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) See Audio Yume Ultra 1DD+2BA Hybrid IEMs: Four Upgrades With The All-New Yume Ultra

See Audio Yume is a highly celebrated series of multi-driver hybrid IEMs. The OG Yume marked the entry of See Audio in the international market. After that See Audio has never looked back. Since the OG Yume, every product in the series has…

AUDIRECT BEAM4: High-End Portable HiFi Decoding and Headphone Amplifier

The AUDIRECT BEAM4 is a portable digital decoding headphone amplifier that supports DSD up to 512 and PCM up to 32-BIT/768kHz. It features both single-ended and balanced headphone output ports, three levels of adjustable gain, and a batter…

Geek Wold GK100: 2BA + 3DD + 4PZT High Performance Multi Drivers IEM

The GK100 is a new flagship tribrid IEM with a unique nine-driver hybrid configuration, including dual high-performance balanced armature drivers, three dynamic drivers, and four piezoelectric ceramics. It features a four-way frequency cro…

Effect Audio Launches 8-Wire Variant for Signature Series Ares S & Cadmus IEM Upgrade Cables!!

Last year, Effect Audio introduced the signature series of premium IEM upgrade cables with the release of Ares S, Cadmus, and Eros S cables. The series got immense love and support from the audiophile community delivering quality sound at …

FiiO Introduces "FT3": Their First Over-Ear Headphones With 60mm Large Dynamic Drivers

FiiO is one of the most active HiFi audio brands from China. Today, they probably have one of the largest product catalogs that cover almost all the different categories in the Audio industry including AMPs, DACs, Portable Audio Players, I…

HiBy FC6: Brand New Portable USB DAC With R-2R Darwin Architecture

HiBy is among the most active brands from the HiFi audio industry in Shenzhen China. They probably have one of the largest if not the largest collection of HiFi audio gear including portable USB DAC/AMPs, Digital Audio Players, and in-ear …

SeekReal Dawn Pro: 10*14 mm Square Planar Driver + Knowles BA Hybrid Drivers HiFi Earphones

The SeekReal Dawn Pro is a new planar drive + BA driver IEM that has been released. It features a high-performance hybrid driver configuration, high-quality PU composite resin & lithium-magnesium alloy planar diaphragm, surprising adjusted…

(Linsoul) Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite 8BA In-Ear Monitor New Release at Linsoul Audio

The original Kiwi Ears Orchestra model was an immediate success in the industry, with numerous accolades from international critics. Today we would like to recommend their new Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite: Bountiful neutral sound that creates a sunny space filled with peaceful music

Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite is IEMs that has been magically created by the brand to achieve a colorful, harmonic, and beautiful worldview. It has the sound of a maestro who makes you hear music with a more pictorial and vivid impression, rath…

(Linsoul) Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite is now available for reservation!!!

Kiwi Ears, which shocked the entry-level IEM market with the Cadenza late last year, is now bringing that shock to the mid-entry class in 2023 with the Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite, a modern revival of Kiwi Ears' legendary flagship model. It i…

Aune Flamingo: Latest Wireless Bluetooth USB DAC & Tube Headphone Amplifier

Tube amplifiers have a charm of their own. They create an impressive sound with a rich tone and lovely definition, especially for vocals in the output. Today, Aune has introduced its latest generation of Desktop USB DAC and Tube headphone …

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) HUAWEI Freebuds Pro 2: High functionality and high sound quality. Ambitious work from HUAWEI offering powerful ANC and excellent neutral sound.

The HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 2 is a versatile true wireless earphone with near neutral sound balance, high resolution and clarity, and excellent active noise cancellation performance at the top of its price range.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Angry Miao CYBERBLADE: Excellent neutral sound reproducing excellent localization and texture

The Angry Miao CYBERBLADE has a very balanced, near perfect neutral sound signature, active noise canceling performance meets about the price standard, excellent communication quality, and good build quality. At least in terms of sound qua…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) audio-technica ATH-TWX9: Classy sound typical of Audio-Technica

The audio-technica ATH-TWX9 has a subdued, elegant, and chic sound that is very typical of audio-technica.

