The DUNU Studio SA6 headphone has been well received by all parties since its inception, but before experiencing this popular product in depth, I am a little confused about it. Friends who are familiar with the DUNU product line can easily find the particularity of this headphone. Whether it is a custom-made male model cavity design or a 0.78 wire pin specification, it is incompatible with DUNU’s existing coil iron or moving coil products, but this It does not prevent the full selling point of this product-the mature six-unit moving iron configuration, the popular stable wooden blind box panel and the price of less than 600 US dollars. What kind of positioning formed the product form of SA6, and my experience process has always run through such questions.
Let’s start directly from the sound part. After all, no matter how exquisite the blind box is, if the internal appeal is not enough, smart consumers will surely hesitate to pay. The most fundamental and important reason why the SA6 earphone has been well received by many parties is that this product provides a sound performance that clearly exceeds its price average. To put it simply, the sound level presented by SA6 is comparable to most products on the market priced at US$800 to US$1,000. Its excellence lies not only in the high level of absolute sound quality, but also in the completeness and sound style. Uniqueness. But consumers need to try more to find the best side of SA6 earphones.
The single-ended SA6 has a very good sense of balance in sound. Each frequency band has a leapfrog level in terms of resolution and richness of details. The six-unit moving iron brings a hearty and clear sound bottom to this headphone. Emphasizing the sense of speed and precision, while ensuring the overall thickness and convergence with the midrange through appropriate overtone control. The mid-frequency of DUNU SA6 also emphasizes the ability to portray details and the sense of density. It is delicate and smooth with little coloration. The shaping of vocals and instrumental music has a good physical sense. This feature continues at high frequencies. The lines are stretched and not irritating. Extending the naturalness, the presentation of the gloss is slightly subtle. The clear details and solid images of the full frequency band make it easy for consumers to feel the overall quality of this headphone. In fact, DUNU StudioSA6 has a very high consistency in the tone characteristics and the way of detailing the full frequency band. In offline activities, SA6 even received feedback such as “This headphone is a bit like a moving coil” in the mouths of some experts. This is to some extent an affirmation of the tuning level of this multi-unit moving iron headphone. .
Compared with the high level presented by the tri-band, the sound field shaping of SA6 headphone is a bit regrettable. Although the sound field of SA6 still maintains a high level of positioning, the level of detail is excellent, and the human voice and instrumental music also have a good degree of separation. , But in fact, the amount of information and dynamic transient capabilities embodied by the entire headphone are enough to support a more open and natural scene experience. On the other hand, SA6 does not put the human voice in a position that is enough to grasp the ear. In the single-ended driving mode, the listener can easily perceive the distance between themselves and the singer, which strengthens it to some extent. The monitor color of this earphone in the tuning orientation.
As mentioned above, the SA6’s tri-band emphasizes the reduction of details and seldom stains. The distance of the vocals and the scale of the sound field are set to be more restrained. This processing method makes SA6 show a kind of “de-emotional” when performing songs. Whether it is instrumental music or vocals, although their performance has excellent qualities and emotions, the emotions conveyed by these singers and musicians are weakened by the distance and scale of the external environment. Using SA6 to listen to songs feels like watching an online concert in front of a computer. The connection between the singer and the audience is split by time and space. The direct and enthusiastic emotional resonance that originally belonged to the music scene has become a rapid passing barrage , Or a fleeting hot spot on social networks. The emotional state of the song received by the audience strips the atmosphere of the surrounding environment, only the mark left by the sound and picture, which contains emotions but appears lonely.
Loneliness itself is not terrible, and time alone can also bring us a new perspective on our relationship with the world. The desire to be alienated or to join the group has its own beauty. The aesthetics conveyed by the SA6 headphone may be a true portrayal of the psychological state of many groups. Enjoy a person’s carnival in front of the screen, and carefully pull away every time when forming a complicated relationship with others. In fact, online and offline listeners have completely different expectations for the state of music presentation. Different types of listeners are likely to give completely different evaluations to the SA6 earphones, and the music presented by the SA6 earphones obviously does not serve as the Livehouse. The role of adrenaline, on the contrary, is a tranquilizer that prompts you to conduct an objective and calm analysis.
