We have another planar iem with the best (in function and looks) carrying case ever. Dioko of Salnotes who are a sub brand of two decades old 7Hz. Looks are pretty good too yet resembling its older brother 7Hz Timeless we reviewed before. Thanks for hifigo for connecting us with that saphire beauty. All will be unbiased as others before.
Let’s examine the specs first:
- Driver: 14.6mm planar.
- Impedance: 16 ohm.
- SPL: 106dB/v@1kHz.
- THD: ≤0.2%/1khz.
- Frequency response: 5-40000hz.
The box is standard with no fancy design elements. The real catch is the carrying box within.
Source is ibasso dx300 and volume is 50/100. That volume level is resulting in a moderately high volume. And everything is at stock condition.
I am hearing controlled drum and guitar basses and a fast response as well at smooth jaz. Extensions are pretty good. High notes are smooth.
At electronic music of Centipede, mids are convincing. And bass is explosive with a nice low end rumble beneath. However electronic trebles are splashy and lack volume.
Math rock with flamenco influence is the real decision maker here. I am not hearing congestion and bass bleed from their equally fantastic drummer. While these are enough, with the help of its speed, its not lagging behind and every guitar is trackable with high power + the soundstage is large enough and presentation is kind so you can’t name it as invasive
Salnotes Dioko First Impression
I am hearing a nice first impression results with 3 different genres of music. Speed, control, extensions and mids are above the average. And while average is hard in this very crowded planar iem market, they have to be applauded rising above the crowd.
Review with more and deeper listenings, comparisons and gaming results will be done soon after a certain milestone this Sunday.