The VE8 is the new top of the line product from Vision Ears, a 3-way, 8 balanced armature custom in-ear monitor priced at 2 330 euros.
More information here: http://vision-ears.de/product/ve-8
I first approached Marcel in 2013 when they created Vision Ears. Vision Ears and Rhines Stage were created when people from Compact Monitors decided to split up. The two companies have operated independently ever since. Their first models were initially similar, and then they each created their original products.
On Vision Ear’s side, these products are VE6 / VE6X Control, VE5 and the latest VE8.
I was not a fan of the signature of the initial models I tested, but had to acknowledge their expertise in tuning, incredible build quality and wonderful service. In this context, as soon as I heard of the VE8, I was highly intrigued and contacted Marcel and Amin again. They were kind enough to send me a demo for review on Head pie.
3. Service, accessories and build:
I have to admit Marcel and Amin are people I really appreciate. They like what they do, respect their clients, and are always ready to assist and discuss. Besides, they have a very modern and functional website, and the custom ordering process is efficient and simple, with a great online visualization tool. You have plenty of options to customize you CIEM (I know this, because after testing the VE8, I decided to get a pair for myself).
The demo came in the standard CIEM package of Vision Ears, which is a nice case for home, including all the accessories you would expect at this level. Since this is a demo, it also includes spinfit tips, which work perfectly for me in this instance.