CVJ NAMI INTRODUCTION:
CVJ, the brand based in China has a good reputation in the ChiFi budget arena with its unique product namely the CVJ Konoka which recently revolutionized the budget segment. The CVJ Nami being their latest one priced around 50 USD, let’s check out how this stands against the competition in this deep analysis.
CVJ NAMI SPECIFICATIONS:
Earphone sensitivity: 114dB/mW
Frequency range: 10-40000 Hz
Interface: 3.5mm Gilded
Earphone interface: 2 Pin S
CVJ NAMI OVERVIEW:
Nami is equipped with a 10mm Aluminum Magnesium alloy DD and a Custom Balanced Armature driver accompanied with the tuning switches. Construction is made out of alloy faceplate and acrylic resin. The SPC stock cable is a premium one which comes with swappable terminations.
The sound output of Nami is focused towards the V shaped profile with a versatility in overall tone controlled by the tuning switches that enables three professional tuning modes. The technical aspects appear decent but with the presence of BA timbre affects the overall presentation.
CVJ NAMI SOUND ANALYSIS:
The whole sound impressions are based on EHF High Resolution Mode since it is aligned with a pleasing V shaped nature where the other two modes are either too bright or too darker in background.
- Nami has a nice authoritative bass section with ample quantity of sub and mid bass profile.
- The sub bass has good reach and provides adequate rumble when called upon.
- The mid bass section has warmth and fullness more than adequate which makes the presentation bloomy and thicker.
- The extra added mid bass makes the presentation look clustered which led the separation to suffer a bit.
- Kick drums and bass guitars have good impact but the decay appears longer due to slower bass.
- The quantity reaches the bass head level and has a decent control but the prolonged decay makes them appear slower in complex tracks.
- The mid section’s instrumental notes appear recessed while the vocals gets a forward placement for an engaging listen.
- The tone appears warm and provides lush vocals yet due to its metallic timbre the instruments get affected creating an artificial scene.
- Separation and clarity feels decent with adequate stage presence.
- The lower mid section feels warmer due to the bigger mid bass profile while the upper mid section gets the decent elevation giving adequate brightness.
- The treble section has a proper elevation representing a brighter presentation.
- Timbre has a metallic taste thus the cymbals and trumpets have an artificial tone to it.
- Attack and decay of the instruments appears precise enough representing a natural presentation.
- Complex tracks noticeably suffers with its average detail retrieval.
- They keep the sibilance under control to allow a fatigue-free listen.
STAGING AND IMAGING: The width of the stage appears wide enough with average height. Its bigger bass presence represents the deeper sensation.
Imaging is decent with good placement of instruments and vocals throughout the presentation.
The technical aspects suffer in the busy tracks especially the detail retrieval and the layering.
Nami, the latest budget offering from the house of CVJ adopts a hybrid configuration namely a 10mm Aluminum Magnesium DD and a custom Balanced Armature driver. The Nami comes with an alloy faceplate and a resin body with a QDC connection. The stock cable is a premium SPC one that does come with interchangeable terminations for versatility.
The Nami delivers a V-shaped sound in all three modes, with each mode having a different tone. They sound with an acceptable V nature for testing in the EHF High Resolution Mode while other modes represent either bright or darker coloration in the background.
Bass here is rich in quantity while it shows its depreciation in the quality by representing its poor track separation and prolonged decay.
The mid section has a recessed instrumental with forward vocals making the presentation an engaging experience with trade off in layering and detail retrieval. Tone and timbre being on the metallic side makes the presentation look artificial.
The treble has a decent elevation giving adequate brightness to the background but due to its timbre issues, the cymbals, trumpets and guitar string lost its natural tone creating a robotic background.
Technical aspects feel average showing a decent width and height in the stage additionally representing a moderate detail retrieval. The imaging and layering feels good with near to precise placement of notes but struggles in the complex tracks.
CVJ Nami has a unique sound signature representing a DEEP TONED profile that will please the consumers who love a bass heavy dynamic sound and with its posh packaging it makes a great buy for the price of 50 USD!
POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES:
- V shaped Deep Toned Profile
- Premium SPC cable with changeable terminations
- Bass Quantity
- Metallic Timbre
- Average Technicalities
CVJ provided me with this unit in exchange for my honest opinion about the Nami. The whole views are based on my observations with this product hence it might differ from person to person.
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