Introducing Penon new TOTL flagship In-ear Monitor LEGEND and Storm
Aug 27, 2021 at 5:24 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 18

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Penon LEGEND

13BA TOTL Flagship HiFi Audiophile In-ear Monitor with Tuning Switches

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https://penonaudio.com/penon-legend.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-legend/

3 tuning switches , 4-way crossover , 4 catheter

4 Sonion bass frequency open hole balanced armature

4 Sonion intermediate frequency balanced armature

4 Sonion high frequency balanced armature

1 Knowles ultra-high frequency balanced armature

PenonLEGEND Iem.jpg


Tuning Switches Instructions

Switch 1: high frequency control (Turn“ON” to enhanced high frequency)

Switch 2: atmosphere control (Turn “ON” to enhanced atmosphere)

Switch 3: low frequency control (Turn “ON” to enhanced low frequency)

Tuning Mode Instructions

100: high frequency enhanced mode

023: low frequency enhanced mode

123: full-frequency balanced mode

000: vocal mode

003: balance mode

020: Atmosphere enhanced mode

120: transparent atmosphere enhanced mode

103: transparent balance enhanced mode

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Specification

Model : LEGEND

Driver :13 Balanced Armature

Impedance: 19 ohm

Frequency response range: 20-20kHz

Sensitivity: 112dB

Cable: 4 shares high-purity pure silver

Connector:2pin 0.78mm

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PENON Storm

TOTL Flagship IEM Cable Gold & Silver & Copper & Palladium Mixed HiFi Audiophile Earphone Upgrade Cable

Penon Strom iem cable.jpg


https://penonaudio.com/penon-storm.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-storm/

Specification

Gold, silver, copper, palladium mixed

Type-6 Litz configuration

4 shares, 199 cores per share

Gold-plated copper plug

Gold-plated copper + carbon fiber plug accessories

Length: 1.2m

Penon Strom iemass.jpg


Penon Strom iem-ass.jpg
 

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Aug 27, 2021 at 3:43 PM Post #2 of 18

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Penon LEGEND

13BA TOTL Flagship HiFi Audiophile In-ear Monitor with Tuning Switches

Legend.jpg

https://penonaudio.com/penon-legend.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-legend/

3 tuning switches , 4-way crossover , 4 catheter

4 Sonion bass frequency open hole balanced armature

4 Sonion intermediate frequency balanced armature

4 Sonion high frequency balanced armature

1 Knowles ultra-high frequency balanced armature

PenonLEGEND Iem.jpg

Tuning Switches Instructions

Switch 1: high frequency control (Turn“ON” to enhanced high frequency)

Switch 2: atmosphere control (Turn “ON” to enhanced atmosphere)

Switch 3: low frequency control (Turn “ON” to enhanced low frequency)

Tuning Mode Instructions

100: high frequency enhanced mode

023: low frequency enhanced mode

123: full-frequency balanced mode

000: vocal mode

003: balance mode

020: Atmosphere enhanced mode

120: transparent atmosphere enhanced mode

103: transparent balance enhanced mode

Penon LEGEND+cable.jpg

Specification

Model : LEGEND

Driver :13 Balanced Armature

Impedance: 19 ohm

Frequency response range: 20-20kHz

Sensitivity: 112dB

Cable: 4 shares high-purity pure silver

Connector:2pin 0.78mm

*****************************************************************************************************
*****************************************************************************************************​

PENON Storm

TOTL Flagship IEM Cable Gold & Silver & Copper & Palladium Mixed HiFi Audiophile Earphone Upgrade Cable

Penon Strom iem cable.jpg

https://penonaudio.com/penon-storm.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-storm/

Specification

Gold, silver, copper, palladium mixed

Type-6 Litz configuration

4 shares, 199 cores per share

Gold-plated copper plug

Gold-plated copper + carbon fiber plug accessories

Length: 1.2m

Penon Strom iemass.jpg

Penon Strom iem-ass.jpg
@Penon I'd be happy to review if you are looking to get it reviewed.
 
Aug 27, 2021 at 3:45 PM Post #3 of 18

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Aug 27, 2021 at 4:10 PM Post #4 of 18

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2 pin :thumbsup:
 
Aug 27, 2021 at 4:28 PM Post #5 of 18

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yep...
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Aug 27, 2021 at 5:09 PM Post #6 of 18

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Penon LEGEND

13BA TOTL Flagship HiFi Audiophile In-ear Monitor with Tuning Switches

Legend.jpg

https://penonaudio.com/penon-legend.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-legend/

3 tuning switches , 4-way crossover , 4 catheter

4 Sonion bass frequency open hole balanced armature

4 Sonion intermediate frequency balanced armature

4 Sonion high frequency balanced armature

1 Knowles ultra-high frequency balanced armature

PenonLEGEND Iem.jpg

Tuning Switches Instructions

Switch 1: high frequency control (Turn“ON” to enhanced high frequency)

Switch 2: atmosphere control (Turn “ON” to enhanced atmosphere)

Switch 3: low frequency control (Turn “ON” to enhanced low frequency)

Tuning Mode Instructions

100: high frequency enhanced mode

023: low frequency enhanced mode

123: full-frequency balanced mode

000: vocal mode

003: balance mode

020: Atmosphere enhanced mode

120: transparent atmosphere enhanced mode

103: transparent balance enhanced mode

Penon LEGEND+cable.jpg

Specification

Model : LEGEND

Driver :13 Balanced Armature

Impedance: 19 ohm

Frequency response range: 20-20kHz

Sensitivity: 112dB

Cable: 4 shares high-purity pure silver

Connector:2pin 0.78mm

*****************************************************************************************************
*****************************************************************************************************​

PENON Storm

TOTL Flagship IEM Cable Gold & Silver & Copper & Palladium Mixed HiFi Audiophile Earphone Upgrade Cable

Penon Strom iem cable.jpg

https://penonaudio.com/penon-storm.html

https://penon-official.com/product/penon-storm/

Specification

Gold, silver, copper, palladium mixed

Type-6 Litz configuration

4 shares, 199 cores per share

Gold-plated copper plug

Gold-plated copper + carbon fiber plug accessories

Length: 1.2m

Penon Strom iemass.jpg

Penon Strom iem-ass.jpg
Wow!! Just WOW!!
 
