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Moondrop Venus: All-New Full-Size Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphones

Planar Magnetic Drivers are widely used in full-sized over-ear headphones. They deliver high-speed quality performance with ultra-low distortion in the output signal. Moondrop has joined hands with the Planar magnetic team, Bringing us the…

Effect Audio Introduces Heritage Series Cleopatra II High-End UP-OCC Premium IEM Upgrade Cable

Effect Audio is a premium high-end IEM and IEM upgrade cable brand based out of Singapore. They have a wide range of premium upgrade cables specially handcrafted for premium in-ear monitors. Today, we are officially launching their Heritag…

Trettitre TreSound 1: Majestic Mountain Design Portable Hi-Fi Bluetooth Speaker

The Trettitre TreSound 1 wireless speaker, with its unique and elegant mountain design, is now available.

Custom Art Fibae 5: 1 DD+2 BA + 2 Planar Magnetic HiFi Tribrid Drivers Earphones

High-end tribrid IEMs, Custom Art Fibae 5, are now available.

S.M.S.L D400EX: AK4191 & Dual AK4499EX DAC Chips DSD512 Bluetooth Audio Decoder

The SMSL D400EX high-end DAC is now available with dual AK4499EX, Asahi Kasei's latest flagship DAC chip.

SMSL D400ES: Flagship ES9039MSPRO DAC Bluetooth 5.0 Low-Noise Audio Decoder

The latest audio decoder, SMSL D400ES, will make your music life more sophisticated.

SMSL Releases D400EX All-New Flagship MQA Desktop DAC With Dual AK4499EX DAC Chips

Every HiFi desktop setup requires a high-performance Desktop DAC that brings together high-resolution audio signal decoding with rich tonality. SMSL designs some of the best desktop audio gear that are widely appreciated for their rich pre…

XENNS Mangird Top: 8BA+1DD Hybrid IEM In-ear Earphone

The latest flagship-class IEM, XENNS Mangird Top, has been released.

Five Upgrades WIth the DUNU x Z Reviews SA6 Ultra

Based on the success of the DUNU SA6, DUNU has worked in collaboration with Zeos from Z Reviews to develop the all-new SA6 Ultra. The 300 units limited edition SA6 Ultra has got many new updates over the original SA6 such as a New sound si…

LZ HiFi introduces "AX": Latest Nine-Driver Flaghsip Hybrid IEMs With 1DD+4BA+2EST+2 Piezoelectric Drivers

LZ HiFi has got a huge catalog of premium in-ear monitors that are known to deliver quality sound. Back in 2020, LZ HiFi introduced its flagship the A7 with a 7-driver hybrid configuration on each side. The pair got immense love and praise…

(High-end Headphones Review) beyerdynamic T5p 2nd Generation: Bright and comfortable sound. Good wearing comfort is also an attraction.

The beyerdynamic T5p headphones are comfortable to wear and provide a clean midrange with a sound balance that does not tire the ear even after long periods of listening.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Open Audio Mercury 2.0 (Pre-final): Brushed-up model with improved sound balance and higher resolution of the original model

Mercury 2.0 is an improved version of the original model in terms of sound quality, with improved resolution and original fidelity. It retains the harmonic rich midrange ambience of the original, but brings it more to the forefront, improv…

FiiO Launches Q7 Flagship USB DAC/AMP with ES9038 Pro DAC & Dual THX AA788+ Amp Circuits

Based on the flagship M17 Digital Audio Player, FiiO has designed the all-new Q7 Flagship USB DAC/AMP. Just like the M17, it’s a transportable device that can be used both in a portable as well as desktop manner. Q7 has been a highly-antic…

ThieAudio Oracle MkII: NEW Tribrid King - 1DD + 2BA + 2EST In-Ear Monitor

ThieAudio, known for its high-quality in-ear monitors, has released the successor to its hit model, the ThieAudio Oracle MKII.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Open Audio Mercury: Excellent analog-type listening earphones that nostalgically portray music with rich harmonics

Open Audio Mercury is a signature with a near-neutral sound balance and an emphasis on heavy bass.

