Introduction to ThieAudio Legacy 5 In-Ear Monitors
I am really excited to share this review, though primarily for a reason completely apart from the product itself. Let that just be a teaser for now, and let’s give ThieAudio its due. The company might as well be brand new, having launched in 2019 as a creative outlet for Linsoul Audio, which itself is a bigger brand that is also a distributor. Working as a first-party brand thus, ThieAudio has had the benefit of seeing how other brand products work and has moved on from there. Its debuting Legacy 3 in-ear monitors (IEMs) were released to rave reviews and are recommended even today for offering supposedly excellent value for money. I do not have the Legacy 3 here, though, with the company has sent out the newer Legacy 5 instead. Thanks again to ThieAudio, and also Linsoul, for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
Unlike the Ikko OH10, ThieAudio does have a few decent photos on the product page. However, aspect ratios all deviate from our suitable design here, so I used one of my own photos. The Legacy 5, more commonly just referred to as the ThieAudio L5, uses the brand’s proprietary 10 mm “nano-membrane” dynamic driver as part of the audio setup, as well as hand-painted shells that make for fairly unique aesthetics. As always, let’s begin the review with a look at the products specifications in the table below.
|ThieAudio Legacy 5 In-Ear Monitors|
|Shells:||Clear resin, hand-painted faceplate with aluminium tube|
|Driver Units:||One 10 mm nano-membrane dynamic driver + four balanced armature drivers|
|Cable Connectors:||2.5/3.5/4.4 mm plug to source + two 2-pin 0.78 mm plugs to earbuds|
|Cable Length:||4 ft/1.2 m|