Linsoul RAPTGO Hook-X 14.2mm Open Planar Diaphragm Driver + PZT Driver HiFi in-Ear Earphone with Detachable 0.78 2pin OCC Cable for Musician Audiophile
About this deal
RAPTGO HOOK-X vs XENNS Mangird Tea 2 (239 USD vs 350 USD) – The comfort is better on HOOK-X, which seems to stay better in my ears, and also has a better cable from the factory. The IEM design is much more beautiful and aesthetic on Mangird Tea 2. The overall sound is quite different, with HOOK-X having much more bass impact, especially in the sub-bass, and more treble energy, better treble extension, and more treble vibrancy. The detail and resolution is about equal between HOOK-X and Tea 2, but maximum volume handling is slightly better on HOOK-X, which can take more punishment before distorting and clipping. Passive noise isolation is better on Mangrid Tea 2. The TONALITY of the Hook X HBB can be summarized as a balanced W shape with a lively and weighty dynamic. It’s this kind of IEM that magnifies the best part of bass, mids, and highs and can offer a versatile performance that is never boring, unlike safer tuning that over-tamed energy of our beloved music.
The in-ear monitors use unique hybrid drivers (planar magnet and piezoelectric driver), the latter taking care of higher frequencies.Comparison: I hate to say it, but let’s compare it to the original Raptgo Hook. It’s basically the same with some slight tuning changes. I do like the blue a bit more, yet it’s premium for a somewhat minor tuning change. wasn’t the most exciting year in terms of the Chifi IEMs release, and safe tuning begin to ruin the listening fun we are seeking too. As if dynamic rendering always implies bad tonal loudness balance.
CASE: The case is simple and perfectly compact. I use this case as my daily case for whenever I am out of the house.Bass response of the Hook-X is, in my opinion, the standout quality of the IEM. While the sub-bass doesn’t reach all that low, the impact it provides is tight and incredibly controlled. The same can be said about the mid-bass, where you’ll also immediately notice the speed of the bass – fast and full of energy.