To start, I was almost annoyed by my friend in China about this IEM. He kept telling me how good the build quality is, and how musical the sound is..
So here I am again, I got a pair of Eclipse from my favorite HIFI Retailer, Musicteck.
Design and fit:
This IEM is coupled with Baihe's design inspiration (The designer of Softear Turii), it is derived from a "solar eclipse". Personally, I really like the vertical stripes on the outer ring and the visual collision brought by the smooth and concave metal panel. In terms of design completion, it also fits the sense of "solar eclipse" very well. Besides the interweaving of light and dark, a solar eclipse is a process that changes over time with light changes. You will find a different sense of light and shadow when you look at this earphone from different angles. At the same time, the wearability is also excellent (better than Turii, LOL!). Although the fit is not as extreme as some best-fit iems like Dunu SA6, it still provides good comfort.
I wouldn't classify Eclipse as a super-flat IEM. It has a clear advantage, and does not intend to compete in all aspects. For example, in terms of creating a large soundstage, Eclipse can't compete with other high-end dynamic models such as IE900. However, Eclipse's ability to reproduce live performances is pheonomial, which should be felt by users with some listening experience. Whether it is pop or classical music, it can reflect the corresponding soundstages by the change of the recording space. The instrumental positions expressed by Eclipse are arranged in a fan shape with slightly forward imaging. The vocal is rich and slightly dark, I can feel an extremely realistic sense of presence.
Conclusion: I still recommend doing a demo with this iem but if you are into relaxed-sounding iems with dynamic IEM's bass, this is the one.