The mail man came today,.
Happy with the packaging, white looks much better than the cardboard colour I found in Wooduo 2's packaging earlier in the year. sits nicer to the eye and looks rather appealing, even the cord winder fish and cable clip this time round is colour coded down to the clear silicon tips, it's obvious some thought has been placed in the accessories, makes the kit look rather complete.
The "New HI Of Music" I like it, appealing catch phrase.
The complete contents below. As mentioned the colour codding looks nice, to complete this however a white carry case would of set the packaging right off for my preference, but none the less a little difference to the mix is probably a good thing. They're decent carry cases too, plenty of room inside and of course the white cord winder officially labeled with the Hisound Audio logo.
Housings are pretty trendy design, nice and light in the hand seems to be build well, no obvious marks or glue spots. Markings for left and right can easily be seen, I guess with the mic on one side above the Y spilt that right side will be easy to remember, they're rather comfortable to wear and sit nicely in my ear. I did however have to use another tip because my canals have stretched from months of IEM usage. Becoming a bit of a problem actually, but that story for another time.
One thing that really impresses me is the jack, Really like this! Looks sturdy and resembles that of Vmoda, probably one of the nicer looking jacks I've seen on recent IEMs. It seems to be running on both the Rocco BA and Colorfly C3 without any problems despite the 4 pole. Yet to try DX50, I'll get around to that. The cable is also rather soft and flexible. nice to the touch.
And finally a very interesting nozzle opening which caught my eye, there's some splodges of paint on both sides which kind of put the build off a little but for this price considering the rest of the package I can over look this, as it's not going to be seen once a tip is on. More interesting is the cone shaped nozzle that vents outwards, I've seen this before and thought it's a great idea.
How do they sound?
Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/7/13 at 6:05pm
While typing this up I've been listening to BA-100 with my little Colorfly C3 playing some Andrea Bocelli, they're rather pleasing to the ear, decent amount of detail for this kind of money, I can detect a hint of warmth in the mid-range helping against fatigue and the bass is pleasant, they're rather neutral to my ear, maybe a slight emphasis on the mid range and slightly rolled off treble, the bass however is not like other Hisound IEM's I've heard for example Wooduo which was rather bass heavy, these are much more relaxed in the low end and pelasing to hear this time round.
I'll report in after a few days with a further impression, but so far I'm pretty happy with the sound, especially if they're only $50?, when you take that into consideration then wow, not bad at all. Especially for a balanced armature based at this price is peanuts to pay.
Edit: Works on IBasso DX50 no problems here.