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 2022-08-01 to 1 month

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Tranya T10B: A well-designed Bass Boost mode. Impressive sound in the mid-high range. Stable communication quality. Safe choice.

The Tranya T10-B is a safe choice in its price range. Communication quality is stable, sound balance is not bad, and the low frequency range, adjustable via Bass Boost, is fairly reasonably well tuned. However, compared to many of its riva…

Floaudio CALLA: Well organized 1DD IEM

The debut model "Floaudio CALLA" has been released by the emerging Chinese brand Floaudio.

KZ ZS10 PRO X: Upgraded 1DD+4BA Hybrid Driver HiFi IEM

KZ's hybrid driver IEMs have been upgraded with the release of the KZ ZS10 PRO X.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) UGREEN HiTune T1: A connoisseur's favorite listening earphone with an almost completely neutral sound balance and a rich harmonic sound

The UGREEN HiTune T1 delivers a very balanced, almost completely neutral sound; the Super Bass mode sounds V-shaped and emphasizes the low frequencies considerably.

LETSHUOER X Z Reviews Z12 Gold Edition Officially Released With Upgraded Modular Cable & New Color Options

We are super excited to announce the latest Gold Edition for the recently launched LETSHUOER Z12 Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs. Last time, we did a limited edition run of only 500 units. Thanks to our beloved community and supporters, the wh…

SMSL C200: High End DAC & Headphone Amp

The SMSL C200 high-end DAC and headphone amplifier has been released.

Shanling UP4 2022: Full format balanced Dual ES9219C DAC Bluetooth 5.0 decoded Headphone Amplifier

The popular Shanling UP4 portable headphone amplifier is now available in a 2022 model.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tingker TK160: Excellent listening earphones with deep bass and very clear, bright, cheerful, and ear-friendly midrange

The Tingker TK160 has a neutral sound, leaning toward the low frequencies. The midrange sounds bright and clear, but the highs have a mild monitor-like listening sound. It is attractive because of its excellent midrange transparency, but i…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) UGREEN HiTune X6: Immersive spatial expression with emphasis on presence and envelopment. Energetic and dynamic sound. Practical and effective ANC; good wearing comfort

The UGREEN HiTune X6 is a fully wireless earphone with a dynamic, energetic and enjoyable sound with a V-shaped type that emphasizes low frequencies. Active noise cancellation is also of a practical level and the fit is excellent. In addit…

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HPS3000: Monitor headphones with bright, high-resolution sound. However, localization reproducibility is difficult.

The Behringer HPS3000 is a low-cost monitor headphone with high resolution. However, they are not recommended for use as main monitors, as their localization is too unreliable.

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HC2000: Glare monitor that lets you hear bright midrange with high resolution

The Behringer HC2000 has a super midrange-full sound with a very strong emphasis on the midrange.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Honor Choice EarBuds X3 Lite: Typical V-shaped sound with emphasis on depth. High resolution.

Honor EarBuds X3 Lite is an earphone that gives a typical V-shaped sound with high resolution. While the depth of sound is attractive and clean, the midrange is dark and the textures are not as accurate as they could be.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Air S: Neutral sound with a slight emphasis on low frequencies. Excellent sound balance and low distortion; ANC is not very effective

The EarFun Air S is the latest addition to the Air series, a new listening earphone from an excellent brand. It offers performance beyond its price point with excellent sound balance and excellent low distortion, but ANC performance is lac…

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless Bluetooth V5.2 Headphones With Noise-Cancellation

Sennheiser has just released its latest over-ear ANC wireless headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum 4. Momentum 4 boasts ultimate sound performance with its large 42mm dynamic driver unit. Sennheiser has featured hybrid active noise-cancella…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier W220T: Supporting Snapdragon Sound and excellent communication quality. Recommended if you prefer mild and comfortable sound.

The Edifier W220T is one of the few in-ear earphones that supports Snapdragon Sound, and if that's what you're buying it for, it's a good bet.

