Moondrop Blessing2 Review

At last, it’s finally time to try out one of my personally most anticipated listens. Since delving into the Moondrop catalog, I always kept hearing about the Blessing2 and its various iterations. Now I’ve finally gotten my hands on a pair and I’m dying to hear what all the hype is about for this $349 IEM. Let’s get right into it.

Moondrop items

What You Get

  • Blessing2 IEMs
  • Carrying case
  • 3.5mm Cable
  • 5 pairs of silicone ear tips
  • Warranty card

Moondrop single

Look and Feel

In terms of its build, the Blessing2 takes on a classic, ergonomic IEM shape with a CNC milled faceplate. The faceplate is made from medical-grade stainless steel, and it sits on top of a 3D-printed mold housing that is fully transparent. The artistry here is excellent, and the Blessing2 can come in an assortment of colors. The one I got to test was the blue variation and it was definitely aesthetically pleasing. My only concern with its style is the placement of the logo. On my pair, the logo print seemed like it was a little too aligned to the right side of the plate. I’m not sure if it’s like that for everyone, but It’s worth pointing out. As far as the fit goes, I really don’t have any complaints. The Blessing2 supports a sufficient level of comfort to enjoy for multiple hours without feeling its presence. On the outside, the housing can appear quite big, but it actually lines up with my concha and ear canal perfectly, however, I can see some having issues.

Moondrop cable

Design

Within the transparent housing of the Blessing2 is a hybrid driver system that combines a single dynamic unit with four balanced armatures. The dynamic driver is a 10mm unit that uses a paper diaphragm that mostly relegates the type of bass that’s being passed through. It uses a crossover made from more 3D printed materials, such as band-pass and low pass filter ducts to form a triple crossover, which gives the frequency response and even cleaner path through its acoustic chamber.

Moondrop logo

Soundstage

So far Moondrop has developed an in-house style with exceptional soundstages and the Blessing2 is no different. You can expect the stereo field here to be fairly wide, extending out just past your shoulders for clear spatial positioning of the left and right pan movements. Sound elements appearing in the extreme left and right spaces are especially emphasized, creating a crisper and more exciting image. Localization is one of the Blessing2’s best attributes, highlighting instrumentals with enough headroom for proper extension and environmental sound immersion. If you’re looking for pinpoint accuracy, this might not be exactly what you’re looking for, but the Blesing2 still provides a non-critical portrayal of depth that brings more of a wow factor to these IEMs than a reference one. That being said, it’s hard to miss any details with the Blessing2, as it gives the soundstage the right amount of height and wrap-around to really engage you in its headspace.

Low End

The Bass of the Blessing2 gives you the perfect amount of thickness with the right amount of control. These low-end frequencies have an incredible reach, but it shows restraint when it makes the most sense to do so. Considering the actual content of the frequencies themselves, the bass on the Blessing2 doesn’t use its resonance to extend the timbre outward. Instead, the bass exhibits a level of depth that features a smooth texture propelled by a sufficient pool of sub-bass that lifts the tone up to a rich tonality. The mid-bass also showcases a biting punch that accentuates the impact of the timbre that’s very exciting. Its response happens fast and never bleeds into other areas of frequency, preserving itself in a more natural pool of bassy goodness emanating from a deep origin that rises from your throat and into your jawline.

Mids

In direct contrast to the low-end, the midrange shows a lot more linearity and softness in its timbre. It’s a much more relaxed response that still gives you a good amount of detail, just not in a particularly showy way. Most of the sound signature gives off a very theatrical presentation, but the mids are an exception, not appearing as emphasized in certain mixes, but still feeling realistic to the recording. There’s just enough space between the instrumentals to make out a fine level of clarity, with minimal dips and a layer of cleanliness to its texture. Vocals stand out the most, but their resonance puts them on a more balanced field with the rest of the frequency response, appearing flatter in the mix than other, richer IEM midranges. That being said, the vocals still shine through the tonality of the mids, displaying a grander image than other midrange instrumentals. Pianos also receive their own unique voice here too, with expressive notes that cut into the leaner timbre with a more striking tone.

Highs

The Blessing2 gives the proper finishing touch to its frequency response with its stellar treble timbre. Not only do the highs resonate with a passionate sparkle, but it sticks around for just the right amount of time, timbering on piercing at times. With that, it always sounded easily enjoyable, and easy to take in even for those who aren’t big treble-heads. You still get a high-end with a significant amount of grip that brings a whole new level of life to the sound signature. Cymbals hit with a crisp shine, and reverb tails trail off naturally with the best height the Blessing2 can offer.

Summary

For the most part, the Blessing2 lived up to the expectations I had for them, as they clearly asserted Moondrops standard for sound quality and design in a unique way. Although I have my minor gripes, the frequency response delivered a memorable sound that is pure enjoyment, and you can’t really ask for much more than that. The imaging and bass feel big in an almost cinematic way, while the highs coat the timbre in a blissful shine that easily satisfies. For the price, there are few that match its luxury.

ProsĀ  Cons
  • Wide soundstage
  • Full imagingĀ 
  • Deep bass
  • Colorful treble
  • Comfortable fit
  • Design inconsistencies

The Moondrop Blessing2 is available at Audio46.

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Alex S. is a sound designer and voice-over artist who has worked in film, commercials, and podcasts. He loves horror movies and emo music.