StereoPravda “SPearphone”-series In-The-Ear Monitors’ User Instructions.

Dear audiophiles!

We are sincerely grateful for your choice of using a product from our StereoPravda’s family of SPearphones!

These are the products for true audiophiles built by true audiophiles.

With these products we are passionately trying to carry the torch of Golden Era High End Audio’s old values and pass thi to a new generation of music lovers.

To those, who inhabit a new technological platform – the platform of Portable High End Audio. 

These are unique earphones crafted individually by hand in Moscow, Russia.
We use only the best components for our products, such as balanced-armature drivers made by an American manufacture Knowles, cables crafted in Japan, and audiophile-grade resistors by a French company Vishay.

Each pair of our Iis (In-The-Ear-Monitors) undergoes an extended audition to make sure that it is 100% perfect.

The “Black Cat”-series cable for the StereoPravda SPearphone SB-6 and SB-7/7A models is crafted (almost) by hand in his own workshop in Japan by our close friend cable “guru” Chris Sommovigo (of Stereovox and Stereolab fame).

The cable for the StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5 is a generic cable, but which we picked up, after extended auditions of numerous candidates, as the best “bang for a buck” performer.

The mini-jack connector used for the SB-6 and the SB-7/7A is the best one we have ever auditioned.

The mini-jack connector for the SB-5 is the one supplied with the generic cable.

Here are some basic hints about inserting and wearing our StereoPravda SPearphones family of our Iis.

For INSERTING please, see the pictures attached:

1. Put the connecting cable behind your neck with its split closer to the right ear.

For mobile convenience, fasten it with the clip to your collar position(the clip positioning can be changed along the cable’s length to adjust each channel’s corresponding lengths).

As this AUDIOPHILE cable is relatively fragile, we would recommend you to “think twice” before making any adjustments, as the coils of the wire would not completely return to the straight shape after twisting.

Wrap the cables around your ear (like in the attached picture).

With the connecting wire pointing upwards and slightly in front of you (see the attached picture), slowly insert an Ii as deep as possible(it’s supposed to stop at some depth, close to the ear canal’s  “Second Bend” (by the way, that’s why the “SB-“ moniker), depending on the size of your ear channel). 

Alternatively, a sharp pain should stop you.

Relative mild discomfort is a normal feeling while this first undertaking.


3. When stopped, slightly twist the earphone around, pushing slightly in and out in the ear channel UNTIL YOU FEEL that your ears are not only isolated,  but that THE EAR CHANNEL ACOUSTIC ISOLATION IS THE SAME FOR BOTH OF YOUR EARS.

That is when you pronounce “m-m-m-” or “ah-ah-ah-” sounds it’s indicated by THE SAME response in both of your sealed ears (both in tone and in the loudness).

Hopefully, you'll reach the ear channel isolation with no pain or inconvenience.

The isolation is the key to good sound. Without it the excellent sound is impossible with our designs. So, spend some time making sure you’re obtaining the ear channel isolation, and don’t even try to evaluate the sonic qualities of our products without reaching it.

We are quick to admit that our products are not for everyone; their appeal is limited by the variance in human ear channel anatomy.

So, please, cross your fingers that you’ll pass the admission test!

Otherwise, if your ear channels are too small or quirky-shaped ones, and the use of our products is prohibited by an intolerantly high level of discomfort, we’re very sorry, and are honestly wishing you all the best in your future sonic endeavors!

You can return our product for a, practically speaking, full refund (please, see our return policy on our website).

RE-WRAP THE CONNECTING CABLE AROUND YOUR EAR (like in the attached picture).

This is important, as the cable, while moving, can constantly twist the Ii out of its correct positioning, leading to the “leakage of isolation”.

5. If necessary, slightly RE-POSITION the Ii within your ear channel (please, see point 3. above).

So, while moving your head, the ear channel is CONSTANTLY isolated.

Please, make sure that the connecting cable is wrapped around your ear and SLIGHTLY TIGHTENED around it to make sure it’ll stay in its place!

The physical design of our SPearphone line is optimized for a CONSTANT (despite on the head movient) level of such isolation.

6. You're done. 

7. We recommend to SLIGHTLY change the moving collar clip/R/L cables’ splitting point’s position on the cable after each use.

This procedure would prevent the breakage of the small cable conductors inside at this point of juncture.

We are fully aware that the insertion and wearing procedures described above can INITIALLY to sei cumbersome.

But with repeated use they become automatic, and, in our humble opinion, and, at the very least, in our own cases, we would reach proper positioning and proper ear channel isolation, time after time, with much more ease, much more reliably, and much more "predictability", than it usually happens in a case of a “universal” tips Iis.

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The thing about SPearphones is that the more you use thi, the better they sound.

Not only due to the infamous audiophile “burn-in” effect, but also due to the ear channel’s cartilage tissue properties: it would ever slightly change its shape over constant use of our Iis resulting in A BETTER FIT AND A BETTER EAR CHANNEL SEAL.

Better ear channel isolation would result in better sonics, while providing a better sense of comfort. Also, constant use of our Iis would, eventually, stop the “ring” in your brain which registers that a foreign object is inserted in your body orifice. After a while, this negative “intrusion” would be transferred into developing, psycho-acoustically, a new and positive listening habit.

So, please, be patient with us, and try to stay on the course for, at least, a few weeks.  If you’re a lucky one, that is your ear channels would, eventually, favorably accept our Iis, the sonic rewards will be more than worth the effort.
Even if, initially, you’d get a feeling of some physical discomfort!

We admit this initial discomfort, and are quick to note that it is in the name of a non-compromised approach to the sound of our products. We’re only hoping that this passion for the sonic perfection is mutual with our potential customers.
And we would not even try, like the most Consumer Electronics companies, to state the anatomically “universal” appeal of our products.

Speaking of which, as we think, in the 99.9% of Iis-with-“universal”-tips’” cases suchlike products don’t deliver on this promise, so, being 100%-honest in what we’re doing, we don’t believe that there exist “universal” Iis whose “one size” “fits all”.

And we don’t want to be the ones who propagate this false idea.

To conclude these instructions and important comments, we’d like to offer you to let us know if you’ve got any further questions regarding our ear monitors or their accompanying electronics (like, for instance, our DACCA unit).

You can get in touch with us via feedback section on our website:

or, alternatively, by phone:


On the website you can also find a lot of news about our products and some constantly updated relevant information (its scope is broader than only our products’ info).

Happy Listening!

Sincerely yours: Misha Kucherenko