SINGAPORE | October 6, 2022 – Astell&Kern, the global premium audio leader based in South Korea, and Empire Ears, the innovative, high-end in-ear monitor company, have collaborated to produce a next-generation IEM, the Odyssey.
The Odyssey is a handcrafted, high-performance in-ear monitor that combines a shimmering, multi-lamination design with the latest audio technologies from both esteemed brands to deliver a clear, precise and powerful sound through its 10-driver Quadbrid system.
The Odyssey arrives with its perfect companion, the SP3000. Together, the luxury audio devices deliver higher standards to ultimate performance for a truly remarkable listening experience.
Dean Vang, Founder of Empire Ears, commented: “The Odyssey has been an extraordinary adventure in engineering, and it’s forced me to focus on new technologies and unconventional processes. The idea was to build an IEM of extremes, one worthy of bearing both the Empire Ears and Astell&Kern name. No half measures. No compromises. We had to use everything in our arsenal to break new barriers.”
The Odyssey features a 10-driver Quadbrid system composed of twin W9+ Subwoofers, 5 Balanced Armatures, dual Electrostatics and a W10 Bone Conductor.
With a 7-way synX cross over network and EIVEC MKII engine that harmonises all 10 drivers of the Quadbrid System, perfect coherence and timing are maintained throughout its remarkable 5Hz-100kHz frequency response range.
The game changing IEM also includes Empire’s own Dual Conduction Architecture, a revolutionary method of audio reproduction through both air and bone conduction to maximise listener immersion with a sound that you cannot only hear but feel, guaranteeing the purest experience possible.
The stunning design of the Odyssey is based on the key principals of Enigma, a masterfully handcrafted, one-of-a-kind dichroic faceplate that features nine individual polymer layers in three proprietary lamination steps.
The result is a striking product that produces colour transitions as the viewing angle changes.
Pricing & availability
The Odyssey retails for S$5299 (including GST) and is exclusively available at AV One (av1group.com.sg).
Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. Founded in October 2013, Astell&Kern is a South Korean consumer electronics company that manufactures media players, CD players, headphones, and home theatre products. Astell&Kern’s pursuit is to provide natural and original sound without distortion. The power of true sound from Astell&Kern can now be experienced and has been part of many famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.