A bevy of grammatical mistakes didn't bar the publish of my Dunu Titan 3 and Titan 5 review at Headfonia. And, while I’m probably as negative as I’ve been for a product whose sound I really like, I hope you’ll see a method behind the grammatical madness.
Subject: Dunu Titan 3 and 5
I really want to love both earphones. They are beefier sounding than my favourite Grado GR10, and Titan 3 in particular has a lot of z-axis soundstage depth, which works wonders for melodic and uplifting trance. Titan 5 isn’t as mid forward, relying on a gentle U or V-shaped signature that bumps both bass and treble forward, and is a nearly perfect match for drier flavours of trance. It’s not a basshead earphone, but it kicks decently.
The cables are supple, silent, and resist tangling. Sounds good so far, right?
Well, both Titan earphones fit like earbuds with a bit of canal support. They don’t sit firm in the ear canal, and achieving perfect seal is hard. Still, I get on with a number of different foams (none included). But I can’t help but wish for an Audio Technica CK10 or GR10 style fit. These two Titan earphones isolate better than the Grado, and their upper midrange is more lush.
Their finish isn’t Echobox X1 beautiful, but it works, especially at the price. Under the macro lens, it shows the limits of Dunu’s manufacturing technique, which piddles out about a step below Dita Audio.
Great sound. Bad fit. Okay fit and finish. If and when Dunu find a way to make these earphones fit all comfy like we’ll have a giant killer on our hands.