Ok, I love these things. I love most things about this. I have only a few complaints, and that's why I'm looking for IEMs that do the complaint better. Well, lets get on with the review.
Unboxing: LOVE IT. There's everything I could want in the box; a premium cable, a strong case, waifu stickers, waifu cards, hell even the box has a waifu on it! It comes with the IEMs, accessories, a case, a real nice Hakugei cable, 3 pairs of foam tips, and 3 sets of Azla SednaEarfit Xelastec tips. Haven't tried the foam tips yet, but the Xelastec tips are amazing. They almost disappear in your ears! They also have real good isolation.
Fit and comfort: I have relatively small ears, and these fit amazing! Definitely can fit any size, and are comfy too! As said before, almost disappear in your ears. If you're a bit tired, you won't know they're there!
Cable: One of the nicest I've ever used. Doesn't tangle, has a chin slider, looks beautiful, and you really can't expect less, since this is Hakugei, and you're paying a fair bit for these. It's a bit microphonic, but you can't hear the microphonics when you're playing music, so it really doesn't bother me.
Sound: Now here's the interesting part. Tonality-wise these are amazing. Although I have mad respect for crinacle, I have to disagree with him about the tonality. To me, it deserves an A rank.
Sound signature: Neutral with bass boost. I'd prefer if the treble was a bit more exciting, but it's still good.
Bass: The bass isn't the most authoritative, it's a full BA IEM, but I love it so much! The attack is really good, it could be a bit better, and the decay is perfect. The quantity of bass is amazing. It doesnt overpower the mids, but it isnt laid back by any means. It feels like a DD bass but a bit less authority. Overall, amazing.
Mids: Star of the show. It's the bell of the ball with these IEMs, an absolute joy to listen to. Never overshadowed by the bass or treble, and it has a perfect transition from bass to mids. Vocals are amazing on these, albeit a bit veiled. Not by much tho, and are incredibly natural. And they make up for that with their excellent bass.
Treble: Meh. This is where it falls short tonality wise. It needs a tad bit more. It's fairly laid back, and not too exciting. Not fatiguing at all, but not exciting. Needs some more sparkle.
Soundstage and timbre: The soundstage isn't the best. Isn't in your head, but isn't wide, due to it being an IEM. BA timbre doesn't exist on these, it's very natural. Like a DD IEM.
Technicalities: This is why I gave it 4 stars. If we're paying ~$250 for these, than they should have decent technicalities right? This is where I completely agree with crinacle. There a bit less detailed than the Moondrop Starfield, which is $110. I can ever say it's a tad bit mushy compared to the starfields. I was a bit hyped for the details on the braverys, as they cost a fair bit, and are full BAs. They don't drag you into the music like the starfields. You can't close your eyes and point to where vocals are coming from, or where the piano is playing. This can be good for some people, as you can focus on whatever your working on, but to me this is a big con, as I like to sit back and just listen to music without a care in the world. If they were at least as technical as the starfields, these would be a big win. Once I get something better than these (Blessing2:dusk?), I will use these as work IEMs due to this trait.
Summary: Overall a great IEM, but falls short in technicalities. I would recommend these to people, but only if they're willing to sacrifice detail. It's a great IEM, but it doesn't have the best value. I will be keeping these, as they sound great, but I'd only get these if you know what you want. If crin's ratings on these were out before I bought these, than I probably wouldnt have bought them, but im overall happy with them.