Triple threat
Hi-Fi Choice|December 2021
This new flagship breaks some new ground for Etymotic and Ed Selley reckons it does so in some considerable style
Ed Selley

DETAILS

PRODUCT Etymotic Evo

ORIGIN USA

TYPE In-ear earphone

WEIGHT 31g (including cable)

FEATURES

● Triple balanced armature design

● Injection-moulded aluminium and resin enclosures

● Detachable cable

DISTRIBUTOR KS Distribution

WEBSITE etymotic.com

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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