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Odin released to massive hype and anticipation, and with its incredible detail, imaging, and resolution, it lived up to that hype. Since its release, Odin has become not just one of the leading flagship IEMs, but one of the biggest standards against which other IEMs are judged – and few can live up to its world class performance.
PLEASE NOTE: all of our Odin Stormbreaker cables now come terminated in 4.4mm.
The universe needs icons. Those extraordinary few that stand clear of the rest. For these individuals who inspire greatness, only the purest formulation of Empire Ears will do. An icon like no other. A IEM that stands alone – so superlative to be named after the god of wisdom, poetry, death, divination, and magic. Odin has arrived. Its beauty leaves no room for doubt. Its power cannot be reasoned with.
Unquestionably, Odin sits at the pinnacle of the Empire Ears bloodline as our most legendary flagship in-ear monitor ever.
“ODIN is designed to make the most of every moment each listener spends in its company, promising instants of sheer listening euphoria. While conventional IEMs focus on simply reproducing sound, ODIN authoritatively delivers the exacting emotion of every nuance recorded through its extraordinary 5Hz-100kHz frequency response range. These inspirational, dreamlike moments are made possible by the utilization of the three best IEM driver technologies currently available, the most advanced crossover system in the industry, the most potent components we could possibly get our hands on and the masterful tuning by our founder, my father and CTO, Dean Vang. ODIN is the personification of Empire’s DNA at its most extreme – in design, performance and breadth of capabilities. ODIN rediscovers the true meaning of engagement between listener and IEM.”
The Bifrost is an ultra-exclusive, one-of-a-kind faceplate designed to optically simulate the mythological rainbow bridge between Midgard and Asgard, the realm of the gods. The Bifrost features nine individual polymer layers in three proprietary lamination steps and each lamination is unique in its ability to filter and reflect specific wavelengths of light.
This results in a faceplate that will produce breathtaking color transitions as the viewing angle change – literally shifting before your very eye. The Bifrost is masterfully handcrafted in the USA by an award winning chemist that currently holds two patents in polymer science for high solids coating chemistry.
At Empire Ears we believe that an extraordinary IEM requires an extraordinary cable. For the first time ever we've collaborated with the bespoke cable manufacturer PWAudio and PENTACONN of Japan to forge a cable worthy of Odin. Introducing Stormbreaker, an ultra premium handcrafted cable comprised of proprietary USA-sourced OCC Copper Litz configured in a quad conductor, dual gauge design, wrapped in an elegant black carbon jacket.
Stormbreaker is equipped with a CNC silver Valknut y-split featuring a .78 2-pin connector with a 4.4mm balanced termination.