Acoustic Research AR-E100 & AR-E10 IEMs
Acoustic Research AR-E100 & AR-E10 IEMs
bookmark_border
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our customers, we agree to hide prices prior to logging in.
706 Sold
Product Description
Acoustic Research has an impressive lineup of audiophile-grade personal gear. The AR-E100 and AR-E10 IEMs are the company’s first to offer an excellent sonic experience in the vein of its over-ear AR-H1 headphones ... Read More
Great-Sounding IEMs With Wireless Capability

Acoustic Research has an impressive lineup of audiophile-grade personal gear. The AR-E100 and AR-E10 IEMs are the company’s first to offer an excellent sonic experience in the vein of its over-ear AR-H1 headphones. The two models feature different drivers: The AR-E100 has a 10-millimeter beryllium dynamic driver, while the higher-end AR-E10 uses a hybrid unit made up of an 8-millimeter beryllium dynamic driver and a proprietary balanced armature driver. Both IEMs come with a full suite of accessories. Listen to your music through the 3.5-millimeter standard cable (with the AR-E10, you’ll also get a 4.4-millimeter balanced cable) or go wireless with the Bluetooth aptX neckband. Silicone and memory foam ear tips complete the package.

Note: At checkout, choose the AR-E100 (base price) or the AR-E10 (+ $20).

The Reviews Are In

Head-Fi’s Simon T. says, “The IEMs performed really well. Soundstage and presentation were large enough that on certain tracks it did not feel congested (some other IEMs with a narrower soundstage do not allow the 3D sound effect/harmonics to nicely fade away). Bass was pretty tight and punchy, mids were not too recessed, and highs were pretty smooth. To my ears, the sound signature was neutral.”

Model Options
Specs

Acoustic Research AR-E100

  • Proprietary 10mm beryllium dynamic driver
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–40 kHz
  • 2-pin interchangeable cable interface
  • Cables reinforced with para-aramid ballistic fiber

Acoustic Research AR-E10

  • Proprietary hybrid acoustic module
  • Balanced armature driver and 8mm beryllium dynamic driver
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–40 kHz
  • 2-pin interchangeable cable interface
  • Cables reinforced with para-aramid ballistic fiber
Included

With the AR-E100

  • 3.9 ft (1.2 m) unbalanced 3.5mm, 3-pole audio cable
  • 1.5 ft (0.46 m) Bluetooth aptX neckband
  • 3 sets of silicone ear tips (S, M, L)
  • 2 sets of memory foam ear tips (S, L)
  • Carrying pouch

With the AR-E10

  • 3.9 ft (1.2 m) unbalanced 3.5mm, 3-pole audio cable
  • 3.9 ft (1.2 m) Pentaconn balanced 4.4mm cable
  • 1.5 ft (0.46 m) Bluetooth aptX neckband
  • 3 sets of silicone ear tips (S, M, L)
  • 2 sets of memory foam ear tips (S, L)
  • Carrying pouch
Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 2, 2019 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

Recent Activity
I am new here, just want to chime in. I appreciate nice sound but I am too poor to consider myself an ‚audiophile’. My only IEMs worth mentioning were the Klipsch R6 and the UE Super.fi 5. I have played the E10s for a couple of hours now, streaming Tidal Master tracks from my Iphone XS through the Dragonfly red. Some first impressions: nice packaging, looks like quality but the cables are thinner than I expected. The included tips (s/m/l silicone, s/m foam) are on the small side. was worried at first because I got lots of detail and upper range but little body or bass - that was quickly remedied by putting on the large foam tips that came with my 1more triple drive (new from Prime Day). Noise cancelling is sufficient for my taste. I mostly listen to jazz; Ella Fitzgerald‘s voice came over nice and clear, tight upright bass, authentic drums, lots of subtleties picked up from Stan Getz‘ sax - very nice. Volume is also good, the Basie horn section almost blew my head off when they came in... Clearly bigger soundstage than the 1more. For my taste thenE10 has a nice balance, and hopefully even a bit more after burning in (well, I was sure I could hear the difference 20 years ago, just hopeful now that I am old...) and I expect the Comply foam tips to also add a bit (my 500s don‘t fit, waiting for the 600s). Was a bit concerned about the fit because I never had this kind of housing before but I have to say these are the most comfortable IEMs I ever tried, I can easily see myself using them over longer periods of time. Have not yet tried the Bluetooth cable; for that I normally use the small Earstudio ES100 DAC/AMP. The past few days I listened with the 1more triple and was not 100% convinced. Even more so now that I have the comparison. I got some unclean passages with the 1more, and one drum passage sounded like the man was hitting on pot lids - much cleaner with the E10. Conclusions: Excellent first impressions, especially for the $80 it cost me. Will try a few more foam tips which work better for me than silicone, and I may play with a cable in the future. Overall, I am really glad I ordered these. Stefan P.S. Anybody need a 1more triple driver? ;)