Here we have Blon Fat Girl. Last of the Blon legacy we reviewed many times before. And the cheapest too. I thank keephifi for delivering me a sample. But my fairness and non biased approach will not change.
Strong bass for its price
Unable to go deep at basses
Normal for $10 but low clarity
Blon Fat Girl Box, Contents and Cable
Box and contents are soo simple unlike other Blons in the past. You can’t expect much of a SQ at this price range. But it’s not always the same. Anyway we gotta see what’s in.
Frequency Response: 20-20KHz
Source is dx300 and M gain, 40/100
I am having a very good smooth jazz moment at Limehouse Blues – save some big bad basses that prevent the fluidity like %25 – and clarity is high in the live smooth jazz track. Speed and thus extensions are fast.
When it comes to Driving of Hans Zimmer, bass performance is better than Chu in the intro. Not sterile but a certain level of warmthness is evident. However nothing can go that deep and dynamics are suffering. Other parts of the song continue in a neutral to slightly dark timbre. Fat basses are here and there. Their roll offs are quick too. However they are not disturbing at all if you are not nitpicking. Good tuning despite it’s cheap box. (We had this in TKZK Wave too)
The Electro Suite is giving me clear whispers before its basses begin. Echoing vocals are around my head. Clashes of the treble around the drummer are disappointingly lifeless. And the outro section of this song is where an iem can shine..Head wobbling piston like basses ate what I hear. And this experience is with high power of dx300. Lower powers might experience bigger and maul like basses. (Which will be pretty good for this price)
Last track of the first impressions is the Centipede. My reference track. OMG after the bass began. Strong and though basses that aren’t rolling off early but not going to sub levels plus sufficient treble to cover up the dubstep effects you all are familiar with.This ends the first part of the review. One of the rare moments I am surprised after seeing the name and box of the iem.
We have cheaper than a single hamburger iem at hand. So don’t expect it to create thunderous basses with cracks of lightning.Game is COD and in BR mode, performance is decent. It is giving out general locations. But don’t expect the Y axis pinpointing of even a KBear Little Q.
In normal multiplayer skirmishes, it does what it must do. Nothing fancy here. However having a $10 Fat Girl helps over hearing the sound off speakers or your mobile devices. This way you can get in the action of a map anyway.
I picked two iems because both are recent and similar priced. Let’s see the results
Vs Moondrop Chu: Sizes are more or less the same. But the difference in eartips are heart warming. Chu has Spring Tips but FG has standart silicone eartips. However cable wise, Chu is a winner with both its texture and durable feeling.
40/100 volume is resulting in like %70 volume level at FG and like %60 at Chu. Thus FG’s huge but shallow basses partially help at dubstep compared to Chu’s neutral approach when basses strike + richer effects too. This approach is a definitely life saver when it comes to smooth jazz and it’s laid back presentation too…FG had a forward one.
However they both fail in terms of musicality in that jazz. Vital instruments are partially weightless at both contestants.
Vs KBear Little Q: Difference in size is striking. One (Fat Girl) is shaped like a tiny sculpture, the other (Little Q) is little as it’s name says. While Q is a fresh and strong entry into #smalleargang, FG is definitely not. And cables are similar looking, save the cloth covered part of FG cable. Q’s cable is entirely in PVC. Welcome 80s with $10 🙂
40/100 is like %50 at Q. FG is the winner in driving. Basses are the star of the show even at smooth jazz at Q. I personally am hearing more dominant basses than I would like. FG didn’t have it. Chu was the best among them only if smooth jazz was my only pick. Resonances and thus extensions are surprisingly the best at Q. You normally wouldn’t expect bass and these together. However background details are suffering in Q and the presentation is in between both.Q is the ultimate winner when dubstep begins with pounding basses + a slight tactile feedback. FQ and Chu couldn’t do this! But the stage width is it’s weakest spot. And electronic treble is slightly weaker than FG here.
Blon Fat Girl Review
Blon is a starter brand for many with legendary 03 model. Its tuning was V shaped with not too recessed mids. And it’s price was significantly higher. Many years have passed since 03 and now we have Fat Girl, a probable starter. Considering it’s price tag, it definitely is.
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