Meet Dunu Titan 1es. Here we have a blind but happy buy 🙂 Just the brand name gave me confidence.
Everything has a beginning. If the exact beginning is nowhere to be seen, we have to count it’s second model as the first.
Build is all in plastic and low grade light metallic save the strong Y split and chin guard. Cable is so thin, not looking thicker than TRN CH3 or Quarks. And ready to be converted to a regular iem (semi bullet shaped otherwise) Venting hole is only 1 at each unit. The thin cable isn’t replaceable either. Back in that days, cable rolling wasn’t a concept.
Unit: Dynamic (14mm)
Cable length: 1.2m
Plug: 3.5mm gold-plated plug
Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
Sensitivity: 102 +/- 2dB
At Limehouse Blues the bass is just on the edge of being boomy. Live on stage transparency it not that good. Instrument presentation is forward and background res is some notches above meh. Timbre is neutral to very very slightly dark. Speed, which is another aspect I value, is freaking high considering the hesitant and submissive to that days trend boxing.(iems weren’t on their own those days. Usage with CD Player or ipod or computer had to be pointed out) I can sense that DD is playing but roll offs are sharp like BA in this dual wearing styled iem.
Strong basses that leave presence at Driving. Fast extensions remain. And keyboard of Zimmer and others are distanced nicely. Crowd cheering is a real cheer. The soundstage isn’t in compliance with the stadium this was recorded.
Electronic track of Centipede is beginning with a sign of V sound signature. But basses are trembling after the bass drop with even V30 as the source. And through the whole song, low end is rumbling beneath covering the base. If only the treble wasn’t piercing at 50/100 volume off v30 for this song.
Dunu Titan 1es Review Conclusions
This is how the legendary Dunu Titan S started at 2016. Smooth yet energetic, sound even at Limehouse Blues of Jazz At The Pawnshop. I’ll be comparing it with Titan S next days before I go to our big holiday.