PRODUCT Etymotic Evo
TYPE In-ear earphone
WEIGHT 31g (including cable)
● Triple balanced armature design
● Injection-moulded aluminium and resin enclosures
● Detachable cable
DISTRIBUTOR KS Distribution
Long before high-end earphones were remotely mainstream, Etymotic was one of the pioneering companies making the argument that in-ears were something other than a convenience feature. During its time building such designs, it has stuck steadfastly to a single-driver confi guration that relies on a good seal in the ear canal to deliver the required frequency response.
All of which makes the fl agship Evo of considerable interest as it’s the company’s fi rst multiple-driver design. The three balanced armatures in each housing are split via a two-way crossover and the drivers are placed inside specially shaped chambers to augment their response. Augmented or not, the Evo has a modest quoted frequency response of 20Hz-16kHz.
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