Here are the measurements of the two new entry level CFA IEMs for 2021.
Satsuma and Honeydew first impressions and unboxing
Needless to say I don’t think either of these are for me. The Satsuma is generally a bit more even keel in its overall balance, but it’s quite uneven in the ear gain region, evidenced by a strong 3khz peak that has a tendency to pronounce certain types of vocals. And then also certain treble harmonics are out of balance, yielding a somewhat colored presentation for percussive hits. To its credit, it does have decent detail and technical performance for a single BA.
The Honeydew is simply a bass cannon, and definitely too much for me. However, out of the two this one is the one I prefer. While it’s too relaxed in the upper mids for me as well, it handles the harmonic balance in the treble much better.
Someone else may be really into either of these, as they’re very different from one another, but like I said they’re not for me. The entry to mid-level IEM market is extremely competitive these days, and I think CFA would do well to consider some more standard tunings in this range.