- May 6, 2021
- Adelaide, Australia
Moondrop Kanas Pro's (sadly discontinued, but their sucessors like the Starfields would also suffice) have vanishingly low THD, to where I've tried them unsealed just hanging loose in my ear canal, and I can't hear distortion (if I had them sealed, it would literally hurt for more than a split second of sound).
You also have Sennheiser IE 40 for $98 on Amazon Prime shipped, which are almost identical in terms of THD spec (they also sound like their headphones somewhat tonally speaking). Amir also reviewed some Panasonic IEM (the RP-TCM125) which had insanely good THD
I have ordered the Panasonic IEM for the asking sum of 11 USD and can experience first hand how it sounds after the insanely good (on paper) EQ.
But, why stop at THD metrics, what about other forms of distortion: IMD, resonances, compression, etc? Seems like one should focus on the other distortion metrics as well...