Astell & Kern have been in the business of high-end, luxury audio solutions for quite some time and like any other company in their field, innovations in AV technology are one of the few constants that apply to what they do. Their latest offering to the realm of personal audio are the Ti8e earphones that will make their grand debut at IFA 2015. These in-ear headphones will be the first ever to feature Beyerdynamic’s Tesla technology.
Each of these ergonomically designed earphones will be hand-made and meticulously put together by Beyerdynamic, a company based out of Germany. What makes these earphones so very special is the fact that the Tesla driver has been created to transmit the entire audible frequency spectrum thanks to powerful ring magnet technology. What that translates to is a the capability to enjoy a personal audio experience that will able to accurately reproduce deep bass and high treble frequencies better than most other options available today. So far, this kind of quality or technology has not been available to users in this small a package.
Each set will be sold with a leather carry case, detachable Kevlar-reinforced cables and quite a few variations of ear-tips that include five silicone options and four Foam tips. A&K have also thrown in a specially designed 2.5mm four-pin connection cable, just in case you want to use the Ti8e’s with any of the portable audio players built by the company, like the recently launched AK380 that would almost certainly be the perfect match for the set.
So how much does perfection cost? About $1230 (£799). As the saying goes, sometimes good things come in small packages, and sometimes those small packages don’t come cheap. So audiophiles pay heed, the AK Ti8e earphones will be hitting the UK in October, so you best start saving up.
[Via – Pocket Lint]