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An audio review blog.

(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…

(News) Moondrop Variations Latest Tribrid 2EST+2BA+1DD IEMs Launched

Moondrop has officially released its highly-anticipated tribrid set of IEMs, the Moondrop Variations. It has been one of the most anticipated projects from Moondrop in recent times. With Variations, Moondrop is bringing us three different …

(News) Kinera Skuld Latest Multi-BA Handpainted IEMs Launched

But today, we personally feel that Kinera has outdone itself. They have announced their latest set of tremendously beautiful in-ear monitors, meet the all-new Kinera Skuld. While their entire lineup is filled with beautiful IEM sets such a…

(News) Shanling UP5 Bluetooth V5.0 Portable DAC/Amp Available Now

Shanling has introduced its latest Bluetooth DAC/AMP, the Shanling UP5. It is a highly-anticipated flagship Bluetooth+USB DAC/AMP featuring Qualcomm's latest QCC5120 Bluetooth chip and a powerful dual DAC chipset housing two ES9219C ESS Sa…

(News) BLON BL-A8 Prometheus Flagship Earphones Officially Released

Today, BLON has officially released its long-awaited BLON BL-A8 Prometheus HiFi single DD IEMs. Blon A8 stands out in the market with its unique design. The pair has an irregular-shaped hollow-carved open outer shell design that gives the …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Cayin Fantasy (YD01): A sound that emphasizes micro-detail. Beautiful grainy cymbal crashes and delicate acoustic guitar tones.

The Cayin Fantasy has a relatively flat sound with an emphasis on detail in the middle and high frequencies, which will delight listeners who prefer grainy cymbal crashes and delicate acoustic guitars like goldwork.The price is a bit stron…

(News) S.M.S.L VMV A2 High-Resolution Power Amplifier Available Now

Today, S.M.S.L has announced VMV A2, a high-resolution power amplifier in their premium VMV lineup of desktop products. It utilizes the latest DSP chip and ST high power amplifier chip that provides a clean and distortion-free audio signal…

(News) Shanling X Moondrop X Tanchjim Limited Edition M3X Available To Order

The limited-edition M3X comes bundled with a unique white leather case that complements the new look of the player. The specs are kept the same as the original player but the look, feel, and tuning is entirely new to the limited edition M3…

(News) Topping D90SE Flagship ES9038Pro MQA Balanced DAC Launched

Today, Topping announced their latest flagship MQA DAC, the Topping D90SE. We know Topping already has a D90 flagship DAC, but this is D90SE featuring a different audio decoding chipset to the former model. Topping D90SE features the all-n…

(News) Kinera Imperial Odin: Seven upgrades Over Original Odin Flagship Multi-BA IEM

Kinera is on an update spree for all of its flagship IEM sets, it was just last month when they released an updated Kinera Nanna 2.0 Pro with improved cable, better shell design, and a few more updates. Today, Kinera has announced an updat…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Bang & Olufsen E8 Sport: The most attractive feature of this product is its high resolution sound with excellent detail. The design is also full of functional beauty.

The B&O E8 Sport is a completely wireless earphone that has a clean and clear sound field and gives you a monitor-like, detail-oriented sound. The resolution is impressive, the space is clear, and you can enjoy your music with great detail…

(News) BLON BL-A8 Latest Single DD IEMs Available Now

Blon is a brand most of the audiophile is familiar with. The brand garnered a lot of success with its single DD IEM BL-03. It offered an incredible sound experience at an inexpensive affordable price. Since then Blon has released multiple …

(News) Hidizs S9 Pro Latest ES9038Q2M Portable USB DAC/AMP Announced

Following the success of the Hidizs S9 Portable USB DAC/Amp, the brand has announced the latest upgraded Hidizs S9 Pro. It brings the strengths of an ESS Sabre DAC chip housing flagship-grade ES9038Q2M, an advanced 32-bit audio signal deco…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KBEAR NEON: Warm sound with diffuse sound field. Sweet and transparent midrange is carefully played without feeling tired.

If you are looking for comfort in listening to music and not getting tired of listening, I can highly recommend the KBEAR NEON. Its cylindrical shape makes it easy to adjust the insertion depth, and if you feel any sharpness in the sound, …

(News) Shanling M6 Pro 2021 Android Music Player Announced

Earlier this year Shanling has introduced M6 Android Music Player 2021 variant with ES9038Q2M DAC chipset. Today, Shanling has announced the latest variant of its highly successful M6 Pro Android Music Player, the Shanling M6 Pro 2021.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Tribit Flybuds C1: It has a well-balanced sound quality with a thick-boned feel and can be played for a long time. Completely wireless earphones with a comfortable fit and easy operation.

Tribit Flybuds C1 is a weak U-shaped sound with a relatively neutral sound in mind. The lows are tuned for weight, which is typical of Tribit, while the mids have a sense of depth and detail in the mids and highs.

(News) iBasso AMP12 Fully Balanced 4.4mm Audio Motherboard For DX300 Announced

Last weekend at the Guangzhou Headphone Expo iBasso, unveiled its latest amplifier module for the DX300 flagship Android digital audio player, the AMP12. AMP12 brings a fully discrete balanced circuitry to the DX300 with its dedicated 4.4m…

(News) Launch of "Haylou W1", a hybrid TWS with Knowles BA

Haylou has released the Haylou W1, a high-cost-performance completely wireless earphone that is equipped with high quality and famous Knowles balanced-armature drivers and dynamic drivers, but can be purchased for less than $50.

(News) Launch of Realme Buds Air 2 Neo, a TWS with ANC support and 28 hours of battery life

The Realme Buds Air 2 Neo features active noise cancellation, a cobblestone-like oval shape was chosen for the exterior design of the charging case, and the earphones feature a bean-shaped in-ear design. On the back of the earphones, there…

(News) Hilidac Atom 2 Latest MQA Portable USB DAC/AMP Released

Hilidac has announced its latest portable DAC/AMP device, the Hilidac Atom 2. It is an MQA-supported portable device available in both Type-C and Lightning connector options. Atom 2 helps you rediscover your high-quality music with its adv…

(News) HarmonicDyne P.D1 Latest Planar Dynamic Hybrid IEMs Announced

This time HarmonicDyne is entering into the IEM industry with their latest pair, the HarmonicDyne P.D.1. It is a stunning pair built with a high-precision 5-axis CNC machining process using aviation-grade aluminum alloy material. The name …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) iBasso IT07: Tesla drivers for clear and crisp low frequencies; three types of tuning nozzles for a variety of sounds. An interesting iBasso flagship IEM.

The iBasso IT07 has a musical, midrange-oriented sound with excellent fullness and a soft, thick sound. The best feature of the iBasso IT07 is the clear and high quality low frequency range provided by the Tesla driver. Although the separa…

(Headphones Review) GRADO RS2e: Dynamic and energetic GRADO reference sound. Vibrant and lively rock sound is here.

GRADO RS2e is a headphone that has a well-balanced sound with free sound field flatness in mind. These headphones have a wide sound field with a sense of depth and a glossy, lively, energetic sound that will make rock and pop music come al…

(News) Questyle M12 Latest MQA Portable DAC/AMP Available Now

Questyle Audio is a brand we all know for its class-leading premium products in the audio industry. For the past many years, the brand is dedicated to creating high-fidelity audio products on both portable and desktop levels. Today, Questy…

(News) KZ AST Latest 24BA Driver IEM Released

Knowledge Zenith Acoustics commonly known as KZ Acoustics among the audiophiles have just dropped their latest pair of high-resolution In-Ear Monitors, the KZ AST. KZ this time has equipped its latest pair with a whooping 24 high-performan…