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The best sound you’ve ever heard or your money back.

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"For me......the best I've heard"

David Arnold | Composer

“Simply incredible. I think it’s the clarity that so stuns me, clarity without any hint of the coldness and loss of warmth that is the usual trade-off in achieving that level of precision… clarity + depth = joy.”

Stephen Fry | Actor, Author, Broadcaster


Hear beyond your ears with Mirror Image Sound™ Technology: Our latest technology changes the internal shape of our ears so sound quality heard by all users is drastically increased. Our natural internal shell-like ear shape distorts sound by as much as 20% which means that all traditional earphones and headphones have failed to deliver true high definition sound to the listener.

Mirror Image Sound™ is a ground breaking patent-pending technology that overcomes this hidden issue inside all our ears. The result is levels of sound quality that's never been heard before along with previously hidden layers of detail.


• Listening to music

• Mixing and engineering

• Mastering

• Recording

• Making and receiving phone calls

• Travelling

• Commuting


• Mirror Image Sound™ Technology

• Advanced 3D printed design

• Mic and control

• 10mm driver

• Tough and durable

• Stress tested cable

• Gold plated connectors

What's included

• Three sizes (S, M, L) of replaceable silicone tips

• Flare hard case

Compatible Accessories

Here's our E-Prototype compatible accessories:

Pocket Capsule

Hard Cases

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Relief from ear fatigue!

These are a godsend. For starters, my head doesn’t get warm working with the E-Prototype. Secondly, and more importantly, the sound is righteous. I am inspired working with these in-ear phones. I love the low end, and the mids & tops are right there, but never digitally brittle. This is an awesome product. I actually recently purchased a second pair, just to never be without.
And customer service at Flare is non-pareil.
Highly recommended.

Dusadee Bualert
The best in-ear headphone I’ve ever had

I’ve been wanting to try this for the longest time. Now that it’s finally here, it didn’t disappoint.

It’s an in-ear that doesn’t make you feel like you’re wearing an in-ear. Of course you’ll feel the passive noice cancelling which is expected from any in-ear. However soon you start listening to something, the sound stage is wide as if you’re listening from an open-back headphone. I’ve confirmed this with 2 of my open-back headphone (Grado and Bayerdynamic) that I have so I can really attest to this.

As for the clarity, it is much better than ie800 in my opinion. There’s no warm or cold tone to the tuning. It has natural sound just like the way my ear normally perceived with a ton more details that I couldn’t hear with my bare ears. I love this very much.

1 drawback for me is I still have a love-hate relationship with Flare stock ear tip since the Jet. It’s a small bore ear tip which squeeze all the sounds into my ear. Some people might like it because the detail is highly enhanced but it could cause fatigue real quick. My recommendation is to pair this in-ear with Pentaconn Brass Coreir ear tip. With a wider bore and a brass insert to help clearing the sound wave, you get to experience “true to the natural hearing” performance from this earphone, the way it’s supposed to sound.

This is by far my favorite in-ear earphone period. I’d not trade it for anything else.

Great sound, silly cable material

OK, so if you sit completely still, these are really next-level audio quality. They have a phantom-centre like high-end studio monitors, and an extremely balanced sound-stage. They make you realise you've probably never heard good in-ear phones before.

They're light, comfortable and look pretty cool, too.

...but if you move, the sound transference/vibration through the cable is also next-level (to the point of distraction) because the cables are rubber (or similar) so grip on everything - face, shoulders, front of jacket etc. As a commuter, this is really problematic. Even nodding your head to the sound that is being so beautifully delivered, creates unwanted noise.

5 star audio quality. 1 star for day-to-day use. 3 stars overall, which is unfortunate.

A Quote From The Inventor...

“When we formed Flare our goal was to create technology that produces mirror image sound, so that everyone has the
same experience that the artist had when they created the original art. We have reached that goal with Mirror Image Sound™ technology,” says Davies. “What I did not expect to achieve however, is to take the listening experience beyond the recording studio. Everyone has natural ear distortions which means that nobody; including the artists in the original recording studio, has ever heard this level of sound detail before, and that to me is truly exciting. Once heard, Mirror Image Sound™  has the prospect to become the creating and listening standard of music worldwide.”

Davies Roberts | CEO and Inventor

For me......the best I've heard

David Arnold Composer

Simply incredible. I think it’s the clarity that so stuns me, clarity without any hint of the coldness and loss of warmth that is the usual trade-off in achieving that level of precision… clarity + depth = joy.

Stephen Fry Actor, Author, Broadcaster

I cannot take these off! I am hypnotised by the sound coming from the E-Prototype. They have such a wide stereo image, much deeper bass and more depth of sound than I’ve heard before. They are light as a feather and sit perfectly - they float in my ears!

Chris Kimsey Producer | Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Yes

Having had a little time to experiment with Flare Audio’s new E-Prototype earphones I can only say that this is the closest I’ve come to hearing the pure transmission of the artists’s intention without any distortion or additional colouring, qualities or characteristics. The earphones are based on a ground-breaking design developed through original conceptualization and research and I predict that USQ will set a new standard in sound across the audio production chain.

Dr Sadia Sadia MSc FRSA Installation artist

I've been looking for earbuds like this ever since they were invented.Flare has always made great audio drivers, but the new system of delivery to your eardrums is a big game changer. Fidelity and imaging are the best I've ever heard.

Tony Visconti Producer | David Bowie, T-Rex, Sparks, Iggy Pop

I have been a big fan of ‘Calmer’ and the ‘Noise-reduction Pods’ over the past two years, but for 50 years rarely used Headphones or Pods. I just never got on with them that well and never found any that were really comfortable or accurate. The Flare Audio E-Protype Pods have changed all that. The fit is perfect, the sound excellent (so real, with a beautiful Bass-end) and the stereo imaging is astounding. For me it’s like hearing the music as it was in the studio. Beautiful.

Phill Brown Sound Engineer | Talk Talk, Bob Marley, Faithless

These buds are unbelievable. So light and comfortable you kind of forget you’re wearing them except for the wonderfully full sound in your ears. Thanks Flare. A triumph.

Mark Radcliffe Broadcaster, Musician, Author

“I’ve been testing out these Flare Audio E-Prototype earphones for a few months now, I’m not somebody who throws cheap praise around just to get a free pair, but without doubt they are the best I’ve ever used.

The stereo imaging is the best I’ve heard and above all accurate and no distortion in the ear. 

Also on an everyday level when I’m out and about listening to tunes, for me - they deliver power, clarity and bass just better than anything else I’ve heard… 

And that is that!

Liam Howlett - The Prodigy

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Technical Specification

Designed with Mirror Image Sound™ technology to minimise distortion in the ear.

TECHNOLOGYE-Prototype includes Mirror Image Sound™ technology to minimise the distortion created by our ears. Mirror Image Sound™ technology enables sound to accurately travel through the earphone and into our ears without being effected by our ear shape.

CONNECTOR3.5mm gold plated jack


MICROPHONEPhone call and music control

MATERIAL3D printed resin with the latest laser printer technologyBiocompatible and skin-safe


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