Luxury Hi Res-Audio Certified In-Ear Monitors

HEM8

  • High Resolution- certified — for studio-quality audio
  • Twice the frequency range of other balanced armature IEMs — up to 40,000 Hz
  • Linear-phase crossover for seamless driver integration
  • Latest-generation Knowles balanced armature drivers for incredible accuracy
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The High Resolution certified HEM series set a new standard for accuracy, speed and comfort. Designed for music lovers and professionals, these innovative in-ear headphones offer budding artists, home recording musicians and DJs incredible audio reproduction. Combining the latest balanced armature driver technology with advanced crossover design, the HEM series reveal a wider frequency range for the ultimate listening experience.

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Hi-Res Performance

The HEM series of in-ear headphones lets you hear every track in exceptional clarity — for rich, full-bodied sound. The combination of cutting-edge design and Hi Res-certified balanced armature driver technology results in balanced sound with crystal-clear highs and explosive bass.

Crossover Design

The HEM series incorporates a three-way phase-coherent crossover design that achieves linear-phase performance. The result is a natural, three-dimensional soundstage, lightning-fast transients and crystalline transparency.

Knowles™ Balanced Armature Drivers

Featuring the latest generation of balanced armature drivers, the HEM series can reach frequencies as high as 40,000Hz — twice the frequency range of other balanced armature IEMs. Each HEM model houses either four (HEM8), three (HEM6), two (HEM4) or one (HEM8) Knowles™ balanced armature drivers in each earbud  designed to produce pure, authentic sound from a compact body.

Pure Sound, Wherever You Go

Two tangle-free cables are included so you can choose between a microphone and in-line remote for convenience and a high-end cable for the best possible performance. The high-end cable is made of OFC and silver, while the 2-pin cable connectors are a proprietary mix of silver and copper with a separate ground return for each channel.

Vibration-Free

Constructed with acoustically calculated, vibration-free Lexan earpieces, the HEM series allows for prolonged listening without fatigue at any volume level. The in-ear monitors are lightweight, making them ideal for use at home, in a recording studio, on stage or on the go.

Superior Comfort

For maximum comfort and performance, HEM8 comes with two types of ear tips in a range of sizes for a snug, slip-free fit. These include Comply™ soft memory foam ear tips which shape themselves to fit perfectly in the ear canal, offering superior isolation from noise and creating incredible bass response.

Additional information

Specifications
Cable Length1.38m
Carton Weight.5kg
ColorBlack
Connections Input3.5mm Jack
Connections Output2 pins connector each ear piece
Connector Type3.5mm (4 pole-stereo)
Crossover TypeLinear Phase
Driver TypeHigh resolution knowelsª balanced armature
Frequency Response10Hz – 40,000Hz
Impedance32 Ohms
Inline RemoteTrack+,Track-, Play, Pause, Answer phone, Disconnect phone
Max Input Power2mW
Max Input Sound Level122dB
Microphone Sensitivity-42dB+/-5dB
Number of Drivers8
Sensitivity124dB+/-3dB
Unit Weight0.006
  • HEM Family Data Sheet

  • HEM8-DS-en-US

HEM8

headfonia.com,
February 28, 2017

“I will not apologize for falling head-over-heals for the HEM series. In its own way, each is breathtaking.”

“I mean, just look (again) at the water-tight box it comes in…You could throw it through the troop transport lorry from Raiders of the Lost Ark. And gosh, that is a serious accessory package. I can’t communicate how much I love its velcro cable retainer, or HEM’s general tidy design.”

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August 15, 2016

“The design, combined with the generous selection of eartips, practically ensures a good fit. I found that with the larger of the two sets of Comply foam tips installed, my ears didn’t mind the presence of the HEM8s one bit, and I enjoyed excellent isolation from outside sounds.”

“If you’re looking for high-end earphones that don’t exaggerate anything, never “bite” your ears with harsh treble, and provide full yet precise bass reproduction, the NuForce HEM8s are a great choice.”

