August 3, 2020

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Moondrop Blessing 2: Airy Detail Monster!!

Moondrop released their latest installment in the hybrid multi-driver range of in-ear monitors in the form of Moondrop Blessing 2. The Blessing 2 is coming as a direct update to the Moondrop Blessing. While the previous one was priced at around 400$ price tag, the latest version comes at a price tag of 320$. The Blessing 2 features a five driver hybrid unit on each side with 4 BA units and one DD unit. The drivers have a three-way configuration. A DD driver handling the lower end, two Dual BA Drivers handling the Mids and higher end.

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Moondrop Blessing 2

Today I am reviewing the Moondrop Blessing 2 which I got as a sample from Hifigo.com at a discounted price. You can buy the unit from their store here. Please note I just got it for some discount I am not paid by anyone to write a positive/negative review. Also note that I received a sample unit so it came without any packaging. So my review won’t be including the unboxing part. The unit was burned in for more than 120 hours before writing this review today.

Build Quality & Fit:-

The Moondrop Blessing 2 has got an amazing and tough build quality, the pair looks brilliant. It has medical grade 3D printed resin shells with Stainless Steel faceplates. The right side faceplate has Blessing 2 branding printed on it. And as per the latest update from Moondrop now you can get the left earpiece custom-printed. You can choose from a variety of designs at just 30$ extra. From the inner cavity of ear shells is completely transparent and you can see different drivers placed around neatly.

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Moondrop Blessing 2

The build quality is superb, but I found one issue here. The earpieces are quite big and they sit on the outer side of our ears. People with small ears might find issues in getting a perfect fit, for me, I have medium-sized ears and it provided a comfortable fit for me. Apart from large-sized earpieces, I didn’t found any issues with the build quality of Moondrop Blessing 2.

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Moondrop Blessing 2

The cable included I the package is a 4-Core braided Copper cable with 0.78mm two-pin interface. The cable feels rich and premium, it has a Moondrop branded circular Y splitter. It terminates at an L shape 3.5mm plug.

Sound Quality:-

In terms of Sound Quality, the Moondrop Blessing 2 has a bright and detailed sound signature. The pair provides the users with an airy soundstage and a brilliant level of imaging. It performs closely with my Dunu DK-3001 Pro, it’s just the Dunu has a warmer signature as compared to the Moondrop Blessing 2. The pair holds great strength throughout the entire frequency range. It shows a beautiful synergy paired with my FiiO M11 Pro. I got the unit from a friend of mine who reviewed the unit first. He told me that there was some peakiness in upper mids, but after his burn-in period of about 50 hours, it got settled. I myself didn’t felt any type of peakiness. Now I will tell more about the pair with different parts of the frequency range.

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Moondrop Blessing 2 with FiiO M11 Pro

Lows:-

There is a 10mm dynamic driver handling the lower end of Blessing 2. The Lower end shows a quick and snappy bass response, it has a neat and clean bass section. The drum thumps in Bad Liar by Imagine Dragons are quick and neat, they show good depths. They have a natural response, they don’t overlap over the other frequencies or sections of the frequency range. Listening to EDM tracks like, Instant Crush by Daft Punk is a fun experience, the bass thumps feels accurate and lively. If you listen to bass-heavy songs like Bad guy by Billie Ellish, Say my name by David Guetta, you will love the controlled bass response. 

Mids:-

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Moondrop Blessing 2 with Acmee MF01 DAP and Aune B1s Amp

The mids section is transparent and natural, you will hear good acoustic details with detailed and lush vocals. Listening to songs like A Heartbreak by Angus & Julia Stone, The Animals Were Gone by Damien Rice, Lost in Japan by Shawn Mendes, Speak Softly Love by Yao Si Ting, and more, I loved the natural and lush vocals. They sounded natural, neither thick nor thin. Guitars and other instruments in unplugged songs, like those on MTV Unplugged sessions, Cover Sessions by Boyce Avenue carry an airiness around them.

Highs:-

The Highs are transparent and airy. This section is smooth and detailed, there is no harshness or sibilance with any of the musical instruments even at louder volumes. Violins by Tina Guo in songs like Wonder Woman Main Theme, Apocalypse instruments have a full-body representation. The airiness provides an amazing instrument separation experience with the pair. Here I would like to also tell you that I am sensitive to harsh treble, but I felt the treble region here to be smooth and transparent.

Soundstage & Imaging:-

The soundstage representation is quite wide and deep paired with brilliant instrumental imaging. When you close your eyes listening to music here on the Blessing 2 you can feel the stage from one corner of your mind to the next.

Timbre:-

The Instruments have got a natural tonality and timbre here with the Blessing 2, the airiness also makes instrumental details pop out from the music.

Final Verdict:-

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Moondrop Blessing 2

Finally, I must say that I loved the Moondrop Blessing 2, it reproduces brilliant details in my music with a sense of airiness all around. It has a bright sound signature but it doesn’t feel peaky or harsh even a bit. The pair stands head to head with my main IEM DUNU DK-3001 Pro which is priced about 150$ more than the Blessing 2. At a price of 320$, I feel like it is one of the must-have pairs under the 500$ price range.

Now time to do some comparisons with similarly priced products:-

Moondrop Blessing 2 vs DUNU DK-3001 Pro:-

DUNU DK:3001 Pro
DUNU DK-3001 Pro

I love my pair of DUNU DK-3001 Pro. Earlier it used to be my all-time favorite under the 500$ price range. The DUNU DK-3001 Pro has a warmer sound signature as compared to the Blessing 2, but the Blessing 2 offers a better price to performance ratio. The Blessing 2 provides the users with a similarly detailed sound output for 150$ less, but the DUNU surely comes with a better cable with a pure single crystal copper cable with modular plug design. I am gonna keep both the IEM’s as I just can’t decide between them which one is better LOL.

Moondrop Blessing 2 vs QOA Mojito:-

QOA Mojito
QOA Mojito

The QOA Mojito is the latest IEM Priced at around 400$ with a 6 BA driver configuration. The Blessing 2 here shows better bass response, though the bass is cleaner in QOA Mojito but it feels less in quantity and snappiness. The Mojito produce lesser details as compared to the Blessing 2 and while the Blessing 2 feels like a balanced sounding pair, the Mojito sounds more like mid centric one with more emphasis on acoustic and vocals. I liked the QOA Mojito for listening to regional Bollywood songs or acoustic songs, but as a balanced and pair for any genre, I liked the Moondrop Blessing 2 more.

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Final Scores
  • 9/10
    Build Quality - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fit - 8/10
  • 9.5/10
    Sound Quality - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Soundstage & Instrument Separation - 9.5/10
9/10