Chord & Major’s Major9’13 Classical TONAL EARPHONE wins the “Diapason D’OR” Award from the prestigious French music magazine, Diapason!

Chord & Major Major 9’13 earphones receive Diapason d‘Or award!!!

Diapason, the French monthly magazine, is an all-round music magazine. Founded in 1956, it covers several topics such as classical music, instruments and artists. The magazine also discusses developing music as well as books and papers on music. Listening devices such as earphones and speakers are also covered in their award selection scope.


Diapason mag 2014. Nov-Dec


The Diapason award is famous for its strict selection system. Being part of what the magazine considers the best selection of Hi-Fi music players every year, is a very important signal for musicians and music fans.

Drawing attention to the expressive qualities of every instrument, Major 9’13 pays special attention to violins and wind instruments. Even when reproducing the complex, thee-dimensional sound of an orchestra, it hones in on every instrument for the deepest enjoyment of classical music.

After Chord & Major entered the Spanish market in 2014, it also moved into the French market. Major 9’13 was selected by Diapason and stood out from other excellent brands by winning the best Hi-Fi earphone award of 2014. Major9’13 is also the only In-Ear-Monitor selected by the magazine.

Chord & Major are the proud recipient of the prestigious accolade Diapason d‘Or; ‘Outstanding Product of the Year’ for its Major 9’13 ‘Classical’ earphones.

The Major 9’13 is the first and only in-ear earphone to receive such an award from Diapason magazine.

Diapason review earphone list


The news of Chord & Major winning the “Diapason D’OR” Award was published in the magazine’s Nov-Dec, 2014 publication. If you are following this magazine, you can read it now!





CHORD & MAJOR   9.13

Here is a unique brand that offers a variety of earphones , each of them being designed for specific listenings: Jazz, Rock, Ballad or Classical…

We have selected the latter which seemed to us extremely convincing. The effort focused on the homogeneity of the response curve , the tonal accuracy.  

The small wooden case, the different sizes of earpads to fit with one’s auditory canal, the velvet transport pouch, everything is here to be seduced with the object…


In-ear models often rise spectrum problems. This model is superb for its balance, homogen, and comfortable to wear. Instruments are reproduced with perfect lifelike, 

and surprising presence. The very wide dynamic range never sacrifices a constant refinement.


Homogen and transparent restitution.


*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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