BLON is one of those Chi-Fi companies that goes the way of prioritizing value for money, with the company's BL-03 in-ear monitors especially getting rave feedback for what it offers at ~$30. But did you know that BLON stands for Belief, Letmusicburn, Oppoty, Nevergiveup? Sigh... we are definitely in for something here as we let the music burn with our first review of the BLON brand. Thanks to Linsoul for sending TechPowerUp a review sample!
I may not know what Oppoty is, but I do know that we are looking at BLON's most expensive IEMs to date. Aptly named Prometheus in the initial stages before "BL-A8" had been added to the official name, this is one of the weirdest-looking earphones ever made. There is certainly enough inspiration taken from alien ships and foreign objects in space for many to already be turned off, yet there are many others, including myself, who are keen to figure out if it is all about looks or whether there is more underneath that is in line with the BLON brand history of function over form. Let's find out for ourselves as we begin the review with a look at the product specifications below.
|BLON BL-A8 Prometheus In-Ear Monitors|
|Shell:||3D-printed openwork metal shell in gunmetal or steel color|
|Driver Units:||Single 10 mm diaphragm dynamic driver|
|Frequency Response:||20 Hz–20 kHz|
|Cable Connectors:||3.5 mm TRS plug to source + two 0.78 mm 2-pin plugs to earbuds|
|Cable Length:||4 ft/1.2 m|