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An audio review blog.

(News) Topping DX3 Pro+: a low-cost, high-quality Bluetooth DAC/AMP

Topping is pleased to announce the release of the Topping DX3 Pro+, an upgrade of the Topping DX3 Pro, a multifunctional DAC/AMP that has been well received by the market. The Topping DX3 Pro+ can be used not only as a stand-alone DAC, but…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT300: It has the potential to provide the best sound balance in Audiosense history...

The Audiosense DT300 is truly an earphone for real audiophiles, with a sound that changes depending on the cable and amplifier. Of course, it may not sound that bad when you listen to it on your phone or digital audio player, but if you de…

(News) Audiophiles will love it! Fully customizable with modular system! "Smabat Proto 1.0" earphones allow us to create our own unique sound!

Smabat has announced the Smabat Proto 1.0, an ambitious earphone with modular features. The drivers and nozzles of these earphones are modular, allowing users to customize the sound quality by freely combining several options.

(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…

(News) Introducing the Shanling EM5, a Desktop streaming DAC/AMP

Shanling is focusing on music streaming based on the industry standard UPnP with the EM5. the Shanling EM5 Streaming DAC/AMP is designed as a DLNA certified streaming client. In addition, it also supports Apple AirPlay to access a wide ran…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) UGREEN HiTune X5: V-shaped sound with cleverly emphasized spatiality while maintaining a very good sense of balance. For those who seek a sense of weight and dynamism in their music.

The UGREEN Hitune X5 is a model that I can't believe is available at this price. It has a fairly well-balanced V-shaped sound, with very little of the unnaturalness in the midrange that is often associated with this type of sound. While th…

(Monitor Headphones Review) SHURE SRH1540: Excellent neutral recording monitor. One of SHURE's best models that carefully projects a wide range of sound.

The SHURE SRH1540 has a very high reputation, and I can confirm that it does indeed have a very good neutral sound. Of course, it is not a perfect model. The sound is lacking in clarity considering the price, and may lack pinpoint clarity …

(News) The latest portable Bluetooth & USB DAC + headphone amplifier "Aune BU2" is here!

Today, Aune announced its latest portable Bluetooth/USB DAC/headphone amplifier, the Aune BU2. It is a direct upgrade of the Aune BU1 DAC+Headphone Amplifier, featuring a better DAC and improved AMP chipset, an added 2.5mm balanced output,…

(News) Dethonray Prelude DTR1+: Latest Hi-Res Music Player Announced

Today, Dethonray has announced the much-anticipated upgrade to the Prelude DTR1, the Dethonray Prelude DTR1+. The latest DTR1+ uses the same trusted AK4490EQ DAC chip that was used in the DTR1, and the DTR1+ features improved electronics, …

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Baseus SiMU S1 Pro: It has a high build quality for the price. The sound quality is not bad, but the inferior communication quality and some compatibility is a concern.

Considering the ANC performance and build quality, the Baseus SiMU S1 Pro is overall one of the better quality earphones you can get in this price range. However, considering the fact that it is standard class in terms of sound and also co…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCZ Plume: A good model that is carefully tuned from the midrange to the mid-high range. However, the expansion of the low-mid range may not be to everyone's taste.

With the name "Plume" and its beautiful golden appearance, I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound. I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound, like a bird of paradise or a peacock. However, the actual sound of the Plu…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS Sonic Pro: Studio tuning with emphasis on a highly transparent midrange. You can enjoy sweet and beautiful vocals and highly transparent instrument sounds. Suitable for Japanese music and J-POP.

SoundPEATS Sonic Pro has a sound that is focused on the Japanese register with an emphasis on vowels, making it suitable for Japanese people who enjoy Japanese music and J-POP. Its mid-range is almost neutral, allowing you to enjoy sweet a…

(News) Release of "NICEHCK lofty" IEM with pure beryllium

NICEHCK has now released its flagship model "NICEHCK lofty" equipped with a pure beryllium diaphragm. The price is under $300.

(News) Whizzer HE03AL Latest Triple-Driver Hybrid IEMs Released

Whizzer has officially released its latest hybrid IEMs, the all-new Whizzer HE03AL. Designed by J.IDEA+ Studio, the pair has stunning looks with aviation-grade magnesium-aluminum alloy ear shells. The pair boasts a powerful sound quality t…

(News) ”KZ Z3", a true wireless earphone with 1BA+1DD from KZ, released

Knowledge Zenith Acoustics, a.k.a. KZ Acoustics, has released the KZ Z3, the latest model of its hybrid completely wireless earphones.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Free 2: V-shaped sound with deep low frequency and glossy mid-high frequency inherited from EarFun Free. Suitable for rock music.

EarFun Free 2 is a completely wireless earphone with a V-shaped sound that offers deep bass and glossy mids and highs. I personally enjoy listening to rock music with these, as they let me hear deep bass, heavy drum kicks, crisp snares, an…