ThieAudio Legacy 9
Thieaudio was launched in 2019 as a creative endeavor of Linsoul Audio. The goal of Thieaudio was to serve as a creative platform for gathering the best teams of engineers to inspire revolutionary audio products for audiophiles and professionals alike. For each project, we hand select the most innovative and renown engineers in his or her field to oversee the design, engineering, and manufacturing of the products. The first chapter, the Thieaudio Phantom, drew overwhelming praise from the international community and was even applauded as the new standard for planar magnetic headphones by some.
Gathering this momentum, we are proud to present the next chapter of Thieaudio - the Voyager and Legacy series. These new series of In Ear Monitors were created to bring about unparalleled sound performance that would rival the leading international brands.
The Voyager series was designed as the launch of Thieaudio’s pursuit in the realm of in-ear monitors, and features some of the most innovative techniques we have to offer. The Leagcy series takes the most trusted and established knowledge and designs available in the industry, and presents them in a refreshing and refined manner. We believe the Voyager series may be more suited for musicians, while the Legacy series may better fit audiophiles and music enthusiasts.
Focusing on three primary values - musical tuning, high-fidelity sound quality, life-like listening experience - Thieaudio’s new project aims to redefine the true potential of in-ear monitors for both enthusiasts and professional musicians. So we welcome you to step in, and open your ears to a world of audio like nothing before.
8+1 = Power
The Thieaudio Legacy 9 combines the technical prowess of balanced armatures with the full power of a 10mm Dynamic Driver. Utilizing eight genuine American Knowles and Danish Sonion balanced armatures, the treble range is effectively enhanced, bringing out all of the natural details and clarity of the music, as well as an elegant airy atmosphere that accurately reflects the studio and stage. The large dynamic driver brings about a full and impactful bassline that is sure to rumble the ears. We believe the Legacy 9 sets the bar for one of the best low-frequency performances out of all in ear monitors. However, our tuning style also reflects the need for a clean and balanced musical experience, thus emphasizing the vocal range to highlight texture and shimmer of both male and female voices. Our integrative 4-way crossover system coherently distributes all drivers to their respective frequency ranges, preventing overlap and phase inconsistencies. Highest quality drivers, masterful tuning, and skilled engineering sets the Legacy 9 as the highest competition for hybrid in ear monitors today. As the flagship model of the Legacy series, the Legacy 9 puts out a powerful, balanced, and captivating sound. We believe the Legacy 9 is among the best tuned in-ear monitors available today.
Exotic Solid Wood Housing and Faceplate
While power, warmth, and clarity define the musical quality of the Legacy 9, its appearance and build can be described as intricate and elegant. Every component is hand built, piece by piece using only the highest grade genuine solid wood. There are only a couple of manufacturers around the world offering full wooden shell and faceplate options, and these often cost (literally) thousands of dollars. At Thieaudio, we wanted not only the sound to be boutique, but the presentation and appearance of the Legendary series to be bespoke. Each monitor is hand carved out of select exotic solid wood, and this process alone takes an entire day to complete. Our skilled staff each have over a decade of experience building custom in ear monitors, and each unit is crafted unto perfection. Each earpiece is unique, and there is nothing on Earth that will look like it. You can rest assured knowing that your in ear monitor is safe to use, durable, and a masterwork of art.
Custom Ultra-pure 7N OCC Copper Cable
To maximize the sound quality of the Legacy 9, we have undergone extra expenses to hand-braid an 8-core ultra-pure 7N oxygen-free copper cable. This custom cable minimizes electrical resistance, allowing the sound to be fuller, more clear, and extend the soundstage. We also love how the copper contributes to the bass and midline, strengthening the full sound of the Legacy 9.
It's about time I wrote an L9 review. I have the very first resin unit to be sold to a customer but I recently rediscovered the full potential of this wonderful iem.
First of all the not so good. Out of the box the bass is too much for me personally. I am not a basshead and like bass to be tighter and more controlled.
Once I EQ bass down by about 2db, everything changes. The sound opens up, vocals shine, treble and details sparkle in a silky smooth way.
Kick drums on this iem are emotional and full bodied. A standout feature here.
This iem is one of the most musical in the ThieAudio line up. It gives a truly unique listening experience that I preferred to iems 3-4x its price.
Resolution is really good. Layering could be a bit better given the number of drivers. Stage size is very nice.
One last thing, these are my most comfortable iems. I can wear them for hours without any hint of discomfort.
