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<b>DUNU DK4001 Chi 4BA+1 Dynamic Driver Hybrid MMCX HiFi Aduiophile In-ear Earphone</b><br /> <br /> <b>Description</b><br /> <br /> <b>Patented self-locking quick replaceable plug</b><br /> <br /> Dk-4001 headphone wire rod is designed with...

DUNU-TOPSOUND DK-4001

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  • DUNU DK4001 Chi 4BA+1 Dynamic Driver Hybrid MMCX HiFi Aduiophile In-ear Earphone

    Description

    Patented self-locking quick replaceable plug

    Dk-4001 headphone wire rod is designed with self-locking quick replaceable plug, which has both high appearance level and reliability. Four plugs (3.5mm single end /2.5mm balanced /4.4mm balanced / 3.5pro balanced) comprehensive consideration of the mainstream Walkman balance standard, convenient for players to adapt to a variety of players.

    Structure

    BA and Dynamic driver Hybrid system, precise low-frequency control technology, with sophisticated parts, brings you uncompromising sound level.

    Accurate and exquisite full frequency performance

    Hybrid system, high performance of 13mm beryllium diaphragm dynamic, with 4 high frequency/ ultra-high frequency balanced armature drivers.

    Beryllium diaphragm dynamic driver

    The newly developed beryllium diaphragm dynamic driver, with a diameter of 13mm, brings accurate low-frequency reduction and rich medium-frequency details, allowing players to experience unprecedented extremely low-frequency response and strong acoustic performance.

    Knowles balanced armature driver

    Four Knowles currently high-end high-frequency and ultra-high frequency balanced armature drivers achieved accurate high-frequency and ultra-high frequency reduction, greatly improve the density of audio and ultra-high frequency, and show natural and exquisite sound.

    Zirconium alloy liquid metal

    The precision machined of liquid zirconium alloy cavity can greatly reduce the weight of the cavity, but at the same time, the strength of the cavity reaches three times of stainless steel to effectively suppress harmonic resonance, and the acoustic performance is outstanding.

    Air charging loop system -A.C.I.S

    The unique A.C.I.S in the back cavity, together with excellent performance 13mm beryllium diaphragm dynamic driver, makes the low-frequency diving and sense feeling more excellent. Creating infinite possibilities in a limited space has always been the pursuit of Dunu engineers.

    Patented MMCX expansion pin

    Standard MMCX interface, as well as maintain a wide range of compatibility and improve reliability, greatly improve the service life.

    Single crystal copper and pure silver mixed braided cable

    Dk-4001 is equipped with high-purity Furukawa Single crystal copper and pure silver braided cable, which can reduce transmission loss and ensure sound quality. The wire is wrapped with a single crystal copper shielding layer to isolate external electromagnetic interference, makes the sound background cleaner, escorts music signal transmission.

    Comfortable wearing experience

    Application lightweight materials, with ergonomically-designed shape, comfortable to wear, wear for a long time is not tired, suitable for listening for a long time.

    Hand-made leather case

    Selected the goatskin, it is soft leather, handmade, exquisite and unique, reasonable volume, convenient storage.

    Customize the SpinFit earbuds

    Dk-4001 comes with customized SpinFit eartips, optimized for multi-driver earphone design, comfortable to wear, soft sound.

    Practical and abundant accessories

    Dk-4001 packaging is equipped with a variety of practical and rich accessories, leather case, custom eartips, nameplate, Aircraft plug, cleaning tools, everything, to meet the needs of the user.

    Specification

    Model: DK4001

    Driver: beryllium diaphragm dynamic driver and 4 Knowles balanced armature

    Impedance: 32 Ω

    The dB value: 112 dB @ 1 KHZ

    Frequency response: 5Hz-40k Hz

    THD: < 0.3% @ 1 KHZ

    Connector: MMCX expansion pin

    Cable: single crystal copper& pure silver mixed

    Cable length: about 1.2m

    Net weight: about 12g

Recent Reviews

  1. Watermelon Boi
    Dunu DK-4001 Review: Perfect fusion
    Written by Watermelon Boi
    Published Apr 17, 2019
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Excellent accessories and packaging
    -Engaging and rich sound signature
    -Switchable connectors
    -Comfortable fitting
    Cons - May sound bright for some
    -Eartip / cable dependent sound
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    Dunu DK-4001 Chi: Perfect Fusion

    A reputable IEM brand, Dunu finally came up with the long-awaited product - the DK-4001. It's been delayed a lot more than we expected and there are good reasons behind it. We'll be going through about these stories as we progress with the review. DK-4001 is Dunu's current flagship model retailed for $899.





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    Packaging

    The packaging has gone through some changes too, now coming with a high-class packaging and presentation. As you open the box, the first layer is covered with a protective sheet, containing the earphone, stock cable, and 2.5mm / 3.5mm balance / 4.4mm jacks.





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    The second layer contains a leather case, aircraft plug, 6.35 plug, cleaning brush, 4 pairs of Spinfit tips, 3 pairs of silicone tips, 1 pair of Comply foam tip, and a leather case, and two paper works that describes the specs and tech behind the product, each written in English and Japanese.





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    Earpieces - Design

    The earpiece shape of DK-4001 has a similar form factor as the DK-3001, though a whole lot more ergonomic. The nozzle length and angle have been adjusted, providing a more secure fit. The inner part of the shell has been modified, now having a smooth and simpler round shape which sits comfortably in the ears without a problem.

    It has been an ongoing topic throughout the communities that DK-3001 were uncomfortable and saw many who had to give up using them for its problematic fit. While I personally haven't found the fit to be an issue from it, without a doubt DK-4001 provides a better fit as well as a deeper insertion. The housings are made of zirconium liquid metal alloy, just as the Falcon-C does. The MMCX connectors also seem to be replaced with new generation sockets, providing a stronger yet durable connection.





