Chord & Major Earphones Reviews by HiFi Plus


“The different Chord & Major products are easy to differentiate in store and in ear. The Major 8’13 Rock Tonal Earphone is a black earphone in a black presentation case with black accessories (this fits well with the ‘none more black’ Spinal Tap meme). The Major 9’13 Classical Tonal Earphone is supplied in a red wood case and the earphones are in matching wood and gold, while the Major 7’13 Jazz is in a mid-ash presentation case and the earphones are finished in ash and a kind of light gun-metal finish. The packaging also highlights the instrument central to that musical genre – electric guitar for rock, sax for jazz, violin for classical, and so on. In the box is a little cleaning device, a set of small and large silicon tips (the mediums are fitted as standard), a velveteen pouch, and a cable winder card.”

“The single-driver earphone is common to all C&M designs, but is tailored slightly to suit the model. The on-paper specifications of the Rock and Jazz are identical (16Ω impedance, 94dB sensitivity) although the Classical delivers a 21Ω impedance and a 96dB sensitivity, but their characteristic tonal balances are shifted slightly. In a way, the names ‘Rock’, ‘Classical’, and ‘Jazz’ do the C&M models no favours. It might make people think of exclusivity – that the Classical earphone is no good at anything else, for example. In fact, it’s more like a loose impression of that musical genre, expressed in earphone form. You can ‘rock’ through the ‘Classical’ earphones quite well (in fact, that slight extra sensitivity of the ‘Classical’ models helps, especially with European volume-limited iDevices). They are voiced slightly differently though, with the Rock and Jazz distinctly bassier than the Classical, with the Rock having faster, more aggressive bass and the Jazz having deeper and more textured bass. On the whole, I preferred the even balance with the slight top-end emphasis of the Classical. It’s not ‘toppy’ enough to sound bright or forward, just honest.”

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C&M_Classical Box+Diapason(Web)

C&M jazz box small

C&M rock box small

*Input the run-in percentage
歡迎使用「Chord & Major 全頻煲機程式」

Welcome to Chord & Major Full Frequency Run-In Program
The whole progress is around 60 minutes, please go through the following steps:

1.Connect the earphone and the audio device.
2.Set the volume at 100% on device.
3.Press “START” to begin with the Run-in program.
Not recommend to listen to the music through earphone during running this program due to the high volume setting and frequency changes.


Step 1: Linear-Drive


Frequency: 0Hz ~ 45kHz
Time: 20 mins

This step is to do a basic warm-up for the earphone and let it play through all frequencies gradually to perform a better drive flexibility.


Step 2: Dynamic Response


Frequency: 0Hz~45kHz
Time: 10 mins

Through the frequent dynamic responses to highly congress the burn-in progress for maximising the functions.


Step 3: Full Frequency Ease-up


Frequency: 0Hz~45kHz
Time: 30 mins

Begin to ease-up the earphone for remaining the ductility and stabilise the driver.

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