DUNU DN-2000J Quick Review by mark2410

DUNU DN-2000J Quick Review by mark2410

Thanks to DUNU for the sample.

Brief:  DUNU’s new treble king.

Price :  £225 or US$349

Specifications:  Driver: Liquid crystal composite Titanium dynamic*1, Balanced armature*2, Frequency response: 4Hz-40KHz, Sensitivity: 102±2dB, Impedance: 8Ω, Plug Size: 3.5mm gold plated, Cable length: 1.2mm, Weight: 21.8g

Accessories:  10 sets of Eartips, 3 pairs of Comply foam eartips, 1 pair of Earhook, 3.5mm Female to 6.5mm Male Adapter, 3.5mm Female to 2-pin Male Adapter, Aluminium alloy box, 8 pairs of  adjust ring, 4 pairs of fitting rubber, 1 pair of protective rubber ring, Shirt Clip

Build Quality:  The exact same high stand we’ve come to expect from DUNU, first class.

Isolation:  For having a dynamic in them not bad, they are perfectly fine for on a bus, walking out and about sorta stuff.  Tube commutes and flight I’d give a skip unless I had nothing else.  Still as ever they are easily enough to make yourself roadkill if you fail to remember and use your eyes near traffic.

Comfort/Fit:  For the most part good.  I’m still not taken with the little sticky out bit that every so often would stab my ear when inserting them.  I wish they would just remove it but anyway, it wasn’t really a big issue.  In actual use they were fine and as comfy as every other normal round IEM. 

Aesthetics:  Not bad. I like the bare metal silvered nature but for some reason I wasn’t loving them.  I’m normally a sucker for bare metal but these I was a little indifferent to.  They look not bad, nothing special visually.

Sound:  These from the first instant you hear them you’ll discover a terrifying new level of detail that you may not have realised existed.  Wow are these baby’s detail cannons or what.  Side by side with their close siblings, the DN-2000, these are they but with treble steroids.  Oh lordy are these treble happy.  It’s not to say that the bass isn’t there nor that it isn’t extremely capable because it is as are the mids.  The bass is light, gently and lightly sculpted and wise you can push it, force it to roar it’s not its natural inclination.  Its bass is a paragon of neutrality and precision.  The mids too, they are very capable.  Lacking a bit of breadth, they want to narrow, focus things up and launch it out at in one narrowly focused beam.  Beam like that of a laser, so clean cutting, so perfectly focused and precise.  Full of soul and flavour?  Na not so much.  These are more about the crystal clear and cuttingly sharp presentation than silly wishy washy things like soul or comfort.  Spectacularly detailed of course but it wants to over focus and power project that clarity.  The treble too it likes to show you just how skilful it can be, it wants to show off and dazzle you, like a lead crystal decanter exploding before you.  It’s a seriously dazzlingly wow presentation.

Value:  DUNU have always been great value and while upper end stuff experiences diminishing returns you get what you pay for and more.

Pro’s:  Wow.  Dazzlingly spectacular presentation.  Hyper dazzling treble.

Cons:  See Pro’s

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