Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Sleek and The Stealth

Two years after their first ground breaking, tunable IEM, Sleek Audio finally introduced a new model, the SA-1, to the market. Like the previous SA-6, the new IEM also feature Sleek Audio own VQ sound tuning system, but in a lesser form (and a cheaper price, if that matters). Instead of a treble + bass double ports combination, SA-1 only has a tunable nozzle port - it does has dynamic transducer, rose wood body and exchangeable, replaceable cable. More importantly, SA-1 looks much more solid than its elder sibling (durability wise). Being only the 2nd universal models Sleek Audio has, I guess the company does learn from the pass mistake and putting a lot more thought in the new IEM. As a SA-6 owner, I do hope SA-1 will be just as, if not more successful. For more detail and pre-order (around US$80), check out Sleek Audio's website.

Many of you probably never heard of a Chinese headphone manufacturer called 'Sunrise', and I won't be surprised. They are a company specialize in OEM business. Although they did have a few earbuds under their own brand for a few years now, they have never became 'big' - if you know what I mean. Instead, they seems to have vanished from the mainstream market and went back to their OEM business. Last week, Sunrise announced a new entry to their SR series, the SRX, and this time it is an IEM instead of an earbud. It seems they are finally ready to reboot and re-boost their own brand. I was informed that Sunrise's own website will be available in near future and more detail about the SRX will surface. I might also have a chance to listen to the new SRX - so stay tuned.

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