In 2013, DUNU changed the premium hybrid in-ear game with the DN-1000. It was one of the very first non-kilobuck hybrid designs around to offer a clean, clear, and balanced sound profile, Its successor, the DN-2000 and 'J' variant were even more successful.
Today, the DK-2001 updates the DN series of hybrids to our over-ear wear style seen in our DK series. We also update the tech to 2020 standards, bringing to it a number of key improvements, with an increased driver count and a beryllium dynamic driver only being a couple of its notable enhancements.
Second Generation DK Ergonomics & Upgraded Shell MaterialsFirst and foremost, we made comfort a priority. The shells are designed for all-day wear and utilize second generation DK ergonomics, which debuted with our flagship DK-4001 and was carried over to the DK-3001 PRO. The tip stems are machined with a lip so that tips don't slide off easily, and the insertion angles have been optimized for a wide variety of ear shapes via a computerized database. The shells are also machined entirely from 316 stainless steel, it is more wear and corrosion resistant than the 303F stainless steel used in the DN-2000 series. The removable cable connectors are our own Catch-Hold® variety, which is our proprietary take on the MMCX connector that is compatible with all other MMCX cable interfaces out there.
Then, we switched up our style. In the past, DUNU has stuck with the tried and true black or polished chrome look. The DK-2001 will now be offered in three color anodize options: Topaz, Obsidian, and Turquoise*.
*Note: Turquoise will be not be offered at launch, but at a later date.
Acoustic DesignWith three custom-spec Knowles balanced armature drivers (1 for mid-highs, 2 for highs and super-highs), and a 13 mm dynamic driver for the lows, the DK-2001 follows a similar acoustic design structure to our flagship DK-4001, versatile DK-3001 PRO, and DK-3001.
The 13 millimeter dynamic driver is coated on both sides with Beryllium via an advanced process that allows us to retain proprietary control of the thickness and grain pattern of the PVD coating. Doing so allows us to tailor the low end driver to our tuning goals.
With perhaps more experience designing compact hybrid in-ears than just about every other manufacturer around, we were able to inject a little more color (both literally and figuratively) into the DK-2001 without sacrificing clarity and definition. The result is a highly satisfying sound signature with the fun turned up a notch or two for all manner of music --- especially electronic and pop.
Cable & AccessoriesWe at DUNU have long prided ourselves on providing users with a rich set of accessories for every product we release. The DK-2001 is no exception. The highlight is the included cable, which features our patented Quick-Switch modular plug cable system. Users will be able to switch between 3.5 mm single-ended, 2.5 mm balanced, 3.5 mm 'PRO' balanced, and 4.4 mm unbalanced/balanced connections with the simple pull of a highly secure circular latch. By default, the 3.5 mm single-ended plug is included with the DK-2001, and users will be able to purchase the other plugs from DUNU.
The cable material itself is no slouch, and is composed of individually-enameled strands of high-purity silver-plated OCC copper, so a Litz Type 1 cable is included as stock. It will also be sold separately as a standalone item called the DUW-02 in the very near future.
A bold-looking cerulean blue leather zip-up case and multiple pairs of ear tips round out the package, along with a few other items that do not need to be mentioned. Essentially, it's a list of just about everything you need to get started.
Accessories Included in the Box
- High-Purity Silver-Plated OCC Copper Litz (Type 1) Cable
- Modular 3.5 mm Single-Ended Plug
- Cerulean Blue Leather Zip-Up Carry Case
- DUNU DC-16 3.5-to-6.3 mm Adapter
- Cleaning Brush & Loop
- 'Balanced' Silicone Ear Tips (4 Pairs)
- 'Transparency' Silicone Ear Tips (3 Pairs)
- 'Vocal' Silicone Ear Tips (3 Pairs)
- Memory Foam Tips (1 Pair)
- Cable: High-Purity Silver-Plated OCC Copper (Litz Type 1)
- Cable Length: 1.2 mm
- Connector: Catch-Hold MMCX Connector
- Dynamic Driver: 13 mm Beryllium-coated dynamic driver
- BA Drivers: Three Custom-Spec Knowles BA Drivers (1 mid-high, 2 ultra-high)
- Impedance: 13Ω
- Sensitivity: 109±2 dB at 1 kHz
- Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.5% at 1 kHz
- Net Weight: 14g