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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Yu9 U-556: Excellent Etymotic clone that overcomes the weaknesses of the ER4B and offers a more natural texture

The Yu9 U-556 is an Etymotic-like IEMs with excellent textural expression and has a sound that beats the original ER4B in that it is more accurate in the midrange. For more purist Etymotic fans, I recommend the U-554, but for those seeking…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Yu9 U-554: A well-made etymotic clone. An alternative to ER4B. Recommended for vocal songs and ASMR

The Yu9 U-554 is a well-made clone of the Etymotic Research ER4B. It has an improved fit, improved usability, and definitely better value for money than the original. The packaging is not cheap either.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop CHU: The entry class IEMs of uncompromising brands is a bit different

Moondrop CHU is an entry-level Chinese earphone that could be called a "KATO the Younger," created with the knowledge gained from KATO. While the quality is kept in line with the price, the development results obtained from the latest mode…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ EDA Green: High resolution and high definition. Excellent monitor earphones

The KZ EDA (green) is an excellent neutral studio monitor, capable of rendering the entire musical picture clearly and crisply. It is not for those who are sensitive to high frequencies, those who want thickness in the midrange, or those w…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden: Neutral listening earphones with a sound that is both extended and refreshing

The Moondrop Aria is a very good neutral listening model and an excellent IEMs that can be recommended without question if you prefer a spacious and refreshing sound.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense T180: High-definition monitor sound hidden behind well-balanced sound

The Audiosnse T180 is a warm-neutral IEMs that is not bad in its price range. They are not bad to use as standard, but their real appeal is their high-definition sound when used with a high output impedance headphone amplifier and attenuat…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TFZ LIVE 3: Has a deep groove-filled low frequency range and provides a mild, comfortable listening sound with a good sense of depth

The TFZ LIVE 3 has the deep lows typical of TFZ, with gentle, mild highs and near-neutral mids that are comfortable to listen to. It is a fairly well-balanced listening earphone in its price range and a relatively easy variant to recommend.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) iBasso IT01X: V-shaped listening model with neutrality in mind. Drawback is that the low midrange tends to be strong.

The iBasso IT01X has a V-shaped sound signature with a slightly concave midrange. One point of concern is that the low midrange is quite overemphasized, so the sound image in the midrange is easily affected and tends to be fuzzy.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense AQ0: Enjoy powerful, dynamic and energetic sound with high resolution

The Audiosense AQ0 is a very strong choice if you are looking for a well-balanced warm neutral sound for under $100. It offers sufficiently high resolution, low distortion, and a deep soundstage, resulting in an energetic and powerful soun…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZES: This model improves on the KZ ZEX's sound balance in the low and midrange. However, the high frequency range and resolution are degraded.

The KZ ZES is a model that addresses the biggest problem of the KZ ZEX, which was to improve the sound balance between the low and mid frequencies. The low frequency range of the ZES is particularly well tuned with good quality, and the co…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Fidue Gem 4: The resolution is very high, but the overall balance is aggressive, with a lot of distortion and a dry sound characteristic of balanced armatures.

The Fidue Gem4 is a very high-resolution sounding earphone that can impress those who like a clear sound. However, the sound is a bit too aggressive and has a lot of balanced-armature-like distortion, which makes it hard to say that it is …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) DUNU FALCON PRO: These earphones have very good build quality, and you can enjoy changing the sound quality with the tuning nozzle. However, the sound is warm and not for everyone.

The DUNU FALCON PRO is quite an attractive option if you want a beautiful earphone with a high-end texture in the 20,000 yen range. The overall sound performance is also up to the standard of the price, and is quite good by any standard. H…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) NF Audio NM2+: Excellent studio monitor earphones

The NF Audio NM2+ is the first choice for users who are looking for a practical studio monitor for DTMs at a low price. It reproduces the sound of monitor speakers quite faithfully. The audio specs are excellent and far beyond the value of…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZEX: Lacks a sense of construction, but has high resolution. Unique dynamic warm sound that is rich and full.

The technical performance of the KZ ZEX is excellent, offering a sound comparable to the high end for an earphone that costs just under $30. However, the tuning is not to everyone's taste, pursuing the usual KZ hobby, and basically it is v…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BGVP DM8: A beautiful earphone that provides a mellow midrange with high resolution

The BGVP DM8 is a Chinese earphone that can be recommended to those who want to enjoy the midrange harmoniously and mellowly. The resolution is very close to outstanding considering the price, the vocal expression is very beautiful, and cl…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin x HBB Olina: Very good texture representation, high resolution and speaker-like forward localization. Very good earphones that completely transcend the price.

