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For all the audiophiles out there, this week’s feature is dedicated to those who are constantly on the lookout for great audio performance. In-ear monitors (IEMs) are popular with the audio industry professionals, but who is to say that everyday consumers can’t get in on the action as well. At Drop, the platform has a good selection of IEMs with a variety of features. Have a look at our Top 5 Picks of IEMs on Drop — check it out:
➤ NuForce HEM6 & HEM8 IEMs | US$160
Optoma NuForce’s HEM line features the latest balanced armature driver technology, custom-designed linear-phase crossovers, and the excellent sound quality we’ve come to expect from the company. The HEM6 is equipped with three Knowles drivers per side, while the HEM8 is equipped with four per side, and both can be used for professional monitoring and music on the go.
➤ KZ ZS10 Pro IEM | US$40
An upgraded version of KZ’s highly regarded ZS10 IEM, the ZS10 Pro features a five-driver configuration with four balanced armatures and one dynamic driver per ear.
➤ Master & Dynamic MW07 Wireless IEMs | US$199
New from Master & Dynamic, the MW07 Wireless IEMs are cutting-edge wireless earphones engineered to look as good as they sound. “True wireless” earphones, these IEMs use Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to devices and NFMI to connect with each other, free of cables.
➤ Audio-Technica LS Series IEMs | US$180
Following such highly regarded in-ear monitors as the AT-CK10, these IEMs mark Audio-Technica’s next foray into the affordable, high-end IEM market. Both models feature balanced armature drivers: three per ear in the LS300 and four per ear in the LS400. They deliver clear, balanced, immersive audio, with the LS400 bringing a powerful, fully realised bass.
➤ Moondrop KXXS IEM | US$165
The KXXS IEM is an improved version of Moondrop’s original Kanas Pro, the company’s flagship dynamic driver IEM. Redesigned to have a more comfortable and eye-catching design than its predecessor, it features a zinc-aluminium alloy housing that’s carefully polished to a satin finish.