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