. In the light it looks translucent so you can just make out the internals of the IEM's. The faceplate of the IEM's is a very nice "Burl Wood".
They come with an OtterBox protective Case (Water Resistant and Crushproof), excellent selection of quality ear tips, cleaning tool and two silicon amp bands.
All in all a high quality product at a reasonable price (although I believe opnly available from America or China at the moment).
So What do they look like? Well here's a peek:
From what I can make out so far from connecting them to my 5th generation iPod Video via my TTVJ Slim portable amp they seem to offer a clean and neutral sound signature. There is a transparancy to the sound that is just utterley amazing.
Flicking through some music I know really well both FLAC / ALAC and MP3 I can definately say if you feed them rubbish the sound suffers.
All in All, I can say these have absolutely been my best purchase to date and will report more on their sound when I have had a few days and some proper listening time.