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    Vision Ears EXT (Universal) - MusicTeck

    Vision Ears EXT (Universal)

    $ 2,960.00

    Vision Ears EXT (Universal)

    3-way crossover

    1 x 9.2mm Dynamic Driver

    1 x 6 mm Dynamic Driver

    4 x Est, Electrostatic Tweeter

    Impedance: 10Ω @ 1KHz

    Sensitivity 1mW:  108.5 dB SPL @ 1KHz (100mV)

    Vision Ears EXT (Universal) - MusicTeck


    Uncompromised High Fidelity

    Listening to the EXT will bring you closer to the true spirit of your sound. The four electrostatic drivers create a wide open landscape of lush details that never feel exaggerated. In combination with a 9.2mm dynamic driver, with loads of power in the very low end, and a 6mm driver for the mids, we were able to uncover the uncompromising beauty and greatness of your music.

     Exclusively featuring the 2nd generation of the Vision Ears HALC (High Precision Leveling Chamber). Finely tuning the sound of our dynamic Mids driver to highest accuracy.

    Technical Idea

    Based on the idea of the ELYSIUM to create an electrifying detailed but also warm and embracing sound, we wanted to explore what is possible. We wanted more. More lows that make you feel the rumble. More mids that vividly embrace you. And more highs to bring an airy and elated experience. The feeling of an electrostatic headphone is unparalleled and hard to achieve with a small earphone. The EXT will prove it wrong. An easy lightness surrounds this creation, airy, silk-like notes gather around your head, musical areas you never recognized will unfold before your closed eyes, a truly electrifying experience.

    The design

    The idea was to create a technical but elegant shell with the aesthetics of an open back headphone. The most captivating element of the EXT is the purple machined faceplate with the prominent and magnificent X design. The complex cnc machining was optimized for this project to realize the delicately shifting lines of the design. The elegant deep purple color anodization is a special VE custom color, proudly showing off the VE brand color. A vacuum metalized mesh is elegantly sparkling underneath the open structure of the X design. This special aluminium acoustic mesh is giving the dynamic drivers the air to breathe and unfold their rumbling power, while protecting the internal components from outer influences.

    The shell was made of solid black acrylic in a semi-custom shape. A black transparent area is allowing you to have a discreet peek on the green HALC and the four electrostatic drivers.

    The case

    The EXT design is prominently covering the finely machined aluminium case. A striking and unmistakable look, showing the remarkable design of the EXT. The machining of this case was made with extraordinary precision, to make the two parts of the case fit perfectly together. The inside walls are all covered with a rubber inlay, so that the earphone is always protected when you are on the go. A premium leather pocket holds the earphones in place, preventing them to collide during transport.


    General

    Ever since we founded Vision Ears, our aim was to achieve a perfect symbiosis of great sound and precise craftsmanship. Creating perfect sound is our passion – and our customers expect the highest quality. All of our products are designed and built in Cologne, Germany.

    Custom made cable

    The EXT comes with a premium 8 wire spc 28AWG cable with a balanced 2.5mm connector as a standard. With the all new VE Adapter you can simply change the termination from 2.5mm to 4.4mm. This premium adapter comes with a gold-plated phosphor bronze conductor and an audio grade POM insulation.

     

    Lows

    Dynamic drivers are known to give a natural performance to the lows, with great depth and decay. For the EXT we decided to use a 9.2mm dynamic driver for the lows to create a prominent bass with an outstanding structure, naturalness and impact. The lows are broad and layered, giving a solid ground to this outstanding sound composition.

    Mids

    The EXT uses an all new 6mm dynamic driver for the middle frequencies, finely tuned by our 2nd generation HALC, a widely praised tuning concept we introduced with our ELYSIUM for the first time. Additionally to the leveling chamber of the HALC we use a STC (Side Tuning Chamber) that allow the midrange to be precisely tuned on the vocal range. The result is a smooth and rich presence to the middle frequencies. Vocals are full and rich, marvelously performing with a vivid and natural tone.

    Highs

    Four state-of-the-art Electrostatic drivers are powering the highs, unveiling all the micro details with a stunning easiness. The result are lively, airy highs with breathtaking purity, precision and richness. An uncompromising experience which makes you listen to your music like it’s the first time.

    Sound in general

    A captivating sound experience which takes you to all the secret treasures your music is holding for you. Immerse into the depths of the lowest notes, enjoy the elegantly refined middle frequencies and soar to ethereal highs. The EXT is masterfully proving that high resolution can compliment superb enjoyment. The four EST drivers give you the most extended high frequencies we ever made. All in all the EXT is a virtuoso of music, masterfully capable to perform almost every genre.

