Fanmusic TRUTHEAR x Crinacle Zero Earphone Dual Dynamic Drivers in-Ear Earphone with 0.78 2Pin Cable Earbuds (Zero)
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His introduction to portable audio was through a Walkman cassette-player in his pre-teens, and music has been his getaway ever since. These buds also have a dual dynamic driver design, with one 10mm driver that reproduces bass frequencies and another 7. Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). Fortunately, TRUTHEAR let you pick between 7 pair of ear tips inside the packaging, one of which are foam tips, which provide the best stability (but also the worse sound, in our opinion).
Of course, that happens in the 8kHz region, which doesn’t help much in real-world situations, but still. It's likely due to the ZERO's dual driver design, with a larger dynamic driver responsible for the lows and a smaller dynamic driver reproducing mid and high frequencies. Sounds congested, especially for busier tracks, sound just gets blended together, and not in a good way. Coherency is excellent and instrument separation is clearly defined though there isn’t too much space when it comes to layering due to the smaller stage.And for a sneak peek at some of the upcoming work we’re doing at the blog, try out this interactive graph tool of Resolve’s measurements with the RED.
TRUTHEAR x Crinacle Zero:Red Frequency Response Looking at the frequency response graph, the TRUTHEAR x Crinacle Zero: Red aren’t that far from sounding neutral. The Crinacle tuning is obvious, I have no need for any EQ using UAPP from either my LG V3o, V50 or Galaxy S23 with a Hidizs Martha dongle. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Keep a microfiber cloth handy to wipe off dust that will get on the shells, as they may also obstruct your view from the fascinating face plate design that has physical inserts which look at peacock feathers from one angle and something out of Hans Ruedi Giger's universe from another. The Bass+ impedance adapter adds another 10 ohms of resistance, which does affect the loudness a little.With, well, zero track record from Truthear, the main selling point of the Zero is that it looks excellent on paper. The dual-driver design has one driver dedicated just to bass, so this range has plenty of boom and slam - a great match for electronic, hip-hop, and beat-heavy music.
No issues with build quality as yet, and I'm not super careful; these are used on a train commute and whenever I'm away on a business trip. That said, the Zero:Red avoid such brightness in favor of slightly darker, more relaxed tuning (close to Harman in-ear target). I'm a simulation and assessment engineer, and do substantiation (sometimes) on pressurised water reactor vessels, so assessment of primary stresses (due to, say, pressure) and secondary (due to, say, displacement) is second nature.After some EQ, you get a more exciting sound that feels airier and slightly more detailed, although less balanced than Zero:Red. This model has a similar wired, dual-driver design but with a more balanced sound and distinctive red finish. Manufacturer warranties and service options may not be valid or available outside of the United States. Due to their smoothness, they’re also a fine pick for users who find other IEMs too harsh or sibilant. There is a lip at the edge to help hold the tips in place but I actually think it’s the lip that makes me feel the size more than something like the Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite with a similar nozzle size.
While you'll hear footsteps and other audio cues coming from the left or right, it can be tricky to locate them more precisely.There are L/R markings to help distinguish the left and right channels and all the metal contacts are gold-plated for oxidation resistance, and perhaps the aggressive ear hooks are to help compensate for the lack of angled housings on this end. You can temper the treble by a large enough margin where the mids have a chance to breathe and perform with a decent amount of effort. I'm surprised how little they deviate from target, especially since I believe the intention was to essentially undercut the 2019v2 target a little above ~3khz. What I like about the RED’s treble is that it doesn’t overly dampen the response to tame it, unlike past MoonDrop IEMs.