qdc VX-S 10 Armature Anole (Standard)
- Sensitivity : 110-113dB SPL/mW
- Frequency response :10Hz-20000Hz
- Armature units: 10 micro balanced armature
- Noise isolation: 26dB
- Monitor plug: 3.5mm(1/8") connector
- Cable: optional
- Technical feature:3 sound channels, 3 crossover, natural restoring, superb music quality
- Frequency response types: 8 Types
- Classification: Standard VX-S
- Recommend: monitor and music enthusiast
10 Armature Anole
As expected, qdc launched new flagship, positioned the Anole series. X stands for 10, that is 10 drivers design. VX is a kind of nerve agent with more toxic than Sarin in military, one of the deadliest chemical weapons. So you should have more preparation before audition, as it is a “toxic” earplug.
Different from the previous Anole, VX has 3 tuning switches, switch 1,2, and 3 are low, medium and high frequency respectively, which can be adjusted alone, and playing method jumps from 4 tuning to 8 tuning.
qdc monitor also offers optional customized appearance, personalized design patterns, characters, color can also be customized for external faceplate.
Note: Anole VX standard model only has one option.
qdc monitors have been adjusted by several top sound engineers and famous musicians in music section, with the features of wide frequency response, small stain, abundant sound detail, crisp and clear quality, accurate sound field positioning without losing the sense of encirclement, high resolution middle-high frequency, but not too much modification, innate excellent transient response for balanced armature, attaching equal importance to designing both quantum sense and descending, and more excellent middle frequency density than moving coil, thoroughly explain the rich emotion of music.
IEM doesn't work without DAP, and I always look for IEMs whenever I change my DAP. I'm currently using N8 BB which has fairly thick sounds. Therefore, some IEMs sounds too heavy with N8 BB.
QDC VX-S is one of the best solution to play with N8 BB. It gives me a well balanced sound with clarity.
I will keep QDC VX-S when I change DAP again as VX-S has the switches to adjust the sounds very effectively.
VX-S is expensive, but has the good cost performance because you can use this with any DAPs by changing the three mini switches per piece.
Thank you Andrew for your kind consideration !
I had VX for 3-day demo and thanks to Musicteck for their customer support. I'm really impressed by their dedication.
In short, VX is an all rounder IEM. This set can do anything from classical to EDM without being slouch. Let me start with signature; Anole VX is a neutral set with a bump of subbass and a quite thin lower mids. The bass on VX has an outstanding resolution. I can hear every single rumble decay clearly. Mids are crystal clear. I can hear every single thing in the track. The highs again are very pronounced and well extended, almost a surgical set since i can hear every single little thing in this region too.
There is no perfect iem, yes. Anole VX is not an exception. Bass is boosted so this is not for neutral head. You don't have an option to reduce the bass on the switch since the stock is already boosted. While the mids are crystal clear, there is almost no-emotion to the vocals. For anyone who wants to find a set that delivers vocals with emotion, this is not your set.
With more pros than cons, I would say Anole VX easily can be the top of the line iems competing big brands out there. I give this set 4.5 out of 5.