VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM
VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM

VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA - Flagship IEM

CHF 4,899.00
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Pre-order now. Available June 2023

VISION EARS x Astell&Kern AURA

AURA is a Premium Grade Collaboration IEM that has been matched with our SP3000 DAP and there will be a dedicated EQ for the AURA for the SP3000.

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Astell&Kern strives to deliver the best sound while not overlooking even the smallest sound differences - with constant technological innovation and craftsmanship.

Based on this philosophy, Astell&Kern and Vision Ears have teamed up to create AURA, the best audio player and IEM.

Vision Ears is a German premium IEM brand founded in 2013. It offers the highest quality IEMs, developed based on its technological expertise and meticulous craftsmanship, which has earned it recognition as the leader in premium IEMs. These two leaders in the audio player and IEM market have joined forces to create a new IEM based on a mutual respect for each other's sonic values ​​and outstanding technological capabilities.

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Astell&Kern and Vision Ears share the philosophy of sound craftsmanship and with this shared vision we have been able to develop an unrivaled IEM with outstanding sound quality, integrity and design that all audio lovers dream of.

Introducing AURA from Vision Ears and Astell&Kern with uncompromising design and unmatched technology.

Don't just listen to music, immerse yourself in it!

Precision meets emotion, AURA

AURA uses the highest quality drivers, materials and meticulous design to produce unparalleled sound.

A total of 11 drivers enable overwhelming precision and offer perfect response and balance thanks to the five-way crossover, while the filigree shell and mesh structure made of high-quality materials ensures that all AURA components together produce a rich and produce natural sound.

AURA is design and performance in perfect harmony. Be enchanted by an enveloping sound image in which speed and precision meet a rich, natural sound.

The AURA, manufactured in Germany, combines innovation, sophisticated design and cutting-edge technology to create an incomparable listening experience. Enjoy exquisite materials and incomparable audio technology - but above all enjoy your music.

" I wanted to create a warm and enveloping headphone with an analogue but precise sound, with a very involving and faithful midrange, to which is added a soft and delicate but at the same time extended high frequency range. "  - Oliver Marino, sound master at Vision Ears

" It is technologically extremely difficult to clearly express each frequency range with 11 drivers while maintaining a perfect balance.
AURA uses the five-way crossover method to fine-tune the five frequency ranges, which are divided according to their properties, to achieve a perfect balance. In particular, with its ultra-high frequencies and balanced sound, it can even perfectly emulate hi-fi audio like the SP3000 from Astell&Kern. " - Charlie, sound master at Astell&Kern


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Since 2013, Vision Ears has set itself the goal of developing the most perfect in-ear systems in the world.

All of our models are carefully crafted in Cologne, Germany. Combining outstanding performance with stunning design has always been the driving force behind Vision Ears.

The AURA is a perfect example of this philosophy. The sophisticated and elegant design was manufactured with the highest precision and great attention to detail. A truly superior sound experience with a luxurious design.

Internal structure

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Specially designed 11 drivers

2 x 8 mm Al-Mg Low Dynamic Drivers

2 x 8mm Al-Mg Woofer Drivers - Sub-Low & Low

The 8mm Isobaric dynamic drivers offer strong power and precise sound. Two 8mm dynamic drivers are responsible for the low and middle frequency range and thanks to their exquisite design, they offer a tight, precise and better tuned bass.
Eight Drivers: Two Sets of Four Balanced Armature Drivers


Eight Drivers: Two sets of four balanced armature drivers - low-mid, mid-high, mid-high

It is equipped with four specially selected balanced armature (BA) drivers for the low-mid range and four BA drivers for the mid-range and treble with two pairs of dual BA drivers that together cover the mid-range and treble . The eight carefully selected BA drivers work together to create a precise mid-range sound, producing warm and emotional male and female voices.
1 Balanced Armature Super Tweeter


1 Balanced Armature Super Tweeter - High & Super High

Balanced armature (BA) drivers designed with to maximize a sense of space and openness are utilized to create soft, delicate, yet expanded ultra-high-frequency sound that resonates richly in your ears.


Ultra Precision Technology

5-Way Crossover

5-way crossover

The technical configuration of the AURA is equipped with a high-quality crossover, which is manufactured in Germany with the greatest care. All components are selected to have the tightest possible tolerances on the market. AURA uses a 5-way crossover with a special circuit solution that avoids excessive loading of the tweeter towards the source (amplifier), reducing distortion and extending high-frequency reproduction. The internal wiring is made of high-quality silver-plated copper wires for the highest performance.
Isobaric configuration with two dynamic drivers

Isobar configuration with two dynamic drivers

Two 8mm dynamic drivers face each other in an isobaric configuration. Because two drivers face each other and sound is emitted right between them, compositional interference is maximized, effectively doubling the output volume. This, in turn, eliminates any phasing problems that can arise from the difference in length between the sound tubes and reduces harmonic distortion.

This design makes the low-frequency sound produced by the dynamic drivers more precise, solid and lively.

Chamber

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The "special chamber" has a precise internal volume calculated to obtain the best compromise between the speed of the drivers and the musicality. The two DD drivers are tightly matched to reduce potential phase collisions that could result in inaccurate transient reproduction.

Mesh


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AURA's open design features a vacuum metal mesh that shimmers elegantly on the top. This special aluminum acoustic fabric circulates the air from the dynamic driver to control the strong resonance force and protect the internal components from external influences.


