Tubeless In-ear Audio: an industry-first technology featuring a tubeless system and the tia™drivers.
The tia™ Driver
The tia driver is an open balanced armature speaker design that brings new meaning to resolution and transparency. By opening a balanced armature, the diaphragm becomes fully unobstructed, unleashing the sound potential of the driver. This eliminates a lot of the vibrations and resonances that are inherent in conventional, closed balanced armature designs. With this new method of producing and delivering sound to the ear, conventional sound tubes and dampers are no longer necessary.
The tia™ Single bore Design
The single-bore design is a huge leap forward in eliminating unwanted tube resonance. The large bore itself serves as a sound-shaping chamber and aids the tia high driver in delivering a linear and coherent frequency response. Because of the extremely short sound path of the tia high driver, a remarkable high-frequency extension and smoothness is achieved. The large single bore also helps prevent clogging of the tip and obstruction of sound.
The tiaTM Acoustic Chambers
The tia acoustic chambers further shape the sound of the tia drivers. These chambers optimize driver performance by giving them their own space and tune the drivers without introducing unwanted resonances. Each driver is perfectly matched to its acoustic chamber just like a pair of speakers are tuned to a studio control room, delivering a three-dimensional soundstage unmatched by any other IEM.
Because of the length of most tubes used in earphone designs, sound that travels through them creates resonances and distortion, adding unnatural tones to the music. The resonances, which create peaks and valleys, produce a very uneven frequency response.
IEMs with tia™
By eliminating tubes and sound-altering dampers, the sound produced by the tia drivers is able to disperse freely and effortlessly, and travel to the ear in a more natural way. Sound produced in this manner has a larger depth and soundstage than the conventional system. The absence of sound restricting tubes yields an incredibly smooth and musical frequency response.
Models and pricing
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Introducing the apex™ Technology.
When you seal a miniature speaker in an ear canal, the air inside becomes trapped. As the speaker produces sound it moves the air and causes the ear drum to work excessively. The pressure exerted on the ear drum causes ear fatigue, also known as listener fatigue.
By way of a pneumatically interactive vent the apexTM Technology (Air Pressure Exchange) relieves this pressure. With apex the sound is also dramatically improved across the spectrum, the soundstage is more expansive than ever before, and the technology is versatile allowing for a selection of isolation levels — all while minimizing ear fatigue.
Designed to work. All the time.
Built for the most demanding users, the internal design of the module is mindfully made to be durable and virtually maintenance free.
The pneumatically interactive vent is intelligently located to prevent debris build up and significantly minimize wind noise.
Easy to replace for different flavors.
The apex module is designed for ease of use when installing or replacing the module. With multiple modules you can easily rotate between levels of isolation and sound flavors.
The apex technology comes standard with all custom-fit A-Series and universal-fit U-Series earphones. In our U-Series models without modules (tia Fourté and tia Trió), apex is directly integrated providing all of its benefits in a seamless design.