Ready for the Bass – Periodic Audio Carbon IEMs Review
Periodic Audio priced their latest IEM, the Carbon at about 400 USD, which makes it a direct competitor to some really capable IEMs, like Periodic Audio Be, HIFIMAN RE800 Silver, and FiiO FH7. As far as pairings go, we’re still waiting for the Periodic Audio DAP, so for now the pairings will include FiiO M11, iBasso DX160, and xDuoo X20. Let the bass cannons loose!
Periodic Audio has had their own thing going on, with using specific materials for their IEMs for a while now, and it has been working quite well. This being said, their IEMs are usually made with non-removable cables, and although most of them hold up really well to the test of time, they aren’t exactly the easiest to recommend to those who are concerned about long-term reliability. Periodic Audio decided to do something about this, so they have one of the best warranties I’ve seen, and they will be happy to help if anything is to happen to their IEMs, so don’t be afraid to purchase from them, especially if you’re from USA, where their main HQ is. I reviewed their Periodic Audio Be, Periodic Audio Titanium, Periodic Audio Nickel and even the Periodic Audio Magnesium.
It should be noted that I have absolutely no affiliation with Periodic Audio, I am not receiving any incentive for this review or to sweeten things out. I’d like to thank Periodic Audio for providing the sample for this review. This review reflects my personal experience with Periodic Audio Carbon Ca. Every opinion expressed is mine and I stand by it, the purpose of this review is to help those interested in Periodic Audio Carbon find their next music companion.
First things first, let’s get the packaging out of the way:
The package of the Carbon is the same as pretty much all of the other Periodic Audio IEMs. It is never boring, and always offers a good half an hour of reading, increasing the knowledge of the buyer with bits of really intriguing information (at least if you’re half as nerdy as me).
You also receive the IEMs, a metal carrying case, and a huge number of tips. There’s an airplane adapter, and also a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter too, designed to make the Carbon usable with as many sources as possible.
Somehow, the package is not bad, and although not everyone will like the overall Periodic Audio package, because they have a really different package from most companies, it includes almost everything that FiiO FH7 includes.
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