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Major 5’14 World Music Tonal Earphone Review by Head-Fi

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~Now to the review of the Chord & Major 5’14 World~

Packaging
Chord & Major spent a great deal of time on the packaging.  Feel and visual stimulating you before you even listen to the 5’14 World.  The caring case itself is made of real, high quality wood.  Inside you will find everything neatly packed and well organized.

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Accessories

Like the packaging, all accessories are well designed and well thought out.  There are three different sizes of ear tips included.  The small cleaning tool is great for getting to those hard to reach areas.  The small carrying pouch is soft and looks great.  The earphone card is a great way to keep your earphones safely wrapped up and is easy to use.

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Build

All you do is have to look at the metal strain relief to get an idea how these are built.  Not only does it looks great, but provides protection to the cord and weight to the earphone.  The cable is a tad on the thinner side, but thanks to the rubber coating, it feels nice and strong.  The housing itself, is feels so amazing in the hand, it is hard to describe unless you try it yourself.  It is wonderfully executed design and finish by Chord & Major.

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Sound

Bass – This is the first thing I noticed.  Wow, such deep control.  Listening to some tribal drums I could almost feel it in my chest, like I was there.  It is truly remarkable that C&M could tune the 5’14 to punch down low like that with zero distortion.  All this said, these are far from bass heavy, just bass clear.

Mids – I would not refer to these as neutral, yet music comes through so natural and pure.  What really impresses me about the mids is the velocity of the instrument separation.  These are quick little IEMs, they seem to handle whatever you throw at them.  The mids display slight warmth that makes you feel all happy and cozy, but at the same time does not brush off any detail.  The 5’14 world is neither forward of recessed with vocals, instead they are cosmic and focused.

Highs – The overall warmth creaps up into the upper range.  This is a welcome friend as this is what helps to conclude the natural sound signature that the 5’14 provides.

Soundstage – For a IEM, these portray a wide sense of space and distance which is amazing with harmonized vocals.  You will be immersed in a world of tonal sensations.  There is also a presence of air that gives the 5’14 World a very much live feel.

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Overall Thoughts

The Chord & Major 5’14 World Earphones make you feel special from the moment you open the beautiful wood box.  That feeling continues as you begin to immerse yourself in the World sound they produce.  Thick, meaty notes billow out of the earphones which please the ears.  It is hard to find a product that excels at both form and function, but the 5’14 is a rare breed that is a pleasure to the eyes and ears.

Original source : http://www.head-fi.org/products/chord-major-514-world/reviews/14137

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*可自行輸入百分比
*Input the run-in percentage
歡迎使用「Chord & Major 全頻煲機程式」
完整煲機流程約為60分鐘,請依以下指示開始進行煲機:

1.請將耳機與播放裝置連接。
2.請將播放裝置的音量設定至100%。
3.按下start鍵後開始進行煲機。
Welcome to Chord & Major Full Frequency Run-In Program
The whole progress is around 60 minutes, please go through the following steps:

1.Connect the earphone and the audio device.
2.Set the volume at 100% on device.
3.Press “START” to begin with the Run-in program.
*注意事項:
煲機過程中因頻率與音量的變化較大,不建議直接聆聽。
*Note:
Not recommend to listen to the music through earphone during running this program due to the high volume setting and frequency changes.

第一階段:線性跑動

Step 1: Linear-Drive

頻率運作範圍:0Hz~45kHz
時間:約20min
本階段針對耳機進行基礎熱身,讓耳機循序漸進地全頻運作,讓彈性恢復

Frequency: 0Hz ~ 45kHz
Time: 20 mins

This step is to do a basic warm-up for the earphone and let it play through all frequencies gradually to perform a better drive flexibility.

第二階段:瞬態反應

Step 2: Dynamic Response

頻率運作範圍:0Hz~45kHz
時間:約10min
密集的瞬間動態動作,進行更高壓的極端熱機,讓性能運作達最佳化。

Frequency: 0Hz~45kHz
Time: 10 mins

Through the frequent dynamic responses to highly congress the burn-in progress for maximising the functions.

第三階段:全頻緩機

Step 3: Full Frequency Ease-up

頻率運作範圍:0Hz~45kHz
時間:約30min
開始進行疏緩,讓耳機緩機,保留其延展性,讓驅動狀態穩定。

Frequency: 0Hz~45kHz
Time: 30 mins

Begin to ease-up the earphone for remaining the ductility and stabilise the driver.

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