“Aether is the kind of monitor that makes all types of music sound good, it’s engaging, has great imaging and sounds musical.”
“For a 5 driver, it is sublime.”
“Very big soundstage, amazing imaging qualities, endless details with intact musicality”
„The Aether is one of the occasions I find it does punch above its price class, and easily contends with the TOTL level priced around $1600.”
„Perfecty balanced signature, well-done and beautiful treble, smooth and rich from top to bottom, most natural timbre ever heard of an iem. ”
"And yes, there is nothing quite like the Aether’s Treble."
"Count the Aether among one of these- a rare spot on my ‘personal favourites’ list."
“This ability of the Model X to craft such an open soundscape while maintaining absolute composure during even the busiest of passages is a prime asset. Indeed, extension and resolution are outstanding”
RYAN SOO, theheadphonelist.com
“Model X is very good bordering on exceptional (...) capable of both proper neutral as well as proper warmth, nothing half-baked with either”
“I have to add Model X to Audiophile-Heaven's Hall Of Fame, because it is a very interesting IEM, with two possible tunings that will surely bring a lot of fun if you decide to go for it, making it a good entry for our list of the best products we've ever tested.”
George Dobrescu, audiophile-heaven.com
“X has become one of my easy-recommendations for everyone looking for a custom monitor in the sub 1000$ region or that does it all and that can adapt to your preferences.”
" The core presentation of the Model X is primarily musical in nature with a slightly u-shaped frequency curve though the extent of the response bias depends on the switch position."
“Whilst I have heard plenty of switch implementations before this is probably one of the best bass tunings on a switch I have heard thus far.”
"the Model X is very good bordering on exceptional"
"the Model X is capable of both proper neutral as well as proper warmth, nothing half-baked with either."
"Rank: A (would still be considered as some of the best by many.)"
"From an audiophile standpoint, the switch goes from a revealing reference sound to a powerful fatigue-free sound, and from a pro standpoint the change goes from a stage monitor to a reference monitor."
"Lime Ears is off to a very good start with their first flagships."