The same Empire Ears units you know and love, but with insignificant - often imperceptible to the naked eye - cosmetic imperfections. We have extremely high standards for ourselves and our product, inspecting everything under microscopes, and these are just the units that made it to the final stage of quality control before something was discovered, micro-bubbles in the lacquer for example.
Sonically, these units are pristine, having aced all of our audio quality checks. They also come with the full suite of support that Empire offers. Same sound, same warranty - you've got nothing to lose.