Moondrop JIU: Chu With Type-C Termination & DSP Technology
Moondrop is currently focusing its efforts on the development of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, with consecutive releases of Quarks DSP and Droplet. Their latest product, the Moondrop JIU, is a single dynamic driver in-ear monitor (IEM) that utilizes DSP technology to optimize the performance of the already highly-regarded Moondrop CHU. Despite its affordable price point, the JIU promises to deliver top-quality sound, and the advanced cavity structure and driver configuration of the CHU, is further enhanced by DSP. At first glance, the JIU resembles the CHU, but with the added convenience of a Type-C termination. Moondrop JIU is launched with an attractive price tag of 24.99$.
With the introduction of the Quarks DSP and Droplet, Moondrop has already demonstrated its potential for delivering an immersive listening experience through the use of DSP technology. The added value of DSP optimizations promises improved sound quality, all at an affordable price point. The newly launched Moondrop JIU boasts a built-in DSP profile, leveraging a SOC to provide a natural soundstage and balanced listening experience. Built on the foundation of the Moondrop CHU, the JIU has been enhanced with DSP optimizations, resulting in a more pleasing lower-end response and natural soundstage presentation.
Moondrop’s JIU features a 10mm dynamic driver unit that is highly performant. To achieve this, the driver unit has been coated with titanium using PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technology, resulting in a nano-crystalline diaphragm that has superior rigidity and damping characteristics. As a result, the JIU delivers improved treble response and detail. The tuning of the JIU is based on Moondrop’s renowned VDSF target response curve, which is favored by many audiophiles for its clear and crisp sound presentation. To achieve this target curve, Moondrop has employed FEA simulation and 3D printing technology to create a special cavity structure. The shells are crafted from high-quality zinc alloy material.
The Moondrop JIU is equipped with a versatile USB Type-C termination that allows for easy connectivity with smartphones, laptops, and computers, especially with the absence of 3.5mm audio jacks in most modern devices. Additionally, the JIU features a built-in microphone for convenient communication. The Moondrop JIU is an exciting set of IEMs that utilizes DSP technology and is reasonably priced at $24.99.