Fresh off the back of the Moondrop QUARKs, Keep Hifi sent a haul of IEM’s, the first of which to be reviewed being these CCZ Coffee Beans from Yinyoo Audio. Read on to find out more…
I have not been paid by CCZ or Keep Hifi for this review.
The views in this publication are unbiased and my own.
Vivian & Keep Hifi kindly sent this IEM my way to review.
The Coffee Bean IEM retails for £21.99 at the time of this review.
You can pick one up here:
Review equipment & apps:
CCZ Coffee Beans.
Astell & Kern AK70 MKI.
Samsung Galaxy Note Ten+.
Audioquest Dragonfly Black V1.5.
Qobuz Studio Premier.
Various FLAC and other Hi-Res files. ( Various genres )
My Qobuz demo playlist:
What’s in the box:
1 pair CCZ Coffee Bean IEM’s.
1 pair spare silicone ear tips.
Build and finish:
In my first of an IEM drop from Keep Hifi, are the CCZ Coffee Beans.
The Coffee Beans are a plastic housing with a silicone “Fin” that hooks nicely inside your ear.
The build is really good here and I could find no flaws in their finish.
The cable is well made and the pins fit nice and snugly.
The silicone ear tips are also well made and I found no flaws in these either.
CCZ’s Coffee Beans are a nice looking pair of IEM’s and are evidently made with ergonomics in mind.
Sadly though, there is no pouch or carry case to be seen.
7/10 for comfort.
They’re almost perfect.
However I find they sit a little too deep and wide inside my ear.
Bare in mind that this will differ from user to user.
I found the fins helped to hold the IEM’s in place, but at the same time I didn’t even notice they were there.
The silicone tips are nice and smooth and fit my ears well.
I wore the Coffee Beans for a good two hours of listening with no noticeable discomfort or fatigue.
The cable fits over the ears comfortably and the IEM’s can be worn easily with glasses.
Focused, studio like soundstage, accompanied with good instrument separation.
Hard hitting bass with plenty of clout.
Mids are forward. Lot’s of detail and clean vocals.
Highs are aggressively rolled off, though hint at a sharp and fast delivery.
Final thoughts & thanks:
The CCZ Coffee Beans are very bass and midrange orientated, they bring a lot of bounce and livelyness to your listening experience and pair especially well with EDM.
However, they are aggressively rolled off in the high frequencies, so if you like your IEM’s to have that crisp, articulate high end, you may want to consider this.
At £21.99 you could do far worse and they are a solid, robust contender.
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