Disclaimer: Both the Cosmic Ears (CE) and 1964Ears CIEMs were sent to me free of charge for review. We already reviewed the CE BA4F and Cosmic Ears decided to give us the World Premiere for the CE6E. Our friends from Audiogarden.fr, who are a 1964Ears reseller, supplied us with the sample of the V6S. A big thank you to everyone who helped making this review possible.
I love CIEMs: my weird ears cannot handle universal IEMs and I love the sound of balanced armatures. I intended doing this 6 driver shootout a really long time ago and I have been in possession of the 1964Ears for months already. Unfortunately the Cosmic Ears CE6E was delayed and so this comparative review was put on hold. Apologies to 1964Ears for this delay.
“The 1964 V6-Stage is an extremely coherent and 3-dimensional 6-driver custom in ear monitor. Its rich, spacious and detailed sound presentation is sure to make it a new standard for stage, studio and everyday music listening. The V6-Stage is a perfect earpiece for live or studio use. With 6 drivers per ear it offers a wide and deep sound stage. Designed to have a natural, and musical frequency response“
The V6S of course has two Low, two Mid and two High Precision Tuned Armatures with an Integrated 3-way passive crossover and triple bore design. All in an hypoallergenic hard acrylic shell. Tech Specs: Impedance: 22 Ohms at 1kHz, Sensitivity: 115dB SPL @ 1mW, Freq. Response: 15Hz – 20 kHz, Noise Isolation: -26dB
There also is a normal V6 model available with slightly different tuning, details on their website.
Cosmic Ears CE6E:
“ The CE6E has been designed to enhance every area of the frequency range. The CE6E provides the listener with a hugely enjoyable musical presence utilizing strong lows and mids with crisp trebles all delivered with the Cosmic Ears traditional smooth sound signature. The 6 driver configuration has been meticulously tuned to provide an incredibly coherent driver phase resulting in all the drivers working together in perfect harmony. The CE6E is perfect for anyone who demands a truly musical and enjoyable custom in-ear monitor.”
The CE6E has 2 x high, 2 x mid, 2 x low balanced armatures with a 3-way passive crossover and triple bore design. Shells are full size medical grade hard acrylic. Tech Specs: Impedance: 26 Ohms at 1kHz, Sensitivity: 121dB SPL @ 1mW, Frequency range: 15Hz – 19 kHz, Noise Isolation: -25 dB
There also is a CE6P model available with slightly different tuning. (P stands for Professional)
The Shootout starts on Page 2!