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Scosche IEM856MD - Black

10.7mm Dynamic Drivers with 6.3mm Balanced Armature Driver and tapLine III Remote and Controler

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The IEM856md embodies the absolute best of in-ear headphones. The source of power for the IEM856md begins with the quality of the drivers. Featuring both a dynamic driver designed to handle low frequencies and a precision balanced armature driver for treble ranges, the IEM856md captures both ends of the sound spectrum with dedicated accuracy and attention. Further enhancing the sound quality of the IEM856md are the digitally designed enclosures optimized to create the most airspace and allow for the free movement of the drivers and the air they push for a richly textured and realistic sound imaging. To ensure a flawless connection, the IEM856md is equipped with a 24k gold-platted mini stereo jack.

Apart from its remarkable sound reproduction the IEM856md is entirely at your command with the tapLINE III control and mic. Compatible with iPod and iPhones, the tapLINE III allows users to play and pause, skip through your playlist, adjust volume and even answer phone calls with the push of a button. Moreover, the tapLINE III is compatible with Siri.

Overall, very few in-ear monitors provide users with such a broad range of capabilities and tool.

General Features:

  • Wired Lightweight Stereo Headphones
  • Two-Way Hybrid Driver Technology:
    • Large 10.7mm Dynamic Driver
      • Oversized Dynamic Driver achieves powerful, rumbling lows with eye opening punch
    • Precision Balanced Armature Driver
      • Armature delivers notoriously crisp, accurate and sharp high frequency reproduction
    • The Best of Both Worlds
      • Each driver technology by design is flawed, but when working together separating the designated frequency cut-off, the end result is Perfect Harmony with fuller, more detailed sound than ever achievable before
  • Ported enclosure allows for natural driver and air movement for a convincingly natural sound
    • Enclosures optimized for maximum airspace and superior acoustic performance
  • Flat cable design reduces tangles and simplifies storage
  • Features tapLINE III control and mic for track control, volume control, answering phone calls, and voice controls
  • Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • 1/8"(3.5mm) 24k gold-plated stereo mini jack for low contact resistance and immaculate signal transfer
  • Includes different size hypoallergenic silicone ear tips for added comfort and ambient noise attenuation up to 35dB
  • Manufacturer Model Number: Scosche (Realm) IEM856MD
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 026IEM856MD
  • Scosche Reference Series 2-Way In-Ear Headphones Are Available In:
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Speaker Type: Two-Way Hybrid Driver
    • Balanced Armature Driver: 6.3mm
    • Dynamic Driver: 10.7mm
  • Frequency Response: 15-30,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 5 Ohms
  • Rated Power Input: 15 mW
  • Max Power Input: 25 mW
  • Cord Length: 48-1/4 in. (122.7 cm.)
  • Cable Type: flat cable
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Plug Construction: 24k gold-plated

What's In The Box?

  1. Scosche IEM856MD Reference Class In-Ear Monitors
  2. PC Adapter for Gaming/voIP
  3. 1/8" Mini to 1/4" Adaptor Jack
  4. Standard Replacement Eartips (S/M/L)(x2)
  5. Dual Flange Replacement Eartips (S/M/L)(x2)
  6. Protective Carrying Case
  7. Cleaning Cloth
  8. Quick Start Guide
  9. Owners Manual
  10. Authorized Warranty

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover

General Features

Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
15 - 30,000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
106 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
10.7 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Hybrid - Balanced Armature & Dynamic Driver
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
50 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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