2.5mm & 4.4mm
1 Piezo-Electric + 1 Planar
RAPTGO CLEVERLY PAVES THE WAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF IEMS WITH THE HOOK-X
It is an exciting time in the world of IEMs, with multiple innovative brands coming out with radical designs for discerning audiophiles to experience the next level of music listening. One such brand is RAPTGO which focuses on novel concepts fused with precise execution. Based on more than 20 years of exploration and research in the field of acoustics, the company has accumulated strength in the R&D and production of headphone products, and they present the all-new Hook-X IEM. RAPTGO Hook-X is an innovative dual-driver hybrid set of in-ear monitors housing a planar magnetic driver combined with a Piezoelectric driver unit. This is the first time a Planar and Piezo-electric driver come together in a single shell. It brings ahead the best characteristics of a planar magnetic and Piezo-electric driver, presenting us with a powerful sound and tonal perfection.
ADVANCED HYBRID DRIVER ARRAY WITH PLANAR MAGNETIC AND PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVERS
The RAPTGO Hook-X is the first hybrid in-ear monitor design, combining a custom-tuned 14.2mm planar magnetic driver with a bespoke 18-layer double-sided piezoelectric (PZT) driver. These two driver types are among the most exciting driver technologies in the audio business, and they have never been used in an IEM format combined. The RAPTGO team took on this task and, through meticulous engineering and testing, succeeded in creating an IEM that combines the qualities of these drivers with tonal perfection. RAPTGO is happy to accomplish a product that is tuned to balance and allows the listener to notice the acoustic superiority of these drivers as well as enjoy the music via their harmonic tone, in contrast to other IEMs that pack in several drivers.
METICULOUSLY TUNED TO DELIVER A HIGHLY ENGAGING LISTENING EXPERIENCE
The RAPTGO Hook-X is powered by a planar magnetic driver, which consists of a narrow ribbon hanging between two strong magnets and through which electrical currents flow. RAPTGO created its own 14.2mm planar driver, which is powered by N52 magnets. Because the ribbon is more receptive to transient impulses, the accuracy of this driver provides a very snappy and dramatic sub-bass performance. A custom-developed 18-layered double-sided piezoelectric driver complements the 14.2mm planar magnetic driver's excellent full-frequency response. The piezoelectric driver improves on the balanced armature and even electrostatic drivers in terms of resolution and air. Furthermore, the hybrid driver array broadens the frequency range from 20Hz to 40kHz. The RAPTGO Hook-X provides a balanced and natural sound performance thanks to well-calibrated internal housing construction and acoustic dampening technology. Hook-X presents a broad 3D soundscape that brings our music to life.
OPEN ACOUSTIC DESIGN FUSED WITH EXQUISITE WORKMANSHIP FOR A COMFORTABLE FIT
The RAPTGO Hook-X is built with an open-back design. The planar magnetic driver's properties are highlighted by airflow in this arrangement. Furthermore, compared to traditional IEMs, this option expands the soundstage, emulating the openness and lifelike playback of open-back planar headphones. Finally, the open-back design reduces listening fatigue by preventing pressure accumulation within the ear. The Hook-X housing was designed using software following several simulation attempts to fit the usual ear angle and wearing experience. Each unit is made using a high-precision 5-axis CNC to assure acoustic chamber consistency. Simultaneously, a more complex secondary anodising technique is used, resulting in a more modern and energetic look for the HOOK-sleek X's design. From the housing design to the driver assembly, all aspect of the Hook-X is a testament to craftsmanship and engineering prowess.
BUNDLED WITH A HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO CABLE WITH SWAPPABLE TERMINATION PLUGS
Every feature of the RAPTGO Hook-X has been meticulously chosen to provide a refined experience. Following this path, the Hook-X has a modular connection wire terminated to a 0.78mm 2-pin jack as standard. Because of the modular architecture, you may switch the connector between the 4.4mm, 2.5mm, and 3.5mm balanced and unbalanced jacks to use with any of your devices. This modular design eliminates the need for cumbersome adaptors. The cable is constructed using OCC silver-plated coaxial insulated wires, which improves the transparency of the hybrid drivers. Hook-X comes with 2.5mm, 3.5mm, and 4.4mm termination connectors, and you may choose between balanced and single-ended output at any time. Along with this high-quality cable, you receive three sets of eartips in three distinct sizes to get you started right away.
Regions of the frequency spectrum
(20Hz - 80 Hz)
(80 Hz - 300 kHz)
(300 Hz - 1000 kHz)
(1 kHz - 6 kHz)
(6 kHz - 10 kHz)
(10 kHz - 20 kHz)
|DRIVER||14.2mm Planar Diaphragm Driver + Double-faced 9-layer PZT Driver|
|FREQUENCY RANGE||≤20Hz - 40kHz|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||2.5mm / 3.5mm / 4.4mm|
|IEM CONNECTOR||0.78mm 2-Pin|
|CABLE||OCC Silver-Plated Cable|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. RAPTGO Hook-X Earphones|
|2. 0.78mm 2-Pin OCC Silver Plated Coaxial Shielded Wire + 2.5mm/3.5mm/4.4mm Plugs|
|3. Earphones Bag|
|4. Headphone Silicone Sleeves*3 (S M L)|
|5. Warranty Card And Instructions|
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this RAPTGO - Hook-X comes with a warranty
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"With the HOOK-X RAPTGO knocked the ball out of the park. Just the fact that the RAPTGO HOOK-X does music like no other IEM ever made, makes the decision to buy it a no-brainer."Read More
"It performs far, far beyond its $239 price point, and immediately showcases its value as the absolute best open-back IEM currently available. You really need to listen to this one for yourself."Read More
"The Raptgo Hook-X is a refreshing new addition to the existing and rapidly growing planar magnetic IEM category. Not only does it sound good but it shows the makers have a certain flair for original and interesting physical designs."Read More
The shells are light weight. The cable is made up of a cloth like material. The sound stage is good. The treble is detailed without sounding overly bright. These iems sound best with amplification. The bass quantity and quality are good. However, in my opinion these does not have the same level of impact or slam or shaking feel as that of a good dynamic driver. With some songs I get the feeling that the mids are slightly recessed.
Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!
My first planar iem, very nice build quality. Fits nicely. Sound is awesome with wide soundstage, punchy bass and great mids while highs are rich and not pinchy to ears.
Thanks to HPZ team for making this available in India first.
Overall a very nice experience and a thing well done by RAPTGO in first go.
We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!
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