UPDATE: this video is from 24 October, so it's not news. But Dimitri is a chum, and I love his Ygoring.
Favourite quote from the video: "It's actually very pleasant, how it feels in my ears."
Dimitri (Musica Acoustics's CEO) seems to be talking up Earsonics's strange new poison mushroom-shaped ear tip that comes with Velvet. Personally, I can't get a seal with it, nor do I like the connotation. Count me out.
Overall, Velvet is a very, very interesting earphone; and it is the first Earsonics earphone that doesn't come in a cheap plastic case, nor in a cheesy, and finger-tearing plastic package. The sound tube is a bit too flexible (though that may help it withstand daily strain), but there's little else to really complain about. The goods seem to outweigh the bads. They are:
1. same easy-to-drive Earsonics circuitry
2. same unsensitivity to background noise
3. sound is: fusion between the laid back S-EM6 (reviewed here), the more exciting SM64 (reviewed here), and the weighty EM32 (reviewed here).
And of course, the standout feature Earsonics are pushing is the variable bass tuning port, which I've yet to use. Use it I will. And remain impressed, I'm sure I will.
My full review will hit Headfonia shores sometime in December. Till then, I'll rock some EDM, John Denver, and anything beaty from the 1990's to 2000's; oh, and of course, Duran Duran.
Velvet makes no enemies.