Material innovation and craftsmanship

AURA's front panel and body are made of Swiss 6061-T6 aluminum.

6061 aluminum is an alloy that is lightweight, strong and highly corrosion resistant. In addition, we applied a T6 heat treatment to increase the strength of the aluminum, making it not only feather light and strong, but also giving it a beautiful finish.

All parts are manufactured in a high-quality CNC milling process, one part at a time.
The Micro Groove Design Faceplate


The Micro Groove Design faceplate

The micro groove design is applied to the surface treatment for the milling process. The grooves are dug along the grain of the raw material to create a unique design before the product is placed in a precision machined template for laser engraving.

This process is not a standard laser process, but a special laser process that removes parts of the raw material to engrave letters with a depth of 0.5 mm and to give the engravings more depth. The component is then treated with oil to protect against oxidation, packaged, anodised and given a custom dark bronze colour. Precision-Milled Aluminum Shell


Precision-machined aluminum body

Unlike the front panel, the shell is sealed with oil and then given to the polishing master. The front panel is engraved with an aesthetic design element, and the surfaces of the shells are polished using a special sandblasting process. Since otherwise marks from the tools used would remain, each bowl is polished by hand to a high gloss. After sandblasting and anodizing, the shell is then ready to take on the warm gray color developed by Vision Ears.
The AURA case is the result of thousands of hours of labor using carefully selected materials, precision processes and specialized tools to carve diamonds from rough rock.


Handmade leather accessories made of smooth calfskin PABLO

The elegance of leather products is determined by the following factors.
Master leathercraft, expert tanning, high-quality hides, animal welfare farms, and fine pastures.
AURA leather accessories are made from leather from the best tanneries in Europe.

AURA's leather accessories are made from the highest quality calfskins and tanned by skilled artisans to give them unique colors and shine, guaranteeing excellent durability and a soft and fine-grained texture.
These leather accessories stand the test of time with their elegance, making them the envy of other famous brands.

  • Leather tote bag
  • Leather headphone case
  • Leather cable clip
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Handcrafted IEM Made in Germany

HANDMADE IN COLOGNE - Each IEM is carefully handcrafted by professional craftsmen with many years of experience and produced in our state-of-the-art COLOGNE to offer you the highest quality through strictly controlled processes.



Effect audio special cable

Effect Audio Custom Cable

The cables that come with AURA are bespoke Effect Audio cables specifically designed to deliver the mind-blowing sounds of AURA.

The Custom cables contain four wire components: two UP-OCC strands of pure copper and two hybrid wires of pure silver strands and pure copper strands to bring you the best sound performance.

Moreover, Effect Audio's EPO (Ergonomic Performance Optimization) technology is employed to provide outstanding flexibility for a more comfortable fit without sacrificing audio quality.


Technical data cable

  • Proprietary dual geometric design
  • Multi-Sized stranding - selected premium UP-OCC pure copper strands
  • Septuplet Multi-Sized Core Bundle - Selected premium UP-OCC pure silver wire and pure copper wire hybrid
  • EPO 24 AWG 4 wires
  • EA Ultra Flexi™ Insulation
  • Rhodium plated brass connector, straight type


AZLA - SE1500 earplugs

100% medical-grade silicone ensures the SE1500 sits comfortably on your head and minimizes the possibility of skin irritation. The straight internal structure is designed in a perfect line that guarantees that the sound moves in a linear manner, improving soundproofing and increasing the sense of space. A total of six ear tips are included to give you a comfortable fit and enhanced sound. Navigation bar for easier navigation

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Scope of delivery

  • Custom effect audio cable (4.4mm, 3.5mm)
  • Leather carry case
  • Leather headphone case
  • Leather cable clip
  • Suede Cleaner
  • 6 pairs of AZLA SE1500 tips (SS / S / SM / M / ML / L)
  • 4 pairs of mesh filters
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty card
  • Serial card


DESIGN

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AURA is a masterpiece of design and engineering, offering a bold and unique aesthetic that represents the brand's philosophy of precision and innovation.

The CNC-machined front panel is not only a visual design element, but also a functional piece that optimizes the internal components to deliver high-quality sound.

The matte gunmetal-colored cabinet gives the speaker a modern and dynamic character, while the warm bronze color of the front panel with a slight sheen adds elegance and sophistication. The curved grille on the front panel is a delicate yet eye-catching detail.

The premium design with advanced technologies and aesthetics represents the uncompromising spirit and design of Astell&Kern and Vision Ears, bringing you a true work of art that offers unparalleled experiences beyond the functionalities of IEMs as music players.

General Specifications

  • Model AURA
  • Driver 8 mm Al-Mg woofer driver in isobaric arrangement x 2
  • Balanced Armature Drivers for the low mids x 4
  • Balanced Armature Drivers for the middle and high frequencies x 4
  • Super Tweeter Balanced Armature Driver x 1
  • cable 0.78mm 2-pin
  • Effect Audio Custom Selected Premium UP-OCC pure silver wire and pure copper wire hybrid (4.4mm, 3.5mm)
  • Material aluminum
  • Frequency response 10 Hz - 24 kHz
  • SPL 115dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
  • impedance 10. 5Ω @ 1kHz
  • Total harmonic delay 0.5% at 1 kHz

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