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.


CVJ Mei: 1DD+2BA Three Driver Hybrid IEMs With Dual Tuning Switches

CVJ is an emerging name in the HiFi audio industry. The brand has recently started launching products focusing primarily on the budget IEM category. Their products are widely appreciated by users and reviewers as well. We are proudly bring…

See Audio x Z Reviews Rinko Brand 1 Planar+1 DD Dual-Driver Hybrid IEMs

See Audio has come ahead hand in hand with Zeos Pantera from Z Reviews with their latest product. Today, we are proudly launching the all-new Rinko multi-driver hybrid IEMs with See Audio and Z Reviews. The pair depicts a beautiful Waifu d…

(Headphones Review) audio-technica ATH-AVA500: Excellent listening headphones that are flat and well-balanced throughout, and allow you to hear the entire music in high resolution with good detail

The audio-technica ATH-AVA500 headphones are capable of providing high-resolution, flat overall sound. It has a well-balanced sound with excellent original fidelity, similar to the ambience of flat speakers, and is a relatively good choice…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tri Star River: Excellent studio tuning-like neutral sound. Tuning switch included.

Tri Star River is an in-ear monitor that offers a fairly good neutral sound in its price range. With massive bass and accurate texture, they are a superior choice over many high-end products because of their excellent level of resolution a…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) EPZ K1: Outstanding listening IEMs with extreme resolution at a low price

The EPZ K1 IEMs are extremely affordable, yet are capable of delivering sound with excellent detail and a resolution unmatched in this price range. Its sound is extended, majestic, and exhilarating, providing an enjoyable listening experie…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN TA3: Dynamic and fun sound that is a continuation of the VX lineage. The package contents are also gorgeous!

TRN TA3 IEMs offer a dynamic and exhilarating sound with a wide midrange. The basic sound line is inherited from the popular TRN VX series, but it is more dynamically oriented than the VX Pro in pursuit of a more enjoyable sound.

(Linsoul) Early bird reservation for 7HZ Legato is now available.

Early reservations are now open for the latest 7HZ Legato earphones.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SIMGOT EA500: Very low distortion and high resolution neutral sound; sound balance can be selected from two different nozzles

The SIMGOT EA500 are excellent IEMs with very low distortion, high resolution, and high quality sound that is well above its price. The texture is accurate, the localization is excellent, the build quality is excellent, and the acoustic pe…

FiiO Jade Audio Q11: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With CS43198 DAC Chips

FiiO is one of the most active brands in the HiFi audio industry. This time around, they have released a new product from their sub-brand Jade Audio, introducing the all-new FiiO Jade Audio Q11. Q11 is a successor to the highly-acclaimed Q…

FiiO Jade Audio JD7: Brand New Dual-Magnetic Dual-Cavity Single-Dynamic Driver IEMs

FiiO’s sub-brand Jade Audio has released a brand new single-dynamic driver pair of in-ear monitors, introducing the all-new Jade Audio JD7. With a 10mm PU Polymer diaphragm and dual-magnetic circuit design, the JD7 packs a powerful perform…

TRN Launches TA3: Brand New 2DD+1BA Hybrid IEMs

Whenever we see a hybrid driver configuration in an IEM our eyes beam up with the thought that wonderful sound that awaits for us with the set. Today, we have launched the all-new TRN TA3 which boasts excellent sound characteristics with i…

Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden, a limited edition Hatsune Miku model with beautiful sound and appearance

This time we will feature the "Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden," a dream item that is a collaboration between Moondrop, a popular brand of earphones made in China, and Hatsune Miku.

