|Chronologically, Izo-30 wasn’t one of the first MyST isodynamics. Izo-60 was the first. Also, Izo-30 can’t be called the best in all parameters among the MyST isodynamic headphones. For example, the Izo-60 is smoother and more transparent on the HF, they have a more clear shock and a more defined attack, the bottom is more whip (if it could be said so about the bottom). Ortophones have a unique sound and probably higher resolution.|
However, the Izo-30 is the most popular model among our customers. This is the core of our headphone line. There are several reasons for this:
Firstly. the Izo-30 is more multipurpose and has less preferences in genres even if you consider that the Izo-30 is inferior technically to the more expensive models from MyST or to the best world models in some particular moments. These headphones will like fans of different genres.
And also the Izo-30 gives out its characteristics with a less powerful amplifier.
In addition, the "lag" in level from the "top" models is rather relative. The difference is not between "good" and "bad", but between "good" and "very good." Moreover, often “losing” in one class of competitions, Izo-30 wins several others. So, everything is conditional.
Another very important factor for our customers is that the Izo-30, being no worse (at least) than famous foreign analogues, is significantly cheaper than aforesaid. Often – at several times!
The combination of these factors makes Izo-30 a very interesting acquisition for those who are looking for the only headphones for an extensive music library in which all possible genres are collected. And for those who wants to receive a world-class sound level without overpaying.
Some words about sound.
As for LF, we made a “rate” on their quality not quantity. So it can be noted that fans of pumped-up rubber-like dynamic bass, will be a bit disappointed. :) We pay more attention in our products to how quickly and accurately the headphones work out attacks, blows, claps, etc.
Due to this, the informative and transparency of the sound is significantly increases, which is especially important for such genres as metal. Many people think that the main thing in metal is “to get thumped”, but this is a myth. Metal genre requires a high resolution, the ability to perfectly work out blows and slashing, fast sounds. All frequency ranges are saturated equally in metal genre, like in no other genre. Metal genre is not inferior to orchestral music by the level of load on the system.
MF is the heart of the music as we all know. Therefore, they always focus on. In fact, isodynamic headphones are so widely known because of its excellent resolution, cleanness, smoothness, transparency of the middle. Well, at least the best of them.
In this sense, there is nothing to say about the sound of the MF in the Izo-30. They fully meet these requirements. There is no case here.
HF aren’t far behind the rest of the range. The main plus of HF is the absence of obvious and easily noticeable additional sounds and distortions. We will not imagining and saying that the HF in these headphones are the best in the world, but at least they aren’t inferior to the vast majority of much more expensive competitors. Also it should be noted that their main advantage is absolute unobtrusiveness. They don’t have any rude additional sounds, distortions; they are not lifted up and not dipped relative to the rest of the range. They have good resolution and transparency. Well, if you wanted to be really picky, you can mention a slight emphasis on loud and sharp high-frequency sounds. This can be especially visibly on music that has recording quality problems. But, we must note, that this feature is very weakly expressed and strongly depends on the material.
But, to add a fly in the ointment, it should be noted that those people who are already used to dynamic headphones or who need a thicker and more saturated sound on the bottoms, more “fat” can be disappointed. Izo-30 doesn’t take the "mass" and "fat". It betting on universality, speed, resolution. Perhaps for some Izo-30 may seem excessively dry and too analytical, tasteless. In this case, you should listen to something more "tasty", for example Ortophones.