October 10, 2021 § Leave a comment
the Mangird Xenns Up sounds fun and exciting with its emphasized bass and treble ranges. Furthermore, the midrange feels slightly recessed compared to the rest of the spectrum thus I can say that IEMs feature a U-shaped signature. The clarity and resolution are impressive, to say the least. It is exceptionally satisfying to have a punchy, rounded, and textured bass response with great control. The engineers behind this product managed to find a tuning that was both fun and technically competent at the same time. Could this be your ultimate tool to help you with your audio engineering endeavors? No, I don’t think so. Could this be your daily driver, all-rounder IEM that puts a huge smile on your face no matter the genre? I would personally bet big on yes. Let’s dig deeper.
October 9, 2021 § Leave a comment
Let’s get to the thing why you are here today. What does the Legend Evo sound like?
From my custom Odin I knew that I needed to let the Weapon IX+ drivers get some serious play-time before the bass really settles. So I let these burn in for a couple of days (at least 100hrs) before I took serious listening sessions.
That doesn’t mean, that I didn’t give them a quick listen before they reached this time though. From start the bass was quite overwhelming and a little boomy, but after the burn in was complete, the drivers settled in and lows became tighter and faster. So definitely don’t judge these after they have reached their full performance.
Bass has a very important place in the sound signature of the Legend Evo. But it’s not that the Legend Evo is a bass only earphone, definitely not. The lows have spectacular quality, they reach very deep into the sub-bass with high resolution and precision. Overall bass is seated in a more forward position when you’re looking at the entire frequency response. Making it the center of most attention when you take your first listening sessions with it. There is excellent pump and drive in the lows, which makes listening to genres like Hip Hop or electronic a lot of fun.
October 6, 2021 § Leave a comment
Yet, as good as they sound, I expected a bit more than just an FD5+. The soundstage is equally good, but not wider. Dynamic is superb, but not better. And, most of all, low didn’t go deeper even if they are a tad faster now, which is a good thing of course. But, I wanted a little more magic.
That said, FiiO did an amazing job the first time, so it’s always hard to improve what’s already great. It always feels natural, soothing, even when I cranked up the volume, or played my usual Techno tracklist. You never feel like throwing back and, once again aspect, the FiiO FD7 sounds much more like an open-back headphone, than an IEM. Which remains quite a feat.
Okay, to be fair bass is still amazing. Lows are deep, clean, and dwells deeply into my eardrum, without overpowering the rest of the spectrum. It’s a cool rumble, one that carries you through your musical journey and leaves you in a better shape than you were when you embarked. Yes, it’s not better than before, but out of FiiO’s portfolio, that’s the best you will get. Even with a low-budget source like the FiiO’s M3 Pro, the FD7 stood its ground.
September 29, 2021 § Leave a comment
I actually liked the compactness, but it’s not quite something you’d expect when you pay a premium price for a flagship monitor. Especially after seeing the packaging of the RSV. As for accessories, it’s pretty good. You get a card with the serial number, user manual, warranty paper, carrying case with a cleaning tool, and two small pouches for storing the earpieces individually, to protect them against scratches. You also get a cleaning cloth and two cable straps
July 29, 2021 § Leave a comment
The bass is big and impressive but it’s not always in control, yet it has its stage purpose. The EM64 isn’t as refined, precise and clear sounding and the mids compared to the Craft Six are very light and to the back. Upper mids and vocals are forwardly tuned so you’re getting a more w-shaped signature here. The treble is also very different as it in the Craft six is more extended, refined and refined.