Moondrop Up: High-Purity 1064 Core 6N Single-Crystal Copper Headphone Upgrade Cable

Moondrop recently introduced a range of full-sized headphones with the announcements of two models, the Moondrop Void and the Moondrop Venus. Void is an entry-level single dynamic driver headphone while the Venus is a high-end planar headp…

SIMGOT EA500: 10mm Dual-Magnetic-Circuit & Dual-Cavity Structure Dynamic Earphones

The latest dynamic driver IEM, the SIMGOT EA500, has been released. The EA500 adopts a 10mm dual-magnetic-circuit and dual-cavity driver. Different from the two single magnetic circuit forms of "internal magnetic" or "external magnetic" co…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TinHiFi C5: Mellow neutral sound with impressive mild midrange over deep, heavy bass

The TinHiFi C5 is the first hybrid model in the C series, but it has been carefully tuned with a neutral sound balance in mind, and you can feel TinHiFi's enthusiasm for this series. TinHiFi's excellent build quality is also on full displa…

TRI Star River Latest Dual Dynamic Driver IEMs

TRI is a recognized name in the HiFi audio industry. They are a sub-brand to KBEar and deal primarily in high-fidelity in-ear monitors. TRI has recently joined hands with the dual-dynamic gang with the release of their latest TRI Star Rive…

Tin HiFi Introduces All-New "C5" IEMs with 10*10 Square Planar Driver & Customized Balanced Armature Driver

Tin HiFi has joined the bandwagon of Square Planar Drivers commonly known as SPD with their latest release, the Tin HiFi C5. The pair actually features a unique dual-driver hybrid configuration featuring a 10*10 Square Planar Driver and a …

TINHIFI C5: Planar & BA Drivers Hybrid HiFi In-Ear Earphones

The latest planar driver mounted IEM, TINHIFI C5, has been released.

LETSHUOER X Gizaudio Galileo: Brand new Dual-Driver Hybrid IEMs

LETSHUOER has recently been very active in the consumer audio industry, with massive releases such as S12, S12 Pro, and EJ07M IEMs finding enormous success across the market. Beyond those models, Letshuoer has also dived into producing hig…

HiBy R2 GEN II: HiRes Lossless Digital Music Player

The HiBy R2 Gen II is the newest addition to the entry-level digital audio player lineup.

Topping HS02: Brand New High-Speed USB 2.0 Isolator For Desktop Audio Chain

Topping has announced its latest USB isolator, the Topping HS02. HS02 is the second-generation of USB noise isolator coming as a direct upgrade to the classic HS01. It now supports USB 2.0 high-speed transmission that allows smooth signal …

Buy the TOPPING HS02 Audio Isolator on Apos Audio

There’s nothing quite as annoying as ground loop noise sabotaging an otherwise perfect system. You could spend hours troubleshooting the source, or you could spend no time at all by getting TOPPING’s HS02 audio isolator. With inputs for US…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA PLA13: Excellent range feeling that is both profound and exhilarating

The CCA PLA13 is an in-ear monitor with a wonderful sense of range, which is oddly characteristic of planar drive systems.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA HM20: Dark and sober mild U-shaped sound

The CCA HM20 is IEMs with a fairly complex driver configuration of 1DD+7BA hybrid, but with a fairly smooth sound image consistency.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro: LDAC compatible. High-performance true wireless earphones with bright balanced sound

The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are relatively high-performance earphones that support the high-quality sound codec LDAC.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kinera Celest Pandamon: Unique world view with bright mid-range

The Kinera Celest Pandamon is IEMs with an impressive bright midrange.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) JOYODIO SHINE: Audiophile IEMs with a high degree of perfection that can be enjoyed in 16 different ways

JOYODIO SHINE is neutral-tuned IEMs with an adjustable switch system for sound quality.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) QoA Gimlet: Rich sound with dense midrange

The QoA Gimlet is IEMs that offers a QoA-like sound with a warm, mellow, and dense midrange.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZAR: Massive and dense

The KZ ZAR is a model that delivers a mellow neutral sound with a heavy and dense low-frequency leaning.

JOYODIO SHINE: 1DD+2BA Hybrid Driver In Ear Monitor

Joyodio Shine, a gimmicky low-cost IEM with a hybrid 1DD+2BA configuration and switch tuning control, is now available.