Etymotic EVO: World Tour
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Hello Head-Fi community. Etymotic is getting ready to launch the new EVO, and asked for my help to organize a world tour!!

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The EVO represents several “firsts” for Etymotic:
  • First multi-driver IEM
  • First Stainless Steel body
  • First concha-locked fit

We are looking to run in parallel tours in North America, Europe and Asia.

The rules for Head-Fi members who would like to participate:
  • Tour members should post impressions / review on Head-Fi. You can post written and/or video reviews elsewhere, too!
  • Each member must cover the cost of tracked shipping to the next member in their region.
  • Tour members will need to provide their full name, address, email and phone number for purposes of the tour. Those will not be published, but each member will receive the info of the 1 person he needs to ship the EVO next.
  • Tour members are granted up to 7 days for the testing and audition of the EVO. After which, they need to ship them on to the next member on the tour, along with all the accessories.
  • Tour members need to post in this thread when the earphones are received and when shipped to the next person. I will maintain a summary (without the personal info) in the 2nd post of this thread.
  • There is no requirement to post a positive review. We are asking for your honest feedback.
  • Please post your impressions / review within 1 week after you ship the EVO to the next person.

The game plan:
  • The tour will include 4 review units: 2 in North America, 1 in Europe and 1 in Asia.
  • Each review unit will have 4 or 5 reviewers total.
  • Reviewers for each region will be selected by me and/or Etymotic.
  • Last reviewer for each tour unit (randomly selected within the group) gets to keep the EVO :)

To apply for the tour please post the following details:
  • Location (City & Country)
  • Source gear you intend to use for the review
  • Link to your other reviews
  • List other Etymotic products you reviewed or owned

Edit: All 4 review units on their way to 1st reviewers in each tour.
Edit 2: A 5th tour in Australia has been added. EVO will be shipped later in June.
Edit 3: EVO product page for posting full reviews - https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/etymotic-evo.25225/
(posting impressions on this thread is acceptable, too)
 
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May 8, 2021 at 12:12 PM Post #2 of 212
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This post will be used to track the tour units as they travel the world...
June 13 update: Australia tour added to the table below.
July 17 update: @crinacle decided to drop from the Australia tour. Reflected below.
July 28 update: Australia tour unit was shipped last week, and should arrive VERY soon to 1st reviewer!

1st reviewer2nd reviewer3rd reviewer4th reviewer
N. America Tour #1@Precogvision (**)@InvisibleInk (**)@mochill (**)@SilverEars (**)
N. America Tour #2@shotgunshane (**)@miserybeforethemusic (**)@rantng (**)@dheepak10 (**)
Asia Tour@OspreyAndy (**)@twiceboss (**)@Banbeucmas@sndp
Europe Tour@Asspirin (**)@zerogorgor (**)@qsk78 (**)@rasmushorn (*)
Australia Tour@Audio Fun (**)@Damz87@n05ey@gikigill


(*) EVO on the way to this reviewer
(**) EVO arrived to this reviewer

Last update: July 29, 2021
 
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May 8, 2021 at 12:44 PM Post #4 of 212

bobeau

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I'd love to participate.

* I'm in Denver, CO USA
* I'll be using a Chord Mojo / headphone out from my laptop. I imagine these are going to be easy to drive.
* I haven't done any proper reviews, but have posted many impressions over the years. I've done one tour before, for the Oppo PM-3: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/opp...s-loaner-program.760203/page-18#post-11683076.
* I've owned the ER4p and HF5. I've also been anticipating the release of the EVOs and could be considered a prospective buyer.
 
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twiceboss

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1. Location (City & Country)
Selangor, Malaysia

2. Source gear you intend to use for the review
Desktop: Heron5
Mobile: iPod Touch 7th/Apple Dongle/iFi Xcan/ES100/9038s

3. Link to your other reviews
Blessing2: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/moondrop-blessing-2.24140/reviews#review-24990
Mirage: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/hill-audio-mirage.24826/reviews#review-24914
OH800: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/oriveti-oh800.24737/reviews#review-24617
YB04: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/cayin-yb04.24008/reviews#review-22853
Rai Penta: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/meze-audio-rai-penta.23896/reviews#review-22754

4. List other Etymotic products you reviewed or owned
Etymotic ER2SE and ER4SR

p/s: im down to be the last one in the list of tour :wink:
 
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qsk78

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1. Russia, Moscow region, Vidnoe

2. Portable/ transportable: ifi audio iDSD Diablo.
Desktop setup: Burson Composer 3XP+ Soloist 3XP

3. ifi audio NEO iDSD https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ifi-audio-neo-idsd.24765/reviews#review-25137
Earsonics ES5 https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/earsonics-es5.24152/reviews#review-23190
Earsonics S-EM6 V2 https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/earsonics-s-em6v2-in-ear-monitors.22319/reviews#review-19848

4. I own ER3SE
I owned in the past: ER4S, ER4SR (twice), ER2SE

The best way to review the unit in Russia (and I can say that we have an army of Ety fans here) is to ship the unit to your distributor in Russia and let reviewers pick up the unit at your distributor. This is how it usually works with ifi audio.
 