I tried a few customs with mixed reviews. These universal IEM's are really good! I listen to Tidal high def through an A&K sp2000 and the results are impressive.
For the money I am very satisfied with the quality AND the performance of the Legacy 9!!
Very good sound
First thing I want to say is the nozzles now have a prominent lip! So no worries about getting the tip stuck in your ear.
As far as how they sound? Well the first day I got them I didn't take them out for over four hours and only did so because I needed to take a shower and go to bed. It's been two weeks now and all I can say is these things are marvelous. Treble like tiny pin pricks of starlight. The mids are silky. The bass is tight controlled and deep with the ability to completely disappear on tracks that don't call for it. Oodles of detail here. The sound is also surprisingly spacious for iems, instead of dead center it fills your head and leaks out about an inch is the best I can describe. In the future I will be buying a second set to store away as backup. These are all I want. Highly recommend.
Love my Thieaudio Legacy 9s...They look great, sound wonderful, come with a nice case and cable (which i swapped anyway because I prefer penticon.) The L9s are well built and I find them extremely comfortable as well. They spar with IEMs way above their price point. They only have one shortcoming in my opinion. The nozzles do not have a lip, and I am frequently fishing to extract a tip that has remained behind in my ear. The fact that this exercise being such a nuisance hasn't dissuaded me from using the L9s speaks volumes for how good they are.
-Bass like Subwoofer
-Unique Wood Design
-Good for Pop,Rap,EDM Music.
What I like about L9:
- Various customisation options
- Great build quality and comfort
- Similar to the new Fearless cable but a much lighter Y splitter
- Highly detailed and resolving with a DD bass
- Sounds amazing on most of the current EDM and Pop songs
What might be flaws:
- Bass might be too much for some
- Mids and vocals might be overshadowed by bass and treble on some songs
(The use of foam ear tips help to control the bass and give a more balanced presentation)
Which countries do you ship to?
We are generally able to ship to most countries via Express Shipping, and many countries via Standard Shipping. You may clarify this with our team to check whether Standard Shipping is available to your country.
We cannot ship to addresses that are "PO boxes or APO/FPO".
*Note: Generally, we can only do Selected Shipping to India and Russia. We can only do Express Shipping to Africa, Argentina, Hawaii, Kuwait, Mauritius, Montenegro and Sri Lanka, to name a few.
This may be subjected to changes due to unpredictable issues such as Covid, war, and etc.
How much does shipping cost?
We have two shipping methods - Standard Shipping and Express Shipping.
Standard Shipping is free for most countries, while Express Shipping is 15-35USD depending on your country. If your order is over 270USD, Express Shipping is free*.
*This applies for most countries. However, large items such as headphones and desktop DAC/AMPs (e.g. HarmonicDyne G200, MUSICIAN MDP-2, and etc.) are excluded.
Shipping fees exclude import taxes or processing fees that may be applicable for your country. Linsoul is not responsible for such fees. Should you refuse to pay the tax/customs fees, shipping fees will still be deducted from the amount paid for thetwo-way freightcharges. The cost of the freight charges may be more than the amount reflected on your order due to tax and other miscellaneous fees.
Some parcels claimed to be “returned to the seller” may be destroyed by the post office or customs officers when buyers refuse to accept their parcels or fail to pay for their taxes.No refundwill be processed for such cases.Standard Shipping via YunExpress is a tax-inclusive option for some countries. However, Linsoul will not be responsible for additional administrative or handling fees charged by your local courier company or customs. Please kindly check this with your local customs.For certain remote areas, there may be additional charges via Express Shipping. We will contact you if there is a need to make additional payments. Please contact us before placing an order, should you have any queries regarding shipping.
How long does it take to receive the order after it is placed?
For in-stock products, your order will be shipped within 3 working days. You may check with our staff regarding the in-stock status of any products.
Customized items will take a longer time. Please contact our staff for more information.
On normal non-sale days, once your parcel has been shipped out:
- For Standard Shipping, it takes about 2-4 weeks for items to be delivered after shipping out. For some countries, it might take up to 2-3 months, depending on your country, its customs and other factors.* The duration for transit is something beyond our control. Linsoul will not be making refunds for such cases. Please consider an upgrade to Express Shipping or keep the waiting time in mind.
- For Express Shipping, it takes about 3-7 days for items to be delivered after shipping out.
*Note: Timings might be affected due to festive seasons or other unforeseen circumstances
What happens if the parcel has been shipped but not delivered?
