Blon Bl01 Review has began with Blon legacy forefather, Bl03. Representing a bassy and warm sound, the result refined with every release. The best so far is Blon 05s with M eartips in my opinion but this Blon bl01 ain’t lacking that much. Let’s see the details.
Box, Blon Bl01, Cable
I am tired of speaking about box when it comes to blons. Consistently simple box contents and boxes itselves.
Blon Bl01 is a jump at design after 03 but resembling 01 when you consider 05s between them. 1 air venting holed 2 pinned unit with very short nozzle.
Cable is machine braided ordinary looking slightly larger than KBear KS1 cable. But its all in plastic unlike KS1 cable in which first connector had a metal barrel.
Timbre is warmish and background is almost black. The soundspace is large smooth overally. No jagged edges or pointy spikes. A semi bright sound with a so so body and emphasis on the first and second lines. Layering is nice but not great. You have to do a critical listening to hear deeper lines. Staging is good for a closed back iem. Width is great but not that high at other dimensions. This contributes to its lack of 3d and imaging. Dynamics are suffering as well.
Bass is slow and not overwhelming. Though not great on details / microdetails, great upper mids and fine treble on this one. Not piercing. Bass is thumpy, almost boomy on some tracks. Not earthshaking in bassy and in bass drop using genres. But you can have an overally bassy atmosphere at them. Sufficent (+0.5) bass at music in general but might get congested / muffled in the background. Instrument seperation is okay for its price.
Mids are slightly quiet and playing with lackluster. Reminds of a V frequency curve. With okay instrument seperation, texture at mids are at that level too. Congestion happens from time to time.
Vocals aren’t shadowed and especially female vocals are smooth+bright to an extent. Male and bassy vocals are reaching the boomy level.
Treble is plenty. But not in quality. And it suffers from having a slight 3d image. They can be considered weak.
Blon Bl01 Review Conclusions
Blon saga continues. And improves with every version its released yet carrying over its design oppoties. And 01 is no exception. Smooth and large stage with occasional congestations but without dependancy to an amp. But hey, what was its price? 🙂