Published on December 8th, 2015 | by Greg0
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.