First, kindly contact your local courier using the local tracking number.
If your parcel were to be in transit for at least 3 months, it may have been lost in transit.
For orders below $50USD, you may either opt for a one-time reshipment of parcel OR a full refund of the amount paid in cash via PayPal/Credit/Debit card.
For orders above $50USD, we will only process a 50% refund of your order paid in cash via PayPal/Credit/Debit card. Should there be any concern about Standard Shipping, you are encouraged to opt for DHL Express Shipping instead.
Customers are to bear the consequences and fees incurred, if the parcel was undelivered due to any of the following situation:
- Wrong address or phone number provided by recipient
- Recipient was uncontactable when courier company contacted
- Refusal to sign for the package by recipient
- Lost or damaged parcel because recipient opted for “no-signature delivery”
- Refusal to pay for the local tax/processing fee by recipient
- Refusal to provide supporting documents for custom clearance by recipient
Who will pay for the import tax/custom fees
Customers have to bear any form of custom/import/processing fees that are applicable for your parcel.
Should you be unwilling to pay for the fees and reject the delivery of the parcel, you will still have to pay for the shipping cost. Linsoul will only refund the amount of your order after deducting the two-way shipping fees incurred.
What shipping companies do you use?
We collaborate with these courier companies:
- Standard Shipping: 4PX, UBI, NinjaVan, and Yun Express
- Express Shipping: DHL Express, FedEx and SF Express
How do I get help for my order?
Cancellation or/and modification of orders can only be done manually via our staff, provided that our Warehouse Team has not processed your order.
As our Support Team might not be available during non-working days and weekends, please place your order wisely.
Should you really need to cancel or/and modify your order after purchase, please contact us via our support email (Support@Linsoul.com) or website chat. We will help you with the changes if that could be done.
In general, upon receiving your parcel, please confirm the contents of the package and ensure that the package is in good condition before signing for it. All customers are strongly advised to take an unboxing video of their parcel and packaging when opening their parcels and products.
For faulty/missing items, please send an email to support@Linsoul.com for after-sale services. The following details are required.
- Send an email to support@Linsoul.com with an appropriate Subject Title
- Provide your order number and state the issue clearly
- Attach photos and videos to show that your product is faulty/missing. Shipping details on the parcel packaging have to be clearly visible.
If the photos/videos provided are insufficient to prove the stated issue, we will enquire more. Once the issue has been confirmed, we will arrange for a replacement, partial refund or a full refund (where applicable). For incorrect products, Linsoul reserves all rights in deciding whether you need to return the incorrect item or not. Please kindly contact us via email first. Our team aims to review your email within 3 working days.
For other queries, the fastest way to contact us is via our website or Discord
Linsoul Audio will not be responsible for parcels that have been damaged during the transit process.
Do I get tracking details for my order?
After placing an order, you will receive the order confirmation email. After your order has been shipped out, you will also receive a tracking email. You can track your order via the tracking number online. Should you not have received the emails or face any difficulties tracking your order, please kindly contact us for support.
For more than 1 orders placed under the same account and shipping address, Linsoul will automatically combine the orders and ship them out via one tracking number. Should you have special requests to have the orders shipped separately, please kindly contact us via Discord or our website's chat. We will do our best to help.
How do I cancel my order?
Cancellation or/and modification of orders can only be done manually via our staff, provided that our Warehouse Team has not processed your order. Orders that have been shipped cannot be cancelled and modified.
As our Support Team may not be available during non-working days and weekends, please place your order wisely as support cannot be guaranteed for such requests.
Should you really need to cancel or/and modify your order after purchase, please contact us via our support email (support@Linsoul.com) or website chat. We will help you with the changes if that could be done.
30-Day Return Policy
Where should I send the product for the return process?
To initiate the return shipment, kindly send an email to support@Linsoul.com within 30 days upon receiving the sealed product(s). The RMA form and details will be provided to you via email.
When must the product be returned after receiving the RMA form and details?
After receiving the return instructions from us via email, kindly arrange the return shipment of the parcel within 5 working days, and update us with the tracking link via email again. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation of the return process.
When will I receive my refund after returning the product?
In most cases, after receiving and inspecting the returned product, your refund will be processed within 5 business days. Refunds may incur a currency exchange loss or transaction fee, depending on your source of payment (e.g. Bank or PayPal). Linsoul will not be responsible for such fees.