The KBEAR Lark Hybrid 1DD+1BA Earphones features a 10mm dynamic drivers with biological diaphragm
Due to the shape of the earphones, they fit so snug into both your inner and outer ear. The metal faceplate creates a unique look which doesn’t looks weird when other’s see your ears. The hexagonal pattern in the plate looks unique and attractive. The color I went with is Purple and looks sick.
Driver – 1 DD and 1 BA
Impedence – 16ohm
Sensitivity – 105db
Frequency – 20-20000 Hz
The KBEAR Lark Hybrid 1DD+1BA Earphones is not only beautiful but great sounding too. It’s worth noting that I was sent an early reviewer model “4k”, since then KBEAR have improved the sound further. Even after increasing the volume it doesn’t get distorted. The sound coming out of this is not great when compared to its high end competitors but within the budget range I find it to be a worthy one. Bass is punchy, vocals clear, crisp.
The bass is successful in itself. It has quantity of bass so that it can still sufficiently serve bass-hungry tracks, is never overpowering, generally stays discreetly in the background and lets the mids shine. It might not suffice the needs of a bass head but good for a balanced listener. The bass seems a tight one but goes well with some fast paced tracks.
The mids sounds thin due to its lack of body in it. Here is actually the biggest difference with the “4K” version as this still seems a bit brighter. However I don’t think it sounds not natural. It gives the signature, which then slides more into the V, a bit more effervescence and freshness, which then continue in the lower treble. The finally tuned Lark has some boosted bass with some tame in the highs region too.
The 4k version lark has some problem in the treble where sometimes it’s irritating to listen due to the spike in the 4 and 8k region. Though it’s a song dependent spike I wanted to be smooth across all genres.
However the highs have good transparency with enough detail retrieval. For the asking price nothing to complain worse. Except the spike in the highs it’s good and neatly tuned. I hope the non-4k version will sound a lot good than this 4k version.
Extension of the highs is average and nothing to brag about and again the price justifies it.
The Kb-ear Lark is an improved version of KB04 in all aspects except the spike in the 4 and 8KHz region. The bass and mids are really good with only the treble being spiky. The end tuned Lark should be great due to its tamed highs and some slight bass boost.
However some might like this spiked highs due to its ability in bringing out that extra detail. For sibilant sensitive people this might not be a good choice but for an average listener this makes the best sounding one.
PROS AND CONS:
- Bright neutral tuning
- Good cable
- Textured bass
- Overly treble emphasis
The KBEAR Lark Hybrid 1DD+1BA Earphones are neither the best nor the worst. The sound is nice with no loss in detail, and you also get a good isolating sound experience due to its fit. During my listening I was not able to detect any major sound defects in it. Kb-Ear done some great improvements when compared to the KB04 really makes this earphone unique especially from fit to the sound. The finally tuned lark will be more good sounding and users will definitely enjoy its good bass, fabulous mids and detailed highs.
This Review is Written By KATHIRAVAN.C
I’m Kathiravan from Tamilnadu. A budding audiophile here with high love towards music and audio equipment. My first experience of enjoying the hifi audio came when I started to use budget chi-fi gears and now it came all along the way of reviewing the gears with high end stuffs. I love reviewing audio products.
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