ISN Earphones impression thread. New ISN H50!
Dec 31, 2019 at 2:11 AM Post #169 of 3,471

PeterDLai

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The H40 has more punchy bass, thicker lower midrange, less forward upper midrange, more extended treble. The H40 has bigger stage. It really depends on personal preference. Both are very competent IEMs. Cheers!

So far, I think I like the H40 a little bit better. They're really, really close though. What I hear as improvements are slightly larger soundstage, and vocals which have some more heft to them. The H40 is right at the same level of detail, but the OH10 has a tad more sparkle, so the highs shimmer just that slight bit better. Lows are very similar, but the H40 has a mild uptick in mid-bass by comparison, the OH10's is cleaner and shifted more sub-bass. So overall this gives the H40 a richer and more enveloping sound, with punchier lows. I did swap out the cable to a **** 4.4mm balanced which I think helped the soundstage somewhat. I've also been having good luck with my good ol' standby tips, the old style UE900 dark grey silicones. These two are definitely my current favorite IEMs.

Seems like these comparisons between the ikko OH10 and ISN H40 are on the same page except for maybe a difference in perceived treble? Perhaps it comes down to the tips being used.
 
Dec 31, 2019 at 2:20 AM Post #170 of 3,471

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Seems like these comparisons between the ikko OH10 and ISN H40 are on the same page except for maybe a difference in perceived treble? Perhaps it comes down to the tips being used.
I tested H40 with stock clear green tips & OH10 with stock clear tips. Cheers!

Both IEMs are solid and it is good to have both. Cheers!
 
Dec 31, 2019 at 7:51 AM Post #171 of 3,471

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I tested H40 with stock clear green tips & OH10 with stock clear tips. Cheers!

Both IEMs are solid and it is good to have both. Cheers!

Wallet isnt good to have both. But probably i will take 2 of 3 between LZ A6, H40 and OH10, or maybe 1 of 3. Still unsure but H40 looks very promising.

Btw what is your most favorite IEM up to $300 and up to $500? Is H40 there?
 
Dec 31, 2019 at 8:10 AM Post #172 of 3,471

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Wallet isnt good to have both. But probably i will take 2 of 3 between LZ A6, H40 and OH10, or maybe 1 of 3. Still unsure but H40 looks very promising.

Btw what is your most favorite IEM up to $300 and up to $500? Is H40 there?
If you prefer more punch, get H40 but if you want more crisp, get OH10. I am not a big fan of A6 due to fit but it has a solid sound.

In no order of merit,
up to $300, my picks are OH10, H40, AM05, DK-2001 & No.3 Ti.
up to $500, my picks are S8 Pro, IT04, C/2019 Q4, DK-3001 Pro and TSMR-5.
 
Dec 31, 2019 at 8:28 AM Post #173 of 3,471

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If you prefer more punch, get H40 but if you want more crisp, get OH10. I am not a big fan of A6 due to fit but it has a solid sound.

In no order of merit,
up to $300, my picks are OH10, H40, AM05, DK-2001 & No.3 Ti.
up to $500, my picks are S8 Pro, IT04, C/2019 Q4, DK-3001 Pro and TSMR-5.

Thanks for this, make me sure im walking on right path here lol..
Btw totally forget yeah i also considering Dunu DK 2001. Since both 2001 and 3001 are on your list looks like they are really solid too.
Im waiting for my A6 mini as a "trial" to consider big A6 or just take H40 instead.

Once again thanks and happy new year!
 
Dec 31, 2019 at 8:46 AM Post #174 of 3,471

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Thanks for this, make me sure im walking on right path here lol..
Btw totally forget yeah i also considering Dunu DK 2001. Since both 2001 and 3001 are on your list looks like they are really solid too.
Im waiting for my A6 mini as a "trial" to consider big A6 or just take H40 instead.

Once again thanks and happy new year!
No problem. Yea it really depends on what you are looking for. The ISN H40 is an easy IEM to recommend due to its excellent sound. Happy New Year to you & everyone!
 
Jan 1, 2020 at 4:44 AM Post #178 of 3,471

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I really like my H40.
Do you think a silver cable would improve its sound ?
If yes, which one?
 
Jan 1, 2020 at 6:48 AM Post #180 of 3,471

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According to my ears, h40 and s8f are quite differents, but they complete each other.
H40 are a little darker, with more rumble DD) and smoother than the s8f which are more détailled, with beautifull highs.
 

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