Sunday, 3 November 2013

RHA MA-600i Quick Review

RHA MA-600i Quick Review

Thanks to RHA for the sample.

Brief:  More potent teeny tiny invers trumpets.

Price:  £60 for the i version £50 for no mic.

Specification:  Drivers 320.1 Dynamic, Frequency range 16-22,000Hz, Impedance 16ohms, Sensitivity 100dB, Rated/max power        1/5mW, Weight 20g, Cable 1.35m, dual insulated, OFC, Connections 3.5mm, 90°, gold plated

Accessories:  6 pairs, dual density ear tips - S x2 / M x2 / L x2, 2 pairs, double flange ear tips - S x1 / M x1, Stainless steel ear tip holder, Hard carry case, Clothing clip

Build Quality:  Great.  Very solid and have a massive warranty.

Isolation:  For a dynamic its rather on the good side.  Easily enough for typical usage but perhaps not for a long flight or daily Tube commutes.  Would be fine for bus or walking out and about use and as ever, quite sufficient to make you road kill if you don’t look where your going.

Comfort/Fit:  Very good.  Happy to be worn up or down too but up is always better.  Really a case of getting the right tip then just shove in ears and that it done.  The buds are a bit heavy but worn up its no issue at all.

Aesthetics:  I personally would rather they didn’t have the black back on them and where all metal but it’s hardly a damning comment.  They look fine, rather discrete which is rather opposed to how they sound.

Sound:  V. These have a sound just like that of their sibling, the MA350, it’s a great big huge V shaped sound signature.  So that means lot and lots of bass and lots and lots of treble.  The differentiator between the two being that of quality.  The 600 is greatly stepped up quality wise but has the same quantities.  The bass there for is vast and now has colossal and punchy impact going on.  The treble too shines and dazzles brightly and aggressively up top.  The mids are decent, a bit dry, a bit cool to enable them to cut a path through and be clearly audible as you want for pop.  For slower acoustic stuff they just sit between those two mountains and these just aren’t so well suited.  For party time, vibrant, powerful and lively stuff these are epically scaled and I know many will love that in bucket loads.  I like things a bit more sedate and these don’t do that so well.  Oddly the orchestral stuff, strings in particular sound great, great timbre on them.  Otherwise these are wild party time IEM’s.

Value:  Good.  Great quality bass and treble for the money with a great construction and a truly huge warranty length.  Potentially a “mainstream consumers” dream IEM.

Pro’s:   BASS!!!! TREBLE!!! Build and warranty.

Con’s:  Subtle acoustically like a brick to the face then punch in the guts.

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