The Dunu DN-1000 hybrid is a high-end earphone of a very rare breed – one of a select few that are bass-heavy, superbly clear, and also rather well-isolating.
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.
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 Clear Tune Monitors WLS-5 is a uniquely-voiced custom monitor oriented towards the pro audio market and doesn’t share many similarities with the lower-end CT-200 model I’ve reviewed previously.
The Noble 4S is a neutral-sounding monitor that is, on the whole, more balanced than the other “reference” customs I have here. It is one of the very few earphones I can’t find much to complain about with, and that alone makes it worth recommending.
The mid-level 1964EARS customs I’ve tried have offered solid value for money, and the new 1964EARS V6-Stage is doing the same for the flagship segment of the still-developing custom in-ear market.