I'm the first one to post my impressions about this new product from Hisoundaudio called the Rocoo BA which is the exclusive hifi grade player specially designed for the high sensitive earphones.
I hope this thread will be a grouping of all rewievs and impressions so all of you that want to contribute, I think it would be nice to put them all in this thread.
My mother tongue isn't English so forgive me for my mistakes or my lack of clarity, I'll do my best to answer to your questions.
THE HISOUNDAUDIO ROCOO BA
After the Rocoo D and P, here’s the Rocoo BA which big difference consist by an adaptation in the amplification segment to allow the player to drive easily the multi armature drivers IEM’s.
The brand politics is to answer to a large number of users and to propose products that aim clients who really care about good sound in a minimal package.
I don’t want to take a subject that I don’t really know but the internal concept of Hisoundaudio players is to show that even « simple » components can give a lot of surprise by optimising the sinergy with the rest of the parts that compose the inside’s product.
Design + UI
Concerning the design and the UI, those who doesn’t know the Rocoo should go to my Rocoo P review or even at the Studio V reviews because a lot of aspects are quite the same. Something that I should say is that this Rocco BA is bug free after 2 weeks of intense use.
There’s a little difference in the front pannel, some « Rewind/Forward/+/- » simbols have been putted next to the buttons. Another good remark that I also want to make is that the front plastic pannel is thicker which give a more solid impression to this beautiful player.
My Impressions are given by using my Westone 4 and my Earsonics EM6 which are well balanced/neutral IEM’s.
The first thing that I want to say is that the Rocoo BA is hiss free with my two IEM’s. Some wil say that they aren’t the most sensitive IEm’s but I really think that people should’nt worry about that, I think that it won’t be any problem.
And I want also say that the little parasit noise (Bzzz….bzzz) that we sometimes listen with the older Hisoundaudio players when changing the tracks is completely gone. It’s really pleasant to listen to the silence when a song is asking it and to be able to listen to the player with vey low volume.
With his 50mw, the Rocoo BA is a player that has a surprising sense of dynamism and fluidity. What is also incredible whit this player is how detailled and airy it plays music. I really have the feeling that a lot of air is present between each instruments which give a lot of lightness, realism and depth to the presentation with a very big soundstage.
The Rocoo BA has a very detailled, textured, crisp sound but remains very fluid and natural. Because of this airy feeling of the sound, the sondstage is very huge, the feeling of depth with my W4 is incredibly big, the sound is envelopping by forming a kind of sphere in front of the listener.
Here’s my impressions about the tonality. The hole sound signature is very well balanced with a little bit more energy in the treble region than the Rocoo P and perhaps also the Studio V which explain the airy sensation of the sound.
The treble are very precise, micro-detailled, crisp, naturals and sparkly, never sibilant.
The amount of medium are exactly in the right place, also very detailled with the male and the female voices, the timbres are beautiful and realistics and gives a sense of intimacy with the singers.
The bass are very deep and also airy, precise, well controlled, never overpowered. Their overall presence is « lighter » than the Rocoo P but to my point of view, they are more natural. The rumble is incredibly present and also natural, the amount is very well balanced with the rest of the spectrum.
The Rocoo BA is very versatile, his qualities allow to match with all styles of music with a lot of ease. It can play very energic musik like Rock, Electronica, Rap but also with acustic music like Jazz, classic…
M. Jack-Fu from Hisoundaudio clairly told me that his big brother « Studio V » was better but sincerly, it’s difficult for me to make a real difference between the two speaking only about SQ. This Rocoo BA reduce the gab between the Rocoo and the Studio line with a big technical upgrade by erasing the « hiss » issue.
Hisoundaudio reached the goal by creating a player that is able to match with very sensitive multi drivers IEM’s tht have a low impedance. The bet was to deliver a dynamic, precise, crisp, airy sound by avoiding the overpower which often creates hiss and The Rocoo BA di dit. Lot of users will ask how this player perform with full-size headphone but not using this tipe of product, I can’t answer to this. Soon I’ll be able to try it with the Focal Spirit One and I will be able to give some more impressions.
Price: 249 USD
Edited by sly_in_the_sky - 5/23/12 at 11:54pm