SMSL Releases SU-10: Latest Flagship Desktop DAC with Dual ES9038Pro DAC Chips

SMSL offers one of the widest collections of premium desktop audio gears including desktop decoders, headphone amplifiers, power amplifiers, and more. Today, SMSL has released its latest flagship desktop decoder, the all-new SMSL SU10. Equ…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Open Audio Alkaid: Superior monitor earphones that convey clarity, subtlety, and detail without spilling anything.

The Open Audio Alkaid is a high-end earphone with a delicate, analytical sound with high transparency across the entire frequency range.

Six Updates With the All-New Topping DX7 Pro+: DX7 Pro+ vs DX7 Pro

Topping has released an update to its classic DX7 Pro desktop all-in-one DAC/AMP with the all-new Topping DX7 Pro+. Originally released back in 2019, the DX7 Pro has been a top-selling product for Topping. It has been a highly versatile al…

TOPPING DX7 Pro+: Bluetooth5.1 ES9038PRO Hi-Res Headphone Desktop Decoder Amplifier

Topping has released the TOPPING DX7 Pro+, an all-in-one desktop headphone amplifier.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Unique Melody Maverick Ti: A model that is finished safely like Uniqie Melody.

If you are looking for a choice in the $1000 neighborhood, the Unique Melody Marverick Ti is generally easy to recommend because its exterior build quality and sound meet the price level.

S.M.S.L Welcomes New M500 MK III Desktop All-in-One DAC AMP: M500 MK III vs M500 MK II vs M500

S.M.S.L is a premium Hifi audio gear brand from China. They have a huge catalog of premium desktop audio gears including audio decoders, headphone amplifiers, all-in-one decoders and amplifiers, etc. S.M.S.L M500 is a highly celebrated all…

Shanling MG800 Latest Flagship Single Dynamic Driver IEMs With Titanium Shells

In the huge catalog of products that Shanling offers, the recently launched “MG” series is dedicated to the design and development of premium single dynamic driver IEMs. The series was introduced earlier this year with the release of “MG60…

Yanyin x HBB Mahina: 2EST + 4BA + 1DD Tribrid Monitor

Introducing the newest hybrid driver IEMs "Yanyin x HBB Mahina".

Shanling M6 Ultra: Latest Portable Digital Audio Player With Quad AK4493SEQ DACs

Shanling Audio is a well-recognized brand in the HiFi audio industry. They are an old player dealing in all kinds of HiFi audio gears including in-ear monitors, digital audio players, and more. Today, Shanling officially launches its lates…

(News) Softears Twilight: Latest Single Dynamic Driver IEMs With Unique Twisted Shell Design

In a short span of time, Softears has got a good reputation in the audiophile community. The brand which is said to share the design and research team with Moondrop has always focused on delivering premium in-ear monitors. Whether it be th…

(News) Oriolus Releases Szalayi: Triple Driver Hybrid IEM With Planar Magnetic Driver

Oriolus is a well-reputed HiFi audio gear brand from Japan. The brand has released several successful premium in-ear monitors in the market including the single dynamic driver Isabellae and the multi-driver ultimate flagship Tralli. Today,…

(News) Topping Releases DM7: ES9038 Pro Based Flagship Multi-Channel Desktop DAC

Over the years, Topping has emerged itself as manufacturer of premium, high-performance desktop audio gears. They have released many successful products that cover most segments including desktop DACs, Headphone amplifiers, Power Amplifier…

(News) Leisurely Audio L12: HiFi BA In-ear Monitor Earphones Noise Reduction for HIFI Audiophile Musician

Leisurely Audio L12 is now available at Linsoul.

(News) Topping Announces A90 Discrete Headphone Amplifier & Pre-Amplifier

Topping has made a big name for itself in the desktop audio scene. The brand is regularly praised for its great sounding desktop gears available at almost every price segment. They start at entry-level products and goes as high as flagship…

(News) QoA Margarita: 2 Sonions EST + 1BA + 7mm DD IEMs

QOA has released its flagship IEM, QOA Margarita.