THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

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Regular price $999.00
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THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII

Regular price $999.00
Sale price $999.00 Regular price
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THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII - Default option

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII - Default option

Monarch, Pushing beyond the Pinnacle

At their times, the original Monarch and the Monarch MKII set new standards for best-in-class performance in the global IEM industry. Not only did it redefine the price-to-performance bracket, but it forever changed how IEM manufacturers engineer and tune IEM’s. Keeping with the times, the Monarch has undergone another revision to revamp its technical and tonal performance.

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Disco Faceplate option

Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Disco Faceplate option

Enhanced Ultra-Treble Output

The Monarch MKIII has been updated with Sonion’s latest electrostatic (EST) drivers and re-tuned to better exhibit these drivers’ full potentials. Thanks to our new tuning strategy, the ultra-treble frequencies at +15kHz to 20kHz have been increased for a more comprehensive upper frequency extension. Compared to its predecessor, the Monarch MKIII will have a greater sense of staging, atmosphere, and an overall enhancement in perceived resolution thanks to the treble extension. 

Balanced Tonal Signature

At the core of the Monarch MKIII is THIEAUDIO’s commitment to tonal excellence. The Monarch MKIII retains a studio-monitor like tonal signature with a focused sub-bass impact for a clean, natural, and detailed sound. Engineered with a true 4-way crossover with 9 separate passive components, the Monarch MKIII stays true to its tonal legacy. Thanks to IMPACT2 , the subbass is punchier, but the mids from 200Hz to 800Hz retain their ruler-flat neutrality. This tonality of the mids mimics the true sound of studio monitors used in recording studios to deliver accurate audio reproduction.

Furthermore, compared to its predecessors, the Monarch MKIII mids have been revamped with a new tuning strategy, which better separates respective driver ranges to maximize output while minimizing the total harmonic distortion. This means the mids on the MKIII will sound higher in resolution while retaining the same monitor-esque tonality. The treble has also been slightly re-tuned to offer more coherency throughout the region, as well as little more clarity and definition. This slight tonal modification better mixes with the renewed ultra-treble response, providing a more crisp sound signature. 

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Sunset Horizon Faceplate option

Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Sunset Horizon Faceplate option

About THIEAUDIO

From a nameless group of DIY enthusiasts to one of the best acclaimed IEM brands in the world, THIEAUDIO has made an incredible journey in the pursuit of high-fidelity audio. THIEAUDIO has become a staple brand in audiophile communities around the world, beloved for its best-in-class tunings, superb technical performances, and budget-friendly pricing. From the start, the THIEAUDIO team has put audio quality at the forefront of each project, aiming to be the Robin Hood of the audio world by bringing the best sounding audio solutions at the most affordable prices. Since its launch in 2019, THIEAUDIO’s legacy of in-ear monitors has forever changed the world of IEM’s, influencing how global manufacturers of earphones engineer their products. THIEAUDIO’s international team of few, but dedicated engineers from China and South Korea are committed to continuing this legacy by creating innovative, yet affordable, audio solutions that will leave you in awe.

THIEAUDIO Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Butterfly Faceplate option

Monarch MKIII - Custom with Black Bat shell and Butterfly Faceplate option

Medical Grade Resin Housing

Each Monarch MKIII unit is individually handmade by our dedicated engineers. The housing is constructed from 3D-printed medical-grade resin, which is safe on the skin and durable. Additionally, each faceplate of the Monarch MKIII is individually decorated and coated, presenting a truly bespoke experience. 

Upgraded Modular Cable

The Monarch MKIII has been upgraded with Thieaudio’s latest modular cable. The upgraded cable is composed of thicker 22AWG 6N OCC silver-plated and graphene silver-plated composite wires. This upgrade in cable materials provides a little more clarity and refinement compared to the previous generation of Thieaudio’s modular cables. With three separate interchangeable plugs at 3.5mm single, 4.4mm balanced, and 2.5mm balanced terminations, you can easily pair the Monarch MKIII with any device, without changing cables. 

Inside the Box

  • Monarch MKIII In-Ear Monitors
  • 22AWG 6N OCC Silver-Plated and Graphene Silver-Plated Cable With Modular System
  • 3 Pairs of Silicone Ear-tips
  • 3 Pairs of Foam Ear-tips
  • Carrying Case
Technical Details
Drivers
Sonion EST, Knowles DWFK 31785 (x2), Sonio 28UAP (x1), IMPACT2 (2 x 10mm Composite DD)
Driver Impedance
20 ohms
Driver Sensitivity
99dB @ 1kHz (+/- 1dB)
Cable Specifications
22AWG 6N OCC Silver-Plated and Graphene Silver-Plated Cable
Cable Plug Type
Modular Termination with 2.5mm,3.5mm,4.4mm Interchangeable plugs
Cable Lenght
1.2m

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Carl S.

My first 1k iem. It's really fantastic. I love mine.

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