audio-sound @ hatena

An audio review & news blog. The volume should not exceed 80 dB is recommended. I usually adhere to the safe-listening style by WHO. Please note that my aural impressions and interpretations of measurements are also made from a safe-listening style.

Entries from 2022-04-01 to 1 month

(News) Penon Totem: Low-cost type-C dongle amplifier

Penon Audio has released its latest dongle headphone amplifier, the Penon Totem.

(News) TRN BT3S pro: Bluetooth Neck-type Replaceable Bluetooth Upgrade Cable

TRN has released its latest Bluetooth re-cable, the TRN BT3S pro.

(News) Topping LA90: Ultra-high Performance Power Amplifier

Topping, a very popular desktop audio brand, has released the Topping LA90, a power amplifier with the highest class output.

(News) CCA CRA+: A popular model that has evolved further

KZ's sub-brand CCA is back with a brushed-up version of its very popular model. CCA CRA+ has been released.

(News) Matrix Audio Announces Latest Generation Of Element Series Desktop Music Streamers

Earlier today, Matrix Audio announced its latest generation of “Element Series” of all-in-one desktop music streamers. Equipped with a new circuit design, and upgraded functions, we will be getting three new devices, the Matrix element M2,…

(News) High quality cable "PENON OS133" is here! On sale at a whopping 60% off!

Penon Audio has released the PENON OS133, a high-quality OFC cable for earphones. It is currently available at 60% off.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS Mini Pro: Well-balanced sound. Mellow and pleasant listening experience. Outstanding ANC and communication quality for the price range. Excellent specifications.

SoundPEATS Mini Pro offers excellent sound balance and comfort for listening, practical active noise cancellation, stable communication quality, and satisfactory specifications, making it one of the first models in this price range to be r…

(News) HiBy Lasya: Latest Single Dynamic Driver IEMs with CIEM Styled Comfortable Housings

During their latest launch event held recently, HiBy has released two new products to be added to its ever-growing range of HiFi audio products. They have released the much-awaited R5 Gen 2 Class A digital audio player. Along with the R5 G…

(News) TINHIFI T1S: Beryllium Plated Diaphragm HiFi Earphones

TinHiFi has released the TInHiFi T1S, an entry-level IEMs.

(News) Topping M50: Desktop-Grade Digital Audio Player With USB OTG Bridge

Topping M50 is a premium desktop digital audio player with 10-band EQ support along with Apple Airplay and DLNA connectivity. Topping M50 supports USB OTG function, and has a microSD and Flash disk support(up to 256GB capacity). Topping al…

(News) Shanling MG600: 10mm Aluminium/Magnesium Dynamic Driver IEMs

Shanling has released its latest dynamic driver IEM, the Shanling MG600.

(News) 1more Evo: Hybrid driver fully wireless earbuds with LDAC support

1more's flagship true wireless earbuds, the 1more EVO, has been released.

(News) Shanling M7, the latest ESS9038 Pro equipped digital audio player, is here!

Shanling has released its latest digital audio player, the Shanling M7.

(News) Reecho SG-01 OVA: Popular entry-level Chinese IEMs are back with upgraded cables!

Reecho, a popular Chinese IEM brand, has released the Reecho SG-01 OVA, a repackaged model of its entry-level Reecho SG-01 IEMs with a new cable.

(News) HiBy Released R5 Gen 2: Six Upgrades Over The Original R5 & R5 Saber

Over the years, HiBy has developed itself as a premium quality high-fidelity audio gear manufacturer. They develop and market some of the top-selling DAPs in the market today with successful products available across all the different segm…

(News) Questyle M15 Portable USB DAC/AMP With ES9281AC Sabre DAC

Today, Questyle, a pioneer desktop Hifi audio brand has released its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the Questyle M15. The latest Questyle M15 houses two of Questyle’s patented CMA(Current Mode Amplification) SiP modules. It has four CMA amp …

(News) xDuoo Poke II: USB DAC/AMP with CS43198 Dual DAC and Bluetooth Transmission

xDuoo has unveiled its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the xDuoo Poke II. Short for the Pokemon USB DAC/AMP, the OG Poke model that came out a few years back was a huge success for the brand. Based on the same principle of designing an all-in…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T13: Mellow sound that makes music sound majestic in a slightly relaxed soundstage. Highly customizable and long playback time. Excellent entry-level model, but only a little concerned about communication quality.

