Other reviewers say they’re like ‘the new TWS’s benchmark’ and ‘the end of Sony’s monopoly’ and stuff, so why wouldn’t I want to review those myself! So I was working round and round these headphones, and then a follower of mine unexpectedly offered me their pair to use for a review. Like, to send them to my place. So I can make a review.I agreed before that kind person could generate any second thoughts.
The Moondrop Chu’s just won the competition as the best in-ear headphones for almost no money.
A year is not over yet and I have already got a new test fixture stand, and I am more than happy about it. I have switched now from a modified miniDSP EARS to a real test fixture, which is IEC711 complied: a coupler (IEC60318-4), artificial pinna, speficially calibrated microphone. So, now I can apply any target curve to frequency graphs without any recaltulations for real. An article about my new test fixture with all the detials – where to get it, how to use it and so on – is coming soon. Stay tuned. And for now you can check frequency graphs of almost all current Kennerton models from the new test fixture.
In the middle of 2021, the Kennerton introduced their Rognir planar headphones with prismatic cutting inside the earcups allowing effective sound dispersion in the inner space of the earcups. So it was pretty logical to anticipate a dynamic model with the same technological approach to be developed and released. And it actually happened: in December 2022, the Rognir Dynamic were released.
Crinacle being mostly engaged in headphones measuring and analyzing, together with KZ produces a hybrid model with neutral tuning, and all that for around $30. The headphones motto says ‘You don’t need to pay for tuning’: that is, the right tuning is available for any, even small money.
Well, why Sony WF-1000xm4? Believe it or not, it’s insanely hard to find anything decent, that’s why. All of the TWS headphones models I’ve tried (about 30 of them) didn’t fascinate me in any way, and it just so happened that the WF-1000xm3 I once owned were cool. I really enjoyed them, but then the battery capacity decided it’s time to go.