Massdrop HIFIMAN IEM Coming HIFIMAN Bolt In-Ear Monitors
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Has anyone else got theirs yet? Patiently waiting for mine to ship! I hate how long it takes for things to ship from Massdrop.
 
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Received Mine, I'm selling them.
 
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That bad?
 
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These are bass monsters right out of the box.

I just got them in the mail. Put them on. Bass is heavy and got a lot of bang. Treble is loose and all over the place. Mids are slightly recessed. Cable sucks. There is some driver flex or some springy sound to them when putting them on.

Will listen to them more after letting them sit with my DAP for a while.
 
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hmmm... interesting.
 
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These are bass monsters right out of the box.

I just got them in the mail. Put them on. Bass is heavy and got a lot of bang. Treble is loose and all over the place. Mids are slightly recessed. Cable sucks. There is some driver flex or some springy sound to them when putting them on.

Will listen to them more after letting them sit with my DAP for a while.
The treble is what killed them for me....tinny, unorganized crap. My fiance likes them though so that works for me.
 
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I was afraid they would be tinny - I have the Sound Magic ES18 for bed and they are tinny. was hoping these wouldn't be.... sounds about like the same type of sound actually. that's too bad. well, I also got the KZ KZR's in the mail today so... Hopefully they will be better. I have went crazy buying up cheapo earbuds! ha.
 
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The tips they come with are not very good. I'm tip rolling now. For whatever reason, the bass is heavier and sound is muddier on the silicone tips I've used and less heavy on foams and symbio-hybrids. I have a MiniDSP EARS unit and will run measurements shortly.
 
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The tips they come are not very good. I'm tip rolling now. For whatever reason, the bass is heavier and sound is muddier on the silicone tips I've used and less heavy on foams and symbio-hybrids. I have a MiniDSP EARS unit and will run measurements shortly.
Let us know what you find....
 
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Take these with a grain of salt. I used a MiniDSP EARS measurement rig and used silicone tips with the Bolt IEM

hifiman bolt - raw FR.jpg
Raw Frequency Response Graph

Bolt - THD.jpg
Total Harmonic Distortion
 
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that is a hell of a treble roll off
 
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there here, tinny but started burn in on the X1
Just noticed you are also a Seattle-lite. Our Bolts probably made the long journey from China to here together. :)

I'll redo some measurements in a few days and see if anything changes (doubtful). :)
 
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