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(Chi-fi IEM Review) RAPTGO LEAF: Best-in-class studio monitor sound in the price range with high resolution and transparent midrange

RAPTGO LEAF

RAPTGO LEAF

 

 

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Linsoul

 

  • People who like studio tuning
  • People who value texture
  • People who like bright and clear sound
  • Vocal fetishist
  • People who want well-balanced earphones

 

Overview of RAPTGO LEAF

This review will give an overview of RAPTGO LEAF. 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: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 10.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 9.5 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Cost performance bonus: 12.0 / 10.0

 

  • Want to see the score ranking? Click here!

 

Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 35kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 110dB
  • Cable connector: 0.78mm 2pin

 

 

Features of RAPTGO LEAF

  • 5-axis CNC Aviation aluminum cavity
  • Semi-open back cavity, ergonomic shape
  • Detachable OFC nylon braid cable
  • Reef Inspiration

 

New Generation 10mm LCP Dynamic Driver

The RAPTGO Leaf D01 features a 10mm dual cavity driver developed in-house and modeled and simulated to maximize its performance. 9 micrometer Japanese LCP diaphragm, high-tensile 2-layer OFC voice coil, and N52 magnet circuitry contribute to maximizing the potential of the dynamic driver and increasing its output. Frequency response of 20Hz-35KHz is achieved.

 

5-axis CNC aeronautical aluminum cavity

Boasting a finely 5-axis CNC machined aviation-grade aluminum body, the RAPTGO Leaf D01 earphones are durable and lightweight enough to survive the rigors of daily life. The robust metal casing blocks out noise, allowing you to focus on your music. In addition, the shell's surface is treated with a second-stage oxidation process for durability and abrasion resistance.

 

Semi-open back cavity, ergonomic shape

Comfortable fit is crucial for in-ear monitors. Therefore, LEAF is designed based on a vast amount of ear-hole data. Considering both practicality and aesthetics, we finally adopted a multi-angle shape that fits securely and comfortably in the ear. In addition, a semi-open design is used on the back to reduce the burden on the ear.

 

Detachable OFC nylon braided cable

The 0.78mm diameter 2-pin cable is made of high-purity OFC wire and finished with a nylon braided outer skin. It provides stable sound quality transmission with high sound quality. It offers a better balance between bass, mid-range and treble tones, and a more dynamic sound.

 

The Idea Behind Leaf

Leaf D01, as its name suggests, has a visual shape, but there is something deeper behind it. When we think of leaves, we think of the green leaves of spring and the fallen leaves of fall, all of which are the golden song of our immortal creativity. In the course of the four seasons, leaves grow and fall. Through this model, RAPTGO would like to share with you our philosophy on the life of products.

 

RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF

 

package

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

 

Package contents
  • RAPTGO LEAF
  • Eartips
  • Carring case
  • Instructions

 

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RAPTGO LEAF

 

Build quality

Build quality meets price standard. The faceplate is semi-open.

 

The construction around the 2-pin connector is a bit special, probably to increase durability, so be careful about the cables you combine if you are considering re-cabling.

 

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RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF

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RAPTGO LEAF

 

Fit

The fit is good.

 

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RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

RAPTGO LEAF

 

Sound quality description

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

 

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

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

RAPTGO LEAF

 

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

 

In my review of the RAPTGO HOOK-X I mentioned that the brand might be quite capable, and now that I have listened to the LEAF, that impression is even more confirmed.

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The LEAF is almost on par with the higher-end HOOK-X in terms of sound, or in some cases slightly higher in terms of audio specifications, and the fact that RAPTGO has done such a good job with a traditional single DD configuration makes it clear that this brand is not just a thinly-veiled attempt to rise to the top with novel acoustic technologies and driver counts.

 

As an excellent studio-tuned model in this price range, LEAF is unquestionably high on my list of recommendations.

 

RAPTGO LEAF

 

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
  • Not enough in the high frequency extension
  • High frequencies a little too stimulating in some cases

 

General comment

RAPTGO LEAF is one of the new single DD stars in the $100 class, and is one of the best earphones in its price range that can compete well with the heavyweights in this price range. My trust and interest in this brand has been further enhanced by the perfection demonstrated by LEAF.

 

RAPTGO LEAF

RAPTGO LEAF
RAPTGO LEAF

$129.00