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.


(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.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS Air 3 Deluxe HS: The legitimate successor to the Air 3 with LDAC support while inheriting the well-balanced sound of the Air 3

The SoundPEATS Air 3 Deluxe HS is the final evolution of the brand's Air series in its current state.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) ACEFAST T1: Listening earphones for mild listening comfort and relaxed immersion in music

The ACEFAST T1 is a high-resolution listening earphone with a mild, pleasing sound to the ear.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TinHiFi C3: Neutral IEMs with beautiful transparent midrange

TinHiFi C3 has a sound signature that is fairly close to neutral.

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer BH770: Analytical monitors that give a high-luminance, high-definition sound. Good fit, but not comfortable to listen to.

If you are looking for a low-cost monitor headphone with excellent analytical capabilities, the Behringer BH770 might be a good candidate.

Moondrop Line W 6N High-Purity Silver-Plated Single-Crystal Copper Headphone Upgrade Cable

Moondrop is a name well-recognized by audiophiles from all around the globe. They have a huge collection of premium in-ear monitors, slowly they are entering into the world of Headphones too. Recently, they released two new headphones, The…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRUTHEAR x Crinacle Zero: High-quality, top-of-the-line neutral sound at a low price. Highly satisfying in terms of package quality.

The Trustear ZERO not only offers the best level of sound quality in its price range, but it also performs on par with the high-end.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) FloAudio Lily: Vocalist IEMs with rich, full-sounding vocals... hiding a true monitor-like sound behind that. IEMs with a lot of fun for the enthusiast

The FloAudio Lily have a balanced, near-neutral sound signature and are expected to have a monitor-like sound balance with high resolution.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kiwi Ears Cadenza: Good quality listening IEMs with deep lows, transparent and glossy mids, and smooth highs

Kiwi Ears Cadenza is well-balanced earphones in terms of sound, with sufficiently deep lows, smooth and pleasing highs, and mellow, glossy-sounding mids.

FloAudio Lily: Full-range BA in-ear monitors

FloAudio has released the FloAudio Lily, a full-range 1BA in-ear monitor.

Audirect ATOM3: ESS9280 AC PRO Chip Portable Decoder Amplifier

The ATOM series of compact DAC amplifiers has a new face: the Audirect ATOM3.

Tin HiFi Launched C2 Mech Warrior & C3 LCP+PU Composite Diaphragm In-Ear Monitors

With a huge catalog of successful budget in-ear monitors, Tin HiFi is a well-recognized name in the HiFi audio industry. Today, the brand has announced two brand new products to be added to its catalog of single-dynamic driver offerings, m…

TRN XuanWu: 10mm Planar Magnetic & Customized Balanced Armature Driver IEMS

TRN has released its latest planar magnetic and BA hybrid IEM, the TRN XuanWu.

TINHIFI C3: 10mm PU+LCP Composite Diaphragm HiFi Wired In-Ear Monitor

TinHiFi, a well-established and very popular brand, has released a new DD IEM, the TINHIFI C3.

Meet The All-New Audirect Atom 3: Latest Portable USB DAC/AMP With Premium ESS Sabre DAC Chipset

Audirect has released a brand new Portable USB DAC/AMP, presenting the all-new Audirect Atom 3. As a successor to the Atom 2, the Atom 3 here is a tiny package with massive sound characteristics. With top-quality features such as a premium…

Moondrop Introduces "Line V": 8-Core OFC Silver-Plated Headphone Upgrade Cable

Moondrop has always been a famous brand in the HiFi audio community. Mainly known for its huge range of HiFi in-ear monitors, Moondrop is a part of all the discussions for its newly launched headphones, the Moondrop Void. Following the rel…

Kiwi Ears Cadenza New Release at Linsoul Audio

As a newcomer in the industry pursuing extraordinary audio reproduction, the perfect combination of technical innovation and exquisite tuning has always been the goal of Kiwi Ears. We would like to recommend their newly launched 10mm Beryl…

NFAudio RA10: Latest Single Dynamic Driver IEMs with Powerful 6mm Micro DD Unit

NF Audio is a premium high-resolution in-ear monitor brand from China. Founded back in 2014, NF Audio has created multiple successful pairs for music professionals as well as audio enthusiasts. They aim to design high-quality products at a…