Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio
Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Dynamic, BA, + Bone Conduction IEM-Bloom Audio

Empire Ears Legend EVO | Tribrid Bone Conduction IEM

Regular price$3,099.00

Legend EVO Delivers Epic Low-end Power in a Tribrid Dynamic, BA, and Bone Conduction Configuration

  • Tribrid IEMs with bone conduction and dual dynamic drivers for deeper, more immersive bass
  • Balances world class bass with detail and strong musical performance
  • The flagship IEM for bass heads

Empire Legend EVO closeup front faceplates on reflective surface

Bloom's Take

The Legend EVO is the highly anticipated follow up to the legendary bass monster Legend X. The EVO incorporates the Weapon X bone conduction driver to partner with the Weapon IX dynamic drivers of the original Legend X to bring next level bass slam and flagship performance across the sonic spectrum. The bass demonstrates deep extension and hard hitting impact, but isn't devoid of subtlety where needed.

The Legend EVO comes with Empire's sturdy, black metal Pandora case that has become a standard for Empire Ears IEMs. The Launch Edition included a custom handcrafted, hand-dyed leather case by master craftsman Ryu Sangwoo of Vishnu Leather and was limited to 400 units, but that's completely sold out.

Legend EVO delivers the total package, and with its dual dynamic + bone conduction design, it delivers a new level of uncompromising low end power.

Read our full review here.

NOTE: Legend EVO's GENESIS cable only comes terminated in 4.4mm. 4.4mm to 3.5mm and 4.4mm to 2.5mm adapters are available.

From Empire Ears

The story of the Legend EVO is one of revolution. Free from the constraints of convention and empowered by the skills gained from decades of experience, Empire realized that in order to develop a proper successor, they had to take extraordinary new measures.

With a pioneering Dual-conduction architecture and 8-driver tribrid system at its core, the Legend EVO stands as the paragon of technical brilliance and emits unprecedented levels of innovation and performance to create a new benchmark in the IEM industry.

The Science of Hearing

The EE listening system is compromised of 3 regions: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Air conduction utilizes all 3 as sound is collected by the outer ear and directed along the ear canal into the ear drum, vibrating the hearing bones (ossicles) in the middle ear to stimulate the hair cells inside of your cochlea in the inner ear. This stimulation creates electrical nerve impulses which are then carried to the brain by the auditory nerve to be converted into sound.

Bone conduction completely bypasses the outer and middle ear components by sending vibrations directly through the skull to stimulate the hair cells inside of your cochlea. Through bone conduction, ultrasonic hearing (beyond 20kHz) can be perceived at a lower, deeper tone since the skull conducts lower frequencies more efficiently than air.

Legend EVO Weapon X Bone Conduction

Stainless Steel Chassis
The W10’s robust nickel-plated, SPCC chassis is designed to eliminate any coloration that may occur from internal resonance or flex.

The X Factor
The crown jewel and driving force of the W10 is its obscenely potent N52 neodymium magnet, the highest grade of neodymium currently available. The entirety of the W10’s design revolved around this very magnet.

Pure Copper Voice Coil
The voice coil is one of the most important aspects of the W10. When the electrical current of audio signal passes through the coil, it creates a varying magnetic field that pushes and pulls against the W10’s magnet. By altering the current back and forth, immense levels of sonic vibrations are generated throughout the W10’s chassis.

The W10 employs a Japanese made pure copper voice coil optimized for accuracy in frequency and transient response. The consistency of winding tension, density of enamel, adhesive application techniques, dimensions and copper compositions were all factors that were essential for linearity, ultra low distortion and efficient heat dissipation.

Resonance & The Vibrational Membrane
The vibrational membrane is the exhaustively engineered interface between the magnetic properties and the acoustic capabilities of the W10. From the weight, stiffness and elasticity of the steel used to the length and angle of the 3 cantilevered struts, breaking ground on the world’s most comprehensive and resolving bone conduction driver went beyond a labor of love and well into the realm of obsession.

Empire Legend EVO with attached coiled stock cable over white background


  • Dual W9+ Subwoofers
  • (x5) Precision Balanced Armatures
  • Weapon X Bone Conduction ultra driver
  • 9-Way synX Crossover Network
  • Dual-conduction architecture
  • ARC Resonance Mitigation Technology
  • Impedance: 4.5Ω @ 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-35kHz
  • Sensitivity: 103dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
  • Empire x PWAudio GENESIS ultra-pure OCC Copper cable, 4.4 Pentaconn termination

Genesis Cable Empire x PW Audio

  • 24AWG Ultra-pure OCC Copper
  • Quad Conductor, Polypropylene reinforced core
  • Insulated UV-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride sheath
  • 4.4 Balanced Pentaconn termination

Empire Legend EVO with attached stock cable coiled in black metal case with retail box

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
BASS!!! How low can you go??

I don't listen to measurements. Reviews are subjective! The Empire Ears Legend Evo is an experience! I can feel the music in my soul when listening to the Empire Ears Legend Evo. Easily the most visceral bass I have ever experienced from an IEM or Headphone. The presentation of music is deeply engaging and fun to listen to for hours on end. I listen with my DX300 AMP11 Mk1, or my TEAC UD-505. Pure bliss for my listening habits!

Stratospheric Sound

Where to start? I have listened to IEMs since 2005 when I discovered the SE215 and paired it with an iPod. More recently I purchased balanced armature-only MoonDrop S8s and while I love them, they convince me that no BA-only will ever have the body or nuance of a hybrid or dynamic driver monitor. I bought the SE846 on that basis but something there too was lacking. The SE846 just wasn't fun. On further research, I found the Legend X and the EVO. I was concerned the EVO was going to be gimmicky in its ear conduction. Perhaps it offered little over the Legend X? I also had concerns about bass painting over higher frequencies in the spectrum. I was mistaken on both counts I found as soon as I put them on. The soundstage is more expansive and the resolution finer than any previous IEM I'd owned. I can make out lyrics I cound not before. I can go across the stage and precisely identify who and what instruments are where. Whether Peter Gabriel's
largely bass-less track Solsbury Hill or bass-heavy extreme metal or anything in between, with all tracks the EVO always strikes a balance. It is not a clinical or neutral monitor. But there is nothing wrong with that. I opted for the open-box and have no regrets. Everything was in perfect condition, indistinguishable from new. If you choose these I can't imagine you'll be anything but very pleased. They put a wide smile on my face.

Dr. Joseph Haynes
Holy Buckets

Wow. My husband has been letting me use these for the last few weeks and I am absolutely blown away. I never knew that anything could sound like this. I’m not just talking about music. I usually just listen to audiobooks. Those even sound amazing!!! But when I connect to our Roon system and start listening to some tunes, I start to get chills down my spines. I had to take them off the first time because it was too much. I’m not an audiophile so it was too much at first. I can assure you that if you are used to hifi stuff like my other half then these things are paranormal.

Great IEM's!

Absolutely the best IEM's I've owned. Yes, they have great lows but they also have a good mid and high range. The bass never seems to bleed into any other ranges. These are also the 1st IEM's where I prefer the stock cables to any of my other effects audio ones. Everything just works!

S. Hamburg
Astonishing IEMs

Music blazes out of the Legends EVO with amazing color and force, as if all barriers or veils have been removed. It's an exhilarating ride. Yes, the bass is big and sumptuous, but this is not strictly a basshead sound. Mids and trebles are also forcefully represented, creating a full but balanced sonic picture. This is an IEM that makes you wonder if sound reproduction can get any better. Truly legendary performance.

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