Comparing IEMs across Different Genres: An In-Depth Test of IKKO OH5, OH10, 7Hz Timeless, AudioSense DT600, and Moondrop Droplet

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People listening to headphones in the sun.

In this post, I will be sharing my experience with different in-ear monitors (IEMs) including the IKKO OH5, IKKO Obsidian OH10, 7Hz Timeless, AudioSense DT600, and Moondrop Droplet. To give you a better understanding of the sound quality of these IEMs, I will be comparing them with various songs from different genres. I will be updating this post with the results of each comparison as soon as they are available.

This A-B / A-B-C-D song comparison is one part of “My Ultimate Guide to Affordable In-Ear Monitors in 2023 (Including IKKO Asgard OH5)“.

List of Songs:

The following is a list of songs that will be used in the A-B IEM comparison:

If you are interested in learning more about in-ear monitors and their sound quality, be sure to check out my comprehensive IEM review. In this review, I put various IEMs including the IKKO OH5, OH10, 7Hz Timeless and AudioSense DT600 to the test, comparing their sound quality across different music genres. You can find insights and links to test songs on Apple Music, along with my thoughts and experiences with each IEM.

Let’s connect on Instagram and share our favourite songs for testing IEMs. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback on the sound quality of these IEMs. Let me also know, if you have special requests or ideas for A-B comparisons.


My name is Frederic B. Konkel and to capture landscapes and cityscapes is a big passion of mine. I'm currently based in Nanjing, China. I love to explore new places and I'm using my cameras to document these moments. On F.B.K. Photography I showcase a few impressions of my captured moments from around the world.