We previously reviewed Spaceship, Starfield, KXXS from Chinese Manufacturer Moondrop, this time aiming at sub-100$ with SSR. Moondrop keeps continuing on Space concept with this time SUPER SPACESHIP REFERENCE. Now we are reviewing Moondrop SSR and if you ask me, they made it good.
Thanks to Moondrop for sending this review unit!
Unboxing, Build Quality and Cable
Box is in two white piece. Made out of thick cardboard and there’s a anime figure on front of the box, specs at the back. We can say box contents are simple: cable comes attached with Beryllium Drivers, bag of extra silicone tips, classic carrying case with Chinese “Moondrop” writing on it, and papers with Chinese texts. Casing made out of lightweight metal and texture feels like Senfer DT6. There’s lots of air holes on the driver (1DD) and there’s no lip on the nozzle stem but you have to use your hands to put in/out the tips deeply. Cable is 4N Silver Plated OFC covered in clear coating and connector type is .78mm, which is good for durability.
- Current Price: $39.99 (AliExpress)
- Frequency Range: 20Hz–20000Hz (IEC60318-4)
- Diaphragm: Beryllium-Coated Dome + PU suspension ring
- Housing material: Liquid metal alloy
- THD: ≤ 1%
- Cable: 24 AWG Litz 4N OFC
- Cable connectors: 0.78 2-pin
- Sensitivity: 115dB/Vrms (@1khz)
As the name implies, sound signature is reference, neutral. This budget priced (under 40$) iem is bright, dynamic and forward that can duel with higher priced iems.
SSR have great frequency range that have Sub-bass to upper-treble which makes sound fuller and imaginative as well as good at expressing emotions. Most of the genres except Electronic would benefit this.
Vocals are forward while front and back vocals are subtle too. It’s good to hear this in SSR as well as laid back iems.
Bass, Mid, Treble
Since it’s reference iem, bass isn’t that shaky unless you use EQ. Because of that, SSR wouldn’t be my first recommendation for dubstep music. But bass is really fun for Dire Straits, Blues Brothers, Frank Zappa kind of rock and blues tracks that without extra bass in mixing.
Vocals and most of instruments sounds at mid range, therefore mids are clean and instruments are subtle and have texture. Does not sounds on surface like stain.
At treble range, it sounds like as it supposed to be but metalic sounding at max volume. You don’t hear a chaos though, also seperation of instruments in treble range is subtle like mid-range but i would satisfied if i hear metallic-ish sound created by brass in sax at max volume setting. Its all fine at 50-60-70/100 volume settings.
Moondrop SSR – Conclusion
Sound quality is praiseworthy for a single DD iem. As we consider it’s price if you are looking for music, SSR can outstand other popular brands just like what Final Audio did. I’ve heard similar sound at Superlux hd381f which is cheaper both in price and material.
You can buy from AliExpress (SSR stocks are withdrew for a while because of QC issues)
MOONDROP Official Store
- Strong and Full sounding
- Easy to drive
- Nothing - for its price