Review of the headphones HiFiBoy OS V3 – the model is not a boy, but her husband

Getting acquainted with unknown Chinese brands at times resembles a hobby of the type of fishing: you never know what the "catch" will be. This time, the almost completely random bait brought me a very interesting result, the hybrid headphones OS V3 from the company that took the name HiFi Boy (do you feel the irony?).

If you try to evaluate these headphones from the point of view of the "theory" – there are no super technologies in them, the usual hybrids performed according to the "1 + 2" scheme, that is, the speaker for LF and the beginning of the MF range, plus a pair of reinforcing radiators for MF and HF, body made of acrylic … In general, everything is very traditional, but the developers got a surprisingly good sound, which combined with a pleasant price (only $ 160 for PenonAudio) and a good design immediately made this model interesting.

Specifications

  • Emitters: 7 mm dynamic + 2 × with balanced armature
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 19Ω
  • Sensitivity: 109 dB
  • Cable: removable, 1.2 m. Silver-plated copper with two-pin 0.78 mm connectors
  • Plug: 3.5 mm TRS, straight

Packing and delivery kit

Here without any frills: an external "cover" with a good polygraphy, an inner box of thick cardboard. Inside – adapters (6.3 mm and "aviation") and a fairly large cover on the snake, inside which are headphones, cable and 3 pairs of single-flange silicone attachments of different "caliber". In general, the set of accessories is traditional, but what prevented from splashing more different baits – a mystery. Although, of course, buy on the same "Penon" or even somewhere else – it costs a penny.

Design and comfortable wearing

That's what designers have uniquely succeeded in, so it's design. Black, almost opaque plastic is perfectly combined with the design in the "universal version of CIEM" style, there are even all the details like an "anatomical" protrusion in the upper part of the case. The build quality also turned out for a long time, joints are almost invisible, flaws are absent, the chrome logo on the faceplates is made at a level worthy of the brands of the first echelon. For fans of efficiency, there is another option in blue and red, but, in my opinion, this is a search of beauty.

OS V3, like most modern high-quality headphones, is designed for the breech landing, the shape of their bodies, compact enough dimensions and the sound guide running out at right angles contribute to comfort in wearing and provide soundproofing just above average.

The wires are made interchangeable, and then the HiFi Boy went "against the current," the first versions of their headphones were equipped with MMCX connectors, but then (reasonably) they stated the low reliability of such connectors and replaced them with 0.78 mm two-pin plugs. I do not know what they had with MMCX, but the updated connectors do their job well, fixing the cable securely. According to the developers, the complete wire is silvered copper of high purification, I do not know how much it corresponds to reality, but the cable is very nice and tactful. Throughout the length it is made 4-stranded and neatly woven from top to bottom. It is very soft, does not harden in the cold, is weakly inclined to tangling and practically does not make noise from rubbing against clothes. Near the connectors made zaushiny without memory effect, but since they are soft enough, then "adjustment" occurs, we can say, automatically.

Sound

The following equipment was used for listening.

  • Yulong DA9 and Resonessence Labs Concero HP as DAC and Amplifier
  • Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2016 as a source
  • Fidelia as a player
  • Lotoo PAW Gold , theBit OPUS # 2 , Astell & Kern A & ultima SP1000 and others as portable players
  • High Definition Records in Lossless-formats (Dr. Chesky The Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc and others)

Before listening to the headphones were warmed for 72 hours.

In general, unknown laborers from HiFi Boy tried to do their utmost to squeeze out the maximum sound from the three available radiators: a quality wire, a special coating on the inner surface of the headphones, separate soundtracks for LF and MF / HF emitters … And we have to admit that they managed to make the model not only quite good in sound, but even in something that has its own, unique handwriting. Among other things, the coherence of the emitters is noteworthy at once for their price – their "joints" are hardly noticeable, although this is usually one of the biggest problems of inexpensive hybrid models.