MUSE HiFi M3: ES9038Q2M-Based Premium Portable USB Type-C DAC/AMP

Muse HiFi is a fairly new name in the industry. The brand debuted internationally with “Power” Planar Magnetic driver IEMs, and they also entered the world of portable DAC/AMPs with the release of Muse HiFi M1 and M1 Smart portable DAC/AMP…

TRIxHBB KAI: Presenting The All-New Single Dynamic Driver IEMs

In recent times, we have seen many new collaborations, famous reviewers like Crinacle, HBB(Hawaii Bad Boy), etc. have collaborated with famous brands with their design and tuning ideas for the new IEMs. Recently, TRI Audio a famous HiFi IE…

TRI x HBB KAI: 3rd Generation DLC Diaphragm Dynamic In-ear Earphones

Tri has introduced earphones in collaboration with HBB.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) 7Hz Salnotes ZERO: Consistent high-quality sound with excellent balance and superb resolution

The 7Hz Salnotes ZERO is a new stab at the entry-level class. It is an earphone with a very well balanced sound and a resolution and audio specs above the price level.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T18: For those who want to listen to well-balanced sound for a long time. Multi-point support & high communication stability.

The QCY T18 offers a very balanced studio-tuned style sound.

SONCOZ SGP1 High-Power Reference-Grade Class AB Stereo Power Amplifier

With just a few products out there, SONCOZ has made a good name in the HiFi audio industry. The brand is mainly known for its exceptional quality in desktop audio gear. Today, SONCOZ has introduced a brand new premium HiFi audio gear, Meet…

LETSHUOER X Z Reviews Chimera IEM Upgrade Modular Cable

Following the success of the limited edition Z12 IEM collaboration between LETSHUOER and Zeos, We are proudly presenting you with a brand-new collaboration with Zeos from Z Reviews, presenting you all an all-new high-purity Modular IEM Upg…

TANGZU ZETIAN Wu: Latest Premium IEMs With 14.5mm Planar Magnetic Drivers

After the successful Shimin Li and Yuan Li IEMs, TANGZU Audio has come up with a brand new pair of premium in-ear monitors, meet the all-new TANGZU ZETIAN WU. Unlike the previous two models that featured dynamic driver units, the latest ZE…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) RAPTGO LEAF: Best-in-class studio monitor sound in the price range with high resolution and transparent midrange

RAPTGO LEAF is one of the new single DD stars in the $100 class, and is one of the best earphones in its price range that can compete well with the heavyweights in this price range. My trust and interest in this brand has been further enha…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) RAPTGO HOOK-X: High quality studio tuning monitors. Beautiful, colorful midrange that renders vocals cleanly.

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is a very high overall quality earphone with an innovative configuration that combines planar drive and piezo drivers, but the sound balance is well organized in a good studio tuning style.

7HZ Bohea: 28AWG OCC+Single Crystal Silver Cable

7Hz has released 7HZ Bohea, an IEM cable with interchangeable end plugs.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T20: Inner ear low frequency idiot

The QCY T20, as the brand describes it, is a typical "low frequency idiot" with powerful heavy bass, a sound that I don't think is suitable for everyone. Personally, though, I like it a lot.

xDuoo Releases MU-602 High-Performance SPDIF Digital DAC With Premium Decoding Chipset

xDuoo has released a brand-new digital DAC, presenting the all-new xDuoo MU-602. It’s a high-performance Digital DAC that supports SPDIF Coaxial and Optical inputs and houses dual RCA output ports. MU-602 also has EQ functions with Bass an…

DUNU DTC500: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With ESS Sabre DAC Chipset

In 2022, DUNU doesn't require any introduction. The brand is mainly associated with several successful sets of in-ear monitors like DUNU Zen Pro, SA6, and more. Keeping up with the market trends, DUNU has also entered into the world of por…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko: Excellent sound balance and low distortion, but low resolution

The 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko earphones have excellent sound balance, low distortion, and clean sound, giving a refreshing and delicate sound.