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 2022-05-01 to 1 month

(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier STAX Spirit S3: High original sound fidelity, excellent scale and realism, consistent phase, low distortion. Ultra-long playback time & ultra-fast charging, compact portability

The Edifier STAX Spirit S3 is priced at about $500, which is about mid-high, but in terms of sound quality, it delivers sound half as good as ultra high-end. It is also very easy to use, with 80 hours of continuous playback time, excellent…

(News) ECCI YST-03 Brand New Triple Driver Hybrid IEMs With Beautiful Ear Shells

In-Ear Monitors are a partner to many audio lovers from all around the globe. Their easy drivability, excellent sound, and attractive prices make them an appropriate choice for music lovers. Today, we release a brand new set of in-ear moni…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EnacFire E60: Excellent listening model for a slightly dark space with a profound and natural overtone resonant sound

The EnacFire E60 is an excellent listening model that lets you hear the beautiful overtones of woodwinds and violins in a slightly dark space. The warm midrange and mild, non-peaked highs make it comfortable to listen to and easy to immers…

(News) KZ ESX: 12MM Dynamic Bass Earbuds In Ear Monitor

KZ has released the latest single dynamic driver IEM "KZ ESX".

(Chi-fi IEM Review) UniqueMelody 3D Terminator (3DT): Excellent edge and sharp sound

UniqueMelody 3D Terminator has a high-frequency neutral sound, which makes it a great choice if you want to focus on sharpness and edge in your music.

(News) iF Classic 11: Dual Balanced Armature Drivers Earphones

The IEM "iF Classic 11" equipped with 2BA has been released at Linsoul.

(News) iF Classic 31: Three Balanced Armature Drivers Earphones

The IEM "iF Classic 31" equipped with 3BA has been released at Linsoul.

(News) iF D5: 8mm Carbon Molecule Composite Diaphragm Driver IEMs

The entry class IEM "iF D5" is now available at Linsoul.

(News) iF Classic 51: 5 Balanced Armature Drivers Earphones

The flagship IEM "iF Classic 51" equipped with 5BA is now available at Linsoul.

(News) iF D2: 8mm Full-Frequency Beryllium-Coated Diaphragm Driver IEMs

The entry class IEM "iF D2" is now available at Linsoul.

(News) NICEHCK Launches "Youth" Latest Single Dynamic IEMs with 8.8mm Beryllium-Plated Dynamic Driver

Over the years, NICEHCK has grown itself into a well-recognized brand of high-fidelity IEMs and earbuds. They have released some really good products recently like the EBX21 flat-head earbuds, the Lofty Beryllium DD IEMs, etc. Today we are…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier Hecate GX07: Compatible with LHDC, with a well-balanced sound typical of Edifier; ANC and app customizability are mediocre, but the unique design shines through.

The Edifier Hecate GX07 is Edifier's ambitious flagship gaming true wireless earphones that supports the high-quality sound codec LHDC and includes active noise cancellation. The sound is balanced, as is typical of Edifier, but the high fr…

(News) Seek Real Audio Airship: 10mm CNT Dynamic Driver Earphone

Seek Real Audio has released a new single DD IEMs, the Seek Real Audio Airship.

(News) Low-priced DAP "Q3 32GB" released

The Q3 32GB compact, easy-to-carry entry-level digital audio player is now available.

(True Wireless Earbuds impression) Liberfeel Fancy Pods T8: Fun V-shaped sound with enhanced low and mid-high frequencies

Liberfeel Fancy Pods T8 is a low-cost, stylish earphone. It does not have any special features, nor is the sound quality particularly outstanding, but the deep bass and colorful upper midrange make listening to music enjoyable.

(News) Topping Releases "D90LE": Flagship Desktop DAC With ES9038Pro DAC Chip

Topping D90 flagship Desktop DAC has got a new model today, the all-new Topping D90LE. D90LE is going to be the second iteration of the famous D90 DAC along with the D90SE which is also available simultaneously. The only difference between…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA CRA+: This model is a mid-range version of the CCA CRA. Not bad, but overall, CRA-

CCA CRA+ has a V-shaped sound balance with an awareness of neutral sound, and is an IEM with a highly transparent midrange that is carefully listened to.

(News) Shanling UA3: Portable Headphone Amplifier USB DAC/AMP

Shanling has released its latest portable headphone amplifier, the Shanling UA3.

(News) THIEAUDIO Oceania: 24AWG Litz Type Palladium Coated Silver Cable

ThieAudio has released THIEAUDIO Oceania, a high-quality palladium-coated IEM cable.

(News) ACMEE MAGIC SOUND 4S: 192K dongle amplifier

ACMEE recently released the AK4493 version of its latest high-performance dongle amplifier, the ACMEE Magic Sound IV. This time, the original Magic Sound 4 has been brushed up and a low-cost entry-level model, the ACMEE MAGIC SOUND 4S, has…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ EDX Ultra: Midrange with excellent texture and deep lows, but highs tend to be the weakest point

The KZ EDX Ultra is an excellent IEMs with audio specs and build quality above its price point, but it has the disadvantage of being habitual in the high frequencies, which can easily become a weakness. It is likely not suitable for those …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Yu9 U-556: Excellent Etymotic clone that overcomes the weaknesses of the ER4B and offers a more natural texture

The Yu9 U-556 is an Etymotic-like IEMs with excellent textural expression and has a sound that beats the original ER4B in that it is more accurate in the midrange. For more purist Etymotic fans, I recommend the U-554, but for those seeking…

(News) Astrotec AM850 MK2:Wired LCP Diaphragm In-Ear Monitor with Tuning Nozzles

Astrotec introduces the Astrotec AM850 MK2, an IEM with a high-quality LCP diaphragm from Astrotec.

(News) Rose QT9 MK2S: 1DD+4BA Hi-Fi Audiophile Flagship IEMs

Rose's latest hybrid IEM, the Rose QT9 Mk2S, is now available.

(News) Musiland 09 Mark III: Headphone Amplifier Digital Audio Decoder

Musiland has released its latest digital portable headphone amplifier, the Musiland 09 Mark III.

(News) BGVP Announces DX6: Flagship-Grade Flat-Head Earbuds With a Large 14.2mm DD

BGVP is a well-known HiFi audio equipment brand from China. They specialize in the design and marketing of premium in-ear monitors and earbuds. Today, we are here to announce the launch of their brand new set of earbuds, the BGVP DX6. BGVP…

(News) Yanyin Aladdin, hybrid Chi-fi IEMs now available at Linsoul

Yanyin's 3BA +1DD Hybrid Drivers HiFi IEMs Yanyin Aladdin are quietly gaining popularity among audiophiles, and Linsoul is now carrying them.

(News) Yanyin Rosemary, hybrid Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switch, now available at Linsoul

Yanyin's Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switches, Yanyin Rosemary, are quietly gaining popularity among audiophiles, and Linsoul is now carrying them.

(News) Yanyin Canon, hybrid Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switch, now available at Linsoul

Yanyin's Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switches, Yanyin Canon, are quietly gaining popularity among audiophiles, and Linsoul is now carrying them.

(News) Yanyin Moonlight, the latest electrostatic hybrid IEM, now available at HiFiGO

Yanyin's newest flagship model, Yanyin Moonlight, a Chi-fi IEM that is quietly gaining popularity among audiophiles, is now available at HiFiGO.