These are CUSTOM earphones from Empire Ears (also available in universal fit). Current lead time is 4 weeks from the time Empire Ears receives the impressions. You need to visit an audiologist to get your ear impressions made first. By purchasing from Bloom, you receive our attentive lifetime support. We'll assist during each step of the process. Keep in mind, all custom earphones orders are final. Feel free to Call, Email, or Message us if you have any questions about ordering custom IEMs.
From Empire Ears
Meticulously tuned with Grammy Award producer, Sam Ash, the Empire Vocal Reference (EVR) is exquisitely engineered to capture the detailed sonic nuance of critical studio and live stage performances. The EVR features a separate low, mid, and high driver to cover a wide frequency range while utilizing a sophisticated 3-way synX crossover network to inject each driver with clean power while eliminate phase incoherence and resonance with A.R.C. technology.
The EVR boasts an amazingly tight, accurate sound with enormous dynamic range and unprecedented frequency response.
“Designed with vocalists in mind, the EVR combines the essential elements required to achieve a perfect vocal reproduction: a signature buttressed on a slightly forward midrange, topped off with powerful transparency. A vocal performance providing depth and power, while simultaneously staying in line with the rest of the band; after all, music remains the sum of its parts.
Accordingly, most of its tuning remains centered around a balanced signature: a relatively neutral quantity of its bass, and an instrument placement that is neither forward nor laid-back. Yet despite its thoroughly balanced signature, the EVR is a far cry from a clinical performance, condoning a subtle deviation from neutral to allow for a playful touch of sparkle in its treble; a musical element that not only brings clarity to its vocals, but breathes life into its instruments. Built for the spotlights, the EVR was made to shine.”
Grammy Award Winning Sound
Every aspect of the EVR was conceived, designed, and crafted to faithfully reproduce what the artist had intended. With the expertise of artists, vocalists, producers, and mix-engineers, including GRAMMY Award winner, Sam Ash, we were able to understand firsthand what they require from in-ear monitors.
synX Crossover Technology
synX is a supercharged crossover design that designates more individual audio bands per driver than any other crossover technology currently in existence. By creating an ultra-wide, multi-channel highway our engineers can manipulate specific parts of the frequency range in order to precision craft the target response and eliminate any signs of phase incoherence between the drivers. Alternatively, mix engineers and audiophiles will have full control of the drivers when equalizing through a mixing console or digital audio player. synX is the industry’s most advanced IEM crossover technology with each model featuring its own uniquely designed synX network.
synX powered in-ear monitors have remarkably high stereo separation and smooth phase response, leading to more dynamic realistic imaging and staging for both live and studio use. synX features a myriad of other advantages including:
Ultra-Wide Frequency Bandwidth: The Legend X produces a super-wide frequency range, offering listeners unparallel sound quality and details that bests even the most high-end headphones on the market.
Best Signal-to-Noise: In order to ensure that all of the industry-leading sound quality is heard in your ears we’ve worked to create a unique combination of handpicked resistors, electrolytic capacitors, and filters in order to ensure the cleanest signal path possible while offering an exceptionally low noise floor.
Low Distortion: Extremely low distortion means that every nuance in your mix will be reproduced faithfully without audible artifacts.
Maximum Signal Transfer: Every driver and crossover is individually wired and insulated with 7-strand, UPOCC Litz wires to eliminate acoustic feedback and further soldered with highly conductive, ultra pure silver and gold Mundorf Supreme for maximum signal transfer.
The EVR utilizes a number proprietary balanced armature drivers by Knowles and Sonion, each one purpose built for a specific target response. Our drivers feature specialized reeds and low-mass diaphragms to reproduce incredible detailed, true-to-recording sound while remaining efficient enough to be powered by everyday devices.
Furthermore each Empire driver utilizes a NASA-born ferromagnetic liquid technology, Ferrofluid, to dampen acoustics peaks and reduce vibrations in combination with our A.R.C. technology. The end result is extraordinary clarity and increased shock durability.
Bespoke Handcrafted Cables
Every EVR in-ear monitor includes a bespoke, handcrafted Ares II cable by Effect Audio. The Ares II boasts a proprietary blend of 26 AWG UPOCC Litz copper with ultra-flexible insulation for maximum signal speed transmission, performance, and ergonomics. Each cable is terminated in an ultra durable 3.5mm, 24k Oyaide gold plated right angle plug. Alternatively, for our audiophile clientele, we also offer 2.5 and 4.4 balanced terminations at no additional charge.
Effect Audio’s extensive engineering and manufacturing background gives them the edge over all other cables. After extensive testing with numerous other cable manufacturers we’re proud to announce our official partnership with Effect Audio to bring you some of the finest cables in the industry and to ultimately defeat the weak link in IEMs.
Balanced Armature (BA) drivers are vastly used in the IEM industry due to their small footprint and ultra efficient designs however they suffer from resonant behaviors that may cause peaks, unwanted vibrations, and distortion. To help mitigate this our drivers utilize Ferrofluid between the magnets and armature to provide a wide range of damping values, eliminating the need for a damping screen in the port tube.
Empire Ears ARC Effect
Despite this a secondary peak can still occur from the other components interacting with the drivers. Driver peaks can cause fatigue, distortion, and ultimately affect the way music sounds. We sought out to create a remedy for this and after years of relentless R&D we’re proud to announce A.R.C. (Anti-Resonance Compound), a proprietary coating that virtually eliminates unwanted vibrations and resonance from within IEMs.
A.R.C. effectively increases the mass of the components it’s applied to: every driver, crossover, and sound tube. This gives the internals more solidity while serving as a dampener to absorb the unwanted resonance instead of reflecting them out of phase. With A.R.C. clarity is increased substantially, bass is deeper, and the IEM becomes more efficient overall.
Proudly Handcrafted In The USA
Empire Ears has long prided itself for home-grown craftsmanship, with artisans donning lab coats and honing years of OEM factory experience before being entrusted to handle the Empire lineage. While several of our competitors have taken their manufacturing overseas or have turned to automation we’ve remained true to our handcrafted, made-in-USA roots to not only provide jobs to our local community but to ensure that quality is never compromised.
Every Empire Ears in-ear monitor is proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in Norcross, Georgia USA.
- 3 Proprietary Empire Balanced Armature Drivers
- 1 low, 1 mid, 1 high
- 3-Way synX Crossover Network
- A.R.C. Resonance Mitigation Technology
- Impedance: 12 ohms @ 1kHz
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 40kHz
- Sensitivity 115dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
- UPOCC 26AWG Handcrafted Cable by Effect Audio
- In Ear Monitor
- Empire Pandora Case
- Empire Cleaning Cloth
- Empire Cleaning Tool
- Final Audio Type E Tips - SS, S, M, L, LL
We're proud to offer the full lines of custom in-ear monitors from our friends at 64 Audio, Campfire Audio, Empire Ears, and Noble Audio. But before buying custom IEMs, you would need to get impressions made by an audiologist. Here are the instructions from each:
Once you have your impressions, you're good to go and ready to order through us. So now the obvious question: why should you order your custom IEMs through Bloom and not just direct from the manufacturer? The answer is simple: lifetime support and our white glove service through the whole step of the process. So yeah, you pay the same price with us as you would direct, but you also get us to personally guide you during the whole process and get our support for as long as you have your custom IEMs. Seems like a no brainer? For sure.
99.9% of orders placed before 5pm EDT go out the same day. We ship USPS and UPS. Transit times range from 1-4 days depending on location (we're in NJ). Signature is required upon delivery. We also offer a variety of expedited shipping options.
Tracking info is provided via email as soon as we ship.