Shanling ME500 “Ice Platinum Silver” made my eyes shine at first sight! The cool appearance with a sense of science and technology is hard not to be tempting, but compared to the previous ME500, is this upgraded version only the appearance change?
According to the official statement, the biggest value of Shanling ME500 ice platinum silver lies in the upgraded mirror plating process and the use of precious metal “platinum” plating, so the appearance and oxidation resistance are greatly improved. In addition, the biggest difference between ME500 ice platinum silver and the previous version is also reflected in the wire material and tuning.
Shanling ME500 ice platinum silver is held in hand, the upgraded Furukawa copper silver-plated wire feels significantly softer to the touch, and the platinum-plated cavity carries the cold feeling of metal, which always shines like a jewelry in the sun.
The part of the earhook that is most in contact with the auricle when worn is changed from a traditional PU tube to a PE material heat shrink tube, which is more soft and skin-friendly. The cavity is designed according to ergonomics, and it fits comfortably on the ears without obvious ear-drop feeling. There are five different types and three sizes of earphone sets, which can be changed freely according to the wearing experience and DIY your own exclusive music program.
As a earphones, appearance is important, but sound quality is more important! Due to the upgrade of the cable, ME500 ice platinum silver is balanced and natural in terms of three-frequency, and the human voice is slightly warm.
The high frequency is richer and more delicate, with stronger density, better overtones, and a clearer sense of hierarchy. Compared with the high frequency performance of the ordinary version, it can be said that it is greatly improved. The transition between mid and high frequencies is also smoother. The mid-frequency vocals are warm and natural, clear and bright, with outstanding details, and the charm of various vocals is vividly expressed. The low-frequency dive is deeper, the transient response is faster, the cohesion is stronger, and the atmosphere created is more prominent. Moreover, the overall atmosphere or sound field can be enhanced by adjusting different earphone case.
On the whole, the change of Shanling ME500 ice platinum silver tuning not only maintains the original naturalness, but also makes this earphones have a more three-dimensional sense of hearing, more transparent and clear.
Shanling ME500 ice platinum silver as a three-unit ring iron earphone (dual cavity, dual magnetic moving coil unit + Lou’s composite double moving iron unit combination) has no problem in driving, like the mobile phone in my hand, it can basically be easily adapted However, it is still recommended that you use a device with better resolution to drive it, so that the sound quality of ME500 Ice Platinum Silver can be truly brought into play.
In short, the accessories, craftsmanship and appearance of ME500 ice platinum silver are very worthy of being my portable earphones, what do you think?
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