These are audiophile earphones, great sound for the money, have original box and carrying case.
The A8 Ear Speakers produce brilliant highs, strong mid-range, and deep bass.
"The new A8 is damned good sounding," raves Tyll Hertsens at innerfidelity.com. "Tonal balance is neutral, dynamics are terrific, treble is resolving without being tiresome--this is a great example of how a single dynamic driver IEM can deliver outstanding performance. Yes, your awesome sauce is showing, George."
In a June 5, 2016 review for HiFi+ magazine, Alan Sircom says, "The Cardas A8 is a great value earphone for those who've grown out of boom and tizz." Alan deems them "Highly Recommended" and says that "you will be rewarded with a sound that will make you wish your morning commute was longer. Highly recommended!"
Lee Scoggins give the A8 the "Editors Choice" award at PartTimeAudiophile.com. "These are simply the best earbuds I have heard under $700. . . The A8s serve a up lots of detail but always musical. They are built well, but not too heavy in the ear. At $300, a bit of a steal really."
Designed by George, by George!
Designed entirely by George Cardas, one of the audio world's most esteemed
designers and deep thinkers, the A8 Ear Speakers feature a custom 10.85mm Ultra Linear, Contour Field, Dual Magnet Driver, which contributes mightily to their superior sound.
"The A8 has no pole piece as such," notes George. "The pole piece has been replaced by a contoured field permanent magnet. The motor is linear to nearly DC, as is phase response." The result of this innovative driver is an extremely neutral presentation. The A8 Ear Speakers produce brilliant highs, strong mid-range, and deep bass.