I've just completed a review of the great Earsonics SM3, a professional universal monitor and would like to opine briefly about their well-fed, expensive brother, the EM3Pro. I have a preview of the EM3Pro here with pictures (I hate to give Huddler asset rights to my flickr account).
After a long ear infection induced wait, my Earsonics EM3Pro review is ready.
Several headfiers have them and I fathom that many more will dig into their pockets to pick them up, especially after those members chime in. In short, the EM3Pro is very much a top custom monitor that sits at a near-the-top price point of 744,15€. Considering the many able competitors in that price range, I think that the EM3Pro sits prettily.
But, it doesn't sit prettily in the same way. Earsonics, at least as they sit currently with the SM3, tend to play toward a deep, melancholy crowd. No, that is wrong. Their market understands quality not in terms of loudness curves or excitement, but in staid, even steps. In short, I understand why the Earsonics brand is strong with musicians: it is neutral and profound.
But more so, plugging in an SM3 or an EM3Pro to almost any source will reveal very little deviation. Sure, some sources and amps run the earphones better, but the difference isn't as stark as it is with other, harder to drive (but still excellent) earphones such as the FitEar Private 333, or the JH13Pro.
My full review is still a week off, but I can preview it now by saying that it will be extremely positive, especially as Earsonics recently ridded their default cable system that plugged directly on top of the earphone. Now, their default plugs into the body of the earphone and protects the delicate pins. Earsonics' Franck Lopez mentioned that this system can be used for ears of any size. My units are the old type with exposed pins, but my review will be made in light of the new construction which I very much favour after having used it with a variety of Ultimate Ears earphones.
In encourage everyone who has one to chime in here and I'll link your review to the main one and we can get chatting about a very very good earphone, certainly one of the best customs on the market.
Here are some impressions and Reviews:
Edited by shigzeo - 8/10/10 at 6:59am