(Headphones Review) Sivga Phoenix: Great headphones for days when your ears are tired.

If you are looking for headphones that give you a bright, comfortable sound, the Sivga Phoenix might be a good candidate.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ: Monitor sound that emphasizes definition and separation typical of brands from advanced digital music countries

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ is true wireless earbuds that delivers a well-balanced sound with good overall separation and definition.

BQEYZ Launches "Winter": Hybrid IEMs With 12mm Dynamic Driver & 11.6mm PZT Bone-Conduction Driver

Following the success of Spring, Summer, and Autumn seasons, Winter has arrived at BQEYZ’s Doors, presenting the all-new BQEYZ Winter. BQEYZ has got a good rep in the HiFi audio industry mainly with its premium in-ear monitor lineup based …

FiiO FH15: 3 Balanced Armature + 1 Dynamic Driver Hybrid In-Ear Earphones

FiiO's newest hybrid IEM, the FiiO FH15, has been released.

PAIAUDIO PLIISEN727: 6BA+1DD Hybrid 2pin 0.78mm HiFi In-Ear Earphones Audiophile IEMs

PaiAudio has released its latest hybrid IEM, the PAIAUDIO PLIISEN727.

FiiO Launches FH15 Four-Driver Hybrid IEMs With Carbon Based Diaphragm Dynamic Driver & Balanced Armature Drivers

FiiO offers one of the largest collections of in-ear monitors in the market today. The brand deals in multiple varieties of IEMs offering multi-BA, single Dynamic driver, and multi-driver hybrid sets of in-ear monitors. Quite recently, Fii…

Four New Updates With All-New HiBy R3 Pro Saber 2022: Budget Hi-Res Audio Player Redefined!!

HiBy has updated its classic R3 range of digital audio players with the latest release of the R3 Pro Saber 2022. It comes as an upgraded variant for the R3 Pro Saber that came out back in 2020. HiBy has designed the new R3 Pro Saber 2022 f…

AFUL Acoustics Performer 5: Brand-New 1DD+4BA Hybrid IEMs With Patented Technologies

AFUL Acoustics is a new name in the international market. Founded back in 2018, AFUL has aimed to design top-quality performing IEMs at pocket-friendly prices. With the help of a professional R&D Team, they have developed several different…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) AFUL Performer 5: Good neutral sound balance. Smooth, good connection between registers and natural decay.

The AFUL Performer 5 is a multi-driver earphones with a very smooth and well-connected sound image consistency.

SeeAudio Bravery AE Limited Edition: 4BA In-Ear Monitors

SeeAudio has released a limited edition of its popular SeeAudio Bravery AE Limited Edition.

Let's Update FiiO BTR7 To Latest Firmware V1.85: Adds New Features and Functions With Minor Bug Fixes

FiiO has released a brand new firmware update for its BTR7 Bluetooth and USB DAC/AMP. BTR7 is a highly-acclaimed flagship Bluetooth DAC/AMP that features Dual ES9219C DAC chips, Qualcomm’s Latest QCC5124 Bluetooth chipset, and Dual THX AAA…

RAPTGO x HBB Hook-X New Release at Linsoul Audio

The RAPTGO Hook-X has been well received by music enthusiasts and professionals since its launch. This time we are pleased to present the RAPTGO's brand new version of the beloved Hook-X, RAPTGO invited "Bad Guy Good Audio Reviews" (also k…

Trasam M7: High-Fidelity ESS9018K2M Decoding Chips Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifier

The high-quality Amp with built-in DAC, Trasam M7, is now available.

TRI i One: New Flagship Earphone Single Dynamic Driver In-Ear Monitor

The Tri i One single dynamic driver flagship model has been released.

7HZ Timeless AE: New 14.2mm Planar HiFi In-ear Earphone

The latest plane-driven IEM, the 7HZ Timeless AE, has been released.

RAPTGO x HBB HOOK-X: 14.2mm Planar + PZT Driver Open Back In-ear Earphone

A new collaborative model IEM "RAPTGO x HBB HOOK-X" is now available.