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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$50~$100

(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.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TKZK Ouranos: IEMs that let you hear bright, high-resolution, clean midrange

TKZK Ouranos are excellent earphones that offer a neutral and near-flat sound signature at a low price point with high resolution and low distortion.

KZ ZAR: High Performance 1DD+7BA Drivers In-Ear Earphones

KZ has released its latest flagship-class IEM, the KZ ZAR.

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.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Air Pro 3: The world's heavyweight champion of true wireless earbuds; it is not the legitimate successor to the Air Pro 2. It's more like a top-of-the-line SoundPEATS T2.

The EarFun Air Pro 3 is an excellent true wireless earphone with functionality and ANC performance equal to or better than the previous generation Air Pro 2.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Sudio T2: Casual, life-inspired design. Clear, crisp sound with a speedy feel; ANC performance is not powerful

Sudio T2 is a relatively cost-effective model that offers balanced U-shaped sound, a harmonious and textured design, and active noise cancellation that works well to begin with.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Sudio N2 Pro: High resolution sound with a sense of depth. Stylish with minimalist design. Highly functional and easy to use.

The Sudio N2 Pro is an easy-to-use earphone that packs multiple features such as ANC and wireless charging into a minimalist design.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KiiBOOM ALLURE: Neutral IEM that delivers high resolution and transparency of the midrange with elegance

The KiiBOOM ALLURE is an attractive earphones with excellent audio specs on par with the high end, and a sound that is finished with a good neutral balance.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SOUNDPEATS Capsule 3 Pro: Excellent neutral sound reproducing excellent localization and texture

SoundPEATS Capsule 3 Pro is SoundPEATS' most ambitious product, combining great localization and texture and supporting the high-quality sound codec LDAC.

(Portable Headphone Amp Review) Hidizs XO: Fun LED light effects, solid choice in price range.

The Hidizs XO is a fun portable headphone amp with colorful LEDs that can drive both IEMs and headphones well and works well with HiBy Music, making it a good candidate for those seeking an all-in-one dongle amp in this price range.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ PR1 Pro: Second generation of KZ planar type that improves on the lack of transparency of the previous generation

The KZ PR1 Pro is an attractive earphone with good range and original sound fidelity and accurate texture representation.

HiBy FC3: HiFi ES9281pro DAC chip MQA Headphone Amplifier

HiBy has released its latest portable headphone amplifier, the HiBy FC3.

KZ SA08 Pro: 8 Balanced Armature Drivers True Wireless Earbuds

The latest KZ TWS, KZ SA08 Pro, has been released.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) FIIL CC nano: Stylish design. Multipoint support. Customize the sound quality freely with a highly functional application. Excellent communication quality. True wireless inner-ear earphones with a fairly high level of qualit

The FIIL CC nano is quite an attractive earphone with a well-balanced sound in the inner-ear type, multifunctional with various presets and customizable 10-band EQ, multi-point support, good communication quality, and good battery life.

TKZK Ouranos: 10mm Carbon Nanotube Dynamic Driver Headphones In-Ear Earphone

The newest single dynamic driver IEMs, TKZK Ouranos, are now available at Linsoul.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY HT05 Melobuds ANC: Monitor-like sound balance with bright midrange; ANC reduced mainly in the midrange. High functionality with supported applications.

The QCY HT05 is a reasonably attractive option in its price range, with ANC that effectively reduces midrange, good communication quality, and a fairly balanced and bright sound signature.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin x HBB Olina SE: Brushed-up version of Olina with a more open soundstage and excellent localization

With the Olina SE, Tripowin has brushed up on the well-established Olina and improved the audio specs. Basically, the change from Olina to Olina SE can be seen as an evolution, and it shows the solid insight of Tripowin and HBB who worked …

REECHO SG-03S: LCP Diaphragm Dynamic Driver 2Pin 0.78mm Metal In-ear Earphones

Reecho has released its latest in-ear monitor, the REECHO SG-03S.

(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier G4S: Multi-device support with dongle type Bluetooth adapter. Low latency. Gaming headset with depth sound.

Edifier G4S is a wireless gaming headset with multi-device support and low latency. It has high communication quality, a good wearing comfort, and a sound with depth that does not tire even after long hours of gaming.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Jabra Elite 4 Active: ANC performance meets the price standard, with high functionality and communication quality. Sound quality is not bad.

The Jabra Elite 4 Active is not a bad choice, with excellent functionality, about average ANC for the price, excellent connection quality, a high level of quality control, and sound quality that is above the price standard.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) HAYLOU W1: Low-cost BA + DD hybrid configuration. Neutral sound balance. aptX Adaptive support.

The HAYLOU W1 is an ambitious product from a brand that offers a hybrid DD + BA configuration at a low price, aptX Adaptive codec support, and well-balanced sound.

QoA Gimlet: 10mm Dynamic Driver In-Ear Monitors Earphone IEMs

QoA has released the QoA Gimlet, single dynamic driver IEMs.

DUNU Titan S Gets All-New Sandstone Black Color Variant!!

DUNU Titan S is among the most celebrated single dynamic driver IEMs under the 100$ price category. Titan S has been a default recommendation for many audio reviewers from all around the globe. Today, DUNU has introduced an all-new color c…