Pros: Built Quality , Audio Quality , Bang For Buck , Extra Eartips , Stainless Steel , 3 year warranty .
Cons: mandatory burn in required
My last review was the IE800 + iFi iDSD Micro , which i really thought i wouldn't be writing another review of audio products as i sold both of them away due to my enlistment into the Singapore National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces , "Army" as some would call it .
Well , here i am again as i am allowed to bring these into camp !
Alright , after selling the insanely top notch bundle , i decided to settle for something a little affordable which covers my 2 years in this journey here , where i require them to be durable too . Then i stumble upon them , the MA750i , which meets most of my needs , High quality built , excellent audio quality for the price , 2 sets of ear-tips per size in case you lose yours . a luxurious leather pouch . There is nothing much i could ask for considering the price range .
Similiarly , the reason behind my decision is also the fact that i am a sucker for dynamic drivers , balanced armature just does not sound right to me , regardless how well they are tuned , no way sound resonates as beautifully and naturally as a dynamic driver .
Its sound, is tuned for fun and clarity
great bass quality , lush mids , pleasant high-mids which may be slightly recessed (not an issue, but a character) , treble is acceptable , not harsh nor lacking . overall it sounds well bodied with character and energy , enough for you to justify the price you paid and more .
The sound signature should appeal to masses.
Energetic, Powerful, Solid, Lush, Warm, Intimate.
The soundstage is wide for a IEM of the price , definitely not as comparable as my IE800 , but at the fraction of the price , it is a very strong contender considering it's price . Instrumental segregation is rather good too.
if you are looking for an IEM around this price range , do seriously consider these .
An important thing to note would be that they require a fair bit of burn in before they are ready for evaluation , initial out of the box sounds like crap, honestly . Let it to play slightly louder than your usual listening volume for about a day , then get back to it , you'll be impressed . it gets even better with longer duration of use . Many reviewers have also mentioned about this mandatory initial burn in of the RHA required . Just do it .
Not a plastic in sight . One material i dislike most is plastic , having paid a premium for my things , i hate touching plastic . plastic is a cheap material and it makes your product look cheap , thank goodness none was found in the built of these , steel , rubber and silicone . You can coat the plastic with rubber and i will still be fine with it . hahaha !
Entire IEM have a quality weight to it , its rather dense , but i like my product alittle weighty too , similarly , light IEM makes it feel cheap . I am not particularly sure what is with all these premium materials RHA is using to divert it's competitors to RHA , but it works . Even the packaging is beautiful , when you flip over the black box , the presentation and array of eartips will stir your mind , they will be compelled to give in . trust me . it's like a man's jewellery .
In my opinion , the direct competitor the Shure SE215 , have got some planning to do , it's a very popular IEM , definately outsell the RHA MA750i , however at roughly the similar price , the Shure SE215 gives you a plastic housing , smaller dynamic driver , connection issues due to wear in the MMCX pin , 1 year warranty , a drawstring soft pouch , a limited number of ear tips , slightly poorer in clarity in mids and treble . Bass quality would be up to your preference , as i could not remember it , but it should be rather close .
To conclude my review of the MA750i , i would say , if you are deciding on getting an in ear in this price range , go down to your retailer , give it's box a flip , then ask for a demo of the unit , you may just fall in love with it the moment you hold it in your very hands . The sound will then blow you away with it's quality for that price .
5 star product , solely for all the bang for my hard earned dollar .