Ritmix RH-155

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  1. PETEBULL
    5.0/5,
    "Musical excellence with usability issues"
    Pros - Wide frequency range; extended treble response; punchy bass; overall detail
    Cons - Build quality; terrible ergonomics
    Ritmix brand is famous in Russia for providing budget devices of varying quality. Strangely I found no mention of it on Head-Fi so decided to introduce.
     
    6mm radiator is placed not in the depth of heavy ceramic case but right in the metal tube behind the grill. Such placement provides less distortions - sound comes right onto eardrum without additional reflections. Unfortunately heavy case hangs on the tube's long leverage and makes it always intend to pop out. There is also difficulty in properly positioning them in ears because of no pressure ports and sensitivity of the membrane to pressure.
     
    Be very cautious replacing sleeves because tubes are glued to the cases and may come apart.
     
    Why 5 stars you wonder? Because of the sound. Ever heard flawless yet v-shaped sound with punch, range, extension, clarity, resolution and no sibilance? That's it. Most phones have decaying treble after 10KHz, here however it elevates which may be a bit offensive to some overly sensitive ears but i consider it to be on the edge of being tiring. Mids are recessed but not a bit blurry. Bass is punchy as hell and very much "whole". The best part is that you can enjoy every possible genre of music with these - a trait very few outstanding-sounding earphones can demonstrate.
     
    If you cant find them where you live, try Fischer Audio Gryphon. RH-155 are most probably a replica of them.
     
    Characteristics (subjective, 10 max):
    Resolution: .............................7,5
    Transparency: ........................7.7
    Frequency range: ...................9
     
    Balance (5 means equal):
    High relative to mid: ................7
    Low relative to mid: ................7
     
    Frequency accentuation brakedown:
    Bass is more: ........................middle
    Mids are more: ......................middle
    Highs are more: ......................high
     
    Qualitative characteristics:
    Bass tightness.......................7.8
    Highs smoothness..................5.5