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ShinWoo Tech is historic audio parts producing company in South Korea since 1986. They are started to producing audio parts for Nokia TMC and professional in tuning detailed audio products.
In 2012, ShinWoo Tech(SWT) planed to making new generation in-ear headphone for personal music listening with Golden Ears(GEN). GEN is a large audio products measuring community in South Korea. Since 2012, GEN started to put their certification mark for Hi-Fi audio quality products.
This is not a public or official certification, but people who loves Hi-Fi audio quality music devices or products will knows this golden tag on out side of any products.
And T-PEOS H-100 is a first certified product of GEN's.
What Hi-Fi ?Check following measured graph pictures.
1st, Frequency Response Measure:
In case of in-ear headphone (earphones) are not easy to making for Hi-Fi audio frequency as flat and linear.
2nd, more detailed Frequency Response.
3rd, Perceived Frequency Response.
Finally, Cumulative Spectral Decay.
Storing box.H-100 didn't used PVC or rubber.
Real wood case will be on your hand if you bought this really nice product.
In a box, (if you have removed sealing tag) there's inner protecting PVC shield. you can pick out them easily. * and following picture's PVC package is not for commercial version, this is for reviewer's prototype version. do not refer to released commercial product image *
H-100 in-ear headphone.
A soft formed carrying case with strong hanging clip.
4 differential sized double typed silicon sleeves(tips), totally 8 sleeves.
An Airplane dual plug gender
An Anti-drop down neck chain.
A swiping brush. (Release version color changed to black)
Manuals with a guarantee card (I don't know how it applied for English or Japanese language)
Appearance of H-100
H-100 has full metal housing for durable and anti-leaking audio.
Cable used partial fiber coated, non-PVC and ROHS complied materials.
Metal housing applied Knureing cutting for visual and picking up easily.
Fiber coated cable is not comfort to bending or untie from rolled in carrying case.
From separated ring, near neck double cable has not enough length if you like to rounding fit with auricle, if you had ear rounding fit, separating ring will placed under your jaw.
Connecting plug in iOS devicesIt is enough and comfort to connect any modern iOS devices in 3.5pi plug hole.
And it will be same on any Android devices.
Finally, this is enough to most of iPod and iPod touch, iPhones. they are Okay for using this in-ear headphone.
Audience with UE600, UE700
With UE600 and UE700, it was tested to how different between UE series and H-100.
Tested with iPod touch 4 (iOS 5.1.1, jailed) and set EQ to none(flat) for the fairness.
Listened these music albums for how feeling comes to me.
Specially deep and balanced bass was not so hard, and little boosted high frequency makes music little sharpness. Totally H-100 is seems like a reference level Hi-Fi in-ear headphone.
If it used to foamed sponge in sided silicon sleeve (tip) used, you can hear more bass. it isolates more noises from out side headphone and increases deep bass into your canal to the tympanum.
H-100 is better balanced than UE700.
In FR graph, even it better than AKG K3003. (refer to following measured FR from Golden Ears)
T-PEOS H-100 is virginal product for ShinWoo's own name brand. It need to be enhanced for comfortable inserting into ear canal 'cause silicon sleeve (tip). And little short neck side cables need to be extended for comfort fit of ear rounding. Little heavy housing also need to be more light weighted.
Even these defects, H-100 is a strong and reference leveled in-ear headphone at similar price products.
If you have chance to listen music in local shop with this ultimate valued one, do not lose that chance. it will be comes to up for strong impact what you have listen.