Rose Masya Pro Review
The company Rose Technics is founded by University students in China and is specialized in IEM and Earbuds.
The company name Rose has actually nothing to do with the rose flower, the name spells in Chinese – ‘弱水‘, which actually means a mythical river.
The Rose Masya Pro which I will review for you is upgraded version of the previous Masya earbud.
I would like to thank Rose Technics for providing me this sample via Penon Audio for review purposes. I am not affiliated with Rose Technics and Penon Audio beyond this review and these words reflect my true and unaltered opinions about the product.
The Rose Masya Pro is available on Penon Audio for 149,00 USD.
Purchase link: https://penonaudio.com/rose-masya-pro.html
Package and Accessories:
The Rose Mays Pro earbud came in a black box, which is wrapped with a white cardboard sleeve that sports the image of the Rose Masya Pro.
This box contains the following items;
- 1 pcs x Rose Masya Pro Earbud
- 2 pcs x Cables with 2pin connectors (1 x OCC cable and 1 x SPC cable )
- 3 pairs x Full foams
- 1 pcs x 2.5mm female to 3.5mm male adapter
- 1 pcs x Small Pelican Case
Design, Build Quality and Fit:
The Rose Masya Pro is a dual dynamic driver earbud, which shares the same unique shape of the Rose Masya and is made of plastic in black color with the use of a special 3D printing process. You have the option to customize the faceplate of the monitor shell (color, logo, etc.) for + 40.00 USD according to your taste.
On the front of the housing is a shiny metal mesh/grill that protects one of the dynamic drivers, which is probably the smaller one with a diameter of 10mm.
On the back of the outer shell is the faceplate which sports the ROSE Masya Branding over a nice wood finish that is coated with a special tempered painting.
On the bottom near the faceplate is the 0.75mm 2 Pin female connection.
On each monitor shells are Left & Right markings that are printed near the 2 pin connector surface.
On the top of each monitor shell is a big bass vent that which is needed for the dual dynamic driver configuration (16mm & 10mm dynamic driver).
The build quality of the Masya Pro looks/feels better than the first generation of Masya Earbud.
The fit is pretty good especially if you use it with the ear hooks that are included to the package.
The Rose Masya Pro came with two detachable cables which are made of different type of materials.
a) OFC Cable:
The 2 core OFC (Oxygen Free Cooper) cable has 0.75mm male connectors. The connector housing is made of black plastic and sports left and right markings, which are not very visible.
This cable has a black TPU coating and sports a Y splitter (it has no chin slider) that is made of aluminum.
The OFC Cable has a 3.5mm straight profiled headphone jack with the same aluminum housing, we have seen on the Y splitter.
a) SPC Cable:
The 4 core SPC (Silver Plated Cooper) cable has also the same 0.75mm sized male connectors. The connector housing is also made of plastic but is transparent instead of black color. Each of these connector housings has left and right markings which are not very visible in low light situations.
This cable is braided and has a transparent soft plastic isolation that shows the silver plated wire inside the cable. The SPC cable sports a transparent plastic Y splitter and chin slider.
The SPC Cable has also a 3.5mm straight profiled headphone jack made and metal (aluminum) housing, which sports the ROSE branding.
