Good quality and affordable 5-driver hybrid custom made earphone. Recommended to people who want to try how CM feels like.
Upgraded from my CIEM A3H Pro, I'm very satisfied with my AXH.
The fit is great and they seem to be robust
About the sound, I would say it's neutral, with a litlle warmish side, due to the bass rumble ans the impact of the dynamic driver. The highs are smooth and non agressives. The soudstage is also great.
According to me, this CIEM paire well with detailled and neutral DAPs.
A while to get used to customs. Only one brand - AAW.
I believe I may have auditioned a pair which had the original treble focused signature (also noticed by another user on reddit). I actually liked the treble signature. The new signature is more neutral which isn’t a bad thing, but the Lune cable included does not follow in the same spirit.
With the Lune mk5 cable, lows and highs are elevated, making the mids and vocals sound slightly recessed. The weight of Lune cable also tugs at your ears while you walk which is annoying. With the Arete cable, it brings everything to a neutral position, making AXH a lot more listenable and enjoyable at all volume levels. I’m starting to enjoy the new AXH with Arete and I suggest all to try out the different cables to see which suits your preference. :)
Worksmanship of AAW is impeccable. My CIEMs came looking great, but suffered from a poor fit probably due to the impressions, but there is a good refit policy to support so that’s fine.
I hope in the future, AAW allows the customers to even custom design their cables. So far in the market the cables are pretty boring (black, silver, bronze. ...)
I believe colourful cables will bring something fresh into these market.
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