- Jun 20, 2011
Many of you guys know me from the numerous IEM threads including the discovery thread and such. I start threads that I deem worthy of starting. Meaning the items of topic I feel needs its own dedicated thread. Well recently our good buddy @tgx78 has been around headfi as long as I have and I have known this guy through the many DMs and exchanges we have had on the threads through the years. Recently has started his own venture into his own bud company.
I know we have bud threads and such but hear me out. His new buds and I have the Serratus on hand are something I consider substantial. If you need to see the first review about these this was posted about them here.
In any case he has been working on 3 models.
- Apha: 600 ohm Beryllium dome composite diaphragm, N52 magnets
- Tantalus: 500 ohm Beryllium composite, hardest to drive at 86db/mW
- Serratus: 300 ohm PET polymer film diaphragm, N52 Neodymium magnets
I have the Serratus in hand and I have to admit I was not expecting the sound quality of this thing to be what it is. There are not too many headfiers that go onto making their own phones but in this case it is only natural our buddy tgx has used his know-how in sound tuning and modding to the point where. Hey, why not create his own buds.
So here it is, the Serratus. This is taking DIY buds to another level as I did not expect them to sound like what the Serratus does.
On open listen I was greeted with one of the widest and deepest stages for anything I have put into my ears. It is definitely open headphone like in stage. And even then it's holography was astounding from the get go. It is clearly tuned with a reference balanced sound in mind. I mean how can a simple bud achieve a summit fi sound signature right? One track turned into an album which turned into me frantically forwarding to test my familiar tracks on my Fiio M15.
I was dumbfounded. These things sound stupendous!. Which had me thinking. Heck these things need to have their own thread. So here we are. Anyone that considers yourself a fan of earbuds or sound quality that is generational for the price. Here we go.