- Jan 5, 2022
The Serial looks very interesting. I guess it got more bass and punch than the ISN H50, am I right?
I'm guessing it's not that Serial is missing treble, it's just not as prominent in the sound signature.
Sound signature is rather balanced to my ears.
No, typically ISN is more bass focused and Penon is showing midrange focus. And that my friend is what’s included with the Serial as well. A more unified mixture, where there is a contrast abound showing in the H50 as a comparison.The Serial looks very interesting. I guess it got more bass and punch than the ISN H50, am I right?
Btw @Leonarfd , I dedicate this track to you. . Enjoy the party level Bass on your Serials...
Thank you mate. Yes, very happy with both shells. The one displayed above indeed looks fantastic. Like the Dunu SA6, you don’t know what you get before opening the box.
Thanks. As I often say lately, color up your life!
You would love the Szalayi.Hello everyone, I've been looking at Penon Volt for a long time, I always had the feeling that it was something I had to try, I saw an opportunity on the second-hand market and I jumped at it.
I want to publish my impressions here and also comment on what for me are its virtues and its shortcomings. First of all I want to say that Volt is one of those iems that fall into the category of something specia, after trying many other iems of the same category and also superior, I can confirm that it is absolutely an iem impressive in several respects.
Technically impeccable, a huge stage, stellar sound separation, an ability to layer sound lines at different heights that is just awesome to listen to, and here comes one of the things I like most about Volt, it doesn't need to raise the highs or mids to punch with your sound or seem to show more detail, it's all there, smooth and organic, you don't need to artificially enhance anything, everything is presented with a naturalness that's simply gorgeous.
Here comes my main lack of love with Volt, which is its tuning with the bass, with a lack of depth and impact that has certainly disappointed me since it does not correspond at all to the frequency graph, it has just the right amount of bass to contribute some body but nothing more. Let's say that the bass is timid, to get an impact that is considered decent I have paired the Volt with the Penon Fiery cable and I have increased 6db the 31 and 62hz bands also 4db the 125hz, with this, we are still far from anything It may look like basshead, but now there's a fairly adequate bass accompaniment and only decent sub-bass punch, which is a shame in my opinion, as with this bass boost all the Volt's magic isn't compromised at all, and if it had a punchy bass response like the Ibasso IT07, Fiio FH9 or the Yanyin Mahina I wouldn't either, I've noticed a lot of manufacturers who have an iem like the Volt in their hands think they're going to screw it up with extended bass response and it's really not like that, I think that the bass are a very important part of music, what's more, I would dare to say that for many they are directly the soul of music, I have been lucky enough to be able to talk to and meet many people from the audio world, and I can say that the vast majori ty of them think like this, they don't like weak bass, in fact, the person who sold it to me told me that he changed them because he preferred to sacrifice technical aspects for sub-bass and that's why he chose the Oriolus Szalayi.
The truth is that I also believe that the Penon Volt with a full bass response would be the definitive iem, therefore it would be impressive to see in the future a second more polished version with a fuller bass or with switches to modify its tuning.
Everything and so it does so many things well that it is the only iem with light bass that I will keep in my collection.
It has the same technical capabilities as penon volt??You would love the Szalayi.
I never heard the Volt, but the SZA is sublime...It has the same technical capabilities as penon volt??
I had not noticed that you have the ISN EST50, I also had it for a while, I regret having sold it, how do they compare between the two?I never heard the Volt, but the SZA is sublime...
Oh, boy, well they actually compliment each other well and I enjoy going back and forth between them. The 50's are mostly on my M8 and the SZA is always desktop, but the 50 is a bit 'cleaner' and lean sounding but not in a bad way, its just a different presentation. The SZA is far superior in sound tho, but it's also more than twice the price, and even tho the 50 hits way above its price point, so does the SZA. The bass is more majestic on the SZA and the mids with that 14mm planar driver is really like a seperate speaker system inside the IEM, its magnificent. The SZA has a soundstage within a soundstage but this big full sound is complimented with the DD of the bass, they blend perfectly. And the treble really is superb even tho its just 1 BA. Having said that its possible the 50 may have superior treble, but I think the treble on the SZA is also perfect for what its doing.I had not noticed that you have the ISN EST50, I also had it for a while, I regret having sold it, how do they compare between the two?