As you guys may remember, I was absolutely charmed by the planar Kennerton Heartland headphones. That is, when their dynamic brother (sister?) version was announced, I got really excited. Because, you know, is it even possible to craft something better than the Heartland? But the Kennerton crew is as unpredictable and ambitious as ever.
Russian version of the article. The first TWS Noble Audio headphones I’ve ever laid my hands on – the Falcon Pro – turned out to be pathetically shitty. Their sounding was actually something you could argue about, but the number of bugs and twitches… Oof! And, as I said some reviews ago, just don’t ever…
I’ve never ever reviewed any of the Audeze headphones, because I don’t like their sound, nor do I like when a company aggressively promotes their technologies. I mean, when I was planning my wireless gaming headset Audeze Maxwell review, I thought there isn’t much to expect from it. Had an extensive range of all kinds of sarcastic lexical constructions up and ready to sprinkle all over my review, too. We all love those ‘expectations vs reality’ reactions on the Internet, so here it is. Expectations and reality, Audeze Maxwell edition.
How do you think some $10 headphones sound? Well, not a question to start with. Do you think some $10 headphones work at all? Would you want to know about them? These are the questions I’m going to expertly (ha!) answer below – in this Moondrop Quarks DSP (hereinafter – MQDSP) review.
Market analysts can make mistakes, it’s true. They mostly do it when they try to sell us something already existing but very slightly modified as a revolutionary product. And all that ‘cutting-edge’, ‘unleashed’, brand new experience’ nonsense, you know. But sometimes the analyst goes to the other extreme by totally underestimating the product and thus setting a completely inadequate price. I mean, lower than it should be. And this is exactly the case of the Sony Linkbuds S.
The Moondrop brand owned by Shenzhen Audio manufactures some uncompromising ALICE audiophile-grade TWS headphones. These use a super-linear proprietary dynamic driver with a carbon aperture, a progressive QCC5151 chip, and a VDSF+ technology to expand the soundstage. And, most importantly, you can customize their sounding all you want with a parametric equalizer via a proprietary app.