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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden: Neutral listening earphones with a sound that is both extended and refreshing

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

 

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  • People who like a spacious and clear sound
  • People who like well-balanced sound
  • People who prefer studio tuning

 

Overview of Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

This review will give an overview of Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 9.4 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 9.0 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 10.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 9.0 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 122dB/Vrms
  • Cable connector: 0.78mm 2pin

 

package

Package meets price standard.

 

Package contents
  • Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
  • Eartips
  • Carring case
  • tweezers
  • Replacement filter
  • Manuals

 

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

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Build quality

The exterior build quality meets the price range standard.

 

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

Fit

The fit is quite good.

 

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden
Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

Sound quality description

In this review, I use the standard eartips size L and drive it with the FiiO M15.

 

Moondrop Aria is a neutral-conscious, studio-tuned earphone. However, while the clarity and micro-detail are not bad for use as monitors, they lack a sense of structure, so the sound tends to sound soft and is more suited for listening purposes.

 

For monitoring purposes, the higher-end Starfield, which sounds brighter in the midrange, is probably better for most people, and the Tripowin Olina and Tin HiFi T3 Plus in the same price range win for midrange expression.

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It is almost a perfect competitor with the T3 Plus, especially in price, audio specs, and sound balance, almost like a sibling, but I still rate the T3 Plus higher because it is closer to the royal road of studio tuning.

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In my opinion, the order is Olina > T3 Plus > Starfield > Aria, and in fact, Olina is the most frequently used, but all of them are very good in terms of resolution and distortion rate, transcending their price, and all of them have a neutral sound balance. To be frank, I don't think it makes much difference which one you choose.

 

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Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: A+
  • Recommendation: A+
  • Personal preference: A+

 

Aria is one of the best earphones in its price range, with an almost perfect texture and a stretched sound that outperforms its competitors. Currently, it is one of the models that epitomizes the near perfection of earphones at around $100, and it would be difficult to find a better sound for more money.

 

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • Lush
  • High resolution
  • Nearly perfect texture
  • High fidelity of original sound
  • Almost perfect monitor speaker sound
  • Excellent sound image consistency
  • High transparency of sound
  • Forward localized
  • Refreshing sound

 

Cons
  • A little short on clarity.
  • Lacks depth
  • Lacking in sense of construction

 

General comment

The Moondrop Aria is a very good neutral listening model and an excellent IEMs that can be recommended without question if you prefer a spacious and refreshing sound.

 

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden Special Edition

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden Special Edition

$79.99