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Tralucent Audio Ref 1

Realistic Richness of Sound

Kiats

Pros: Deep quality bass; deep and wide soundstage; great timbre on the mids; controlled trebles; great speed; musical signature

Cons: Needs 200+ hours burn in; ruthless in revealing weaknesses in the music or source

Prior to owning the Ref 1, Tralucent Audio was primarily known to me for it Uber cable as well as its silver/gold cable. I own both cables terminated for Fitear customs.   I have had the Ref 1 for more than a month now. I opted for the Ref 1 to come with the Uber cable. The Ref 1 does in fact get better beyond 200 hours of use. There is no doubt that even before it is burnt in, the Ref...
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Solid performer for its price range - better than most others in the category
Solid performer for its price range - better than most others in the category

FiiO X1 Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

Pros: Solid build; Excellent sound; Fun sound with a slightly bass emphasis;

Cons: UI needs some work; Battery performance could be a little better

Solid for the price
Solid for the price

Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 MK301

Pros: Good bass quantity, decent quality, consumer-friendly sound sig

Cons: Very sharp edges, not great isolation

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