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(News) Leisurely Audio L6: Single Side 6 BA Configuration

Leisurely Audio L6 is now available at Linsoul.

(News) Six Upgrades With FiiO BTR7 Compared To The BTR5: Brand New Bluetooth DAC/AMP

FiiO took the internet with its summer launch event yesterday where they announced several much-awaited products from their catalog along with a few surprises. The biggest awaited product for us from their catalog was the BTR7, the flagshi…

(News) FiiO BTR7 Dongle Amplifier with THX AAA!!!

The FiiO BTR7 dongle amplifier with THX AAA amplifiers has been announced and is now available for pre-order on HiFiGO. The price is $239.

(News) PENON VORTEX: DLC Single DD IEMs

The new IEM Penon Vortex has been released.

(News) Four Upgrades With Latest See Audio Bravery Anniversary Limited Edition!!

See Audio has released a brand new Anniversary Limited edition for its famous Bravery multi-BA IEMs, presenting you the all-new See Audio Bravery Anniversary Limited Edition. Available in an all-new Ruby Red color combination, See Audio Br…

(News) 8BA IEMs "Tingker H16" released

Tingker has released the Tingker H16 8BA IEMs.

(News) JQ 4Upro: HiFi 4BA 1DD Five Drivers Hybrid in Ear Earphones

5-driver hybrid IEM JQ U4pro is now available.

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

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

(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) 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) Aune X8 XVIII Anniversary Edition BT Magic Desktop DAC

AUNE Audio is a famous brand from Shenzhen China, they specialize in premium HiFi desktop gears such as audio decoders, headphone amplifiers, digital clocks, etc. Today, Aune has released their latest special edition variant for the well-k…

(News) THIEAUDIO Elixir: 3-Dimensional Velocity Transducer Diaphragm Dynamic Driver IEMs

The popular Chinese IEM brand "ThieAudio" has released the IEMs "THIEAUDIO Elixir" equipped with a newly developed dynamic driver.

(News) Topping M50: Desktop-Grade Digital Audio Player With USB OTG Bridge

Topping M50 is a premium desktop digital audio player with 10-band EQ support along with Apple Airplay and DLNA connectivity. Topping M50 supports USB OTG function, and has a microSD and Flash disk support(up to 256GB capacity). Topping al…

(News) Questyle M15 Portable USB DAC/AMP With ES9281AC Sabre DAC

Today, Questyle, a pioneer desktop Hifi audio brand has released its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the Questyle M15. The latest Questyle M15 houses two of Questyle’s patented CMA(Current Mode Amplification) SiP modules. It has four CMA amp …

(Monitor Headphones Review) SHURE SRH940: High resolution, original sound fidelity, almost perfectly accurate localization and texture. An excellent studio monitor that is hard to believe at this price. Durability is the only drawback.

For those looking for an excellent monitor headphones at around $300, the first product to consider is the SHURE SRH940. With excellent detail and precise localization, and the ability to reproduce musical expression clearly and with high …

(News) RAPTGO HOOK-X: Custom Planar+PTZ Driver, New concept New attempt

The RAPTGO HOOK-X, a Chinese IEMs with a rather unusual combination of planar drive and ceramic drivers, has been released.

(Headphones Review) GRADO SR225X: Do you like erotic vocals and sexy guitars that sound sweet, sad and raw with your breath?

If you like the sweetest, sexiest sound, you should not miss the GRADO SR225X. Mellow, lustrous, breathtakingly beautiful vocals and sexy guitars make for a sweet moment. It is not faithful to the original sound, but it offers another dime…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) DUNU FALCON PRO: These earphones have very good build quality, and you can enjoy changing the sound quality with the tuning nozzle. However, the sound is warm and not for everyone.

The DUNU FALCON PRO is quite an attractive option if you want a beautiful earphone with a high-end texture in the 20,000 yen range. The overall sound performance is also up to the standard of the price, and is quite good by any standard. H…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT600: Earphones for audiophiles whose sound changes with amplifiers and re-cabling. The range of sound varies from a thick, full midrange sound to a sparkling, high-frequency flat sound that sounds fantastic!

The Audiosense DT600 is a very geeky earphone that only those who have many audio devices such as DAPs, portable amplifiers, desktop amplifiers, etc. will find joy in. These earphones are really a core product for people who enjoy driving …

(Unboxing) SeeAudio Bravery: IEMs that let you hear the mid-range sound image carefully. At the moment, I personally prefer ANOU.

I got my hands on See Audio's new SeeAudio Bravery, and here are my first impressions.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCZ Plume: A good model that is carefully tuned from the midrange to the mid-high range. However, the expansion of the low-mid range may not be to everyone's taste.

With the name "Plume" and its beautiful golden appearance, I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound. I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound, like a bird of paradise or a peacock. However, the actual sound of the Plu…

(Monitor IEM Review) SHURE AONIC 4: Earphones that maintain a warm listening experience while also rendering details beautifully. Lack of consistency in the midrange and lack of high frequencies are the main drawbacks.

To be frank, the SHURE AONIC 4 is a difficult model for me personally. The only good things about it are the fit and sound insulation, and that's about it. The sound quality is inconsistent in the midrange, the localization sounds a bit in…

【Chi-fi earphones review】Kinera Freya: Cool looks and a clear singing sound. This is unlikely to be less than $300.

When someone asks, "Do you have a recommended earbud for a budget of $300 or less?", there is no doubt that the Kinera Freya is one of the first earbuds I think of when someone asks me, "What's the difference between a pair of headphones t…

【True Wireless earbuds review】SENNHEISER MOMENTUM True Wireless 2: Unlike the first generation, it does not support aptX LL, but the quality has improved overall and it is a completely wireless luxury model that can be recommended without complaint.

The model featured this time is the SENNHEISER MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 (MTW2). SENNHEISER is a prestigious audio manufacturer in Germany and is a manufacturer that manufactures a wide range of audio products, from professional application…

【Chi-fi earphones review】AUDIOSENSE T800: Warm neutral sound with a transparent U-shape. Overall visibility, crispness, and clear clues to the sound, but with moderate suppression of edges and sharpness, it is comfortable to listen to

The product featured this time is the AUDIOSENSE T800. Not much is known about AUDIOSENSE in Japan, but this T800 became a hot topic due to the exceptionally good cospa in terms of specifications, and the sound quality was also very good, …

【Chi-fi earphones review】iBasso AM05: The transparent and thick midrange gives you a versatile and musical sound.

The product featured this time is iBasso AM05. iBasso is a Chinese brand famous for releasing advanced audio products centering on digital audio players, and it is a topic to release a monster DAP called iBasso DX220 Max soon.

【Special Review】SENNHEISER MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 vs Technics EAH-AZ70W: Which is the King of TWS?

If 2019 was the year for the Sony WF-1000XM3 and AirPods Pro, the 2020's true wireless earphones market may be represented by these two models. In other words, Technics EAH-AZ70W and SENNHEISER MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 (MTW2).