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Universal Fit item created by rudi, Aug 21, 2010
Pros - Very Confortable, Punchy, Good Basses
Cons - Little Recessed mid-high
My first online purchase and my first review. ( i follow the track of others)
Bought from manufacturer website, delivered in two days. No taxes. Used for almost a day.
Normal carton box with nice graphics, was placed inside a protective envelope, and everything in a UPS standard shipping envelop. Arrived just perfect. Headphone comes with a black flannel traveling pouch.
No problem with manufacturing quality for me, it's a nice blue on black plastic ( ABS?) and look solid at least as most of the others. Nice the customized jack.
I found the two set of tips are a little different, the blue set is nicer but harder, the black one is made in softer silicon, using black tips the IEM fit better and even the highs comes on.
It's the right headphone for dynamic music, remember to me the Edition 9 ( just to give an idea, don't man is the same !) Great with drums high dynamic and basses , I like Hans Zimmer sound tracks ( Inception, Dark Knight ...) was really a great emotion!. With more relaxing music, vocals and classic it's still good with a prominence of basses.
After around 50 hours burn-in: - Muddy, fat yet shallow bass, recessed mids, non-existent highs. if the mids aren't this recessed it is actually quite smooth, and there/s no sibliance problem cos there's no highs. one should not underestimate the power of burn-in but if burn-in can turn this into something half-decent i'd be really pleasantly surprised. i'll do another review after maybe a few hundreds of hours if there's any such surprise.
Terrible build quality: there is glue mark ON BOTH SIDES and the right panel (the blue part) cannot sit in place, thus flapping outwards a bit. I can put a blind eye on the glue mark but the panel is really disturbing, it's like i'd lose it any second. The ear gels included are simply horrible: hard and refusing to fit in the ear canal - in fact I haven't seen any sleeves this bad in these few years when every iem manufacturer knows how to make (or from which source to get) quality sleeves.
Terrible package, with a printer-quality cardboard box, a so-so velvet-like pouch, and 2 pairs of hard, silicon-like sleeves of similar size but different color (what's the pt?). The earphones themselves look OK actually, but for the loose panel.
I have absolutely no complaints on Rudi's amps but this........no Rudi should go back to the design table and work on it from scrap again. I'm saying this while trying my best to put its striking resemblance to Sony's EX700 out of context.