Aug 27, 2021 at 6:09 PM Post #7 of 18

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These earphones sound spectacular. Especially with the storm cable which was designed in unison with the Legend. The Legend as they are have a superior technical yet musical foundation and superlative imaging. 4 high end Sonion BAs will do that for you for the mids alone. Trebles is nicely extended and balanced well with the mids presentation. They are using some of the best Sonion dual BAs for bass. Two sets of them for bass. Bass presentation is complete and has good authority when called for. It is BA bass but has very good impact, speed and detail.

The sound stage is large wide. Wider than any previous Penon earphones I have heard including their volts which is a feat but what is really surprising is that with the use of the Storm cable enhances its vertical and depth of imaging. You aren't hearing your music from the front or center row of the venue. You are in there with the band. Its holography has to be at the top of the food chain for sound.

The balancing is a slight variation of the w shaped sound signature giving outstanding dynamics to all parts of the sound. Its imaging and technical sound foundation is some of the best I have ever heard. The storm adds a richer tone, extends the sound with more height depth and better note weight throwing out even better imaging and detail which makes them sound even more immersive with a cleaner smoother treble note. Absolutely phenomenal sounding out of my new IBasso DX300Max.

These come with a great 4 cored pure silver cable that enhances imaging technicalities but the Storm is playing on a different level as far as sound enhancement goes in unison with the Legend.
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The Legend is the latest flagship IEM from Penon. It has a 13 BA driver configuration with 3 switches. After using it for a while, I am confident to say it lives up to its name. The bass is very tight and punchy but never overpowering. Next, the midrange is easily one of the best in the market. Vocals are forward and clear. There is a captivating showing. The treble has terrific extension with nice sparkle and abundant amount of air. The soundstage is holographic with excellent width and depth. The price tag of 1299 USD is extremely reasonable considering it is superior to IEMs that cost more expensive than it. Highly recommended.

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Definitely keeping this one on my radar.
 
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Penon Legend – First Impressions

This will be very rough-and-ready and not in detail as I have only received the Legend today. I want to reserve complete judgement for when the IEM has settled and I have acclimatised to what it offers and that will come with the full review in a week or so. As such everything below is subject to change. I’ve also had very little chance to experiment with the switches as of yet.

However, I don’t underestimate the value of first impressions. Often those initial impressions reach deeper and mean more, at least ‘musically’, than statements made after much thought and analysis. The contrast to what you’ve heard before is often stark and things stand out more clearly…

Let’s get this out of the way: this is a very good IEM that competes easily at its price point and beyond. I was taken aback by just how musical it is. It is bold in its presentation and demands a certain amount of attention. It has the Penon house sound in spades with a warm-leaning, midcentric signature with plenty of detail and a realistic note weight. Prior to purchasing the Legend I was worried what this all BA IEM might sound like after bad experiences other all BA’s IEMs that are often unable to completely engage me like a DD can. My recent enjoyment of Penons house tuning was the only reassurance I needed – I had some confidence they would do an all BA config with heart and tactility and they have.

The star of the show, not surprisingly, is the midrange. Penon has not cut any corners here. The Legend makes great use of the 4 Sonion BAs. In the default 000 switch position called ‘vocals’, it is exactly that, an intimate, smooth and spacious presentation that draws your attention to vocal work. Flicking the switch to 003 (balanced), the bass is lifted slightly and possibly with greater subbass extension. These both act to offset the midrange presence and as the name suggests bring a bit more balance for a wider variety of music. I can’t appreciate any BA timbre in the midrange. I don’t appreciate any shout or sibilance from the mids to lower treble but I would say if you don’t like forward mids, look elsewhere. For me, that’s where the heart of the music lies. String instruments are sweet, detailed and full of emotion with great harmonic extension.

Once you look past the midrange it doesn’t take long to notice that it’s supported by brilliant technicalities. The stage has good depth and plenty of height wrapping around the head and the images thrown by the 14BAs is very life-like in dimension, this is especially noticeable in Jazz trio performances. This stage combined with the layering and dynamics of the all BA config ensures the Legend has zero issue tackling the busiest of electronic and most the atmospheric of ambient music – in fact it will probably be my go-to set for these genres.

I’m not a bass head, more a midhead (is that a thing?), but the bass is definitely here and accounted for. Midbass has impact and subbass has rumble. Plenty for complete engagement with the bassline.

I think I will end it there for now, I want more time to experiment with the switches and various genres, but with what I’ve thrown at it so far (jazz, world, pop, electronic, ambient) the Legend has passed with flying colours.

This is Penon dialled up to a 100 with a midcentric monitor that's more than happy to put on a show. They are gunning for the kilobuck market and I think they've done it.

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Aug 31, 2021 at 5:19 PM Post #13 of 18

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it is superior to IEMs that cost more expensive than it
IE900? The basic shell and goofy font sure don't look like $1300.
 
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The basic shell

If it isn't broken, don't fix it. The shell is ergonomic. In fact, the IE900 is a prime example of an IEM where a shell has posed issues for some people.

goofy font

You're entitled to your opinion. I quite like it! Looks better in person. :)
 

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