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Received the product in Sydney after 11 days, much quicker than the estimated 2 months. No issues finding a comfortable fit with the supplied silicon ear tips. Nice quality compact case provided as well. No issues with the cable, though no mic or remote for play/volume controls. Nice sparkling deep blue finish on the IEMs, which have a decent heft to them but still comfortable in the ear.
Really enjoying the sound quality on these IEMs. Very balanced, neutral sound signature. Bass is tight and punchy with good detail and texture. Mids are . Some emphasis on female vocals. Treble is well extended but controlled, with no hint of sibilance eg with cymbals. Good soundstage, has a sense of space/air as though the music is being performed in a concert hall. In comparison, I also have the Final Audio E2000s which are warmer and more intimate, as though the music is being performed in a small room.
Overall very pleased with the finish and sound quality of these IEMs at the price.
This is an excellent pair of IEMs that is well worth the money. You can hear absolutely every detail and it stacks up incredibly well with other products in this price range and beyond. Listening to music is just incredible.
If you’re an audiophile, this absolutely will suffice as your holy grail unless you want to spend thousands.
Comes with a nice set of accessories. The hard carrying case is luxurious. Included cables look quite nice, and have limited cable noise. Included eartips are good enough, there are 7 pairs so you’ll certainly find a size that works for you!
Comfort is good, it is reasonably sleepable on your side even. Be warned that the exterior paint is subject to some chipping.
Shipping was from China but it was as fast as it could be. Shenzhen audio is a great company and I highly recommend this company and seller.
They're good earbuds but I must of got a bad batch or something. Because of this I either have to live using my electrocuting KZ ZS6 as my left earbud or wait several weeks without earbuds while this gets replaced. Either way I'm not happy.
I have a large collection of headphones several of which are well above the £800 mark and I also have several very expensive headphone amplifiers. I own or had owned decent in ear headphones like the Shure SE535 and the Sony XBA-H3 so I know what decent sound for in ear models looks like.
1. Built quality: Top. Five stars. Stainless steel build with beautiful sparkly deep blue paint, as beautiful as my old Audi A3. They are solid but light weight.
2. Sound: They almost follow perfectly the Harman target curve so no need for equalisation at all. They are tuned to sound natural and they have good sound stage. They do also have sparkle in the highs too without distortion or big peaks which is remarkable for a single dynamic driver. I honestly do not know how they did it!
3. Price: I simply cannot understand how can they be so cheap looking and sounding so good. It makes no sense whatsoever other than nowadays, like computers, TVs, etc. competition is so fierce that you do not need to spend a fortune to get great quality. This ones are, by far, the best bargain I ever had.
If you want to buy earphones for under £100, I cannot imagine anything better. They actually sound better than the Shure SE535 or the Sony XBA-H3!
After using Klipsch for many years, I thought I'd try these after seeing so many positive reviews on Youtube, and very pleased I did. Quite a different experience from the Klipsch, as they are truly lightweight, just a couple of grams in each ear, and although these are far larger and heavier, they really are comfortable as soon as you put them in, although I will be looking for replacement tips and cable soon. Sound quality is staggering for the money, beating my Klipsch X12i's in every area...deeper, tighter bass, sparkly highs and mids that sound close to perfect. I'm also very sensitive to treble, and these are just about ok for about 80% of my music, but I realise that for most people it won't be a problem, as they really are very neutral sounding phones and it is a problem I have with most audio. My X12's cost £350 and these walk all over them, as well as my Senn 660's, so if you want stunning sound for not much money, these are the ones to get.
I immediately swapped to a balanced cable and foam tips and these sound amazing. Best IEMs I have owned, and I even prefer them to my Sennheiser HD58X open headphones. They don't hold back on the bass but it's not overpowering. Higher frequencies are crisp and there's no lack of detail. They also look really cool, although they are not subtle! You can't really go wrong for <£100.
What can I say. I lived with Shure SE530s for 13 years before I took the plunge to order these. I have always thought that BA can never be beaten by a DD earphone because they can't produce the entire spectrum but how wrong I was. These are fabulous and in every single aspect they trounced my beloved SE530s. I had my SE530s custom molded into an acrylic shell hence they give me the complete isolation when I am lawn mowing, they only cater to this now. For everything else I use Starfield and it certainly changed my thinking about DD earphones. A single driver means no crossover issues associated with it.
I cannot highly recommend these for anyone whether you are a budding audiophile or an expert. I have been in this hobby for more than 15 years now and these have been a revelation for me. Phenomenal to say the least. Whole heartedly recommended!
I paid £86 for these a few days ago, it seems the price has just gone up though.
I also bought some Dekoni tips and a replacement balanced cable. I've not tried the included tips, and only used the included cable for a few hours. I use them mainly on a Fiio BTR5 bluetooth headphone DAC/Amp with my Huawei P20 Pro mobile phone with Tidal music streaming.
I have also used them on my Schiit Magni Heresy/Modi stack hooked up to my PC with a balanced 6.35mm adaptor.
These are the first IEM's I've tried. I also have some £90 bluetooth Jabra earbuds mostly for the gym, and a pair of £80 Razer Hammerhead earbuds I use for VR gaming on the Oculus Rift.
The Starfields sound fantastic, and compare really impressively against my over ear headphones (Hifiman Sundara, Deyer Dynamic DT1990's and Sennheiser 58x).
The build quality is great, I just need to see how well the finish stands up over time without chipping. They don't feel too heavy in my ears.
The included cable isn't great, its a bit thin and looks more delicate than I would like, so I replaced it with a balanced alternative which is much sturdier and less prone to kinks.
After listening to these with bluetooth on the FIIO BTR5 and on my desktop stack, I would easily recommend these. They are noticeably much better than my earbuds from Jabra and Razer (the Razer Hammerheads are disgustingly bad for music, all BASSSSS and nothing else).
Their bass is solid, mids and highs also sound great, I listen to a lot of synth and electronic music and have zero complaints after listening for about 6 hours so far. The soundstage is pretty narrow, but I would expect that from IEM's anyway.
Until I ever get to compare these against any more expensive IEM's it hard for me to confirm where they stand for the budget, but after comparing them to my other over-ear well regarded headphones, I would happily give them a solid 9.5/10 without any reservations. With a more robust cable included I would give them 10/10.
I’ve using these for some time now and it’s not until you wear them over a period of time, that you realise just what a good job these iem’s do. Nothing really sticks out. No massive treble spike. No massive bass hump. Just really nicely balanced, so that they work well at lower and higher volumes. They don’t scream at you at higher volume, or massively ramp up the bass and they don’t fade away at lower volume.
They were deaigned around the Harmon Kardon FR curve, although listening to them, I think that they might be a slightly warmer version of the HK curve.
Fit is great. Not too heavy. Cable, not bad. Braided and light.
I heard about the Starfield from reddit and i wanted to find out what all the hype was about.
Ordered it with Prime and came in 2-3 days.
Sound quality is Crisp and accurate. If you're used to Beats or Bass then you wouldn't appreciate this product. These are Monitors which means they output the sound as close to what the Sound Engineer intended them tk be.
Build-wise, the actual unit weighed solid in the hands and felt well-built. The unit comes with a small round zippered pouch made of plastic/leather-like material. Comes with different sizes of ear tips to suit your comfort.
Wires snap-on no problem but has a cheap feel to it. Doesn't necessarily affect the sound quality.
Overall, Value for price and a nice surprise from Chi-Fi.