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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin Rhombus: Beautiful appearance with unique material design. Sound balance is excellent, reproducing glossy music.

The Tripowin Rhombus has a beautiful appearance, and its sound is relatively well balanced, reproducing music with a glamorous flavor in a glossy, colorful atmosphere.

Tripowin Danube: 8 Core Silver-plated OCC Copper Audio Cable

The latest OCC IEM cable, Tripowin Danube, has been released.

Tripowin Perles: 8 Core Silver-plated OCC Copper IEM Cable

The latest OCC IEM cable, Tripowin Perles, has been released.

KZ Joins Planar IEMs with PR1 Balanced & PR1 HiFi Edition Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs

2022 can be called the year of Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs. Most of the active brands have participated in the party with their own share of Planar IEMs such as the 7Hz Timeless, LETSHUOER S12/Z12, CCA PLA13, etc. Today, KZ Acoustics joins…

TinHiFi Introduces T2 2022: Latest Single Dynamic Driver IEMs With 4th-Generation DLC Diaphragm

Tin HiFi has updated its classic T2 series of dynamic driver IEMs with the release of the brand new T2 2022. Basically, they have upgraded the dynamic driver on the T2 2022 with a 4th-generation DLC(Diamond-Like Carbon) Diaphragm that take…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier TO-U2 mini: Stylish appearance is attractive. Communication quality is not bad, but the sound is unique

Edifier TO-U2 Mini is a fully wireless earphone with a stylish appearance and stable communication quality. The sound, however, is not well-balanced, and is a bit habitual, with a scanty low frequency range and a unique mid-range expressio…

Topping Launches All-New DX1 All-in-One DAC+Headphone AMP with AK4493S AKM DAC Chip

Topping is a well-established brand in the HiFi audio industry. The brand is mainly known for its wide range of desktop audio gears including DACs, AMPs, and All-in-One DAC/AMP devices. The best part about Topping is that their collection …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Open Audio Witch: Heavy V-shaped sound. Low distortion

Open Audio Witch has a V-shaped sound signature with an emphasis on low and mid-high frequencies.

TINHIFI T2 DLC: Dual 10mm DLC Dynamic Driver In-Ear Earphones

Tin HiFi has introduced the TINHIFI T2 DLC, an upgraded model of its popular IEMs.

HZSound Releases Heart Mirror Pro: An Upgrade To The Classic Single Dynamic Driver IEM

Back in 2020, HZSOUND Heart Mirror stole the heart of many audiophiles with its unmatched performance and a highly-attractive price tag. Today, HZSound has released a successor to the classic Heart Mirror, presenting the all-new HZSound He…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Hidizs Mermaid MM2: Audio specs are above price. Equipped with proprietary duct tuning. Overall balance is low frequency leaning for all nozzles.

The Hidizs Mermaid MM2 has a V-shaped sound with a slightly more midrange neutrality with the standard gold nozzle. The silver nozzle, which is supposed to adjust more toward the highs, actually emphasizes the upper midrange to mid-highs. …

Tripowin Rhombus: 1BA + 1DD Hybrid Performance IEM

The very popular brand Tripowin is coming out with another beautifully designed earphone. Yes, it is Tripowin Rhombus.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Air S: Neutral sound with a slight emphasis on low frequencies. Excellent sound balance and low distortion; ANC is not very effective

The EarFun Air S is the latest addition to the Air series, a new listening earphone from an excellent brand. It offers performance beyond its price point with excellent sound balance and excellent low distortion, but ANC performance is lac…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier W220T: Supporting Snapdragon Sound and excellent communication quality. Recommended if you prefer mild and comfortable sound.

The Edifier W220T is one of the few in-ear earphones that supports Snapdragon Sound, and if that's what you're buying it for, it's a good bet.

TRIxHBB KAI: Presenting The All-New Single Dynamic Driver IEMs

In recent times, we have seen many new collaborations, famous reviewers like Crinacle, HBB(Hawaii Bad Boy), etc. have collaborated with famous brands with their design and tuning ideas for the new IEMs. Recently, TRI Audio a famous HiFi IE…

TRI x HBB KAI: 3rd Generation DLC Diaphragm Dynamic In-ear Earphones

Tri has introduced earphones in collaboration with HBB.

