Shozy Hibiki

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  1. La Cenric

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    Foreword: The Hibiki is a collaboration between Shozy and AAW, sporting a beryllium driver and fancy carbon fibre faceplates. I received one as an optional reward tier in AAW's indiegogo for their Capri cable.

    Frequency Response
    FR (CM).png

    Impulse
    Impulse (L).png Impulse (R).png

    CSD
    CSD (L).png CSD (R).png

    THD
    THD (L).png THD (R).png

    Impedance Response

    Dead flat. No point showing a curve for this one.
    Analysis
    • Channel matching is not the best. Left channel exhibits clear issues though are not immediately audible on subjective listening. Anomalies in CSD and THD in the left channel are repeatable (1k wall + distortion spike, 4.5k distortion spike)
    • Tonality is off. Just an overall sense of thinness that throws off the timbre as a whole. (Looks like CSD shows this, but of course causation doesn't automatically mean correlation)
    • Exhibits almost BA levels of D3 distortion
    • Overall, do not recommend. The IEM itself is eyecandy for sure but there's no sugarcoating it, it sounds like absolute ass.
     
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    joeexp Don't ship this man FD-X1 ever

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    They retail for $59.90
     
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  3. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    What is that fr??? So many trebles. Not sure how anyone can use these.
     
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    Grahad2 Red eyes from too much anime

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    Note that the scaling is a 30dB range in 5dB steps so it's a lot more zoomed in than the stuff Tyll or @Marvey publishes.

    Here's the FR in Marv's scaling:
    FR (CM) (expanded).png

    I mean, the treble still looks quite boosted and jaggedy, but there you go.
     
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    The FR bears an uncanny resemblance to a fire-axe. Or maybe a tomahawk.
     
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    Grahad2 Red eyes from too much anime

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    Hmm
    FR (CM) (expanded).png
     
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    Looks like you spent more time measuring this than the manufacturer did.
     

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