The Tripowin x HBB Olina is one of the great earphones that offers very high quality, high resolution neutral sound for a low price in the $100 range. It unquestionably fits at the top of my recommendation list.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA CA10: A psychedelic sound created by a true genius. The junk feeling all over again!

If you want to taste a weird, sort of psychedelic, freaky, junk food sound, CCA CA10 is not to be missed. A brand with true talent doesn't think outside the box. From these earphones, I can hear the "sound field? Localization? Coherency? T…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin × HBB MELE: Perfect midrange for superb texture expression. Mild and suitable for those who are sensitive to high frequencies, but lacks dynamism in expression, which is a clear drawback.

The Tripowin x HBB MELE is a gospel for audiophiles who love accurate textural representation. In a slightly narrow sound field with a slightly forward localization, the Tripowin x HBB MELE is able to capture the entire musical image in a …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BQEYZ Autumn: High resolution and well-balanced sound. Mild high frequency range, suitable for those who are concerned about stinging; low frequency range can be adjusted with three different tuning filters.

When I think of BQEYZ, I can't help but think of the brand as being strong in piezo-multi hybrids, so the perfection of the single dynamic driver was unknown to me, and I personally doubted the quality of the BQEYZ Autumn. However, the wel…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN TA2: Not bad if you like a dense, warm sound, but it's a non-mainstream sound in TRN.

The TRN TA2 has a narrow V-shaped sound that is focused in the midrange. The sound image is slightly condensed in the front, making it easy to understand the overall picture of the music, but also making it sound cramped. The mid-range is …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ × HBB DQ6S: Warm neutral sound like Mele. The Mele has a better sound balance, but if you like a cleaner sound, this one is for you.

The sound signature of the KZ DQ6S is a warm neutral sound with a full midrange, and since Tripowin x HBB Mele had a similar warm neutral sound, I guess this is the sound that HBB likes.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TINHiFi T3 Plus: Accurate texture expression with perfect midrange. Front localization that perfectly reproduces the speaker sound. High resolution, ultra low distortion. Excellent build quality. Everything is beyond the price.

TinHiFi T3 Plus is one of the best earphones for audiophiles who love accurate texture representation. With its natural textures, the TinHiFi T3 Plus makes the whole music sound like a monitor speaker with forward localization and especial…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA CRA: This model is an improved version of the ZEX Pro. Equal resolution, heavier and more powerful bass, improved high frequency extension and peaks.

The CCA CRA is a model that inherits the basic concept of the ZEX Pro, but with a different driver configuration to provide a nearly upward compatible sound at a lower price. The overall impression is much improved, and I would personally …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tripowin Lea: Singing earphones with beautiful textural expression, high-resolution and transparent midrange.

Tripowin Lea is a new star in the low price range. Along with the CCA CRA in the same price range, it will be the first budget hero of 2022. It has outstanding specs for its price. In contrast to the dynamic, V-shaped CRA, the Lea excels a…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense AQ4: Although it is labeled as the successor and evolution of the famous AQ3, it sounds completely different from it.

If you are aware of the fame of the AudioSense AQ3 and intend to buy it hoping that the AudioSense AQ4 will produce such a sound, you should reconsider now. In that case, you will have to buy the DT200. And if you want to know the true app…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT300: It has the potential to provide the best sound balance in Audiosense history...

The Audiosense DT300 is truly an earphone for real audiophiles, with a sound that changes depending on the cable and amplifier. Of course, it may not sound that bad when you listen to it on your phone or digital audio player, but if you de…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Geek Wold GK10: The warm sound that drove the world crazy

The Geek Wold GK10 has a mild V-shaped or M-shaped signature, with a warm, full, and stable sound that is comfortable to listen to. This type of sound is also popular among general consumers, just as the final E3000 and SHURE SE215 with si…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT600: Earphones for audiophiles whose sound changes with amplifiers and re-cabling. The range of sound varies from a thick, full midrange sound to a sparkling, high-frequency flat sound that sounds fantastic!

The Audiosense DT600 is a very geeky earphone that only those who have many audio devices such as DAPs, portable amplifiers, desktop amplifiers, etc. will find joy in. These earphones are really a core product for people who enjoy driving …

(Unboxing) SeeAudio Bravery: IEMs that let you hear the mid-range sound image carefully. At the moment, I personally prefer ANOU.

I got my hands on See Audio's new SeeAudio Bravery, and here are my first impressions.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN X7: Simply poor resolution and unpleasant sound.

Well, TRN recently came out with a product in the $100 range called the TRN X7. I received a review unit of it and upon first listen I realized how terrible it sounded, so this article is going to be really depressing.