I’m not sure how they crammed so much sound into such a tiny space, but somehow the Munitio NINES manage to absolutely pound my eardrums with bass while simultaneously shredding them with treble and doing something else witty with everything in between.
At $149 (on Amazon), the NINES are Munitio’s highest end in-ear headphone, and they sound as good or better than headphones I’ve heard at double the price – in a much smaller package. PLUS, they get mad props for looking badass in your ear holes!
According to Munitio, the NINES incorporate:
- 9mm speaker drivers with rare earth neodymium magnets for superior dynamic range and quick recovery
- Machined copper alloy housing, coated in brilliant titanium providing unmatched sound purity and natural noise cancellation
- MUNITIO’s BassEnhancingChamber™ engineered to produce the deepest, most accurate bass without distortion
- Custom-tuned Sound Flow System for the smoothest mid to high frequency response at louder volumes while minimizing ear fatigue
Frankly, I don’t know what half of that means – but I do know this, these are some of the best sounding in-ear headphones I’ve ever experienced, and they are definitely the coolest I’ve ever seen in my life.
The combination of the machined body, the custom tuning, and the 9mm driver utilizing rare earth magnets delivers some of the deepest bass I’ve heard in a single driver earphone. Normally you would need a two or three way system in order to reproduce bass that low. Either that, or you’d sacrifice all mid and high frequency performance. So what is so startling about these earphones is that they do it all with just one driver.
When I use the word startling, I mean it. The first time I turned them on I was actually surprised by what I was hearing, and it set a very high bar for any earbuds that come after it. Overall, I can’t recommend the Munitio NINES any more highly. They clearly deserve a Geek Beat Editors’ Choice award, and if anyone else isn’t handing out awards to Munito on these things – you know their systems are rigged.