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ACOUSTUNE HS1551 CU
Maybe Balanced Armature monitors are still mostly dominating the sector, but we, as HFN, haven’t lost our interest in Dynamic Driver IEMs. I’ve recently received the Acoustune HS1551 CU via our Japanese friends from Acoustune. It has a 10mm Single Dynamic Driver, with a %100 CNC miled brass housing. There’s also a model that has a full aluminum shell as well, and the two models are claimed to sound different.
This Acoustune HS1551 CU model has a phenomenal build quality. The shell, the nozzle and mmcx sockets are all exceptional in terms of build and I think this IEM can be used for years without a problem. Looks-wise these are definitely eye-catching with a shiny blue-gold color combination. The cable is also built perfectly, and it even feels like a headphone cable of high quality.
Sound-wise it’s quite early to make conclusions but for first impressions; it has great lows and treble is also high-class. Mids are in a different tonality but that can change with some burn-in time. Sound stage and stereo imaging are impressive, together with good separation. The star of the show for now is the bass though, strong and controlled at the same time.
This IEM really rocks for build, and not to mention the impressive and very practical leather carrying case it comes with. Full review will be on Headfonia when its turn comes.