Jinjer is a Ukrainian heavy metal band that has gained a large following in recent years. Their unique style, combining harsh and normal female vocals, has proven to be a hit with fans of the genre. In this review, we will be comparing four different IEMs (in-ear monitors) to see which one delivers the best sound for Jinjer’s song “Pisces.”
Jinjer’s “Pisces” is a heavy metal song that features harsh and normal female vocals. The track has a good balance of musical elements, including guitar riffs, light drums, and bass. The vocals are the highlight of the song, with the singer showcasing her range and power.
Jinjer’s “Pisces” falls into the heavy metal genre, which is characterized by fast-paced and aggressive music that often features harsh and distorted guitar sounds, as well as growling and screaming vocals.
The Challenges in This Song:
“Pisces” is a challenging track for IEMs due to its combination of different vocal styles and its heavy instrumental sections. The track features both harsh and clean vocals, which require an IEM to have good clarity and detail in the mid-range frequencies. The heavy instrumental sections also require an IEM to have good impact and tight bass control.
For this comparison, we used Apple Music’s lossless audio format, which was played through a laptop and a DAC/AMP from SMSL, the M300 MKIII. This source chain ensures that we are getting the best possible sound quality for our comparisons.
1st place: AudioSense DT600
The AudioSense DT600 offers a good balance between clarity and impact in the sound. Although the stage is not as spacious as some of the other IEMs in this comparison, the DT600 still delivers good impact, especially in the low and lower-mid frequencies.
2nd place: IKKO Asgard OH5
The IKKO Asgard OH5 offers amazing openness at the beginning of the song, with a light drum and guitar, and clear vocals. However, the OH5 support in the lows is not as balanced as with the DT600, which is particularly noticeable with the bass drum in the track. The harsh vocals are also well handled by the OH5, but the different support of bass may be a drawback for some listeners.
3rd place: 7Hz Timeless
The 7Hz Timeless IEMs have a slightly different sound signature than the other IEMs in this comparison. They offer a good balance between clarity and impact, but the stage does not suit this song as the stage of other IEMs.
4th place: IKKO Obsidian OH10
The IKKO Obsidian OH10 offers a good balance between clarity and impact but falls behind the other IEMs in this comparison in terms of soundstage and instrument separation.
The four IEMs compared in this review, AudioSense DT600, IKKO Asgard OH5, 7Hz Timeless, and IKKO Obsidian OH10, each has their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to this track and genre of music. The DT600 came out on top, delivering good impact despite a slightly smaller soundstage. The IKKO Asgard OH5 came in second, offering amazing openness at the beginning of the song, with light drums, guitar, and a clear voice, but lacking in the lows from the bass drum. The 7Hz Timeless and IKKO Obsidian OH10 followed, with both showing some room for improvement in delivering the sound of “Pisces.” Ultimately, the best IEM for this song will depend on the listener’s personal preferences, but these comparisons can provide a good starting point for anyone in search of the right gear.
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