     

    Technical Specialities

    HALC

     Vision Ears EXT (Universal) An improved HALC tuning concept was exclusively developed for the midrange driver. Additionally to the leveling chamber of the HALC we use a STC (Side Tuning Chamber) that allow the midrange to be finely tuned on the vocal range. This new generation is giving us more abilities for tuning and in the end a significant higher level of realism in the midrange.

    EST

    The technology of electrostatic drivers is well known to high demanding audiophile people but they were yet mainly equipped in high class headphones. In the recent time this technology is gaining more and more ground with IEM´s all over the world, making the huge benefits of electrostatic drivers now portable. Due to a voltage transformer inside the earphones shell the electrostatic tweeters don´t need any external power source but only a high quality and powerful amplifier inside your DAP. The first generation of the Sonion EST drivers have been introduced to the market in 2019, now the second generation is state of the art. Due to their higher output spl and using two EST dual drivers, we were able to increase and extend the output to a whole new level.

    Vision Ears EXT (Universal) - MusicTeck

    Vision Ears EXT (Universal)

    Dynamic Drivers

    Our 9.2mm for the lows and 6mm dynamic drivers for the mids are equipped with a Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) surround. This technique of making the surround allows the driver to perform with a very low THD (Total Hormonic Distortion). The Al-Mg Alloy diaphragm of these drivers are light but stiff, which makes the performance surprisingly fast, very deep and precise. A Super Strong Rare Earth N52 Neodymium Magnet, allow the driver to perform better in more demanding situations, with less distortion at any operating level. In addition, we have added to our 6mm driver a double N52 Neodymium Magnet, to decrease even more the THD and increase the SPL without increasing the size of the driver.


    Customer Reviews

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    Kevin D.
    VE EXT Detail, Detail, Detail

    - Bass:
    Sub bass extension is good, it decays early and typically doesn’t carry far.
    Bass transients are quick, tight, and controlled on the EXT. It has the ability to be powerful with good impact when called upon, but I find I need to feed it extra power to wake up the 9.2mm DD and let it shine. The bass has very good texture and definition, with a “snappy” presentation.
    - Mids:
    The lower mids have some carry over from the bass, there is some added warmth but not excessive, they are clear and detailed. Upper mids are bright and clear with excellent detail retrieval.
    - Vocals:
    Male vocals tend to present higher up on soundstage and not overly forward. Female vocals present a bit lower and somewhat more forward. Both male and female vocals are clear and detailed, accurate and natural.
    - Highs:
    Are clear, bright, and airy, with exceptional detail and micro detail retrieval. Even with my being somewhat treble sensitive, the highs are so well presented I don’t find them harsh, sibilant or invasive to any degree.
    - Soundstage:
    Width is standard slightly outside the ears. Height is very good up top, somewhat limited going low with the quick decay on sub bass. Depth is good, if I could find “fault” with EXT it would be with forward extension of the sound stage. When listening to headstage filling music, like orchestral selections, the stage sounds full, but I don’t perceive it as projecting forward into the audience. Also vocalists tend to sound more “back with band” rather than front and center stage, engaged with the room.
    Separation, imaging, and layering are very good (with the exception of some limitation front to rear) detail retrieval is so good that individual instruments stand out clean and clear and placement on the stage is accurate and easy to place.

    Summary:
    Despite the low impedance (10 ohm)and higher sensitivity 108 dB/mW) rating, I find the EXT craves power. The Kann Alpha is 0-150 increments on volume control, and I find 70 is usually about minimum and I’m often 80-90 on the dial, sometimes pushing up to as much as 110. This is of course track dependant.
    EXT is capable of a powerful bass presence but I find it needs that extra power to really bring it forward and shine.
    I’ll be upfront and honest, reference tune ear gear is not my usual preference, I tend more toward a slightly warmer, organic tune. The EXT experience has been a pure pleasure for me. The outstanding detail retrieval has me listening to old favourites with a new appreciation.
    Will they unseat my current favourites??
    Unlikely, but, when I’m in the mood they are going to provide me many hours of musical enjoyment.

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    Claud R.W.
    The Best Sound Around

    I own a lot of IEMs, but the EXT takes the cake. Never heard an IEM that had such perfect Timber and separation. On a live recording, you are there and the music sounds live. Don’t know what or if I would buy to top EXT. It likes its power and I power them with a Shanling M9 and sometimes my M8.

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    MJ L.
    Great IEM from Vision Ears

    A great IEM with 2DD+4EST, EST is not uncommon now a day in audio world.
    But, combined with 2DD has not many in the market.
    EXT has a great Mid timbre from its 6mm DD, and very good bass from its 9.2mm DD,
    treble from its 4 EST is also sweet sounding.
    Vision Ears delivered a great IEM again.


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