Gadgets DN_2000J

Published on December 8th, 2015 | by Greg


DUNU-Topsound DN-2000J: Sultry, Sensitive IEMs

If you’ve been enjoying the new Adele album, chances are that there is more for you to appreciate through better reproduction- it’s the sort of material that rewards additional efforts, transforming a bit with additional listening. Quality speakers help, but so do a good pair of headphones. This holiday, season, you might appreciate a stocking stuffer with class, sure to improve your music.

The DUNU-Topsound DN-2000J IEMs are what they call ‘Triple Driver Premium Hybrid Earphones’, and though the company itself might have a funny name and might not be familiar, these are some serious headphones. Inside each earbud are two different types of drivers, a single dynamic 10mm one and dual balanced armatures, and together they blend range and sensitivity, power and precision. At first glance, they might seem like just another set of earbuds, but inside is some serious technology, and the box itself includes plenty of accessories that make it a complete package. A metal carrying case, airplane and 1/4″ adapters, earclips, frequency-response adjustment rings and even protection rings.

You’ll want to use those, since the metal bodies are a little delicate. The cables themselves aren’t detachable or fabric-wrapped, unfortunately, and these are strictly for listening- no microphone, so no voice calls. But isolation is solid, mostly because of the variety in tips included- something like a dozen different fits and styles and materials. Each pair offers something distinct, including our favorite, Comply foam tips that help seal out external noise while also being comfortable. The DN-2000Js are ultra-lightweight, small enough to fit into just about any ears,

With a stated frequency response of 4Hz-40KHz, you might be able to feel (if not hear) the wider range, worth of being stamped with the High Resolution Audio label. After burning them in for a few days, we found them to get a little less bright and ease into a deeper, darker sound that was more full. From top to bottom, there is plenty of detail- enough to rival much more expensive sets, and enough to make you set aside any other earbuds and focus on the music. At times, especially with an amp and pop music, they could be come across as harsh- you’ll want to find quality sources since they definitely will highlight any flaws with your tracks or files. At this price range, you expect performance, and the DUNU-Topsound DN-2000Js are worthy of the tag- and definitely worthy considering for any serious audiophile. Small, svelte, and sophisticated, these are the perfect addition to your wish list, available now online and in stores for around $325.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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