InEar StageDiver SD-3, universal 3-Driver high end InEar headphone, ergonomic housing fits for...

InEar StageDiver SD-3

Average User Rating:
4.375/5,
  • InEar StageDiver SD-3, universal 3-Driver high end InEar headphone, ergonomic housing fits for almost every ear, nice and thomann powerful Sound, noise isolation about 26 dB, 3- Driver Sytem (2x Bass, 1x Mid/High), 20 - 18.000 Hz, 119 dB SPL, 40 Ohms, removeable filter, removeable, flexible and stable cable, length of cable 140 cm, colour earphone black, colour cable transparent, incl. Hardcase, 3 thomann cleaning towels and jack adapter

Recent User Reviews

  1. Krisman
    3.0/5,
    "For 'fun' listening only, not a serious HiFi earphone"
    Pros - Build quality, bass extension, fun factor
    Cons - Smeary mids, recessed vocals, U shaped response
    Will keep this review short but these are my impressions after a week of listening to a range of FLAC and a few HD files of every main genre of music:
     
    Sources used:
    FiiO X5
    Sony NW-ZX1
    Audiolab 8200DQ Dac/Amp
     
    Highs:
    Detailed but at this price point you can get a lot more 'detail' for your money. Highs are not very well seperated or is the soundstage very deep. The soundstage is very wide and not exaggerated. These are not fatiguing so that is good as I am particularly sensitive to treble.
     
    Mids:
    For earphones of this price I found the mids to be very poor. Completely lacking in detail when compared with something like the Westone 4R/Sony XBA-4 and Sennheiser IE800. The mids are very smeared and blend into each other in a very annoying way. They lack detail and some instruments are almost non-existent in the soundstage. Very unnatural sounding and some vocals sound 'nasally' which a thrum that just isn't there on other earphones/speakers.
     
    Bass:
    The savior of these earphones are the bass. Very well extended, lush and detailed. More like a full headphone experience. Great fun and adds to the enjoyment of most records. Not accurate in terms of the amount of bass present in the original recordings but if you are not bothered by that then these could be a great ear phone for bass lovers.
     
    Overall:
    Very disappointing given the price point and really do not stand out from the crowd. I cannot fault the build quality and cabling used but that does not make up for the gaping flaws in the audio performance. These are not accurate, soundstage is very wide but flat and the micro details that are available for a lot less money are simply not there. I can only recommend these for people who are looking for a 'fun' listen with an emphasis on bass presentation. I must also add that the sources did make a little difference to the presentation of the highs but not by a great deal.
  2. Virtu Fortuna
    5.0/5,
    "The Custom - Universal"
    Pros - Perfect isolation, great fit, outstanding build quality, warm non fatiguing sound, brilliant soundstage, strong bass, no sibilance
    Cons - A little uncomfortable in long sessions, carrying case is too big, can be very bassy and dark for some (not me), price
    These babys will give you everthing you need from an high and IEM. Very strong bass presence, realistic and detailed mids, and non fatiguing smooth, detailed treble. 
     
    I think they are the final step before the customs, and if you think about their isolation, maybe you don't need a custom IEM if you have these. These IEM's are one of the greatest solutions for those who don't want to be involved in a CIEM process, but want a great isolation and sound quality.
     
    I owned GR07, Westone 3, Westone 4R, Westone Um Pro 30 before these. And I can clearly say that those IEM's are cannot be compared to these monsters. Period.
     
    Maybe Shure SE846 can compete with these, which I didn't have a chance to listen. I'm just guessing. 
     
    Get these IEM's if you have the budget. You won't be disappointed. It deserves every dollar you pay for.
  3. Ultrazino
    4.5/5,
    "Personal Reference for Bass-Heavy IEMs"
    Pros - build quality, comfort, isolation, soundstage, resolution, cohesion, treble extension
    Cons - very warm tuning
    Full review here:
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/664229/review-inear-stagediver-series

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