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I would like to apply for the EVO Tour Review:

Location (City & Country):
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Asia region)

Source gear you intend to use for the review:
- Laptop rig, Deezer FLAC -> Topping 10s -> A50s
- DAP, Cayin N6ii E02 Balanced mode, LG V35 & Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
- USB Dongle JCally JM20
- Portable amplifiers, MiniBox E+ & Topping

My primary approach, comparison view against:
- Shure KSE1500 flagship and some other IEMs - to give some perspective of how the reviewed item performs.
- The other ER series with different filters and aftermarket tips

Link to your other reviews:
I have not done extensive Head-Fi reviews yet but I have done several user impressions on FB groups:
https://www.head-fi.org/members/ospreyandy.543231/showcase-reviews

* For the EVO, I can do full user POV impressions and post it in Head-Fi.

List other Etymotic products you reviewed or owned:
- Etymotic ER4S (past, since 2006)
- Etymotic ER4SR (current)
- Etymotic ER2XR (current)
 
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May 8, 2021 at 1:41 PM Post #8 of 212

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May 8, 2021 at 2:57 PM Post #9 of 212

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I’m interested.

Clearwater USA.

Gear: Pi2AES > RME ADI-2 Pro FS R
Mojo, Hidizs S8 and Apple Dongles

Google search: shotgunshane’s IEM recommendations, favorites and classics. First entry takes you to my main thread at another site.

Ety’s currently owned: ER-4S, ER4XR, ER2SE, ER2XR
 
May 8, 2021 at 3:13 PM Post #10 of 212

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I'd love to review the Etymotic Evo.
I'm from India and have recently started reviewing audio gear.

 
May 8, 2021 at 4:23 PM Post #11 of 212

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- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Equipment for review: iBasso DX160
- Other reviews:
+ Moondrop x Crinacle Blessing 2 Dusk: https://banbeu.com/moondrop-blessing-2-dusk-review-inherited-sidegrade/
+ Acoustune HS1300SS: https://banbeu.com/acoustune-hs1300ss-review-correctly-colored/
+ BLON BL-01: https://banbeu.com/blon-bl-01-review-you-get-what-you-paid-for/
I have more I have reviewed in my website: https://banbeu.com

I have reviewed the Etymotic ER2XR on my website also: https://banbeu.com/etymotic-research-er2xr-review-classical-on-a-budget/
In addition, I own the ER4S also.
 
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May 8, 2021 at 6:12 PM Post #12 of 212

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Hi,
I'd be pleased to participate, thank you!

Location:
Palo Alto, California, United States

Gear to be used:
Mac and phone connected to iFi iDSD Black Label DAC/Amp
DAPs are Shanling M5s and Q1, with the DAPs occasionally connected via line-out to a Schiit Magni 3 or Vali 2

Etymotics owned:
ER2SE and XR, ER3XR, and ER4SR

Reviews:
Not a reviewer, but I participated in Headphones.com's recent, still ongoing Meze Empyrean tour, where I left my impressions here, dated March 28
 
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Hi,

I'm very keen on participating in the tour and being the last person ☺️

Location - Mississauga, ON, Canada

Source gear you intend to use for the review - Topping D50s with Headamp GL2, E1DA 9038D

Link to your other reviews- Head-fi reviews

List other Etymotic products you reviewed or owned - The only Etymotic I have is ER2XR, which I consider as the entry point to Audiophilia
 
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May 8, 2021 at 6:38 PM Post #14 of 212

Precogvision

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I’d like to participate in the North American tour!
  • Based out of Redwood City, California, United States
  • Source Gear: DX160, DX300, iDSD Micro BL, and A&K SP1000M
  • I do most of the IEM reviews for Headphones.com, see here for examples of my work. Also have IEM reviews on the Headphone Show YT channel here.
  • Have owned/heard/reviewed the ER2XR, ER3XR, and ER4XR.
 
May 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM Post #15 of 212

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Location (City & Country)
Boca Raton , FL united state
Source gear you intend to use for the review
LG v60 thinq
Link to your other reviews
https://www.head-fi.org/members/mochill.290781/#showcase-reviews
List other Etymotic products you reviewed or owned
Er4xr , er4sr , er4b , er2sr , er2xr , etykid 3.

Definitely like to be last on line 😁🧡
 

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