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Singapore, @mcgallen #microwireinfo, September 26, 2019 – Astell&Kern, the leader in portable high-resolution audio players, along with Jerry Harvey Audio, the premier manufacturer of professional, studio quality In-ear Monitors (IEM), launches the new flagship universal fit IEM, Layla AION, in Singapore. Audio inventor and living legend Jerry Harvey collaborated with Astell&Kern to bring this superlative IEM to fruition, and Singapore is home to a limited quantity of this exquisite and diminutive wonder – Layla AION.

The Layla Origin
The Layla™ series of earphones are Jerry Harvey Audio (JHA) creations, each one stunning the market and taking aficionados by storm. The first Layla™ was a handcrafted custom earphone in 2014, and instantly became the audiophile’s “audio grail”. Since then, JHA launched 2 limited edition releases of Layla, with “Carbon Fibre Edition” (industry’s first full carbon fibre earphone), and “Full Metal jacket” (industry’s first full Titanium earphone).

Transcendental Layla AION
The Layla AION combines the best of Jerry Harvey Audio’s soul, with the original Layla sound signature, taking the aeronautical strength and feather-light weight of carbon fibre and shrinking the dimensions down further, with patent pending technologies and manufacturing to bring about a Layla that transcends all Laylas before her – the AION.

The Layla AION universal fit earphones are manufactured in Orlando, Florida by the same engineering talents responsible for producing JHA’s line of custom earphones, seen in thousands of ears and on professional stages around the world.

Each Layla AION begins as a carbon fibre block formed by compressing hundreds of layers of resin-infused carbon fibre fabric. After undergoing an initial machining process, and then a secondary hand shaping process, Layla AION is precision tuned using state-of-the-art equipment and assembled by hand. A striking faceplate design of red and black pearloid with oversized chrome logos make Layla AION a visually hypnotic and memorable work of art.


  • Fine-tuned by Jerry Harvey: When paired with the Astell&Kern portable high-resolution audio players, Layla AION universal fit IEM produces the most accurate musical reproduction available today.
  • Machined Carbon Fibre Shell: Hundreds of layers of compressed carbon fiber fabric infused with resin and formed into an ergonomic ear shape for better fit and stability, with Astell&Kern logo embedded in the Faceplate.
  • Powered by soundrIVe™: 12 Drivers per side: Quad Low, Quad Mid, and Quad High Proprietary Balanced Armatures.
  • Sonic Tube Chassis™: 3D printed chambers house the 12 driver configuration and implement “freqphase” technology which allows for a smaller shell design while retaining sound quality.
  • freqphase™: Patented technology ensures the correct phase and time alignment of all frequencies, resulting in the most accurate music reproduction of any earphone available.
  • Acoustic Sound Chamber™:  Recessed tube system keeps sweat away and alleviates the need for excessive cleaning.
  • Adjustable bass: Customise the bass level from a flat response up to a boost of 0 – +13db of bass.
  • Silver-Plated OCC Litz Wire Cable with 7-pin Connector: Our strongest, lightest, most durable cable yet. High purity OFC 4N Silver-plated cable with German-made, military grade, iridium connector, designed to create a tight grip at connection, while easing insertion and removal. Built-in O-ring keeps the connection between the cable and earpiece sweat-proof. The robust cable will not oxidise and features upgraded memory wire around the ear.
  • Perfect fit: Included 3.5mm unbalanced to balanced 2.5mm 4-pole connector cable, carbon carrying cases, and a variety of tips to find the perfect fit for your ears.

Pricing & Availability:
Layla AION universal fit IEM is available in Singapore for S$5,299 (MSRP), and distributed exclusively at AV One, and Lazada Singapore (

JH Audio and Astell&Kern
Astell&Kern and JH Audio have proudly collaborated on universal fit earphones since 2014. Layla AION universal fit earphones plus Astell&Kern high-resolution players allow you to hear music how the Recording Artist and Mix Engineer intended.

About Astell&Kern
Astell&Kern is the ultimate digital music source that brings you Mastering Quality Sound or MQS. Astell means ‘Stars’ in Latin and Kern means ‘Center’ in German. Founded in October 2013, Astell&Kern is a South Korean consumer electronics company that manufactures media players, CD players, headphones, and home theatre products. Astell&Kern’s pursuit is to provide natural and original sound without distortion. The power of true sound from Astell&Kern can now be experienced and has been part of many famous audio exhibitions around the world. Astell&Kern is now admired by music lovers from many countries, including the USA, China, Japan, UK, France, and many more around the world.  Follow Astell&Kern on Facebook: