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H27

SHUOER

Rating

Price

8.2

90 €

Review published:

03/2020

Driver

3

per Side

1

Dynamic

2

Balanced

Impedance

10 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

8

Bass

8

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

108 dB

8

Handling

9

Haptic

A

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

That SHUOER understands about in-ears, they have impressively proven with the TAPE. For some people it is the ultimate, for me it is just very good, with air up in the mids. So I was really curious to see if the H27 would stand up to the awakened quality demands on the company. It does!

Handling

The packaging is similar to that of TAPE. A cylindrical, orange box with a printed piano keyboard. The contents are also identical except for the cable, which is a little thicker, silver and two-core woven. Qualitatively however on the same high level as the cable of the TAPE.
There is also a choice of 6 pairs of tips available.

In terms of design, however, Shouer moves away from "fancy" and "ergonomically not optimal" to "ordinary", simple and comfortable to wear. I find this to be the safer and better way, because I prefer wearing comfort rather than wearing Princess Lillifee, or in the case of the TAPE a cassette in the ear.

In short, the H27 is more comfortable to wear than the TAPE and feels valuable. I'm by no means bourgeois and always enjoy unusual designs and models, but sound and comfort should be the main focus.

Sound

I have to admit that the TAPE and the H27 differs in sound, but you can hear both A/B and after a while you forget that they are different models. But this is also due to our brain's ability to adapt and to balance things.

The bass is not quite as prominent as on the TAPE. However, it keeps to itself and is not as "inconstant" as the TAPE in terms of its impact. This is not a negative criticism of the TAPE. I think it's good that he can adapt dynamically to the music. In comparison, the H27 does its own thing, drives a bit more safely and does its job well. Bassheads won't have their fun here, but the bass keeps a good balance in the low frequency range and gives the music enough warmth. Nevertheless, the bass could be a bit thicker for my taste. It is quite soft, but without getting mushy.

In my opinion, the mids are better than on the TAPE. Not because they show more details or better resolution. Rather the opposite, but they don't have that subliminal shrillness. They also seem a bit more straightforward to me, especially in the lower midrange. Soundwise, the TAPE has more to offer, but at what cost?
I'm very pleased with the way the H27 does things and that it prefers the safe path. Sometimes less is simply more. Every now and then it's still a bit too thin for me, but after listening to the BGVP DMS for a while, everything seems too thin ;) Seriously, a little more body would suit the midrange, but that's also due to the braver bass. So the H27 impresses more with soft, clear mids, which are also almost sibilant free.

The trebles are clear and have a moderate extension. Detail and resolution are on a very good level. In comparison to the TAPE, however, they lose out here, although this makes them more relaxed for a long time. They appear more homogeneous in the overall sound image and above all bring a pleasant airiness. You can hear that BA drivers work here, but it doesn't become unnatural or metallic. A safe way for those who are sensitive to high frequencies, but don't want to miss transparency and details, but can do without hearing snowflakes falling to the ground.

Let's get to the point where the H27 is really convincing and that's the 3D imaging. The instruments are wonderfully separated and a wide and deep space is created outside the head. Really amazing!

Outro

Which is better, the TAPE or the H27? As so often, it depends on personal preferences. The TAPE is certainly the more exciting of the two and especially in the high frequencies very stable and extraordinarily well-defined. The H27 chooses the more relaxed way in the whole frequency range without getting boring. Especially the three-dimensional presentation impresses me. If I had to decide, I would go for the H27 in the long run (regardless of the lower price), but there are also enough arguments in favour of the TAPE, which I see in front in terms of performance and sound, but the suitability for everyday use suffers.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

H27

H27

S10

S10

TAPE

TAPE

TAPE PRO

TAPE PRO

Second Opinion

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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