Early last year I found myself impressed with the entry-level RHA MA350 and hoped to see more great things from the Scottish manufacturer. This year starts off with another excellent RHA offering – the flagship MA750.
The first in-ear model from speaker manufacturer RBH, the EP1 delivers good sound quality and a solid construction.
Here are a few thoughts on a couple of my new IEMs. These are either noteworthy sets that are not near the top of my queue yet or IEMs that I’ve listened to but don’t plan to review at all for one reason or another.
Turning up the bass on the less expensive StageDiver 2 model, the InEar StageDiver 3 makes a compelling case for itself as one of the few balanced-armature earphones well-suited for fans of hard-hitting lows.
One of the most well-rounded earphones I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying, the InEar StageDiver 2 amazes with its all-round accuracy, exhibiting tight bass control, level mids, and a good balance between treble presence and smoothness.
The MOE-SS01 is a dual dynamic earphone with a slightly cool tonal tilt and great clarity.
The 2013 version of the Nuforce NE-700X stays true to its predecessor, delivering a rich, full-bodied sound underpinned by tactile, powerful bass. The low end extends well and provides enough impact to satisfy all listeners, even serious bass fanatics.
A dynamic-driver in-ear monitor from Danish manufacturer of gaming peripherals SteelSeries, the Flux In-Ear took me by surprise with audio quality that easily puts it among the very best earphones in its class.
SteelSeries’ flagship in-ear headphone delivers balanced and capable sound courtesy of a single balanced armature driver, along with a comfortable form factor and headset functionality for both PCs and smartphones.