Disclaimer: This unit was sent to me by @Szymon to be graphed and for a quick spin. No incentives of any kind were given and the review you are about to read are my own thoughts and opinions. Thanks once again to @Szymon for the opportunity and support.
Driver Setup: 1DD
Comfort, fit and isolation: Good fit, average isolation and comfort.
Source used: Topping E30 + L30 stack
Tips used: Final E
Test playlist with some of the songs used: Tidal
I can’t really fault SSR’s bass dynamics, just wishing it had more sub-bass elevation to hit me right during Hans Zimmer – Why So Serious?, as the roll-off is really audible. The mid-bass tho is a whole different story as I truly enjoyed it on kick drums and bass guitars during Ghost-note – Shrill Tones. The bass microdynamics are surprisingly good for its price.
This type of chunky bass curve increases the note weight, but I’m never one to complain about that as I prefer anything thicker than thinner. The real noteworthy section of the mid-range starts right on the pinna rise, giving shouty vibes all over when replaying Adele – Daydreamer, even at lower volumes.
As for the treble, the cymbal strikes and timbre are way off, but since it’s a plateau and not a mountain fest, it was not as fatiguing as I expected at lower volumes.
Technicalities are SSR’s strong point in my opinion, given its price, showing a great sense of definition thanks to its perceived detail level and separation.
As expected, I don’t like the SSR but I don’t hate it. Going straight from Final Audio A4000 into this made me think I prefer SSR for sure. The bass actually got me by surprise and the technical side of it can’t really be dismissed. Again, it isn’t for me but it might be for you. From now on, I’d say this can be my default recommendation for treble or shoutheads under 50$.
Value ranking: 4.5/5. Personal rank: C.
Thanks for reading!
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