audio-sound @ hatena

An audio review blog.

(News) TRN VX Pro, the long-awaited second release from the popular VX series

TRN has released the TRN VX Pro, its latest in-ear monitors with hybrid drivers, the second in the popular VX series.

(News) The latest low-cost electrostatic IEM, the KZ ZEX, is now available

The latest low-cost electrostatic IEM, the KZ ZEX, is now available

(News) LZ A4 Pro: Latest Quad Driver Hybrid IEMs With Mixed Dual Adjustable Tone Design

Today, LZ has introduced its latest pair of quad-driver hybrid in-ear monitors, the LZ A4 Pro. A4 Pro has a combination of three high-performance Knowles BA drivers and a CNT diaphragm dynamic driver. It has a mixed dual adjustable tone de…

(News) CCA CA24, the latest multi-BA IEM with a total of 24 balanced armature drivers

CCA CA24 CCA is a sister brand of the famous KZ Acoustics, offering a variety of products at affordable prices. Today, CCA announced its latest 24BA IEM, the CCA CA24, a powerful pair of professional-level, 24 balanced armature drivers (12…

(News) Whizzer Kylin HE01B, a black version of the popular model, is now available!

The Whizzer Kylin HE01 is a 1DD Chinese IEMs that made a big splash earlier this year with its excellent design and sound that was well worth the price. This time, the black model Whizzer Kylin HE01B has a chic and elegant design that even…

(High-end Headphones Review) beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation: If you like a spacious and deep sound field representation, this might not be a bad idea.

It's not bad if you like rich midrange expression with a relaxed sound, but it's not as full as I thought it would be because the sound is not thick enough. The vocals are also kind of gloomy and lacking in energy, with a hint of darkness,…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Geek Wold GK10: The warm sound that drove the world crazy

The Geek Wold GK10 has a mild V-shaped or M-shaped signature, with a warm, full, and stable sound that is comfortable to listen to. This type of sound is also popular among general consumers, just as the final E3000 and SHURE SE215 with si…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT600: Earphones for audiophiles whose sound changes with amplifiers and re-cabling. The range of sound varies from a thick, full midrange sound to a sparkling, high-frequency flat sound that sounds fantastic!

The Audiosense DT600 is a very geeky earphone that only those who have many audio devices such as DAPs, portable amplifiers, desktop amplifiers, etc. will find joy in. These earphones are really a core product for people who enjoy driving …

(News) Audiosense DT600, an IEM with beautiful handmade face panels!

Recently, Audiosense added another beautiful multi-BA IEM to its famous "DT" series, and that is the Audiosense DT600. The DT600 consists of six balanced-armature drivers placed in a three-channel 3D-printed acoustic chamber and encased in…

(News) FiiO 14th Anniversary Model "FiiO FDX"

FiiO has announced two new flagship IEMs at their fall product launch. One is the already reported "FiiO FD7". The other is the "FiiO FDX", a limited edition collector's edition in-ear monitor for the company's 14th anniversary. The main d…

(News) Lotoo Paw S2, an MQA compatible portable USB DAC/AMP to step up your high-resolution music

Today, Lotoo announced an upgrade to its highly successful Paw S1, the Lotoo Paw S2, which features Lotoo's full suite of advanced audio architecture with the legendary AKM4377 DAC chip at its core. The Paw S2 supports decoding of high-res…

(Unboxing) SeeAudio Bravery: IEMs that let you hear the mid-range sound image carefully. At the moment, I personally prefer ANOU.

I got my hands on See Audio's new SeeAudio Bravery, and here are my first impressions.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN X7: Simply poor resolution and unpleasant sound.

Well, TRN recently came out with a product in the $100 range called the TRN X7. I received a review unit of it and upon first listen I realized how terrible it sounded, so this article is going to be really depressing.

(News) S.M.S.L HO200, the latest headphone amplifier released, almost a perfect competitor to the Topping A90.

A few days ago, S.M.S.L released a new headphone amplifier, the S.M.S.L HO200. It appears to be the higher-end model of the recently released SH-8s. However, it does not appear to be a THX AAA amplifier like the SP200 and SH-9. It appears …

(News) Release of "Moondrop Kato," a Single Dynamic IEM with Newly Developed ULT Super Linear Dynamic Driver

Today, Moondrop announced the latest upgrade to its KXXS lineup, the Moondrop Kato. The Moondrop Kato is the result of two years of design, testing and refinement to develop a new ULT (Ultra- Linear Technology) dynamic driver unit that del…