I am listening AFUL Performer5 since last morning whenever I find time. Here are my firsti mpressions and yours may vary. Source is dx300
Fit is great
Technicalities good but needs polishing
Track picking high
FUN sky high!
(9 hours later)Now source is ipad pro and here is my 2ndimpressions
Bass is soft and slow with some tactile feedback
Driving is easy
Vocals are forward
Soundstage is wide (weird because dx300’s results weren’t so)
Treble is rolled off especially vocalwise. This is making power metal (Hansl Kürsch) easier to listen
AFUL Performer5 looks like it doesn’t need a fancy source to play good. However, M or H gain off dx300 could feed it’s BA’s with power.
AFUL Acoustics Performer5 is reviewed in mobileaudiophile.com. You have new daily driver around 200 and it plays like it, giving no disappointment despite the company is recently entering vicious arena.
Wonderful daily driver with nice clarity
Bass is lush and laid back
Easy to drive
Technicalities aren’t for techheads
Treble is a little shy
Slightly lacking in dynamics and slam
Anybody looking for fun in a closed back headphone and don’t plan to spend a hefty amount of money can like this.
Very Well Built with Quality Materials
Easily Likeable V-Shaped Sound Signature
Pretty Good Sound Stage
Too Warm in Other Words Thick Sound Will not Suit to Everyone or Every Music Genre
Not Very Technically Capable
Isolation is Just OK for a Closed Back
Mids are Sucked Out and It Feels Unnatural in Some Songs
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