Audeze iSine 10

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The iSINE 10 sounds and looks like no others, an innovative design without a care for the same old status quo of balanced armature or dynamic driver designs. The Fluxor Magnets and large 30mm planar magnetic diaphragms deliver precise control and fast response times without distortion so music always sounds alive. Add the included Lightning cable with DSP and there’s no other in-ear headphone that even comes close to its performance.

Miniaturizing Planar drivers is no small feat. The new iSINE Series barely weighs 20 grams, contains all our exclusive patented technology including power enhancing Fluxor Magnets that nearly double the magnetic driving force on our large, ultra-thin diaphragms with patented Uniforce voice-coil technology that delivers the most accurate in-ear headphones experience ever. The distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% overall even at high volumes, an amazing achievement for in-ear headphone designs.

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Pros: Fantastic soundstage for an IEM
Very, very clean sound.
Cons: It made me wonder how higher grade planar magnetic headphones sound like...
The Cipher cable seems to lose a bit of dynamic range.
Just a short review.

First thing, the comfort was actually better than I thought.
I used a Sony XBA-A3 for two years and it was always a pain in the ass putting those on. The iSine at first seems equally hard to get along with, but after several practices, I found out that it was actually easier to wear on, and once it's there, it stays there.

Sound wise, it's true about everything about them.
1. Soundstage: They have the largest soundstage I've ever heard on IEMs this price. In fact, I would rank them close to HD650. Just a tad behind HD700.
2. Clarity: I really think that objectively having an astonishingly low THD really translates to subjective listening experience. These sound really, really clear. The transients, the vocals, the drums, snares sound so vivid and transparent. I would say that coming from these little things to full-sized headphones like HD650/HD700 you'd feel like the sound is rather veiled. Dynamic headphones just don't have that kind of cleanness when music gets complicated. I would rank my iSine 10 better sounding overall than my HD700 & D5000. Even the HD800S being not amped properly (by a Schiit Asgard) can lose to these little things in clarity and cleanness...

Other impressions worth mentioning:
1. The iSine 20 has a bit better bass & imaging, yet it only feels like a $99 difference. The iSine 10 & 20 are really close in performance. I think that even if you go the extra mile, iSine 20 is still not "end-game-perfect" so why bother. For portable use, I think iSine 10 would be sufficient.
2. I don't like the sound of the Cipher cable. It seems to me that there's some kind of DSP inside which messes up the dynamic range. (Maybe some kind of smart DRC algorithms) I actually prefer using 3.5mm straight from my iPhone 6S, sounds amazing enough. Feed them with a Mojo and you'll have a listening experience that's desktop level.

For the price, the iSine 10 is really unbelievable.


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