LETSHUOER X Z Reviews Chimera IEM Upgrade Modular Cable

Following the success of the limited edition Z12 IEM collaboration between LETSHUOER and Zeos, We are proudly presenting you with a brand-new collaboration with Zeos from Z Reviews, presenting you all an all-new high-purity Modular IEM Upg…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko: Excellent sound balance and low distortion, but low resolution

The 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko earphones have excellent sound balance, low distortion, and clean sound, giving a refreshing and delicate sound.

CCA PLA13: All-New Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs with Newly-Developed 13.2mm Planar driver

2022 feels like a year of planar magnetic driver IEMs. We have got a huge catalog of planar driver IEMs including the Tin HiFi P1 Max, LETSHUOER S12, RaptGo Hook X, etc. Today, CCA marks its territory in the Planar Magnetic driver realm, l…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) JVC HA-AE5T: Excellent TWS created by JVC in Japan

The JVC HA-AE5T is the best entry-level true wireless earbuds that my beloved brand has produced to date. It is an excellent earphone that truly demonstrates the high quality that Japanese audio brands are still achieving today.

TRN Releases ST-5: Five-Driver Hybrid Set Of Premium IEMs

TRN has released a brand new set of reference-grade IEMs, meet the all-new TRN ST5. TRN has got a big catalog of pocket-friendly IEMs that are usually appreciated for their quality performance and attractive price tags. The latest ST-5 fea…

KBEAR Releases Ormosia Dual Driver(1DD+1BA) Hybrid IEMs

KBEAR has unveiled its latest dual-driver hybrid set of in-ear monitors, the KBEAR Ormosia. It’s a unique name for a uniquely designed pair featuring a simple straight-down wearing pattern, small ergonomic ear shells, dual-driver hybrid se…

(News) Moondrop Dawn Gets An All-New 3.5mm Single-Ended Variant

Following the success of the recently launched Moondrop DAWN 4.4mm Portable USB DAC/AMP, Moondrop has now revealed a single-ended variant for the DAWN, Let’s meet the all-new Moondrop DAWN 3.5mm Single-Ended Portable USB DAC/AMP. They have…

(News) KZ AS16 Pro: 16BA Balanced Armature Units Earphones HIFI Bass In Ear Monitor Earphones

The KZ AS16 Pro, IEMs with eight balanced armature drivers per side, has been released.

(News) DDHIFI TC09BA & TC09BC: HiFi Audiophile USB Cable

DDHiFi has released the audiophile USB cables DDHIFI TC09BA and DDHIFI TC09BC.

(News) CAT EAR MEOW: Dual Dynamic Driver Stereo 2pin 0.78mm HiFi Audiophile IEMS

The latest dual dynamic driver IEMs, Cat Ear Meow, have been released.

(News) Tin HiFi Launched Tin Buds 3 Bluetooth V5.2 TWS Earphones

Today, Tin HiFi has released its latest TWS of wireless earphones, the Tin Buds 3. Tin Buds 3 are designed for audiophiles who want a high-quality audiophile-like sound performance in the TWS form factor. They are equipped with the latest-…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier TO-U6+: High-frequency-oriented sound typical of Edifier

The Edifier To-U6+ is not a bad choice for earphones under $100. The highs are well localized and have a consistent overtone presentation, making them ideal for listening to string music, etc. As is typical of Edifier, the highs are carefu…

(News) TINHiFi Tin Buds 3: High-Fidelity Bluetooth v5.2 Earbud

TINHIFI has released TINHiFi Tin Buds 3, an IEM-type TWS.

(News) NF Audio NA3 Essentials: Brand New Dual-Cavity Single Dynamic Driver IEMs

NF Audio is a well-recognized brand in mainland China. In a small time, the brand has also made a big name in the international market with its premium set of in-ear monitors that come easy on the pocket. The brand has got multiple success…