The Wizard dropped a hint in the 4.Ai thread earlier today of the possibility of upcoming new universal IEM's. Well I just found out what he was alluding to, he's been working on a new higher impedance line of IEM's to pair with high-end DAP's and amplifiers. This new line will have two new IEM's the Tzar 90 and Tzar 350, with an estimated shipping date of around December 1st.
The Tzar 90's impedance is 90 ohms and it's said to have a bit of bass boost for a more fun signature. Pricing is $369
Again, the Tzar 350's model number correlates to it's impedance of 350 ohms. This is the one that has me very intrigued as The Wizard describes it as fast, accurate and smooth, all traits that I tend to prefer. Driver configuration is 1 high 1 mid/bass, priced at $399
Also on the horizon to be released in 2 - 3 weeks is an amplifier called the Rendition 1 using high quality components for great sound.
I have to say, the Tzar 350 sounds very interesting. Beyond it's stated sound characteristics the one thing I find with my IEM's is anytime I use them with anything of any quality I rarely have very much usable volume. Right now with the 4.Ai's I'm generally around 14 - 16 on the Dragonfly's computer volume, that doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room for fine tuning but a higher impedance IEM would potentially allow for a greater range on my volume dial which would be welcome.
Edited by elnero - 11/12/12 at 3:20am