The QCY T13 has a well-balanced, low-frequency-leaning sound. It is carefully emphasized so that the soundstage sounds wide while maintaining balance very well, and it maintains detail well, giving an excellent listening sound that is plea…

(News) Queen Of Audio Barbados Sunrise:1BA + 1DD Hybrid IEMs

Queen Of Audio Barbados Sunrise, an entry-level hybrid Chinese earphone from the popular brand Queen Of Audio, is now available.

(Wireless Headphones review) Edifier W820NB: Practical ANC, stable communication quality, balanced and pleasant sound. High-cost model that is easy to use when on the go.

The Edifier W820NB is a relatively well-made wireless headphone that combines balanced sound, practical active noise cancellation, and good communication quality. It is a good cosmetic headphone, and is highly recommended as a model for ca…

(News) DUNU Studio SA4: The 4BA model of the popular series is here!

The DUNU Studio SA4, the latest model in DUNU's Studio series of fully balanced armature in-ear monitors, is now available.

(News) HiFi dynamic driver Chinese IEM "HZSOUND Waist Drum" released.

HZSOUND, a very popular Chinese Audio brand, has released its latest Chinese earphones with dynamic drivers, the HZSOUND Waist Drum.

(News) Tin HiFi P1 Max: Four Upgrades With P1 MAX

Tin HiFi isn’t bound to any introduction in the HiFi audio industry. Since its beginning, they have delivered high-performing In-Ear monitors in the industry. Among their successful IEMs, is their famous “P” series of Planar magnetic drive…

(News) IKKO ITG01 Bone Conduction Wireless Earphones With Bluetooth V5.3 Connectivity

IKKO ITG01 is a unique new initiative from the brand with a Bone Conduction driver that is very easy to use and has a lot of features such as the latest Bluetooth connectivity, IPX6 waterproof rating, smooth and lively sound performance, a…

(News) Moondrop NEKOCAKE Special Edition, a collaboration model with Ash Arms, is now available!

A collaboration special edition "Moondrop NEKOCAKE Special Edition" with the popular smartphone game "Ash Arms" has appeared in the completely wireless earphones "Moondrop NEKOCAKE" of the popular brand "Moondrop".

(Gaming Headset Review) EKSA Air Joy Plus (E3 Plus): Gaming headset suitable for FPS with emphasis on understanding left and right localization

The EKSA AirJoy Plus is a low-cost USB gaming headset for FPS with an emphasis on left/right localization. It provides a powerful effect at a low price when playing first- or third-person games where a sense of left and right orientation i…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) The House Of Marley Rebel: The rich groove created by the deep low frequency range is appealing. The eco-friendly packaging and body design have a unique aesthetic.

The House Of Marley Rebel offers a dynamic and immersive sound with deep, dark lows that create rich grooves and colorful, lustrous mids and highs. The design emphasizes the warmth and natural textures that are typical of the HOM, and the …

(Headphones Review) GRADO GS2000e: Excellent listening headphones with high original sound fidelity

The GRADO GS2000e is one of the very best headphones available, reproducing recorded sound sources with almost complete fidelity. Its sound is a bit brighter and details sound a bit more detailed than they really are. It also has an added …

(News) FiiO KA1 Latest USB DAC/AMP With Premium ES9281AC Pro DAC Chip

FiiO in collaboration with its sister brand Jade Audio has announced their latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the FiiO&JadeAudio KA1. The KA1 adopts not only a high-resolution DAC but also a powerful headphone amplifier, promising us an authenti…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier X3 To U: Enjoy and comfortably listen to music with Edifier's typical well-balanced V-shaped sound

The Edifier X3 To U offers a very well-balanced V-shaped sound signature that makes listening to music enjoyable and comfortable. Resolution and clarity may be a bit lacking, but it is an easy model to recommend in its price range.