Final Audio EVA 2020 TWS IEM

Final Audio EVA 2020 TWS IEM

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Commemorating the release of the anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, Final Audio has created a true-wireless IEM with features for fans and audiophiles alike. Available in three colorways, the EVA 2020 delivers detailed sound with neodymium drivers specially tuned to eliminate high-frequency sound often caused by Bluetooth connections Read More

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sandriyi
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Apr 27, 2021
For anyone looking for these, they are still available at local enthusiast shops and online throughout. I bought mine some 50 days ago and want to share that I think these buds have the best sound of all the sub-$300 earbuds out there. Momentum comes close, but this is better in soundstage and bass. The colors and the case are great too as well as the bluetooth. But literally everything else sucks: 1) included eartips are just unusable, 2) I put Spinfit tips on mine and it got better, but it just won't stay in my ear because the shape is not ear friendly and the heavy housing sticks out and pulls the earbud out, 3) the mic is one of the most horrendous I've ever heard on a bud, my $20 buds can outperform it easily, 4) there are no controls to speak off, 5) it can only connect to one device at a time, 6) bluetooth reconnect is great, but connecting them for the first time or resetting them to connect to another device is a horrible chore as the buds literally need to be reset to connect to anything else, and when entering the bluetooth pairing mode, it takes them a good minute (yes, a MINUTE) to start appearing in BT device lists, 7) everything is cheap plastic, and combined with the buds' inability to stay inside the ear, that means one fall away from damage, even the case, that's expected to be opened and closed about 3 times a day, has now after only over a month begun creaking as I open it, there are no good materials in this. Tl:DR; phenomenal sound, but at its current price, it's honestly outrageous, even if it targets deihard anime fans (which I am). This has $300+ sound in what feels like a $20 body and presentation, but still priced at the high end.
oscian
0
Apr 22, 2021
Really hope these return at some point with the NERV red and black colorway, even if the cost was a little more i'd pay for the Misato VA
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Ventace
105
Apr 18, 2021
As much as I love both Evangelion and Final, they really managed to colour these like Happy Meal toys... Not like I was expecting a Starfield level paint job (that thing is prone to chipping) but Final could really try taking one out of Moondrop’s book and attempt the 2021 Aria’s kind of paint work.
GTFODeathknight
137
Apr 17, 2021
PUT IN THE IEMS SHINJI
CasioPSX
72
Apr 17, 2021
the fact that every comment that says they don't like this product's sound quality is being hidden/deleted by moderators really puts me off buying this. way too suspicious.
Je_Saist
84
Apr 18, 2021
As one of those who took a shot at the sound quality, I feel I should respond to this. Right now Drop is also selling Anker's Soundcore Liberty Pro 2, a bluetooth earbud set that are widely considered to punch far above their price-point. Far. Far. FAR above their pricepoint. Now, my situation with headsets is complicated. I have synthetic ear canals (read: tubes were drilled). My ears don't have a "Natural" shape, with the resulting surgical scarring and tissue formations presenting a significant barrier to the soundwave generation of most common earbuds. Zolo's Kickstarted Liberty Pro's were the first earbuds I had ever used where I felt like I was not loosing anything in an audio experience outside of the transmission medium losses (read Bluetooth limitations). Thinksound's MS02, of which I dearly wish Drop would buy the rights to and make another production run on, were quite literally the first pair of earbuds I had ever purchased where I was not able to determine a significant degradation of sound-playback compared to an over-the-ear sound experience. Not quite as impressive as the Liberty Pro's by virtue of those being a wireless set and the MS02's being a wired set. Yet still, the MS02's at least gave me a wired benchmark, and I strongly suspect their strong performance for my ears is a result of it's resonance capabilities curtesy the use of real wood. Zolo, which was bought by Anker and renamed Soundcore, has produced nothing but a string of hits for me. Their Vortex and Q30 cans deliver wireless experience riding the limits of Bluetooth transmission, and a wired experience rivaling Sennheiser cans. Part of me would love to get Anker, Drop, and Razer/THX into a room for a Kitty-Themed collab... but I digress... and I've already got a post somewhere here on Drop about the wireless over-the-ear headset we'd actually LIKE to buy. Anyways, so, with this kind of background, knowing my own physical limitations, and having HRTF results that are... complicated... at best... It is with that background that I went into the Liberty Pro 2's. They weren't openly promoting the new set by touting some exotic material for earbud construction like the original set, or like the MSO2's from Thinksound. It was, from the brochure, a different approach to sound generation, titled Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture. Which, worked, for me. With my ears. Soundcore proved that they could improve on the performance of the Liberty Pro's kickstarted under the Zolo branding. Almost everybody I've casually run into expensive earbuds from other vendors... have all found the Soundcore Liberty Pro 2's to sound *BETTER* than their far more expensive counterparts. Which is my concern over these Final Audio. I really don't think, at least looking at a spec sheet, that they can realistically outperform the Liberty Pro 2's. Now maybe they can. I'll find out for myself when my pair arrives. The audio performance isn't why I bought my pair though. I bought mine because I want to encourage Drop to pursue these kind of collaboration concepts. $240 for a pair of earbuds that can't sound as good as a $90 pair isn't good value for money, period. $240 to encourage a manufacturing company specializing in bespoke/modified custom audio gear to more heavily invest in the bespoke/modified aspect? That's a different question. Imagine for a second if, because of these, Drop goes and talks with Anker about customizing/theming an existing Liberty Pro 2 or future Liberty Pro 3 set with another anime or gaming theme? As I referenced in my first post in this thread, I adore the idea of the LP2's with the City of Heroes Tanker emblem. That kind of crossover-collaboration is something a company like Drop can probably pull off. For that reason alone, I'd say these NGE inspired earbuds are worth the buy-in HERE, and not at another site.
