Astell&Kern NOVUS Luxury 13-Driver Quadbrid IEM Earphones




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NOVUS 13-Driver Quadbrid IEM Earphones, by Astell&Kern X Empire Ears.

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 analog vacuum tube sound with ultra-high-resolution original sound. Every component and material has 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.


  • Revolutionary Sound Engineering: Experience unparalleled audio quality crafted through a fusion of Astell&Kern's refined sound philosophy and Empire Ears' cutting-edge technology, setting a new standard in sound reproduction.
  • Multi-Driver Quadbrid System: Immerse yourself in rich, detailed soundscapes with the innovative 13 Driver Quadbrid system, meticulously engineered for precise audio reproduction across all frequencies.
  • Luxurious Craftsmanship: Admire the exquisite design crafted with 24K Wet Gold Plating Faceplates, Sapphire Glass, and a 6061-T6 Aluminium Shell finished in DLC, ensuring both aesthetic elegance and durability.
  • Customizable Cable: Enjoy versatility and optimal performance with the included 4-Wire Hybrid Copper, Gold & Silver Cable, offering a customizable listening experience tailored to your preferences Flagship Compatibility: Unlock the full potential of the Astell&Kern SP3000T with the NOVUS, meticulously developed to extract the pinnacle of sound quality from Astell&Kern's flagship player, delivering an unparalleled audio experience.
  • Limited Edition Prestige: Indulge in the exclusivity of owning a limited edition collaboration between two industry leaders, Astell&Kern and Empire Ears, symbolizing the epitome of audio craftsmanship and innovation.


  • Model: NOVUS
  • Drivers: 13 Driver Quadbrid, Dual Conduction.
  • 2 x W9+ Dynamic Drivers.
  • 5 x Balanced Armature Drivers: 1 Sonion driver, Quad Proprietary NOVA Drivers by Knowles.
  • 4 x Electrostatic Drivers by Sonion.
  • 2 x Bone Conductors by Sonion.
  • Connector type: 4-Wire Hybrid Copper, Gold & Silver – 23.7AWG Litz Type 4S Cable Structure reinforced with black macro-molecular fibre.
  • Housing Material: 6061-T6 Aluminium finished in Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Shell, DLC Logo Grid, DLC
  • Faceplates, 24K Pure Gold.
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 100 kHz
  • SPL: 108.1 dB @ 1 kHz, 1 mW
  • Impedance: 2 ohms @ 1 kHz


  • 2 x NOVUS IEMs.
  • 1 x 4.4 mm Bespoke Effect Audio ARES II UPOCC Copper Litz Cable.
  • 1 x 4.4 mm to 3.5 mm Pentaconn adapter.
  • 5 x Pairs of Final Audio E-Type Tips (XS / S / M / L / XL).
  • 1 x Aluminium Tip tray.
  • 1 x Pandora V2 CNC anodized black aluminium case.
  • 1 x Cleaning Tool.
  • 1 x EE X AK Microfiber Cloth.

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Headphone Features

Transducer Type:
13-Driver Quadbrid, Dual Conduction
Ear Cup:
Closed Back
Black / Gold
Headphone Type:
  • Balanced Armature Headphones
  • Bone Conduction Headphones
  • Dynamic Driver Headphones
  • Electrostatic Headphones
  • Hi-Fi Headphones
  • In-Ear Headphones
  • iPhone / iPod Headphones
  • Smartphone Headphones
02.00 Ohms
Frequency Range:
5 - 100,000 Hz


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