HEM8

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June 15, 2016

"Part of me would like to report that there’s absolutely no reason to pay that much for in-ear monitors, but the HEM8 headphones make a strong case that you really do get a lot more for your money if you’ve got that much to spend. They sound incredible."

“The important thing to know is that each earpiece has four individual drivers. 4+4 drivers = HEM8. The detail is spectacular and the bass is strong without turning the rest of the frequencies to mud like most bass-boosted headphones.”

“They’re for serious listening. If you spend more than a couple of hours a day playing music through headphones, the fact that they don’t cause ear fatigue could make them worth the investment.”

HEM8

undertheradar.military.com,

“Part of me would like to report that there’s absolutely no reason to pay that much for in-ear monitors, but the HEM8 headphones make a strong case that you really do get a lot more for your money if you’ve got that much to spend. They sound incredible.”

“The important thing to know is that each earpiece has four individual drivers. 4+4 drivers = HEM8. The detail is spectacular and the bass is strong without turning the rest of the frequencies to mud like most bass-boosted headphones.”

“They’re for serious listening. If you spend more than a couple of hours a day playing music through headphones, the fact that they don’t cause ear fatigue could make them worth the investment.”

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HEM8

head-fi.org,
June 22, 2016

“NuForce has done a great job with their new HEM line-up. The lightweight, ergonomic shells ensure comfortable listening sessions. The accessories package with two cables, two cases, and three kinds of tips is generous”

“HEM8 are easily my favourite IEM in the lineup.  HEM8 is the clear winner as the most balanced, musical IEM of the bunch.”

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Headflux.de,
November 28, 2016

“Optoma NuForce delivers a complete package, with its new flagship HEM8. Packaging, fit and accessories are the same as the rest of the HEM series and therefore also at a high level. For sound reproduction, Optoma opted for a warm and relaxed sound with full, but not exaggerated bass.”

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EAR IN (Germany),
September 1, 2016

“The NuForce HEM8 are a distinctive proposition, technically complex in-ears, which maintains honesty and the highest neutrality of sound reproduction.”

“The HEM8 avoids “show off” performance, it empathises clarity and details. It is the right choice for serious music lovers.”

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HEM8

headfonia.com,
February 28, 2017

“I will not apologize for falling head-over-heals for the HEM series. In its own way, each is breathtaking.”

“I mean, just look (again) at the water-tight box it comes in…You could throw it through the troop transport lorry from Raiders of the Lost Ark. And gosh, that is a serious accessory package. I can’t communicate how much I love its velcro cable retainer, or HEM’s general tidy design.”

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HEM8

earphonia.com,
March 20, 2017

They did feel extremely light and for many this will be a very positive benefit, as wont strain the ears and can be used onstage even for the most energetic musicians.

It doesn’t mask or distort like other earphones I have tried that seem to vibrate and resonate. Texturing is slightly thick but not heavily coloured.

I am pleased to say that the treble has no observable harshness or sibilance and as a result the HEM8 can be used for longer listening sessions as these do not result in fatiguing or soreness.

The Optoma NuForce HEM8 should be very agreeable to many audio fans out. Build is decent and isolation is easy to achieve. Overall signature is relaxed with strong bass presence, excellent imaging and nice musicality.

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HEM8

professional-audio.de,
December 8, 2016

“With its meticulous, sophisticated yet relaxed sound, the HEM8 is ideal for professional usage in the music studio (for editing, mixing, mastering) and for live monitoring as well as for the musical enjoyment. Thanks to its very fine resolution, it also plays Hi-Res and DSD files easily.”

Overall: Top class – very good

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Cyberbloc.de,
October 4, 2017

“The NuForce HEM8 tickles out less bass-loaded content, an outstanding warm while at the same time the best detailed quality. The HEM8 is particularly suitable for classic and jazz music, but also for club sounds with massive bass, it proves its ability”.

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