As an iPhone person, I’m all the time excited to see a Lightning termination on an IEM, particularly if it comes from a model that I respect. Not less than, that was till I came upon that the brand new iPhone 15 makes use of a USB-C plug. So, this overview is for individuals who plan to stay with their present/outdated iPhones for some time, or for individuals who plan to carry out for the Questyle mannequin with a USB-C termination. So, what are you able to count on from the NHB12 in phrases sound signature and efficiency?
What’s within the Field?
- NHB12 Earphones with true lossless DAC/Amp
- 5 sizes silicone ear suggestions
- Carrying case
Look and Really feel
Questyle has been very good with their design by making the cable removable. Provided that Apple so typically updates its connectors, the model has ensured the longevity of this mannequin. The removable cable additionally offers extra adventurous audiophiles some flexibility over their supply.
Though the metallic shells look sturdy, they’re on the lighter facet. There’s nothing too hanging about these earbuds aside from their class and ease. The match is completely comfy, and even after prolonged put on, I by no means felt them urgent towards any ear factors.
With a customized voice coil, the NHB12 homes a ten.2mm dynamic driver. Its built-in DAC/Amp employs ALAC lossless compression, which is the CODEC utilized by Apple Music, and one which allows you to hearken to high-resolution audio as much as 24bit 192kHz.
There’s nearly a reverb-like really feel to the stage, giving a life-like high quality to reside performances particularly. So there may be some scale right here, although distant devices lose a few of their richness and definition. Whereas there’s good width and correct imaging alongside the vertical axis, the stage feels slightly flat at occasions. Nonetheless, instrument placement throughout the canvas reveals sufficient dimension to create a fairly holographic expertise.
The low-end is characterised by a wealthy and fats bass. It could possibly really feel fairly daring at occasions, with the higher bass frequencies creeping seamlessly into the juicy low-mids. It’s sturdy presence might be a welcome ingredient for the “nearly bass-heads” on the market. Although it isn’t overkill. The sub-bass creates a bodily response, and you may really feel it vibrating the tooth. And for individuals who get pleasure from an imposing sound, the NHB12’s low-end will present that attention-grabbing, bassy sumptuousness.
There’s a darkness to this sound signature that will get plenty of its lush qualities from the ever-present low-mids. There’s little added emphasis within the high-mids, so not one of the treble is feels over-pronounced. And that is a part of what lends the profile a clean high quality. The presentation additionally has a thickness that provides flesh to the combination, making for a full-bodied and all encompassing sound total.
The highs are detailed and vibrant, with a simple sense of airiness. Just like the midrange, the higher frequencies are clean and wealthy, avoiding extreme brightness. The tone within the highs feels slightly extra pure as effectively, contrasting effectively with the extra coloured decrease frequencies.
When you get pleasure from a heat, clean and immersive listening expertise and wish to get top-notch decision out of your iPhone, it doesn’t get significantly better than this for the worth, particularly provided that there aren’t an incredible quantity of audiophile-grade iPhone-compatible IEMs out available on the market. And with a removable two-pin cable, you may relaxation assured that your funding is protected against Apple’s future shenanigans.
You should purchase the Questyle BHB12 at Audio 46.