Yes I also think compensation error is a possibility here. But the raw is in light gray on the first graph and the impedance vs frequency suggests an intense high frequencies boost as well. If it really souds like this it's unlistanable: what do people who actually heard them think of it? For the moment I'would stick with the compensation error hypothesis even though this blog is usually very reliable.
Anyone have a take on these or a cable recommendation?
Really new to this stuff, but knowing how well the apple earbuds have done for me I feel like this would be a solid base assuming the specs are right. They list the brand as Leagginal but I can't find too much about them.
Saw these as well, planning on going with them unless there is something I am missing that stands out to you guys
opened up the tp16 just now. Haven't given them a listen quite yet but I'm already impressed with the value you get at $13. Cable has low memory retention. A welcome nod to quality compared to the cable on the Monk Lite 120ohm. That cable retain all the kinks from packaging for a long time. It will take a while to straighten out. Annoying. I also love that Toneking provides 12 foams, nice touch.
After owning and listening to both the X6 and RW-9 for over 6 months, I can say that I find the RW-9 more revealing and more extended with plenty of details on both ends. Don't get me wrong, the X6 are a lot of fun to listen to with plenty of bass to go around, but the RW-9 just takes details and overall soundstage to another level. Now, even though the bass is not as fast or louder than the X6, in my opinion is because the RW-9's sub-bass plays on a sweeter level with more convincing texture and rumble. Here in China, the RW-9 is doing very well with sales with plenty to go around, especially in taobao. So, it's odd to me that the RW-9's are fading away anytime soon. But, if it's fading overseas do to lack of demand, I suggest everyone here should really jump on a pair, before they become really hard to get.
This is my first earbud since using Apple earbuds roughly 8 or so years ago. I'm seriously impressed by the quality of sound that comes of this $12 bud. The treble was initially piercing and the bass a bit weak, through throwing on a set of full foams tamed the highs and boosted the lows for a relatively balanced sound. To my ear (vs HD650s and ER4XRs), it comes off as being slightly warm with a minor boost in the upper mids (which make female vocals pop). All things considered, I'm very impressed for the cost especially with how relatively tame the tuning is vs IEMs in a similar price bracket (KZ IEMs looking at you).
I am definitely looking forward to trying new buds. If anyone has any other suggestion for mid focused buds with decent bass, I'm all ears! I'm currently considering the: Penon Audio EA buds as well as the Smabat ST-10S gold.