Sits up all night comparing IEMs.
- Nov 14, 2009
Funny how things work out. Thinksound has been one of my favorite small earphone companies since they started putting out products about the time I became a member of the head-fi community. The company actually produced one of the best on-ear headphones I've ever heard, the On1 (which came out in late 2013). And their earphones have been favorite on-the-go audio delights for me (as I try to leave the more expensive products at home, and I love what wood does for the audio sound).
So when I heard that the company's flagship earphone was updated, I knew I would be checking it out. I can tell you that the Rain2 is a more neutral-bent earphone that will put the listener in the mindset of the the awesome MS01, but with toned down highs and clearer bass. Events in our country have kept me quite busy and I haven't posted much as I usually do on the website, but a full review is forthcoming. I have no doubt that head-fi members will find that the Rain2 easily competes with the rest of the very good IEMs crowding the under-$100 audio market. So what makes the Rain2 stand out from the rest? To me, there is something special about the wood used that helps gives Thinksound its own distinct house sound.
I recently checked in with Aaron, owner of Thinksound, to talk about some product ideas I thought other fellow head-fi members would love. I gave him some of my thoughts about the Rain2 and how I liked the original one. In that discussion, Aaron mentioned that head-fi members can get 50 percent off on the Rain2 if ordered via Amazon.com, and using code HEADFI14. Of course, he hopes that those who choose to purchase it would leave reviews in head-fi and on Amazon. Anyway, more thoughts on this earphone will come soon, but please feel free to beat me to it if you have the earphone already or you're thinking about getting in on the head-fiers deal. I don't think that code becomes active until about 9 p.m. (eastern time) tonight. The deal lasts through Sunday. Post Rain2 thoughts here, please? Happy Listening!