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Cosmic Ears HY3 Hybrid CIEM Reviews

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Affordable hybrid CIEM with lush, forward mids

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Pros: Value, build quality, detail, smoothness, bass impact, euphonic mids, easy to EQ, customer service

Cons: No crossover for dynamic driver

The HY3 is a three-way, three-driver hybrid custom in-ear monitor from Sweden-based Cosmic Ears. It utilizes a dynamic driver for the bass and twin balanced armature drivers for the midrange and treble, which used to be a very rare configuration, although hybrids have increased in popularity over the past year. The bass unit looks to be around 8mm in diameter and has its own sound bore. The two BA drivers are integrated into a single unit and share a second bore. There is a integrated crossover in the BA unit for the mid and treble drivers, but there is no crossover separating the dynamic bass driver from the rest. Instead, the HY3 relies on the mechanical properties of the drivers to...
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