So these arrived today. Looking at the packaging, I was wondering if drunk me ordered something that I shouldn't have
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But then I remembered
As I said, these are my first IEMs. I put them in my ears and was wondering how they are supposed to fit.
So I started googling and then I saw they come with ear tips hahaha.
The tips are very frustrating to get on if you've never done it. Best method I found was flipping them over so you can hold the harder part in your fingers and then "roll" them on by twisting them against the IEMs. At first the sound was really not good, it was lacking bass, very trebly kinda hollowed out. I thought it had to do with the fit, so I tried all of the tips included which didn't change anything to my frustration.
I thought maybe it was the headphone amp (Geshelli Archel 2) so I connected them to my phone. They sounded much better. Long story short, my 6,3mm -> 3,5mm adaptor didn't fit the Moondrop plug correctly
Soundwise, if this is the Harman curve, it is too bright for me. Too much highend and not enough bass. I am really surprised people like listening to music like this. Like yes there is a lot of detail but it just lacks soul. I am clearly in the minority here since I belong to the 14%
who voted "No, I like even more bass!"
I hope it will be included AutoEQ soon so I can play with EQ. In this ticket https://github.com/jaakkopasanen/AutoEq/issues/450
somebody posted some settings and they already make it better.
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Preamp: -12 dB
Filter 1: ON PK Fc 2000 Hz Gain -2.0 dB Q 1.000
Filter 2: ON PK Fc 3000 Hz Gain -2.0 dB Q 2.000
Filter 3: ON PK Fc 4000 Hz Gain -1.5 dB Q 2.000
Filter 4: ON PK Fc 5000 Hz Gain -1.0 dB Q 2.000
Filter 5: ON PK Fc 6000 Hz Gain -1.0 dB Q 2.000
So for music they are ok, but where they really shine for me is gaming. I tried a lot to hear enemies better in competitive FPS games and these IEMs are a gamechanger. I can hear so many details and locate enemies so well it's amazing, and I don't even have to turn them up very loud for that. Would definitely recommend to check this out, for the price you can't go wrong IMHO.