Awards & Press

 

Inner Fidelity Wall Of Fame Award 2017

“What I am sure about is the Zeus XR ADEL being the best CIEM I’ve ever heard. The Zeus R with G1 bests my other favorite CIEMs by a not-insignificant margin, advancing the state of the art and putting a huge smile on my face with each listening session. And that makes it worthy of a spot on the Wall of Fame.”
-John Grandberg, Innerfidelity.com

 

Headphone.Guru Writer’s Choice Award 2016

“The folks at Empire Ears pulled no punches with their new flagship product (ZEUS), and have released the best sounding in-ear monitors I’ve come across…period!”
-Peter Pialis, Headphone.guru

 

Headfonics Best Custom IEM Award 2016

“It’s high resolution and resolving nature, total sense of control and linearity in the upper frequencies, subtle presentation of detail and 3D imaging reveal a masterful piece of engineering. Its signature is partially secondary; it could have been either U-shaped or midforward. But when you hear Zeus, you hear something special – the sheer enjoyment of hearing technical excellence…”
-Nic Flinkenflogel, Headfonics.com

 

“Empire Ears Zeus is a very strong monitor that brings musical technicality to our ears. My personal opinion is that it can be ranked very high among my custom in ear monitors. The craftsmanship is very nice and the overall comfort is good…”
-Mike Portnoy, Theheadphonelist.com

 

“It’s high resolution and resolving nature, total sense of control and linearity in the upper frequencies, subtle presentation of detail and 3D imaging reveal a masterful piece of engineering. Its signature is partially secondary; it could have been either U-shaped or midforward. But when you hear Zeus, you hear something special – the sheer enjoyment of hearing technical excellence…”
-Shotgunshane, Headfi.org

 

“I am very impressed with the Empire Ears Zeus R universal earphones. The review item was a loaner, kindly provided to me by earphonia.com but I enjoyed it so much I have put my money where my mouth is and ordered my own pair to have.”
-Tom Courtenay, Earphonia.com

 

“Whenever I’m listening to the Empire Ears Hermes VI I feel as if I’m truly present at a first rate performance. I lose track of time as I’m being charioted away by this Greek god and honestly, I’d have it no other way. I will absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend the Hermes VI to anyone and happily put my backing seal on them.”
-Army FireDawg, Head-fi.org & YouTube Reviewer

 

“if I would be making a decision to pick a single IEM/CIEM out of everything I have tested and reviewed so far, regardless of the price or the driver count, Zeus-R would make the top of the list. I honestly didn’t realize how much I’m going to enjoy such level of high resolution, layering and separation, and retrieval of details all wrapped in a super wide soundstage expansion….”
-Twister6.com

 

“The Supra II will be my #1 recommendation for anyone looking for a neutral monitor on a budget. With an MSRP of $429, the Supra II is pound for pound one of the best earphones I’ve heard.”
-Shawn Beard, CYMBACAVUM.Com

 

“I’d recommend it over CIEMs (custom-in-ear monitors) in this same price range like the prestigious UE–4 PRO and the JH5 Pro. The Supra II really is that good. Empire Ears is going to hit it big with Supra and send competitors back to the drawing board.”
-Quinn Nelson, SnazzyLabs.com