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S10

SHUOER

Rating

Price

6.9

35 €

Review published:

08/2020

Driver

3

per Side

1

Dynamic

2

Balanced

Impedance

12 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7.5

Bass

6

Mids

7

Trebles

Sensitivity

109 dB

6.8

Handling

8

Haptic

C

Value

-

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

SHUOER has landed a big hit with the TAPE and I also liked the H27, which received less attention.
The two S10 (1*DD & 1*BA - 1*DD & 2*BA) models are from a time before the mentioned ones and can't hold a candle to them technically and sonically. It's also a bit confusing that the same model name is used twice without any indication of the configuration. You have to take a closer look at the respective product description. This review is about the S10 with one dynamic and two BA drivers.

Handling

The S10 divides the packaging with the TAPE and H27. The box is cylindrical and therefore separates itself from the "normal" cardboard boxes.
Inside is a round metal case, with three pairs of silicone tips and an attractive 4-core MMCX cable.

The case of the S10 is made of plastic, but the faceplate is made of metal. The design of the S10 makes you feel like it was made in the same factory as many KZ, or CCA models (ZS10 Pro, C10, C12 etc.)
The S10 is quite comfortable to wear and also has a decent isolation, although this is still expandable if you prefer absolute silence.

Sound

Argh, there's been a bit of a glitch in the tuning here. What happens at 1 kHz and above is not really a tuning star hour and that doesn't make the S10 a pleasant contemporary.

The bass is good. It's clearly the winner in the ring and I like it because of its depth. It's only slightly raised and plays in a more neutral direction rather than tending towards the drum field massager. Pleasantly linear tuned, with a firm punch and speed. However, it has no chance against the mids and highs to present its strengths.

Unfortunately, the S10 declines rapidly from the mid-range on. Shrill, unpleasantly pointed and with a deep hole in the lower area, which can't really be read out of the graph. The drivers simply weren't properly tuned to each other here. Brighter voices jump right into your face, whereas deeper ones disappear a bit. In general, everything that happens between 2 and 4 kHz is rarely bearable, but there are exceptions. The mids, however, don't sound natural on the whole and that's actually the biggest point of criticism. Here the metallic, partly hard BA-timbre comes through, but that can sometimes make a snare or guitar sound quite crisp.

Because the evil peak has a smooth transition to the highs, they are naturally partly to blame for the artificial sound and also for the too strong contrast between bass and brightness.
However, technically they have more to offer than the mids and play much better the higher it gets. Sibilants are only rarely present and there are no other unpleasant peaks. That's why the high frequencies are actually quite smooth and detailed.

The stage convinces sometimes more, sometimes less. Quite average and sometimes a bit confused, depending on where the voices are placed according to the song. The same applies to the separation, which is more constant than the spatial expansion.

Outro

The S10 has hardly been mentioned anywhere and this review will probably not change that, because it is not really recommendable. You are very limited in your choice of music and you rarely experience brilliant moments with it. The mids are too inconsistent, as well as tonally incorrect and also in the high tone it is no revelation, but nevertheless satisfying, if the demand is not too high. The bass can stand out positively, but that alone is not enough. Good for electro and sometimes with surprises in rock. I would say the rate, if you can follow the music without earaches, is 50/50 and that's a bit too little for my demands.
But the workmanship is good, as well as the comfort and songs like Neil Young - Heart Of Gold, or Toto - I Will Remember, which sound good on felt every IEM, you can also listen quite well with the S10, but this speaks rather for mastering.

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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