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    Earpieces - Drivers

    DK-4001 features 4 BA drivers and a single 13mm beryllium dynamic driver, both sides coated with PVD. I've found it interesting that these, having 4BA+1DD configuration, are set to be only 2-way. Turns out the dynamic driver covers from ultra lows to upper mids, while all four BA drivers are tuned to work as super tweeters for high frequencies. It's pretty much a dynamic driver powered IEM, augmented with multiple BA drivers.

    For a little more elaboration, dynamic drivers make sound by vibrating the diaphragm. Though this easily results in an issue where the middle and the edge of the diaphragm start to show differences in frequency production. Manufacturers overcome this issue with various solutions (Hifiman's Topology diaphragm, AZLA's Infinity ARD, Campfire Audio's ADLC diaphragm, etc..) and Dunu decided to solve this by substituting in with BA drivers instead.

    Dunu also applied a spiral-shaped vent path in the inner part of the faceplate which could achieve deeper bass response low as 80Hz. Enough with the talks behind the product, let's now talk about the actual stuff.





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    Cable

    The cables got more serious too. It's stranded with 7N copper and pure silver wires with a modular plug system, Quick Switching Connector. Dita was first to apply such feature with the Awesome Plug, though convenience is the difference.





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    Dunu's Quick Switching Connector

    Dita's Awesome Plug required screwing in and out for replacing connectors, however with this one you simply pull it out for detaching and push it in for installing. It's significantly faster and it doesn't detach on its own either. I also like that they've included a variety of jacks, including the 4.4mm and 3.5mm balanced terminations.





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    Sound impression - Lows

    Strike and decay are fast and leaves only a minimum amount of reverbs, just enough to maintain the natural representation of the bass. Though this happens along with the ultra-lows being clearly visible, making the overall bass very dark in color without bloating the quantity. The bass feels like it has been matured from a distance until arriving at the ears, presenting a natural sound flow. DK-4001 proves it well how to create heart-rumbling bass without excessive quantity. I'm sure it would be hard to find such clean ultra lows without boosting the quantity.





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    Sound impression - Mids

    The bass extension was amazing, but the real amazing part happens from the mids - it retains much of the characteristics from the dynamic driver while bits of BA characteristics "submerged" into it. It's a new type of characteristics and presentation, so it's quite hard for me to exactly elaborate the feeling.

    This perfectly fused hybrid system even left me confused for the first several minutes auditioning to DK-4001. There's barely any gap or sense of difference found between DD and BA drivers. AZLA-01R also done a great job fusing BA & DD by incorporating Dynamic Motion's 'Bull's Eye Driver', but DK-4001 goes even further with the driver numbers, as well as achieving superior excellence, maturity, and performance. Definitely a new experience.

    Characteristics, textures, and tonality of mids are mostly dominated by the dynamic driver. There is a glimpse of BA-ish texture and feel from the upper mids but doesn't fall much apart from DK-4001's mainstream tone - in fact, this is the usual Dunu coloring that they slightly add to their most IEMs. Sounds crunchy and resolving, but doesn't fall behind in tonality that much. Mids are slightly placed forward and feel energetic. Compared to DK-3001, it has a wider sound flow and shows significant improvement in resolution. Sibilance is fairly well controlled.

    It occasionally makes a slight hiss on the upper mids but doesn't get too sharp or spiky. While it isn't too harsh, this still means that users who are into fatigue-free sound are out of luck. This is something that adds a resolving characteristic to the mids and shouldn't be an issue if you're relatively used to bright sounding IEMs (similar or slightly lesser than DK-3001). Vocals have neutral thickness but tilt a bit to the thicker side.





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    Sound impression - Highs, etc.

    Trebles go for similar characteristics as the mids - shiny, bright, and resolving. Though the reverbs from the treble have been controlled with faster decays, so it doesn't get much hot or irritating. Plus, the soft texture from the lows and the dark background neutralizes the bright, shiny upper frequencies. Trebles have more airiness and approach closer to the ears. Soundstage and imaging definitely head for the flagship level, leaving no doubts with its superiority compared to the DK-3001. Not only the wideness and the 3D presentation has been improved, but also the depth.





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    Eartips / Cable matching

    Dunu spent lots of attention on their cable and eartip selections. The included Spinfit eartips are specially optimized for DK-4001 in terms of both comfort and sound. These eartips have wider bores and slightly shorter stems, less interfering the original staging and bringing the mids a lot closer than ordinary silicone eartips. I usually prefer JVC Spiral Dots as my eartip selection and also did with my DK-3001, though these customized Spinfits provided the best matching among all. Cables are also well matched with these earphones, not lacking in performance compared to other quality custom cables. Copper cables seem to show the best combo and I'm sure Dunu's Hulk cable will work fantastically with these.





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    Verdicts

    DK-4001 is a precisely constructed IEM upgraded from DK-3001 in all aspect. It's interesting to see Dunu applying all kinds of unique structural tuning to create this IEM, but of course, it was to aim for the best and I could also agree to that. It's evident on the product that they've done their best to create a seamless product, starting from the sound to minor details like switchable plugs and customized spinfit eartips. DK-4001 would fit well for those who are looking for a rich w-shaped sound with shiny upper frequencies and would, of course, be a perfect choice for prior DK-3001 or Falcon-C users. Well done, Dunu!



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    Dunu DK-4001 has been purchased by myself.
    I am not affiliated with Dunu and none of my words were modded or asked to be changed.
    1. DUNU-Topsound
      Thank you for sharing your awesome review of our DK4001!
      DUNU-Topsound, May 9, 2019
      Watermelon Boi likes this.

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