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(Chi-fi IEM Review) RAPTGO HOOK-X: High quality studio tuning monitors. Beautiful, colorful midrange that renders vocals cleanly.

RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

 

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  • People who like studio tuning
  • People who value texture
  • People who like glossy and smooth sound
  • Vocal fetishists
  • People who want well-balanced earphones

 

Overview of RAPTGO HOOK-X

This review will give an overview of RAPTGO HOOK-X. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 9.2 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 10.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Cost performance bonus: 11.0 / 10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Impedance: 15Ω
  • Sensitivity: 105dB
  • Cable connector: 0.78mm 2pin

 

 

Features of RAPTGO HOOK-X

Up-and-coming audio brand's Earphones with planar drive drivers that combine the best of technology

 

The HOOK-X is the first hybrid in-ear monitor to combine planar and piezoelectric (PZT) drivers. These two drivers are the most sensational driver technologies in the audio industry, yet they have never before been used together in an IEM format. We took on the challenge of this groundbreaking concept, and through careful engineering and testing, we have succeeded in creating an IEM that perfectly represents the powerful characteristics of these drivers in perfect sound quality. Unlike other IEMs that are simply packed with exaggerated drivers, the result is a well-balanced, well-tuned product that allows you to enjoy your music with the acoustic superiority of the drivers and their harmonious tonal qualities.

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

package

Packaging meets price standard. The outer box is simple and made of paper, making disposal easy.

 

Package contents
  • RAPTGO HOOK-X
  • Eartips
  • Carring case
  • 4.4mm/2.5mm/3.5mm termination replacement plugs (1 of each)
  • Instructions

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

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RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

Build quality

Build quality meets price standard. The faceplate appears to be almost open. It should be noted that the sound insulation is low.

 

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RAPTGO HOOK-X

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RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

Fit

The fit is good.

 

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RAPTGO HOOK-X
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RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

Sound quality description

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

 

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is balanced close to the Sonarworks Target, one of the well-established studio tuning targets, providing a nearly neutral, original-fidelity sound for most people.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

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

 

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is a rather excellent model that delivers a quality sound close to orthodox studio tuning with sufficient resolution and audio specifications to meet the price level.

 

It is not an outstanding earphone like the LETSHUOER S12, but it is well above the price level and comparable to high-end products.

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If I were to leave my position as a reviewer and judge by sound preferences, it is obvious that the S12 has an overwhelming advantage in classical music, but perhaps I prefer the HOOK-X to the S12 for pop songs because of its better focus on vocals and smoother sound. This may be due to my familiarity with the Sonarworks Target, as I have always been a fan of Sonarworks products.

 

This is my first experience with RAPTGO products, and the brand seems quite capable.

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • High fidelity to original sound
  • Fairly good texture
  • Localization close to the speaker
  • Good damping characteristics
  • Good sound balance
  • Good focus on midrange
  • Good resolution

 

Cons
  • Lacking in high frequency extension
  • Quite prone to distortion when volume is turned up

 

General comment

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is a very high overall quality earphone with an innovative configuration that combines planar drive and piezo drivers, but the sound balance is well organized in a good studio tuning style.

 

The overall quality of the package is high enough to meet the standards of this price range and to compete well with many models priced above this one. The competing LETSHUOER S12 is so good that it may be lagging behind in terms of buzz, but many people may prefer the HOOK-X's sound when it comes to vocal tracks.

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

$239.00