LF here is very elastic, fairly biting, with a small, quite appropriate accent. Their overall balance is slightly shifted towards speed, which provides a very decent resolution for inexpensive headphones and a quality transmission of textures. The bass goes very deep, and, importantly, the deep LFs are normally monitored and do not attempt to undermine the rest of the range.

The lower midrange have a slight bias in the heat, which gives the flow a pleasing shade, although, like any accent, this one is not always appropriate (but almost always spectacular). This tint adds physicality to the instruments and emphasizes the expressiveness of the singers, especially with low voices. The upper MF is typically reinforced, with good resolution and neutral feed, but without a slope in sharpness and excessive emphasis on microcontrasts. The imaginary scene is more average in width and somewhere medium in depth, but the separation of instruments and plans is good for headphones.

The high-frequency range of this model I especially liked. OS V3, of course, is not for HF fobs, because they do not try to mask HF or smooth their attacks, but there are no sharp peaks and artificial accents. Attacks and attenuation of RFs are average, but the "top" has good details, a good segment for this segment, and even try to demonstrate the high-frequency separation characteristic of expensive models (however, it turns out not super, but not so bad).

Of course, to compare this model with all existing competitors in the price segment is not possible, so I chose some of the most representative representatives.

Ostry KC09. The difference here is due to the constructive, the Ostry is slightly darker overall, has less pronounced HF, but is slightly worse in resolution, especially on the upper half of the audio range.

Whizzer A15 Pro. These headphones sound a little sharper in the area of ​​high frequency and high frequency, but at the same time "colder" in the overall feed, especially in the lower midrange, and generally tend to more pronounced neutrality.

Ibasso IT01. The reverse situation, headphones with a more pronounced V-shape AFC, more accented LF and HF, more reserved in the background MF, the sound is more "spectacular" than neutral.

FiiO F9 Pro. With the overall parity of the MF (the difference is only in the colder MF in FiiO), the bass in F9 is less emphasized, and the HF, on the contrary, is slightly more accentuated.

Compatibility

In principle, these headphones can also be listened to with a mobile phone, such a bunch does not cause rejection, but to fully reveal their strengths, it is better to use an average price category player, choosing the source of supply to their tastes.

Genre model is also very neutral, without pronounced preferences, although music with good bass sounds with them sounds very impressive. To the quality of the record, they are moderately tolerant, according to the conditional 10-point scale of their "pickiness", you can estimate the score by 6, although much depends primarily on the quality of the high-frequency range recording.

The review, of course, will be incomplete without a few examples

Audioslave – Revelations. Traditionally, for "supergroups" Audioslave is pleased with a beautiful, rather unorganized material. Of course, it's impossible to call such a track very difficult, but the same guitar solo with an unexpected finish in the 2:20 area is not so easy to play. A successful combination of powerful low frequencies and detailed HF allows HiFi Boy OS V 3 to show itself from the best side by presenting the track in detail and driving.

Sam Jones – This Here. Well, yes, well, who can demonstrate the merits of hybrid headphones with fast LFs better than a jazz bass player? Unless a jazz bass player and a few other great musicians. I have long rummaged through the archives in search of a suitable track and, I hope, after listening to it, you will also understand that these searches were not in vain. OS V3 surprisingly well wins here and the bass part, and other instruments, revealing this track if not completely, then at a very good level.

Erykah Badu – Appletree. Well, one more track to demonstrate all the advantages of hybrid technology, on the one hand, massaging the ears of the audiophile LF, and on the other – to please with small nuances of the main melody that the heroes of this review is quite successful. I once already included in the selection of the remix of this track, but now it's time for the original.

conclusions

Once again, Chinese manufacturers have proved that a company that emerged from nowhere is capable of immediately issuing a very decent product to the mountain, offering not only high-quality performance and design, but also a very decent sound with specific interesting features. In general, to say that HiFi Boy turned out to be "the best of the best" will be an exaggeration, but that they are quite capable to compete with the best representatives of their segment – certainly.

Buy HiFi Boy OS V3

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    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast

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  6. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast

    VISIT WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM TO SEE PROOF FOR THESE THINGS AND MUCH MORE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE THIS MESSAGE!

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