However, these are not all the sound performance of SA6 earphones. DUNU also gave this earphone a change in sound through some simple settings. One is to switch between single-ended and balanced modes of SA6 earphones through its patented interchangeable plug; the other is to directly change the tuning through the lever on the cavity. Tuning levers are nothing new in the earphone circle, and the dual-switch three-switch tuning scheme is not uncommon. The tuning lever of DUNU Studio SA6 slightly protrudes from the surface of the cavity and can be easily adjusted without the aid of tools. It is very convenient to switch modes for comparison during the audition process. After setting the lever to the “ON” position, the low frequency details and overtones of the SA6 headphones will be slightly increased, the thickness of the entire low frequency will be further improved, and the overall tone of the headphones will change from neutral to slightly warm. For listeners who are dominated by pan-pop music, the SA6 earphones can get a better sense of richness and envelopment in the interpretation of pop music by setting the tuning lever. However, the protruding of the low frequency part also affects the SA6 earphone’s characteristic of high tri-band consistency in the default state to a certain extent, which is a little regrettable.
Compared to switching the tuning switch, the SA6 headphone has more changes in switching between single-ended and balanced. The most intuitive point is that in the balanced drive mode, the sound field of SA6 headphones has been expanded to a new level. This change is similar to the expansion from a recording studio environment to a chamber concert hall, while maintaining the regularity and positioning accuracy of the sound field. At the same time, there has been a qualitative change in scale. At the same time, the human voice with a sense of distance in the single-ended state is also placed closer to the listener when the balance is driven, which doubles the original mild mid-frequency intimacy. This change in the sense of presence makes SA6, the originally somewhat monitoring-like earphones, become closer to the music listening habits of general consumers.
Another reason why the sound of DUNU Studio SA6 changes in a balanced state is that the balanced output capability of most DAP products in the current market has a clear advantage over its single port. SA6 is essentially a good headphone, even with entry-level players, there will be no obvious unacceptable sound degradation. But the more high-quality sound front-end equipment is used to drive this headphone, the more it can tap the potential of its sound (especially the sound field and image level). This ability to reflect the sound level of front-end equipment also makes SA6 a reference product with equipment measurement value. I highly recommend that if you have the conditions, you should try it out with your own player and SA6 headphones. Perhaps it can give you a more comprehensive understanding of the machine in your hand.
If you have noticed the “studio” character on the splitter, then naturally you can better understand DUNU’s settings for this headphone. Fortunately, DUNU did not position the SA6 earphones as a purely emotional monitoring tool. The final product form it presents is a good balance between productivity needs and public aesthetics, which requires a certain accumulation.
In my eyes, the DUNU SA6 headphone is very suitable for users who are in the entry or advanced state. The relatively correct and neutral sound orientation of this headphone is easy to compare with other products, helping users to better grasp themselves during the upgrade process. The tendency of listening preferences, as a headphone that can faithfully reflect the level of front-end equipment, it can also help users better choose drive equipment. Of course, these features are inseparable from the high cost-effectiveness of SA6 headphones. For less than $600, you can get a high-quality headphones with a good tuning level. Consumers who are ready to upgrade their equipment can easily be analyzed by SA6 headphones. Attracted by power and details. For advanced players who already have some listening experience, SA6 headphone is still a product with its own sound style characteristics. As a six-unit moving iron headphone, it is not inferior to DUNU’s other product lines in terms of sound completion.
So do you care about the exterior of DUNU Studio SA6——the cavity is meticulously crafted, has excellent volume control, and is comfortable to wear for a long time. The only two things that need to be improved are that the wires are slightly hard and thick, and different people will have different degrees of stethoscope effect; the second is that the number of accessories and the sense of grade cannot support the performance of the headphone sound, and the practicality is mainly, and the sense of refinement is insufficient. It seems that this time DUNU has spent all his energy on the headphone body and the sound-related areas.