Well known Compact Monitors of Germany split into 2 companies. The founder of Compact started Rhines Custom Monitors and continues the Stage series legend. Read the in-depth review of the Stage 3 and see what they are all about.
Browsing: Custom IEMs
The Custom Art Music One is a silicone shelled custom in-ear monitor that recreates the emotion within music rarely recreated in headphones in the price range. While it isn’t going to be everything for everyone, it offers a glimpse into the world of higher-end music recreation.
The ProGuard P2+1 was designed for the gigging musician, and the sound signature is perfect for that use. With good detail levels and a 3D presentation, the P2+1 should suite many audiophiles as well.
The Proguard Custom Fleximonitors Mark 2 musicians earplugs offer filtering of loud sounds while retaining the ability to hear people and allow the filters to be swapped for drivers so you can enjoy your tunes with a custom-fit silicone shelled canal only fit.
The Clear Tune Monitors WLS-5 is a uniquely-voiced custom monitor oriented towards the pro audio market and doesn’t share many similarities with the lower-end CT-200 model I’ve reviewed previously.
The Noble 4S is a neutral-sounding monitor that is, on the whole, more balanced than the other “reference” customs I have here. It is one of the very few earphones I can’t find much to complain about with, and that alone makes it worth recommending.
The Audio Earz AUD-8X by Dream Earz packs 8 drivers into each shell with a sub-$900 price tag. Offering an exciting and involving sound, find out how it stacks up against others in the price range and more expensive 8-driver custom in-ear monitors.
The mid-level 1964EARS customs I’ve tried have offered solid value for money, and the new 1964EARS V6-Stage is doing the same for the flagship segment of the still-developing custom in-ear market.
From the first listen it was clear that the Custom Art Music One, which utilizes a vented balanced armature driver, is one of the best earphones in its class, pursuing a very coherent, natural sound that impresses with its weight and smoothness.
The IEM market has changed a lot in the past several years, becoming saturated at an increasing rate. Still, of all of the earphones I’ve tried recently, the JH Audio JH13 Pro has been the biggest eye-opener, delivering clarity and resolution unlike anything else I’ve heard.