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Manufacturers have traditionally targeted the mid-year for new product launches, and SMSL, TOPPING, and MOONDROP are no exception. So let's take a look in our crystal ball and preview what's coming.


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At our end, we would like to introduce an intriguing IEM from MOONDROP, which has not been listed yet. It has appeared in various Chinese headphone/audio EXPO shows and numerous guests have auditioned it and given their testimonials. As a result of this valuable feedback, MOONDROP has micro re-tuned the IEM and made it even better! This is their first IEM with electrostatic drivers and recently they have dropped some hints on their social media channels, listing Variations and its 1DD+2BA+2EST configuration. Rumour has it that it's hitting the market around mid-June. We look forward to seeing it!
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Finally, thanks for your time and reading, as always, we'd love to hear any questions, comments, and suggestions.

Not sure if Moondrop Variations has been mentioned on this thread.
 
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Not sure if Moondrop Variations has been mentioned on this thread.

New Moondrop looks interesting. The description mentions this as being the first Moondrop with est drivers, but if I recall correctly, the Solis uses Sonion ests as well and retails for $1,099. I wonder if this is going to be the new flagship?
 
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New Moondrop looks interesting. The description mentions this as being the first Moondrop with est drivers, but if I recall correctly, the Solis uses Sonion ests as well and retails for $1,099. I wonder if this is going to be the new flagship?
I wonder if it is named Variations as it is tunable with filters or switches
 
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I'm looking for a cheap hidden iem like I came across with Heart mirror in the past. Is there anyone who has tried anything from that brand? I'd go for it already but it has mmcx connector type which makes me hesitate a little bit with QC.

Graph doesn't look that bad.

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Https://a.aliexpress.com/_u8l0HH
 
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Just posted my review of the iBasso IT01X.

3.5/5 - Stock. Unnatural upper midrange/lower treble. Bass quality can't keep up with the quantity. Narrow stage.
4/5 - Modded with damping filter in nozzle. *budget* Sennheiser IE 400 Pro... in tonality. Not even close in technicalities.

Rated at 3.75, rounded off to 4 as Head-Fi doesn't support said rating.


https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ibasso-it01x.25204/review/26035/
 
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I'm looking for a cheap hidden iem like I came across with Heart mirror in the past. Is there anyone who has tried anything from that brand? I'd go for it already but it has mmcx connector type which makes me hesitate a little bit with QC.

Graph doesn't look that bad.



Https://a.aliexpress.com/_u8l0HH
Seen 'em but haven't tried 'em. Kinda curious too actually. They do have an 2pin version available in the link you sent if MMCX is really concerning for you.

Gonna go on a bit of a tangent here but imo if the female MMCX part on the IEMs themselves have a plastic ring as high as the little golden tube they wrap around (some are only half as high), then the durability of those connectors should be considerably more solid than those without if you swap cables often, because frequent disconnects seem to widen the aforementioned golden tube if there's no plastic ring to keep them in place, resulting in sound cutting out easily (can be fixed by pinching the golden tube with thin tweezers of sorts since it's split into two parts). So keep an eye out for IEMs with such a design. For example, the TRN TA1 or the S****R MT300.
 
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Seen 'em but haven't tried 'em. Kinda curious too actually. They do have an 2pin version available in the link you sent if MMCX is really concerning for you.

Gonna go on a bit of a tangent here but imo if the female MMCX part on the IEMs themselves have a plastic ring as high as the little golden tube they wrap around (some are only half as high), then the durability of those connectors should be considerably more solid than those without if you swap cables often, because frequent disconnects seem to widen the aforementioned golden tube if there's no plastic ring to keep them in place, resulting in sound cutting out easily (can be fixed by pinching the golden tube with thin tweezers of sorts since it's split into two parts). So keep an eye out for IEMs with such a design. For example, the TRN TA1 or the S****R MT300.
Thank you for the answer. Very helpful.

I haven't checked carefully the available options. So, having the 2 pin option, I'll give a shot to those. I hope they will reflect the feedbacks coming from the other buyers.

Luckily MT300 has that special type of plugs that makes it more durable. After seeing some complaints I decided to stay with the stock cables and so far no issue.

I'm also keeping an eye on these but I don't see many reviews.

GR-T20 Wooden Panel DD + 2BA Mixed Bass Hifi Music Monitor Headphone 0.78mm
https://a.aliexpress.com/_vMmH9Z
 
Jun 10, 2021 at 9:33 AM Post #56,999 of 60,207

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ISN Audio EST50
Flagship 2 Electrostatic+ 2BA + Dynamic Driver Hybrid 2Pin 0.78mm HiFi Audiophile In-ear Monitor
2 Sonion Electrostatic driver for ultra-high frequency
1BA Knowles for high frequency
1BA Sonion for middle frequency
10mm dynamic for bass
Rated input power: 2mW
Max input power: 3mW
Impedance: 18ohm±10%(@1kHz)
Sensitivity: 100±3dB(@1kHz)
Frequency response: 15Hz-70kHz
Channel unbalance: 100Hz and 1kHz≤3dB
Connector: 2Pin 0.78mm

This is exciting. We finally get the successor to the H40. Nice!
 
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Sonion mid = Great performance guaranteed !!!
 

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