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.


(News) KZ EDXS: High Performance 10mm Dynamic IEMs

The KZ EDXS are high-performance in-ear monitors with a 10mm dynamic driver. They have a distinctive three-dimensional metallic facade that enhances depth, and the auricular attachments are ergonomically contoured for comfort. The EDXS del…

(Column) A research on the impact of earphone cables on sound quality conducted using TRN MT1 MAX

Does changing earphone cables really change the sound? I report on the results of our investigation, which probed the question of how much the act of replacing IEM cables affects the overall sound quality.

Kiwi Ears Dolce: 10mm LDP Dynamic Driver in-Ear Monitor

The Kiwi Ears Dolce is an earphone that utilizes a brand new diaphragm material to accurately reproduce studio-grade audio. The 10mm LDP diaphragm is an innovative composite driver developed by crosslinked crystallization of low-density po…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SIMGOT EW100P: High resolution and low distortion. Studio tuning-like sound with well-balanced forward localization.

The SIMGOT EW100P is attractive for its well-balanced sound with forward localization that is close to orthodox studio tuning. Audio specifications are also above the price level, almost comparable to the high-end class, with good sound im…

SIMGOT EW100P: High-Performance Dual-Chamber Dynamic Entry-Level Earphones

The Simgot EW100P is a set of in-ear monitors designed for audiophiles and music enthusiasts. It features a 10mm dynamic driver that accurately restores sound, a metal structure designed to follow the natural curve of your ear, and a high-…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) JCally MN: Glossy, shimmering sound that emphasizes the mid-high range

The JCally MN IEMs have a colorful sound that emphasizes the mid and high frequencies and sounds sparkling. It has a similar sound to the KZ EDX series, but is more focused on female vocals, which enjoys a lustrous tone.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Lenovo Thinkplus LP1S: High-resolution V-shaped sound with a sense of weight and depth

The Lenovo Thinkplus LP1S are low-cost earphones with high-resolution sound, which may not be bad if you want to enjoy V-shaped, heavy bass and midrange with a sense of depth. However, the reproducibility of the midrange is basically poor,…

KZ D-FI: Innovative Precise Tuning Method Dynamic IEM

D-Fi earphones have a customizable tuning system, dual-magnet dynamic driver, and high-purity silver-plated cable. They have a wide frequency response range and a full-metal 3D stereo design. The earphones also come with sound-isolating me…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) EPZ Q1: For those sensitive to high frequencies

The EPZ Q1 earphones have a full midrange sound with very controlled high frequencies. It is well designed and well packaged, and may be recommended as a very comfortable listening earphone for those who are sensitive to high frequencies.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) FZ Liberty Z2: IEMs with a rare sound that creates a clear yet fantastic worldview and makes you listen to music like a daydream

The FZ Liberty Z2 IEMs create an enveloping acoustic space that is as high-resolution, clear, and low-distortion as ultra high-end, yet so richly resonant that the music is veiled and vaguely dimly audible. Because of their clearly idiosyn…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ EDCX: Bright dynamic sound with excellent detail and resolution, glossy and colorful

The KZ EDCX are a very low-cost IEMs that is capable of delivering sound with excellent detail and resolution. Its sound provides an enjoyable listening experience with enhanced dynamism, and it is bright with excellent visibility.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZVX: Neat listening in-ear earphones with excellent sense of detail

The KZ ZVX offers excellent build quality at a very low price point, and in terms of sound quality, it is even more refined than the previous generation CCA CXS, with improved detail and transparency from the CXS, improved sound image cons…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite: Clean sound with high resolution, detail, subtlety, and exhilaration

The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite has excellent resolution at a low price, with a clean, clear view that coexists with a sense of freshness and detail. Build quality is also good for the price, and communication quality is relatively stable. In…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ Ling Long: Excellent build and package. Neutral tuning with deep bass and excellent sound image consistency.

The KZ Ling Long earphones are capable of providing a neutral-tuned sound signature with very smooth and consistent sound image. The package quality is also good, and it is certain to bring satisfaction beyond its price.

KZ ZVX: 10mm Dual Cavity Super Linear Dynamic Driver Earphones

The KZ ZVX is a new low-cost in-ear monitor (IEM) with a high-performance dynamic unit, ergonomic design, and high-purity OFC cable. It has a full-metal shell with an incredible appearance design and is available for $19.99 at Linsoul and …

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Lenovo thinkplus LP40 Pro: Compact, easy-to-carry casual earphones. Midrange-oriented sound typical of inner-ear earphones

Lenovo thinkplus LP40 Pro are an easy-to-carry casual earbuds in a compact and cute housing. It features inner-ear comfort and bright sound with a focus on the midrange.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN MT4: Good original sound fidelity. Mild and pleasing sound to the ear

The TRN MT4 has excellent transparency, high original fidelity, and a mild, pleasing sound to the ear.

TRN MT4 Latest Dual Dynamic Driver IEMs

2023 has started with a range of new dual-dynamic driver IEMs. We just announced the release of the amazing TRI Star River, and here we have brought you another dual dynamic driver IEM, meet the all-new TRN MT4. TRN has always focused stra…

KZ Ling Long: 1 DD Open-back HiFi In-Ear Earphones

KZ has released the KZ Ling Long, a drum-type in-ear monitor.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) 3APLUS AP60: High luminance metallic sound

The 3APLUS AP60 are DIY Chinese IEMs that has a build quality that is not bad considering its price, with a high brightness, high resolution, and detailed sound.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Poweradd T-M6: Heavy, deep, groove-rich low frequencies and enveloping, resonant midrange

The Poweradd T-M6 are true wireless earphones with deep bass and depth, and a rich, resonant, immersive soundstage.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KBEAR Storm: V-shaped sound with boomy low frequency

The KBEAR Storm is IEMs that has a V-shaped signature.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Truthear HOLA: Mellow neutral sound with slippery midrange

The Truthear HOLA is an excellent in-ear monitor that gives you a smooth, midrange-centric neutral sound.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ DQS: Dark neutral sound with deep low frequencies

The KZ DQS is an excellent IEMs that offers deep bass and a balanced, near-neutral sound signature at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA LYRA: Bright, orthodox studio monitors available at a low price

The CCA LYRA is an excellent IEMs offering a neutral, near-flat, bright sound signature at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZNA: Well-balanced neutral hybrid IEMs

The KZ ZNA is an excellent IEMs that offers a balanced, near-neutral sound signature at a low price.

The most popular entry-level Chinese IEMs under $100 that are currently attracting the most attention around the world and are most appreciated by audiophiles 2023

In this article, my blog, which collects audio information from around the world, will introduce some of the most highly rated, cutting-edge, and trendy Chinese IEMs that are currently available for under $100 and are easy on the wallet.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Picun X7: Powerful sound produced by low-cost dual dynamic configuration

The Picun X7 is an attractive fully wireless earphone with dual dynamic drivers at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BLON Z200: Attractive with massive and deep low frequency range and a sound field with a sense of depth. Very beautiful exterior design

The BLON Z200 has a beautiful appearance and delivers a massive sound with an emphasis on low frequencies typical of this brand.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA CXS: Excellent studio monitor-like sound at a low price

The CCA CXS is an attractive IEMs that offers a near-neutral, well-balanced studio monitor-like sound at a low price. It is highly recommended, especially if you prefer a colorful and glossy sound.