[Pre-order] Astell&Kern x Empire Ears NOVUS Flagship Quadbrid IEM

Pre-order. ETA early July 2024.

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1 Year Local Warranty.


Where Artistry Meets Technology



Empire Ears X Astell&Kern

Astell&Kern and Empire Ears are once again joining forces to introduce their second collaboration IEM, embodying the essence of audio technology.

The first collaboration, Astell&Kern X Empire Ears Odyssey, was a product that epitomised the innovation of both companies in unlocking the full potential of Astell&Kern's flagship SP3000, garnering significant attention with its flawless sound and distinctive design.

The newly unveiled Astell&Kern X Empire Ears NOVUS builds upon the technological advancements of its predecessor. It seamlessly integrates the sound and design philosophy of Astell&Kern players with Empire Ears' unique technology, establishing a remarkable new paradigm at an astonishing level.

NOVUS has been developed to extract the pinnacle of sound from the Astell&Kern SP3000T, combining the most delicately crafted analogue vacuum tube sound with ultra-high-resolution original sound.

Every component and material have been meticulously chosen without compromise to deliver a flagship sound that has never been experienced before. It is completed with a design that befits the highest-grade product, encapsulating the essence of Astell&Kern X Empire Ears.


  • 13 Driver Quadbrid, Dual Conduction
  • 24K Wet Gold Plating Faceplates
  • Sapphire Glass
  • 6061-T6 Aluminium Shell finished in DLC
  • 4-Wire Hybrid Copper, Gold & Silver Cable



In an audacious leap forward, Empire Ears, in collaboration with Astell&Kern, unveils the Novus: a beacon of innovation in the in-ear monitor landscape.

This partnership marries our relentless drive for excellence with Astell&Kern's renowned audio engineering prowess, setting new horizons in sound fidelity and technological sophistication. The Novus is not merely an advancement; it's a revolution, embodying our shared commitment to transcend the conventional and redefine the extraordinary.

With each pioneering technology it introduces, the Novus stands as a testament to our collective inventive spirit, a fusion of visionary design and unparalleled acoustic performance that propels the IEM industry into a new era.


Empire Ears

Empire Ears is an avant-garde summit-fi and innovate in-ear monitor company.

A record-breaking tradition courses through our history – the result of pushing the boundaries of in-ear monitors to achieve higher standards in ultimate performance.

“ The NOVUS symbolizes this dream brought to life—a fusion of our shared values and a milestone in my personal journey toward excellence in IEM design. It represents more than a product; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and the pursuit of perfection in sound. When you listen to the NOVUS, you're connecting with our shared dream, a dream of transcending the ordinary and crafting an experience that's as close to the music as possible. It’s our privilege to share this dream with you, in the hope that it deepens your connection to the music that moves us all ”

Jack Vang . Co-Founder Empire Ears



With precision and artistry, NOVUS orchestrates an era-defining auditory experience, seamlessly blending four superior driver technologies into a single, unparalleled symphony of sound.

Quadbrid Design

The NOVUS, with its innovative Quadbrid design, stands as proof of what can be achieved when pioneering spirit meets engineering excellence, blending multiple driver technologies to deliver an auditory experience without parallel. This collaboration not only showcases our dedication to sound superiority but also reiterates our capacity to redefine the possibilities of IEM technology.


General Specifications

Model: NOVUS


  • 13 Driver Quadbrid, Dual Bone Conductors
  • [Dual] Proprietary W9+ Subwoofers
  • [Quintuple] Bespoke Balanced Armatures by Knowles : 1 Sonion driver, Quad Proprietary NOVA Drivers by Knowles
  • [Quad] Electrostatic Tweeters by Sonion
  • [Dual] High Mass Bone Conductors by Sonion

Cable: Astell & Kern X Empire Ears 4-Wire Tribrid Copper, Gold & Silver 4.4 Cable

Material & Finishes:

  • 6061-T6 Aluminum finished in DLC
  • Shell: DLC - Diamond-Like Carbon
  • Logo Grid: DLC - Diamond-Like Carbon
  • Faceplates: 24K Pure Gold


  • 4.4 to 3.5 Pentaconn adapter with AK/EE engraving
  • Final Audio Type E Tips with aluminium tip tray and AK/EE engraving
  • Empire Ears Pandora V3 CNC anodized black aluminium case
  • Cleaning Tool
  • EE X AK Microfiber Cloth
  • Custom, EE X AK Packaging with sleeve

Frequency Response: 5Hz-100kHz

Sensitivity: 108.1dB @ 1kHz, 1mW

Impedance: 2 ohms @1kHz

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