Tripowin x HBB Mele
From the Community, For the Community
Tripowin has partnered with one of the legendary audio reviewers in the audiophile world, “Bad Guy, Good Audio Reviews” (also known as Hawaian Bad Boy), to develop the next ultra-performance, budget in-ear monitor that will shake the market. Tripowin has been producing some of the most popular audio products for international brands for years, and this technological knowhow, combined with HBB’s years of experience with thousands of HiFi audio products, has created the perfect storm - the Mele. Designed firstmost with the audiophile community in mind, Project Mele promises supreme audio performance and professional tuning at a budget price accessible by all.
Proprietary Accutune Technology
he Mele utilizes a first of its kind Accutune dynamic driver. Designed by the Tripowin R&D team specifically for Project Mele, the Accutune driver features a premium 10mm graphene membrane suspended by a completely redesigned voice coil over a dual magnet system. Unlike typical dynamic drivers that rely on the earphone’s housing shape for tuning, the Accutune driver is designed with a precisely calculated acoustic cavity built into the driver itself, allowing us to achieve pin-point tuning accuracy. By being able to determine the sound of the driver irrespective of the housing shape, perfect left-right unit matching is now possible - a task that has been the pitfall for many manufacturers before. The capability to accurately customize the acoustic chamber of the driver has further given us the chance to dictate the specific technical properties of the sound, culminating in an extremely high-resolution and spacious sounding stagefeel.
The Perfect Tuning
The Mele was tuned with the legendary BLON BL03 in retrospect. Once hailed for its incredible price-to-performance value, the BL03 took the global market by the storm. With help from HBB, the Mele takes a similar beloved sound signature, but with greater emphasis on the sub-bass for punchier kick drums and bass lines, slightly less mid-bass for a cleaner and more natural mid frequencies, and a more balanced treble transition. Most significantly, the utilization of our Accutune driver significantly enhances the technical performance from its predecessors, improving the soundstage depth, resolution, and detail retrieval. The Mele is the rebirth of a legend.
Premium Housing Material
The final task of Project Mele was to combine an incredible sound in a housing that would be durable and elegant. We chose an extremely light yet durable 7 series aluminum alloy that has been precisely CNC milled. It is the same material and build process utilized in multi-thousand dollar in-ear monitors. Particular attention was placed in ergonomic design, with specific efforts placed into ensuring the nozzle length was suitable for a secure fit. The Mele is as comfortable as it is incredible to listen to.
2-Pin Premium Cable
The Mele comes standard with 2-pin connectors that allow cable swapping. A premium 4-core OCC copper cable is included to bring out the best of Mele’s sounds.