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) SIMGOT EW200: 10mm SCP Diaphragm Dual-Magnetic-Circuit & Dual-Cavity Dynamic Driver In-Ear Earphones

The SIMGOT EW200 earphones are a high-performance in-ear headphone designed for audiophiles, studio monitoring, and gaming. They incorporate a flagship-level dual-magnetic-circuit and dual-cavity design that offers exceptional acoustic per…

XSL X-One: Chinese earphones claiming low-cost final A8000

The X-ONE is tuned based on the popular final Audio A8000 in Japan, and the brand claims that its sound quality reproduction reaches more than 85% of that of the original A8000. If the price of only 5,000 yen is comparable to most of the s…

KZ PR2: Real Planar Magnetic Driver In-Ear Monitor

The KZ PR2 is an entry-level in-ear monitor with a range of features and benefits, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for high-quality, reliable earphones. It is equipped with a newly developed 13.2mm real planar unit and a 7…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BLON × HBB Z300: High resolution and low distortion. Attractive low-frequency depth and elegant sounding, calm mid-range expression.

The BLON × HBB Z300 has a low-frequency oriented sound that is typical of HBB collaboration models, and the fact that it is a little less flashy in the midrange is also an indication of HBB's preference. Overall progress has been made from…

BLON X HBB Z300: 10mm Silicone Diaphragm In Ear Monitor for Musician Audiophile DJ Studio

BLON x HBB Z300 is a collaboration project between BLON and the legendary audio reviewer HBB. It is a truly unique product that reflects HBB's passion for high-quality sound and design. The earphones feature a state-of-the-art 10mm silicon…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin Piccolo: High transparency and resolution with high sound image consistency. Excellent listening earphones that focus on the midrange and make you listen impressively

The Tripowin Piccolo IEMs are very good earphones that delivers overall high transparency and resolution, high original sound fidelity, and a proper focus on the midrange for music with good sound image consistency. The audio specs are on …

Tripowin Piccolo: 11mm Dual-Cavity LCP Dynamic Driver Earphones

The Tripowin Piccolo earphones feature third generation liquid crystal polymer (LCP) diaphragms that are thin and responsive, resulting in excellent treble extension and tonal balance. The earphones are tuned to a modified tonal standard w…

(Monitor Headphones Review) audio-technica ATH-M20x: High-resolution entry monitor that focuses on the midrange

The audio-technica ATH-M20x is the brand's entry-level monitor headphone, yet it has the resolution of an ultra high-end product. Its sound is designed with an emphasis on brightly focused midrange imaging, and if you like bright sound, yo…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN Rosefinch: TRN Brings a New Era to Planar Drive IEMs

TRN Rosefinch represents a completely new step forward for TRN in the field of planar-drive earphones. With its well-defined high frequencies, carefully tuned and consistent sound design, high transparency, and above all, ultra-high-end re…

See Audio x Tangzu Shimin Li Encounter Edition: Four New Updates over OG Shimin Li!!

In the past few months, we have seen plenty of collaborations between brands and famous reviewers, today we are proudly launching the latest collaborative project that is different from all the projects that you might have witnessed today.…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZS10 ProX: Excellent studio monitor-like sound

The KZ ZS10 ProX is a multi-hybrid driver model with relatively good damping characteristics, high transparency, good resolution, and above all, a monitor-like sound with high fidelity to the original sound, which is a clear indication tha…

TRN Rosefinch: Brand New IEMs With 12mm Full-Frequency Planar Magnetic Driver

TRN Audio is quite an active brand in the budget segment of in-ear monitors. Every month they are out there with new and updated products. Their products have a good price-to-performance ratio as well, delivering quality sound with a solid…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop LAN: Excellent build and package; balanced sound based on VDSF target

The Moondrop LAN has a studio monitor-like sound that reproduces speaker localization almost perfectly, with excellent transparency and original fidelity, and a very clear, low distortion sound. The package and build quality are also very …

Moondrop Lan: 10mm Dual-Cavity Dynamic Driver

Popular brand Moondrop has released its latest in-ear monitor, the Moondrop Lan.

Moondrop Introduces LAN: Brand New Affordable IEM With 10mm Dual-Cavity Beryllium-Coated Dynamic Driver

Moondrop has introduced a brand new single dynamic driver in the budget category, meet the all-new Moondrop LAN. After years of expertise in designing single and multi-driver IEMs, Moondrop has implemented the techniques used in HiFi IEMs …

KZ AZ15: Upgraded Bluetooth 5.2 Wireless Ear-Hook

KZ has released its latest earhook-type true wireless re-cable, the KZ AZ15.

TRI Star River: Dual Dynamic Drivers 2Pin Wired Earphone with Tuning Switch

TRI Star River, a low-cost in-ear monitor with tuning switch, is now available.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kinera Celest Gumiho: High luminance neutral sound with a sense of detail

The Kinera Celest Gumiho has excellent resolution and a sound that emphasizes detail. The design is stylish and quite satisfying, but it tends to sound a bit dry and metallic, so it is not for everyone. It is not suitable for people who ar…

Moondrop Droplet: USB-C Balanced Armature Driver In-Ear Earphone

Moondrop Droplet Moondrop has released its latest USB-C compatible IEM, the Moondrop Droplet. Features High-Performance Single Balanced Armature Driver Optimised Digital Signal Processing Professional Sound Adjust…

Moondrop Droplet DSP USB Type-C Single Balanced Armature Driver IEMs

Moondrop is a well-recognized name in the audiophile industry. For many years, Moondrop has developed itself as a manufacturer of high-quality in-ear monitors available at both budget as well as premium ranges. Today, Moondrop has announce…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) HZSound Heart Mirror ZERO: For those looking for bright studio monitors

The HZSound Heart Mirror ZERO is a bright studio monitor-like sounding in-ear monitor available at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) XINHS XINHS-002: A sibling of the very popular Tripowin Olina?

XINHS XINHS-002 is a relatively inexpensive high resolution in-ear monitor.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) QKZ x HBB Khan: Dark, heavy, bass-leaning U-shaped sound

The QKZ x HBB Khan is IEMs with a dark, heavy U-shaped sound signature.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SOUNDPEATS Life: True Wireless Earphones with a luxurious design and high functionality

SoundPEATS Life is a low-cost, app-enabled & ANC-equipped multifunction True Wireless earphones.

HZSOUND Heart Mirror Zero: 10mm High-rigidity Carbon Nano Diaphragm Dynamic Driver Earphones

The latest single dynamic driver IEM, HZSOUND Heart Mirror Zero, is now available.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS T3: A good hidden model from SoundPEATS. Buried high cost performance true wireless earbuds.

If you are looking for a low-cost fully wireless earphone that is compact, portable, and functional, the SoundPEATS T3 is a pretty strong choice.

(Monitor Headphones Review) JTS HP-535: Monitor headphones for live sound with a strong sense of depth and resonance

The JTS HP-535 is a monitor headphone that provides a rich, resonant sound with a unique depth of field.

QKZ x HBB Khan: 2DD Dynamic Driver HiFi IEM with 3D Printed Ergonomic Lightweight Shell

QKZ's latest IEM, the QKZ x HBB Khan, has been released.

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.

(Linsoul) Early bird reservations for QKZ x HBB Khan are now open

Pre-orders for the QKZ x HBB Khan are now available at Linsoul.