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.

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(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.

HiBy R3 Pro Saber 2022: Ultraportable Bluetooth UAT Touchscreen Hi-Fi Network Music Player

The HiBy R3 Pro Saber 2022, the latest small portable audio player, is now available.

SMSL Launches "C200": All-New Desktop DAC/AMP with ES9038Q2M DAC and Dual Headphone Outputs

SMSL is a trusted name in the HiFi audio industry. Mainly, SMSL is known for its range of Desktop HiFi gear such as DAC/AMPs, DACs, Headphone Amplifiers, etc. Today, SMSL has announced a brand-new all-in-one DAC/AMP, the SMSL C200. It’s a …

See Audio Bravery Anniversary Limited Edition Now Available In An All-New Color Option

See Audio Bravery Anniversary Edition has got a brand new color scheme. Earlier released in a Ruby Red color, now the new Limited Edition is available in a beautiful Ink Blue color option. The pair looks strikingly beautiful while providin…

Hidizs Announces AP80 Pro-X Red Copper Limited Edition Collectible Digital Audio Player

Hidizs AP80 series of digital audio players need no introduction among audio lovers. The series has got plenty of products including the AP80, the AP80 Pro, and the recently launched AP80 Pro-X. Hidizs has a habit of releasing limited edit…

FiiO Releases LC-RE Pro 2022: Updated Flagship Gold, Silver, Copper Hybrid IEM Upgrade Cable

At their Autumn Fall Event today, FiiO has released the amazing FH7S hybrid driver IEMs. Alongside the FH7s, FiiO has also dropped an update to its flagship LC-RE Pro IEM cable, presenting the all-new FiiO LC-RE Pro 2022. Compared to the p…

SMSL C200: High End DAC & Headphone Amp

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

(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.

Topping Releases G5 All-New Portable DAC/AMP with Premium Sabre DAC and HD Bluetooth Input

Topping has just released a brand new portable USB and Bluetooth DAC/AMP, the latest Topping G5. It’s a highly versatile device that serves as a premium Hi-Res audio source with its high-performance DAC chipset, powerful NFCA-based amplifi…

Quloos QLS MC01/MC01SE: Latest Flagship-Grade Portable DAC/AMPs

Portable Audio scenes can easily get sorted with your favorite pair of IEMs and a Portable USB DAC/AMP with your smartphones. These little devices are slowly replacing digital audio players for many portable users. Brands are regularly bri…

(News) Tempotec Serenade X: High-End Desktop HiFi DAP USB DAC

The latest network digital audio player, Tempotec Serenade X, is now available.

(News) Kinera Hodur: 1DD + 1BA+1 EST Drivers in Ear Monitors

The newest electrostatic IEMs, Kinera Hodur, have been released.

(News) iBasso Launches AMP13 Module With 6th Gen Korg Nutube For DX300 and DX320

iBasso has just announced its latest amp module for the flagship DX300 and the DX320 digital audio players, presenting the all-new iBasso AMP13. Designed with the 6th gen Korg Nutube 6P1, the AMP13 packs a tube-like rich sound presentation…