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.


(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier WH950NB: Flagship wireless headphones with LDAC support for powerful ANC and high sound quality that can be easily carried around

The Edifier WH950NB is very functional headphones with strong ANC performance, support for the high-quality sound codec LDAC, and easy portability and long battery life for use all the time on the go.

Pre-orders for HarmonicDyne Athena have been released

Reservations for the newest headphones from the popular HarmonicDyne brand, the HarmonicDyne Athena, are now available at Linsoul.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) AVIOT TE-J1: Fun V-shaped sound with high resolution, flashy highs and massive lows

Given its high resolution, the AVIOIT TE-J1 is an excellent fully wireless earphone with a properly implemented hybrid driver. The localization is good, and the dynamic and enjoyable sound is probably the most attractive feature.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Marshall Motif A.N.C: Marshall guitar sound with a touch of color

If you are a fan of beautiful electric guitar edges, we recommend that you include the Marshall Motif A.N.C in your consideration list.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Technics EAH-AZ40: Shine and Heaviness

The Technics EAH-AZ40 has a typical V-shaped type sound with deep lows and aggressive highs. The low-frequency quality is quite high and may be an attractive option for low-frequency enthusiasts.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) qdc Dmagic Solo: Disbalance Magic Solo

The qdc Dmagic Solo is attractive IEMs with an impressive appearance with a very beautiful faceplate and a package that brings more satisfaction than the price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TinHiFi T4 Plus: Excellent studio monitors for the $100 class

The TinHiFi T4 Plus is an excellent studio monitor in the $100 range. The design has a unique aesthetic appeal, and the sound quality outperforms the price level.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Technics EAH-AZ60: Excellent sound balance! Technics' flagship with LDAC support!

The Technics EAH-AZ60 is a fully wireless earphone that offers a very good sound balance with neutral and high original fidelity.

FREEDOTS. C1: Lightweight Open-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The latest open-ear true wireless earphones, the Freedots. C1, have been released.

Sennheiser IE 200: High Fidelity Earphones

The IE 200 enables seasoned hi-fi enthusiasts and newcomers alike to experience new dimensions of sound quality. Based on 15 years of Sennheiser TrueResponse Transducer technology, the IE 200 features a 7-millimeter extra-wideband transduc…

SMSL Launches D12 High-Performance AK4493S USB DAC With Bluetooth Input & Headphone Output Support

SMSL Audio offers one of the largest collections of HiFi desktop audio gear in the industry. Their catalog includes HiFi DACs, Headphone Amps, Power Amps, and other desktop gear. Today, SMSL has released a brand new USB DAC/Headphone AMP, …

TINHIFI T4 PLUS: 10mm Magnetic CNT Driver In Ear Monitor

The latest single dynamic driver IEMs "TINHIFI T4 PLUS" is now available.

Tin HiFi T4 Plus: Brand New IEMs With 10mm CNT Dynamic Driver & Premium Lightweight Ear Shells

Tin HiFi doesn’t require any introduction, it’s a well-recognized brand among audiophiles mainly known for its excellent range of in-ear monitors available at pocket-friendly prices. One of the most happening line-ups by Tin HiFi is the fa…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) HarmonicDyne Devil: Beautiful sounding IEMs with mellow, bright midrange and high resolution

The HarmonicDyne Devil is a high resolution IEMs with a mellow sound focused on the bright midrange. The overall build quality is high, the packaging is gorgeous, and the unpacking experience is quite satisfying.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KiiBOOM EVOKE: Neutral sound with emphasis on forward localization

The KiiBOOM EVOKE is a multi-driver hybrid that is well-tuned for smooth, well-connected, and consistent sound.

DUNU Hulk Pro Mini: Single Crystal Furukawa Copper IEM Upgrade Cable

DUNU recently launched the limited edition SA6 Ultra with its latest Hulk Pro Mini Cable. The Hulk Pro Mini cable packs the goodness of the highly-acclaimed Hulk Pro flagship IEM Upgrade Cable from DUNU but with an optimized wire diameter …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition: Zetian Wu with improved texture and localization

The TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition has improved texture and localization from the original Zetian Wu, resulting in a sound that brings a more intense musical experience.

TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition: Upgraded 14.5mm Planar Driver In Ear Monitor IEM with 5-Axis CNC Aluminum Shell, Detachable 3-in-1 Silver-plated Cable for Audiophile Musician DJ Stage

The latest planar IEMs, the TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition, are now available.

Five Upgrades With Latest Shanling M0 Pro: M0 Pro Vs M0!!

The wait for the update to the class M0 entry-level digital audio player from Shanling has finally come to an end, they have announced the all-new Shanling M0 Pro. M0 Pro, as a true successor to the M0 updates it in every aspect including …

(Linsoul) The popular earphones are revival! The TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition is here!

Pre-orders for the TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition are now available at Linsoul.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Hidizs MD4: Four diverse and unique sounds that can be switched and enjoyed with a switch. Excellent build quality

Hidizs MD4 has a package and build quality that is worth the price, and the switch allows the user to switch between four different sounds.

BLON B50: Low Impedance Super-high Sensitivity Ergonomic Headphones

BLON has released the BLON B50, a closed-type headphone designed for portable applications with low impedance.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SeeAudio Yume II: Well-balanced warm sound. Luxurious packaging.

The SeeAudio Yume II offer excellent balance, a warm sound without a sense of fatigue from listening, and a high level of satisfaction in a luxurious package.

FiiO FF5: Carbon-based 14.2mm Dynamic Driver Earbuds Alumium Shell With 3.5mm/4.4mm MMCX Cable

The single dynamic driver Earbuds "FiiO FF5" has been released.

PMV PP: Flagship 14.2mm Planar Diaphragm In-ear Earphone

Introducing the flagship class planar drive IEMs, PMV PP.

SMSL C100: High-Tech AK4493S DAC Chip USB MQA Audio Decoder

SMSL has released the SMSL C100, a high cost-performance DAC with the latest configuration.

Moondrop VOID: Flagship Full-Size Large Dynamic Driver Headphones

Moondrop has released the brand's first headphone model, the Moondrop VOID.

Junear TBS-01: 1Planar + 4BA Hybrid IEM

The world of planar magnetic driver earphones is expanding rapidly. Another attractive option has been added to this world: the Junear TBS-01.

Meet HarmonicDyne Devil: Brand New In-Ear Monitors With Dual 10mm Custom Dynamic Drivers

We have got a brand-new pair of premium dual-dynamic driver IEMs from HarmonicDyne, meet the all-new HarmonicDyne Devil. Equipped with two high-performance 10mm custom-developed dynamic drivers, the HarmonicDyne Devil delivers impactful lo…

Moondrop Launches "Void": Over-ear Open-Back Headphones With 50mm Dynamic Driver

Moondrop is a well-recognized name in the industry. The brand is known mainly for its absolutely brilliant range of in-ear monitors. Moondrop has now entered into the world of over-ear headphones with its very first release, the Moondrop V…