- Driver: 16mm dynamic driver & 10mm dynamic driver
- Impedance: 12Ω
- Earphone sensitivity: 98db/mW
- Frequency range: 8-22000Hz
- Earphone Interface Type: 2-pin 0.75mm Interface
- Plug: 3.5mm
- Cable Length: 1.2m±5cm
- Weight: 18g
- a) Earbuds : Rose Masya Pro, K’S Samsara, Astrotec Lyra Collection
- b) DAP/DAC : QLS QA361, Astell&Kern A&norma SR15, Cayin N5II, FiiO M3K
c) Albums & Tracks used for this review:
- Edith Piaf -Non, je ne regretted rien (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Spotify)
- London Grammar – Interlud (Live) (Flac 24bit/44kHz)
- Laura Pergolizzi – Lost On You “Live at Harvard and Stone” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Minor Empire – BulbulumAltinKafeste (Spotify)
- Leonard Cohen – You Wnt it Darker (Spotify)
- Dave Gahan – Kingdom (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight True (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
- Casey Abrams – Robot Lover (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Vivaldi – Le QuarttroStagioni “The Four Season” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Otto Liebert& Luna Negra – The River (DSF) – Binaural Recording
- Future Heroes – Another World (Tidal Hi-fi)
- Lorde – Team (Flac 24bit/48kHz)
- Tom Player – Resonace Theory “Album” (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Massive Attack – Angel (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Portishead – It Could Be Sweet (Spotify)
- Liquid Tension Experiment 2 – Acid Rain (Spotify)
- Opeth – Damnation (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Metallica – Sad but True (Flac 24bit/96kHz)
- Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Tidal Hi-Fi)
- Slayer – Angel of Death (Spotify)
The Rose Masya Pro is an earbud with a very clean and crisp presentation, with a nice subbass quantity, transparent midrange and none fatiguing treble that s showing some nice amount of sparkle.
The Rose Masya Pro is a pretty full sounding earbud with a nice, full bodied presentation.
The subbass shows great control and extension, while it can produce some nice amount of rumble that you can both “hear and feel”. The subbass was pretty noticeable in “Massive Attacks” epic song “Angel” that I have highly enjoyed with the Maya Pro during my review.
The bass of the Masya Pro sounds fairly control and is pretty fast for a dynamic driver with a huge diameter of 16mm. It was possible to follow the bass lines in Liquid Tension Experiments “Acid Rain” which is my reference track in terms of bass speed.
The midbass of the Rose Masya Pro have an average presence and are adding a nice sense of warmth and thickness to the overall presentation without to bleed in to the midrange and to show muddiness and mixings.
The overall detail and of this region is above average and I can confirm that it fulfills the expectations of the price that is asked for.
The midrange of the Rose Masya Pro is the real highlight of this earbud. The general presentation is very clean, transparent and emotional and will satisfy does who are looking for an earbud with an airy and spacious midrange presentation and high detail retrieval.
Audiophiles, who love an intimate and emotional vocal presentation, will love the Masya Pro with no doubt. The lower midrange of the Rose Masya Pro is slightly less prominent than those of the upper midrange. But that doesn’t change the fact, the male vocals such like Leonard Cohen, Dave Gahan or Eric Clapton are represented in a natural manner.
The Rose Masya Pro has a fairly bright and pretty forward upper midrange presentation, along with a detailed and airy presentation, without to show any remarkable sibilance and harshness. The slightly boost of this region is the main reason for the beautiful presentation of female vocals. Vocals such as Laura Pergolizzi, Edith Piaf or Hannah Reid are presented in a very intimate and emotional way.
The treble range of the Rose Masya Pro is showing an airy and crisp presentation, with a nice amount of sparkle. It doesn’t sound too bright or harsh and the overall control is in on a pretty good level. There is also a nice transition between the upper midrange and the treble which is a big plus for this earbud.
Instruments such like cymbals and hi-hats are prominent and countable, while crash cymbals are showing a pretty quick and controlled decay.
The general treble presentation of the Rose Masya Pro is showing a good airiness and resolution with an above average speed and extension.
The presentation of the Rose Masya Pro has a nice open feel, with a quite expansive stage, which is suitable for a precise placement & separation of vocals and instruments. The soundstage is wide and airy, while it shows slightly less depth than its wideness. The instrument separation of the Rose Masya Pro gives you a great impression of 3D staging.
Sound performance, OFC verus SPC cable:
The Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) cable has more subbass and midbass quantity, while the Silver Plated Copper (SPC) cable is superior in bass control.
The midrange of the SPC cable shows additional clarity and brightness due to the higher upper midrange emphasis, which makes the SPC cable more suitable for female vocals. However, if you listen to male vocals, I would advise you to use the OFC cable, which has a higher depth in the lower midrange.
