Fischer Audio’s Enigma In Ear Monitors Review

lflorez@pnosker.com May 23, 2010 0

Fischer Audio’s Enigma

SPECS:

› Frequency range: 8-22000 Hz
› Sensitivity: 102 dB
› Impedance: 18 Om
› Input power: 60 mW
› Length of a cable: 1.25 M
› Color: black
› Set: ear tips, pouch.

EQUIPMENT USED ON THIS REVIEW:

· Portable set-up: Sansa Clip+ (Rockboxed) ->UE Mini2Mini ->RSA Shadow
· Portable set-up: Ipod 5.5G -> ALO Cotton Dock -> RSA Shadow
· My mastering rig

 

BACKGROUND & FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

On first glance the Enigma IEM’s look like a quality product.  The packaging is simple and elegant.  The box has a flap you can open to view the IEM’s. Rather cool IMHO.  Once you open the packaging you will find a small cloth carrying case, the IEM’s and different tips. The look of the Enigma’s is nice and plain.  The actual IEM’s are made of plastic and look attractive.

 

OVERALL IMPRESSIONS

I wasn’t really expecting much regarding Fischer Audio. I was totally wrong and I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality and high value of their products.

The one thing I noticed while listening to the Enigma is that it does well with all types of music. It really shines with rock, hip-hop, pop and other bass heavy tracks. It has a very pleasing and fun sound signature. It is not a transparent sounding IEM but it does lean towards a very warm natural sound signature with an emphasis on the bass and lower-mids. It’s also not as bass heavy as a Super-Fi EB. I would say it is bass accentuated but in a very pleasing manner.

One thing I did notice is that the Enigma’s sound good without an amp. Plugged straight into my ipod or clip+, the sound was quite satisfying. With an amp, the bass becomes tighter and more articulate but even without an amp the Enigma isn’t shabby at all.

If you’re looking for a low cost IEM that could be a jack of all trades, then consider the Fischer Audio Enigma’s. These seem to be perfectly suited for audiophile oriented people looking for an engaging sound without having to break the bank.

Once again what gets my attention with these IEM’s is the price/performance ratio. All the prices I was able to find for these were under $50.00 US! If I had paid $120 for these, I wouldn’t be upset. At $50 or under, these are a true bargain.

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