Miss them. Had a lush warm sound, with just the right bass.
Thank you for your review :)
I liked them better when they were under 5k. A bit too expensive now.
Review of Ostry KC06A:-
The build quality of this IEM is pretty decent and actually, they are smaller than they appear in the photograph. The wire is non-detachable and not prone to tangle and can be easily managed, resembles much of the GR07's cable.
This is a very subjective issue just as sound but basically, it was a charm for me. They just popped into my ears and stayed up there comfortably no matter whatever I do. Running, walking, jogging, sitting idle and even when you sleep on your side it just never give up being comfortable. Tough important to notice that I always wore it over the ear and I think its meant to be worn that way. But without the ear-guides, the wire just keeps falling over your ears and that's pretty irritating. All over the fit is 5 stars for me.
For sound evaluation, it was paired with Apple iPad Air 2 and stock medium tip 2 and 3 and some times with comply TX200 (tip changed the sound a little but got the best fit and synergy with stock tip 3 and comply's). It has only 16-ohm impedance so I listened to it un-amped.
Thumping it was, very attacking and the pace was average so was the extension. It was a bit mid-bass focused and sub-bass was virtually non-existent but it was tight. After 40 to 45 hrs of burn-in, I noticed that the sub-bass was there but only when it was called for and the lows extended but only by a small margin. It became more or less detailed and you could separate the bass guitar from the percussion. Paradoxically it has a good quality and quantity of bass but it never bleeds into the mids which is such a nice characteristic to have in an earphone.
Out of the box, the mids were nice, clean and crispy. The male vocalists came up to be very well compared to the female voices. It was neither forward nor recessed and was very much the place it should be and it shone particularly with acoustic guitars and some mid focused instruments. After burning in the mid started to sound a bit recessed. Although the female vocals improved a bit but still was not as intimate as I would like it to be (YMMV). To me the mids keep me wanting more but on the contrary, the overall detail was very impressive and it did retrieve details more than some of the balanced armature IEM I have or had.
"Hello I'm Ostry KC06a hit me, kiss me, like or hate me but I'll never make your listening experience fatigue no matter what music you pass me through".
Yes, this is how I felt it sounded me whenever I listen to them. The treble region is spot on neither bright nor tamed. This part of the frequency range is damn neutral. Maybe some treble head will need more of it but for me, it just did hit the bull's eye. After burn-in, the depth of highs improved as did the quantity but still ways away from being harsh or sibilant. The polished nature of highs allows you to listen to them for a long duration of time without any problem.
- Soundstage, Depth, Separation and Isolation:
Isolation is a led down in this iem. Due to the built to be exact the two holes in each earpiece body makes its isolation below average.
Separation is of a high standard, each instrument sits where it should be and to be honest it exceeded my expectation at times. Vocals take the centre-stage feels like it sits just in the middle of your two eyes and few times at a 10 to 15-degree angle left from it or just how the track is engineered. Overall, the separation is top-notch and precise.
The soundstage is in your head type. It is not huge or super spacious but is descent don't set your expectations too high in this department. Although it lacks the depth I think it's due to the isolation issue which causes the shallow depth. But when the ambient noise is less naturally or by using noise isolating foam tips(comply tx200) it helps with the extension of depth.
Frequency range response on a scale of 1 to 5.
* Sub Bass: 3
* Bass: 4
* Lower Mids: 2
* Mids: 3.4
* High Mids: 3
* Highs: 3.5
Generally, it doesn't fall in any conventional SQ. It is not a bass-heavy IEM or even V-shaped or mid focussed nor it is neutral. I think it has a very slight V signature with a neutral treble and detailed but a little recessed mids. It was just general feeling of mine towards the IEM without any consideration of its budget but as soon as you look onto its aggressive pricing, the total scenario changes and for that money, OSTRY's are offering a beast which you can't just deny. They not only live up to the bucks spent but goes way ahead of my expectations and hopefully will yours too.
As far as service and support I don't have any damn clue. Even though I bought this IEM from HiFiNage through snapdeal, it has nothing to do with the review. The review is 100 per cent original and honest.
Excellent service by hifinage delivered product in one day, and terrific customer support, they replied to each and every mail of mine and cleared each and every doubt.
Coming to OSTRYKC06A, awesome sound, (they made sound magic e10s sound muddy), superb bass, crystal clear sound, worth every penny I have spent. My search for a great pair of IEMs is over, thanks to joker for suggesting such beautiful IEMs, totally satisfied.
If they have provided foam tips it would have been great.
Finally, hats off HiFiNage, keep it up.
For 5k, this is the best sound I can get, but this product lacks in build quality, thus durability is questionable. Plus it lacks a mic. To sum up they are "dainty".
I love these, but it's quite delicate.
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