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PromNightFetus
67
Apr 21, 2021
To be fair these are $180 IEMs (19,800 yen in Japan) that have been out since last year. They're available in multiple places at around the same $230-250 price tag. Taking into consideration the oversea shipping and any other fees that may be associated plus these being a collaboration item, I think the price is reasonable. Final Audio does not skimp out on audio quality for any product so at the very least you'll get IEM quality of about $180+, add a $20-30 oversea shipping, any additional fees that may have been included (licensing fees of the voices maybe?), and then the collab premium (and the voice recordings) it all comes out to be pretty close to what you're paying here. But of course there are plenty of options for pure dollar per IEM performance so if someone is looking to get the most out of their $250 and don't care much for NGE, these can be passed on. Take into account I may be slightly biased. I love NGE and I've also got several decent IEMs and cans but I also enjoy almost all sound signatures (mostly neutral) and have found a place for these IEMs so for someone who's looking for a one and done, I don't know if I would hold this in the same regard. It's definitely a fun sound signature though and if you like listening to more pop-y or upbeat mid-focused music these are great without giving a harsh sound. Also a special note about the eartips from Final Audio are awesome. It comes with 5 additional sizes (total of 6) and these tips are some of the better feeling tips that aren't memory foam. It can sit in my ear for prolonged periods and I barely feel it. So if all else, look for these eartips, they're very nice and should fit on most other standard IEMs.
kais246
5
Apr 15, 2021
A lot of shit talk about the quality of the audio out of these for some reason. Reviews are consistently good for audio quality and by all accounts Final did a good job with these, with quality appropriate for the price point at the MSRP of ~$300. Also, as with all Final products, their main market is Japan where I imagine these will land with the public better. Their Sonorous/Pandora line of cans looks pretty ridiculous when worn as well! Also tbqh, you're kinda delusional if you think any wireless IEMs look anything other than daggy.
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hokage-dattebayo
2
Apr 14, 2021
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Thetruth
7
Apr 14, 2021
They look sexy.
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Apr 14, 2021
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zonked
16
Apr 15, 2021
Imagine acting like your shit take was bait... your literally a lonely boomer hanging out on DROP. Nothing gets more pathetic than that. Kinda cringe too.
RayF
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JediJon
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Apr 14, 2021
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JediJon
205
Apr 16, 2021
"Stay awesome" was my response to Ray, not you, silly. My feelings hurt? Not at all. I just felt bad for you cuz you didn't understand the dry sarcasm I tend to lean on. Also, I don't have a Patreon, so I don't quite know what you're going on about there. If you get the earbuds, lemme know how they sound. Cheers.
JediJon
205
Apr 16, 2021
People are strange, and buckets are weird. Or, people are buckets, and strange is weird? No wait, I know, it's bucket people are weirdly strange. Yep. Nailed it.
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For anyone looking for these, they are still available at local enthusiast shops and online throughout. I bought mine some 50 days ago and want to share that I think these buds have the best sound of all the sub-$300 earbuds out there. Momentum comes close, but this is better in soundstage and bass. The colors and the case are great too as well as the bluetooth. But literally everything else sucks: 1) included eartips are just unusable, 2) I put Spinfit tips on mine and it got better, but it just won't stay in my ear because the shape is not ear friendly and the heavy housing sticks out and pulls the earbud out, 3) the mic is one of the most horrendous I've ever heard on a bud, my $20 buds can outperform it easily, 4) there are no controls to speak off, 5) it can only connect to one device at a time, 6) bluetooth reconnect is great, but connecting them for the first time or resetting them to connect to another device is a horrible chore as the buds literally need to be reset to connect to anything else, and when entering the bluetooth pairing mode, it takes them a good minute (yes, a MINUTE) to start appearing in BT device lists, 7) everything is cheap plastic, and combined with the buds' inability to stay inside the ear, that means one fall away from damage, even the case, that's expected to be opened and closed about 3 times a day, has now after only over a month begun creaking as I open it, there are no good materials in this. Tl:DR; phenomenal sound, but at its current price, it's honestly outrageous, even if it targets deihard anime fans (which I am). This has $300+ sound in what feels like a $20 body and presentation, but still priced at the high end.
To be fair these are $180 IEMs (19,800 yen in Japan) that have been out since last year. They're available in multiple places at around the same $230-250 price tag. Taking into consideration the oversea shipping and any other fees that may be associated plus these being a collaboration item, I think the price is reasonable. Final Audio does not skimp out on audio quality for any product so at the very least you'll get IEM quality of about $180+, add a $20-30 oversea shipping, any additional fees that may have been included (licensing fees of the voices maybe?), and then the collab premium (and the voice recordings) it all comes out to be pretty close to what you're paying here. But of course there are plenty of options for pure dollar per IEM performance so if someone is looking to get the most out of their $250 and don't care much for NGE, these can be passed on. Take into account I may be slightly biased. I love NGE and I've also got several decent IEMs and cans but I also enjoy almost all sound signatures (mostly neutral) and have found a place for these IEMs so for someone who's looking for a one and done, I don't know if I would hold this in the same regard. It's definitely a fun sound signature though and if you like listening to more pop-y or upbeat mid-focused music these are great without giving a harsh sound. Also a special note about the eartips from Final Audio are awesome. It comes with 5 additional sizes (total of 6) and these tips are some of the better feeling tips that aren't memory foam. It can sit in my ear for prolonged periods and I barely feel it. So if all else, look for these eartips, they're very nice and should fit on most other standard IEMs.