December 2009 Issue

Aerous ITE Headset: Audiophile Performance

This custom in-the-ear headset is a cut above all the other lightweight models, with a price to match. But it delivers crisp radio audio and rich music.

Ever wonder where can you could get a lightweight in-the-ear headset made with the utmost attention to fidelity, designed for serious audiophiles who happen to be pilots? Someone, it turns out, has actually thought of this. In 1995, Jerry Harvey created a high-fidelity in-the-ear earphone and started a company called Ultimate Ears. These appealed to performing musicians who liked their in-ear monitors, but it quickly spread to include more casual users. Harvey left Ultimate Ears in 2007 and started JH Audio to build the Aerousóno-nonsense audiophile earphones with a micódesigned for pilots.

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