Your comparison to packed-in or $5 earbuds doesn’t make sense to me.
This is a speaker. And well designed one at that.
Have you got a IN8 V2 speaker okok?
Well I do.
Did you see the time stamp?
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I bought this myself, with my own money, for my own personal use (home gym) in June 2022.
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And was blown away a how Kali were able to sell such a great speaker for such a low retail price.
So I deconstructed it in an attempt to see if I can finally put away my tools, give away that work bench, and rest my arms and back, not bother with DIY.
That was the the goal. Is it better than what I can build (for US$300). And the answer is an emphatic YES!
No other agenda.
I felt no need to post measurements or do a review of it.
I listened to mine.
I measured it.
And Listened some more.
No problems whatsoever.
I don’t have that “200-400Hz HOHD issue”
I thought I had a narrow band resonance issue, but having listened it for hours both soft and loud, its not audible.
Taking measurements is hard, interpreting them is even harder. The thing about the Klippel MFS is that it’s a heartbreaker- because it sees everything is ULTRA-HIGH resolution.
Is it a problem, or are you going looking for a problem.
When you buy a new car.
Whats the first thing you do? drive it?
Or do you take it to your mechanic and ask him/her to put it on the dyno, blast it, then take it apart and point out all its little issues, and critique at how well it’s been put together, it’s looks, it’s value, or how it could be done better, or differently?
Of course no one does the latter, but if you did,
I guarantee you that if you looked under a microscope, every car that comes off the production line has a problem.
Nothing is 100% perfect. But does it matter? Because as long as it does its job, then that’s then that’s fine.
When and if minor issues manifest in a problem that’s when you should take it up with your vendor and seek advice/assistance.
So whatever was the concern from the speaker- it wasn’t there until Nuyes pointed it out, and from there forward the owner couldn’t un-see or un-hear it.
Isn’t it unfair to be making generalisations as being a manufacturing problem when you’ve tested only 2 samples?
It is deserving of:
“Serious design fault”?
IMHO it’s making a mountain out of a molehill.
Don’t ever invite a a builder into your house, and ask him to point out all the defects and flaws, before you even noticed them. And you’ll never sleep again.
Just giving a bit of perspective on this “issue”