The SPC cable enhances the brightness and sparkle of the treble range and adds extra air and definition to the overall presentation.
There is also a small but noticeable improvement in terms of soundstage depth and width with the SPC cable.
Rose Masya Pro versus K’S 300 Samsara Version
The K’S Samsara is an earbud with a warmer and also thicker tonality than the Rose Masya Pro, which is also warmish but not as much like the Samsara. The Rose Masya Pro has slightly more subbass in quantity, which goes also to a lower register. The K’S Samsara shows more midbass weight and slam, while the Masya Pro has the upper hand with its faster bass response.
The Midrange of the Rose Masya Pro is cleaner and vivid due to the well pronounced upper midrange tuning. The K’S Samsara shows more emphasis at the lower midrange which makes the presentation of male vocals more pleasant, while the Rose Masya Pro shows more upper midrange brightness and detail, which makes the presentation of female vocals to great experience.
Instruments such as pianos and flutes sounding more lifelike with the Masya Pro, while I like string instruments like guitars are more pleasant with the K’S Samsara. Both are pretty controlled in the midrange, without noticeable harshness or mixings.
The treble of the Rose Masya Pro shows more brilliance and sparkle and has better extension than those of the K’S Samsara. Instruments such as cymbals or violins are sounding quite more emphasized and exciting with the Rose Masya Pro, while the K’S Samsara is smoother/softer in its presentation, which makes it ideal for long listening periods.
Both earbuds are showing an expansive soundstage that is ideal for a precise placement of instruments and the vocals. The Rose Masya Pro is more airy in its presentation and has the slightly wider stage, while the K’S Samsara shows additional depth.
Rose Masya Pro versus Astrotec Lyra Collection (32Ohm)
The Astrotec Lyra Collection is an earbud with a warmer tonality than the Rose Masya Pro, which has a slightly thinner and neutral presentation.
The subbass of the Rose Masya Pro has more rumble and shows better depth than those of the Lyra Collection. The bass of the Masya Pro produces slightly more impact and is showing better extension. The midbass of the Astrotec Lyra Collection are more pronounced than those Rose Masya Pro, while the Masya Pro has the cleaner presentation in this region.
The biggest difference between these two earbuds is the midrange presentation, where the Rose Masya Pro really shines. The Masya Pro is much cleaner and transparent in the midrange and is showing more forwardness than those of the Lyra Collection, which has a laid back presentation. The upper midrange of the Masya Pro is more pronounced and lifelike, which makes female vocals more intimate and detailed, while the Astrotec Lyra Collection shows more lower midrange depth, which is a plus point for the male vocal presentation.
Instruments such as violins and pianos and are sounding more natural and detailed with the Masya Pro, while listening to guitars is more pleasant with the Lyra Collection.
The treble range of the Rose Masya Pro is cleaner, brighter and more pronounced than those of the Astrotec Lyra Collection, which gives the Masya Pro an airier and spacious presentation. The Masya Pro has the upper hand in terms of treble detail and extension, while the Lyra Collection is showing a more balanced treble tuning which is ideal for long listening periods.
Both earbuds are very successful in terms of soundstage performance and separation of instruments and vocals. The Rose Maysa Pro sounds slightly more airy and spacious than the Astrotec Lyra Collection due to the upper midrange and lower treble tuning. The Rose Maysa Pro is superior in terms of soundstage width, while the Astrotec Lyra Collections has the upper hand in terms of depth.
The Rose Masya Pro is a great sounding earbud that shows high clarity, transparency and detail retrieval for the price. The spacious, open and emotional midrange of this earbud is a real highlight, which could be for sure a dream for many earbud lovers.
Pros and Cons:
- + Clarity, transparency and detail
- + Spacious and airy presentation
- + Midrange performance (especially with female vocals)
- + Comes with two cables
- – Earbud size
- – 0.75mm 2Pin connector (0.78mm is more common)