Here is my mini-review of Penon IEM headphones (http://penonaudio.com/PENON-IEM).
I don't have to tell you about Penonaudio, most of the Head-fi visitors are well aware of their on-line store and ebay store (under bigbargainonline seller name). As a thank you to their customers, they are running a special deal on a pair of $100 IEMs where with a purchase of any other product in the store, members can get these headphones for a special price of $9.99.
It's truly an amazing deal to get a pair of headphones with a frequency response curve per below graph.
But as we all know, you gotta trust your ears than eyes, so here is my impressions after 30hrs of burn in.
First of all, they have a very solid build, alloy metal shell with a nice copper finish. Even a strain relief is an extension of the shell, and all metal. Cable is soft, tangle free, has a memory-free jacket, and as a matter of fact you can wear these either wire down or up. Also, I didn't hear any microphonics. Though, not exactly feather light, I still consider them to be light enough and the fitment was very comfortable. There is no chin slider, but it's still easy to manage it with behind the ear fitment to hold the wires down. The shell has two pinhole openings, at the nozzle (as I always find that one appropriate for a bass control) and at the end of the body (for soundstange and airness). Included accessories were S/M/L eartips and M/L double-flange tips. I saw someone post a picture with other set of eartips (white), so I'm not 100% sure if my set came with "standard" accessories selection.
In terms of sound, even after a burn in, I still find them v-shaped with enhanced low end. Overall sound is warm, detailed, more laid back. The bass extends pretty low with a nice sub-bass texture. Mid-bass has a nice slam, but I found the attack to be not as aggressive. The bass sounds a little more rounded. I also felt it spills a little bit into lower mids. Mids are detailed, clear, but feel recessed. It's not as obvious from FR graph, so perhaps overpowering bass enhances that effect. Treble has a very nice extension (definitely improved after burn in), and no hint of sibilance. This combination gives a very smooth, warm, laid back signature to a sound. Now, where these are absolute shine is in soundstage - is very wide and deep! I was definitely impressed with that.
As I have mentioned in the past, my sound preference is for a more balanced sound with brighter/leveled mids, but I still enjoyed the fun signature sound of these IEMs. I'm honestly not so sure about $99 price tag, but for $10 these represent an amazing value and perhaps will make a good addition to your collection or as a present to someone who enjoys extra bass in their sound!