Count your Blessings!
PROS: Very well-tuned for the price, value for money, reference quality, tuned to Moondrop’s target curve (VDSF), tight bass, bass dynamics, natural lower mids tonality, forward natural sounding upper mids, good instrument definition, rich treble, good open and airy soundstage, depth layering, imaging and instrument separation, build quality, deeper fit, nice case.
CONS: Not much for the price because it has very good tonality and technicalities. Nitpicking – Even though I find Blessing2 hitting my preferences well mostly, some might miss a bit of sub-bass rumble. The forward upper mids tuning sounds very reference like good flat response studio monitors, but people new to DF/HTC tuning or who are generally sensitive to this range might need an adaptation period to appreciate it. Moondrop could’ve used better quality 2-pin connectors and jack.
I would like to thank Moondrop for sending me the Blessing2 to test and review. I am not affiliated with the company or any of its sellers and write this review with an unbiased opinion regardless of how the review turns out.
I majorly listen to rock, acoustic, pop, metal, and sometimes popular EDM songs doing the rounds on the charts.
Moondrop is one of the most popular brands to emerge out of China in the recent years. They’re based out of Chengdu, Sichuan and quickly became fan favourites with products like Kanas, Kanas Pro, KXXS, Blessing1, A8/S8, and good value for money products like Crescent, Spaceship, etc. Most of their entry level products are made out of metals like brass but their upper range are majorly resin based IEMs with semi-custom shells like Blessing2, S8 and Solis, which are also offered as CIEMs. They even make earbuds named ShiroYuki, Namesless, VX, Liebesleid and Chaconne. They like to dabble with popular target curves and have received critical acclaim and appreciation for the same. I previously reviewed Moondrop’s S8 and KXXS here and still enjoy them in my daily rotation of IEMs to this day.
Moondrop were kind enough to send Blessing2 before launch but sadly I’m late to the party because the package was stuck at the DHL delivery office for months because of the Coronavirus lockdown and then I got thrown into general work chaos. If you still don’t know about it or would like to know my take on it, I hope this review will shed some good light for you. Happy reading!
- Unit configuration: 1DD + 4 BA
- Drivers – 10mm paper cone diaphragm coil (Bass), Softears D-MID-A (Midrange) & Knowles SWFK (Treble)
- Impedance – 22Ω @ 1kHz (± 15%)
- Sensitivity – 117dB / Vrms @ 1kHz
- Frequency response range: 9-37KHz
- THD: <1% @ 1KHz
- Channel Matching – ± 1dB @ 1kHz
- Connectors – 2-pin (0.78mm)
- 3D printed shells made of imported medical resin
Included in the box.
Moondrop Blessing2 comes in nice Anime style packaging. It comes with the necessary accessories which are simple and all you really need. Though I think they should’ve offered more variety in ear tips and a better cable to perfect the premium-ness quotient of the overall package.
Here is a list of what is included in the package:
- Moondrop Blessing2
- 6N OFC Litz cable
- Silicone Eartips – 6 Pairs of different sizes
- Carry Case
- Airline adapter
Blessing2 has clear shells, brushed metal faceplates and Blessing2 printed on the right faceplate. The shells and some internals like sound tubes are 3D printed in partnership with Heygears, which is a company specialising in OEM 3D printing. As a result, there are no imperfections and the build quality looks pretty good. Even though looks are subjective, I do like the all resin design of A8 and S8 more. If you’re in the same boat, Moondrop recently released wooden faceplate versions of Blessing2 and they do look nice. Check ‘em out!
Cable – The cable is the same cable that comes with Moondrop S8. It is made of good quality wire which is 6N OFC Litz, but the jack and connectors are plastic like the Campfire Audio stock cables. If they would’ve added a chin slider and better jack and connectors, this cable would’ve actually looked much more expensive. For Blessing2’s price of $320, this is a very nice cable and I like it since Blessing2 sounds good with it and it is light with the right thickness and never interferes or obstructs movement even if you’re wearing it on your runs.
Fit and Comfort.
Though Blessing2’s nozzle width is substantial, it has a nice comfortable fit for me owing to a very ergonomic semi-custom shell design and long bore stock ear tips. Shell depth is more than S8 and as a result the faceplates protrude outside my ear slightly but the fit is very snug and comfortable. The nozzles are a bit longer than shells that BGVP and Fearless make and so provide a slightly deeper insertion which makes them feel almost like how CIEM shells do. The faceplate has vents for the dynamic driver and so the isolation without music playing isn’t as great but I don’t hear any outside noise with music playing because of the snug fit. So, I guess it’ll work perfectly for commutes and public places.