Adagio II

Delivers powerful sound that could not be produced with small aperture driver units up until now.
The Adagio series was developed over two years of intensive research. The result is a custom, dynamic 8mm driver unit. This compact driver unit unleashes a powerfully vibrant sound, delivering deep spatial expression and a vibrant "live sound" atmosphere.
An 8mm dynamic driver unit with a small aperture that delivers powerful sound.
The development of a small aperture driver unit was an extremely complex undertaking. Being small in size necessitated extreme precision across every aspect. Small aperture driver units are prone to producing dull sound, and tuning is likewise difficult. Two years on from the first prototype we created, we completed
a driver unit with the kind of wonderful balance hard to believe with a small aperture and sound quality with
a sense of speed to it. The Adagio V driver unit is an exclusive model that has been tuned in conjunction with a stainless steel housing.
A housing form that optimizes airflow inside the housing
Optimizing the airflow in the housing is essential for three-dimensional spatial representation and bass tone reproduction. Aligning the shape of the internal aspect of the housing with the airflow resulted
in a functionally beautiful design that looks like a jet engine.
Original ear pieces that come in 5 sizes
Two types of ear pieces are included with this product. The new E type employs two types of silicon differing in hardness for the sound conduit section and the section that comes into contact with the user's ear.
Compared to the section that comes into contact with the user's ear, the sound conduit section utilizes a harder silicon with grooves in it, so as to combine strength with flexibility. Can be fitted into the user's ear while maintaining its round shape. For the section that comes into contact with the user's ear, soft silicon has been employed, making for a comfortable fit and a high level of sound insulation.
Joining the E type and the five sizes it comes in – SS/S/M/L/LL – is the A type, which differs in terms of how airtight it is and in terms of bass reproduction (comes in three sizes). Please choose the size and type that is right for you.
An original flexible cable that suppresses touch noise
The ear pieces for the Adagio series are a new design. They have an even higher degree of sound insulation. However, heightening sound insulation properties means that touch noise from the cable becomes more noticeable. The material used for the wires, along with that used for the cable covering, have also been newly designed for the Adagio series. We've created a flexible cable that does not easily transmit touch noise.
Color variation
Three color variations – CREAM, INDIGO and BLACK
8mmΦ dynamic
Silicon ear piece (E type 5 sizes, A type 3 sizes)
Identify the left and right housings using the L and R indicators inside the housings. Holding the product, insert them straight into the ear, searching for a stable position. Once you find such a position, play music so as to check the feel of the bass tones. Should there be insufficient bass, the fit of the audio canal with the ear pieces is not correct. In that case, either check again for a stable position or try another sized ear piece. Should the size of the ear pad be correct but the fit not quite right, washing the ear pad in water is effective.

* The L (left) bush has a left and right identification protuberance, so that it is possible to distinguish between left and right in the dark by feel.
* Adagio utilizes highly airtight ear pieces. When putting the earphones into the audio canal and when removing them, please do so gently. Failure to do so may result in strain on the wearer,
such as to the eardrum.
* It is usual that a person's ears differ from left to right in terms of shape. As such, the optimum positioning of the product differs from left to right.
Powerful low frequencies and resilient, upbeat high frequencies are characteristic of this dynamic sound. These earphones are well-balanced and make for easy listening, and are well-suited to pop music, for which tempo is important. We encourage you to try these earphones to listen to the kind of music you usually favor.
Looks really stylish. There's a white line on the left and a red line on the right so as to make for easy identification of left and right, and this gives a favorable impression.

Feel of the fit
I use a Sony hybrid, it's a regular canal type.
It's not an excuse, but I'd say there would be very few people who would say no to these.

High frequencies
It's not that there are none, but they tend to be bogged down in bass tones. In particular, with sound sources with a large number of tones, the high hat is blurred and hard to hear at times. But actually, sound from wind and string instruments such as violins and saxophones is emitted at a level that is rare for a product in this price range.

These are also slightly bogged down in bass tones. But they're not hard to hear; rather, for a product in this price range, they don't have a confined feel that reverberates inside your head but make for easy listening. There's almost no blur.

Bass tones
I was surprised at the volume when I first listened. Considering the price, I guess it can't be helped that they are a little too much bass.

Sound field
This is perhaps its best characteristic. It has the kind of width that has you thinking, "You've definitely created these with this firmly in mind". It's not just wide; it's a natural sound field with nothing strange about it. Orientation is also good.

Overall evaluation
Slight awkwardness in timbre is covered by the sound field. There's an obvious affinity with the source sound. Being specific, J-pop and rock are disappointing. On the other hand, jazz and classical music are really good. In particular, violin solos are outstanding. And for some reason, step recording is excellent. Other products for this price and with this kind of bass tend to be created to suit rock and club music; the sound with these is just the opposite.
(male, 20-29 years)
It may be deemed a bit weird (?) but I bought Adagio II and III as a set.
Has truly strong bass tones!!
There's absolutely no need for DAP bass boost function.
This is the kind of powerful sound that I searched for when I was younger, in my teens and twenties.
I think these would be perfect for use with dance music such as today's EDM or with the old Eurobeat.
But since middle and high tones seem a little hidden, I think that an equalizer is necessary for fine-tuning depending on the genre of music you are listening to.
Cost performance is great, but if you can pay a little bit more, then I recommend III with its wider sound field and high frequencies.

Also, with both II and III, the earpieces deteriorate quickly, and after about a year, they easily come out.
Maybe it's because I use larger earpieces, but when I take the earphones out, the earpieces sometimes are left behind in my ears. At such times, I use the new E type earpieces, and they don't come off at all. Sound quality also improves, so I think it's a good idea to change over to the E type when you by the product.

Compared to Heaven V Aging, sound feels small, and it was necessary to turn up the volume.
(male, 40-49 years)