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Linsoul 7HZ Timeless 14.2mm Planar HiFi In-ear Earphone with CNC Aluminum Shell, Detachable MMCX Cable (3.5mm)

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The Timeless has great bass extension – something larger planar drivers tend to excel at. It can dig deep, hitting those ultra-low notes with apparent ease and even enthusiasm. The Timeless has some great and physical albeit strictly controlled sub-bass rumble. it's definitely not the most natural sounding thing I've ever heard, but overall it's a great balance. Due to the leaner notes, Timeless has a bit more airy sound than Aladdin as there is more air between the notes. Separation is noticeably better on Timeless as well. Despite the vents, i solation is actually above average, and these would make for a good commuting pair of IEMs. Comfort That said, on longer listening, I could feel that the brightness was eating at me. It’s not letting me settle down, always keeping me on the edge in anticipation of the next energetic passage. This is not a feeling that I look forward to. Hence, despite the impressive technical performance, it misses out some of the musicality and engagement factor for me. But I can see how it will satisfy quite a considerable group of audience out there.

I won't attempt to do a full comparison to the TinHiFi P1 since it has been a while, but one thing I can say for sure is that the tuning on the Timeless is much more palatable and less fatiguing than the P1.The 7HZ Timeless AE has a pretty airy soundstage atmosphere that offers a slightly bit more headroom compared to the Original Timeless. The separation and placement of instruments and vocals across the stage is fairly realistic. The soundstage of the Timeless AE shows an adequate level of wideness, while the depth and height is on a moderate level. This unit was provided for review courtesy of Linsoul from which you can buy the Timeless here. Thank you! As always, what follows are my honest thoughts and opinions to the best of my ability. I have measured the Timeless with several insertion depths. However, that ringing always existed, and I didn’t notice any change in the FR within the presence region. Only the 8KHz peak shifts towards 9Khz with increasing insertion depth. Perhaps the presence region peak shifts as well (usually it does change with insertion depth) but I hear the ringing nonetheless.

It has shrill sound with more ss's and tt's pronounced in the mix, but if u use any good copper cable it tames . The Timeless performs very well in the separation department keeping all layers and instruments apart. it is easy to tell what is what in the mix. The Timeless AE Edition is another great sounding Planar IEM of the company that continues the legacy of the Original Timeless with some slightly but audible improvements especially in the lows and the highs. When you are a fan of the Original Timeless but did wish some extra depth, impact and rumble in the lows and some additional airiness and sparkle in the highs, the Timeless AE edition with its new modular headphone plug design and 2-Pin interface will be a good choice. However, recommend the new AE Edition more to those who didn’t already owned the previous model and are in search for a new Planar IEM.

Width of the soundstage is slightly better on Timeless, depth is better on Timeless, while height is slightly better on Aladdin. Aladdin has a more intimate presentation because of the forward and bigger notes, while Timeless presents the music in a more spacious manner because of the increased amount of air.

These planars were relegated to brief footnotes on audio forums and didn’t gain much mainstream traction. That is, until the 7Hz Timeless arrived, heralding the era of the planar IEM hype train.

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The mids are also very similar throught the lower and middle ranges, however, reaching the higher end of the mids, I find that the Timeless are not quite as forward in the vocals as the S12. I mean, the S12 are not exactly very vocal forward but the Timeless are even less so. Saying that, I cannot say that the vocals are recessed, they are not, they are still present enough for me to not complain, just that the S12 has that little bit more. The 7HZ Timeless AE has a fairly energetic treble tuning that is produced with a good level of extension, authority and resolution. The transitions from the upper midrange towards the lower treble (presence) area are in general pretty controlled, which has a mildly peak around the 5 kHz region. In terms of negatives, the S12 Pro may be a tinge bright for treble-sensitive folk, and vocal and midrange lovers might need to consider alternatives due to a depression in the lower mids.

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