Lime Ears IEMs Now Available on Apos Audio

Lime Ears Now Available

Why aren’t IEMs taken as seriously as full-sized headphones? Perhaps it’s the association to iPod earbuds, those ultra-leaky, dirt magnets of the early 2000s. After all, they were many peoples’ introduction to earbuds, and that first impression--mass-marketed, basically disposable, good in a pinch--has stuck around. Since then, earbuds have done nothing to disabuse us of that impression, rubbing shoulders with breath mints and fast food gift cards in checkout lines the world over, offering convenience first, fidelity distantly second.

But like movies and video games, IEMs have passed through predictable phases of novelty and neglect to become serious art. If iPod earbuds were Monkeyshines, No. 1, then Lime Ears’ Pneuma are Citizen Kane

Lime Ears began as a two-person operation in 2012 and have since found ingenious ways of advancing the art of IEMs. Their Switchable Subwoofer allows the listener to change the IEMs’ sound signature on the fly; VariBore and PAR technologies smooth high frequencies to buttery suppleness; and TrueSub technology clarifies low-end frequencies to remove muddiness. 

These innovations have paid off. The Aether R won Headfonia’s CIEM of the Year Award in 2016, and the Pneuma won Headfonia’s Universal IEM of the Year Award in 2020. 

At Apos, we pride ourselves on representing quality brands that advance the art of audio. Lime Ears fits right in. We invite you to check out highlights of the models we sell below or go on to their product pages for more info. If you have any questions, our Support Team is standing by to chat. 

Please note that this is the North American launch for Lime Ears, and for a limited time the products will be available for a special pre-order price.


  • Three balanced armature driver construction

  • Three-way passive crossover (Single low, single mid, single high)

  • Two-bore acoustical design

Model X

  • PAR (Passive Acoustic Resonator)

  • Four balanced armature drivers

  • Switchable low-end characteristics

  • VariBore technology

  • Dark Smoke shells

  • 2017A Aluminum nozzles

  • Genuine Carbon faceplates

Aether R

  • Six balanced armature driver construction

  • Four-way passive hybrid crossover

  • Switchable subwoofer double driver

  • VariBore and TrueSub technology

  • Smoke shells

  • Icewood with Time Machine LE faceplates

  • Ruthenium-plated brass nozzles


  • One titanium dynamic driver for sub-bass

  • Four balanced armature drivers

  • Four-way passive hybrid crossover

  • Switchable subwoofer dynamic driver

  • VariBore technology

  • BAM technology

As with all purchases, when you buy from us you get the Apos Promise for Free Priority Shipping, an Extended 2-Year Warranty, a 45-Day Return Policy, and our 30-Day Lowest Price Match.

Check Out The Lime Ears Collection