Echobox Traveler and Nomad IEMs and Explorer DAP

Echobox Audio is a young, IndieGoGo born company that was founded in late 2015. They had major presence at CanJam and seem to be steadily growing. This is what they showed at CanJam last week:

The Finder X1 (now discounted at $149/159 depending on version), their sole product since conception until now. A solid titanium body housing dynamic German-made PEEK diaphragms (PEEK = Polyether Ether Keytone), Acoustic Filter Tuning (AFT) sound customization, and a silver-plated cable.

And their new products:

The Traveler T1 ($99), their entry level in-ear, featuring PEEK diaphragms, machined titanium housings, and a tin-plated cable. Marketed as an introductory audiophile earphone, but only available in mic version. Interesting.

The Nomad N1 ($299), their new flagship. Solid titanium housing with rubber coating, single PEEK dynamic drivers, AFT sound customization, and replaceable MMCX around-the-ear cables.

The Explorer ($599), their flagship flask shaped hi-res DAP that will be released in late March/early April. Each Explorer is built out of solid blocks of hardwood and will be available in Mahogany, Ebony, Zebrawood, and Maple. Though the specs don’t seem particularly striking on paper (Burr Brown PCM 1792 chip, DSD to PCM conversion) out of all their products I’ve seen so far, this is the one I’m most convinced will attract non-audiophiles to the wondrous world of hi-res.

Here’s Sam McKinney from Echobox Audio:

Three Toes of Fury's picture

Another contender in the IEM and DAP game! Its so great to see folks dedicated to bringing high quality, high value products to the market! Thanks Jana for the continued reports.

Hopefully we get to see some hands on reviews from these new manufactures on innerfidelity. so many choices!

Peace .n. Living in Stero


DaveShaw's picture

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jazz8521's picture

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