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Chi-fi earphones review

(Chi-fi IEM Review) FloAudio Lily: Vocalist IEMs with rich, full-sounding vocals... hiding a true monitor-like sound behind that. IEMs with a lot of fun for the enthusiast

The FloAudio Lily have a balanced, near-neutral sound signature and are expected to have a monitor-like sound balance with high resolution.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ PR1 HiFi: Excellent original sound fidelity and range

The KZ PR1 HiFi is an excellent earphones in terms of sound balance with excellent range and original sound fidelity.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) AFUL Performer 5: Good neutral sound balance. Smooth, good connection between registers and natural decay.

The AFUL Performer 5 is a multi-driver earphones with a very smooth and well-connected sound image consistency.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Open Audio Witch Pro: Heavy V-shaped sound. Improved high frequency extension from the original.

The Open Audio Witch Pro is an earphone with a massive V-shaped sound. The build quality is not bad, and the distortion ratio and other measurements indicate that they are probably made of materials that are worth the price. Compared to th…

(Review Round Up) Tripowin Rhombus: 1BA + 1DD Hybrid Performance IEM

Here is a summary of the review articles about Tripowin Rhombus.

(Review Round Up) Tin Hifi T2 DLC: Dual 10mm DLC Dynamic Driver IEM

Here is a summary of the review articles about TINHIFI T2 DLC.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SeekReal Dawn: Solid and lustrous sound

SeekReal Dawn is an earphone that emphasizes the midrange, giving a solid, glossy, and impressive sound. Build quality is good, and the package is well put together considering the price.

(Review Round Up) Yanyin Canon: 4BA + 1 Dynamic Driver Hybrid IEM

Here is a collection of articles reviewing Yanyin's blockbuster IEM, Yanyin Canon.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCZ Emerald: Warm V-shaped sound. High resolution

CCZ Emerald may not be a bad choice for those who want to enjoy music with a warm, bonbon, and full sound. In fact, for its low price, it offers excellent resolution and low distortion, making it quite good in terms of audio specs.

Latest Best Planar Magnetic Chi-fi In Ear Monitors Collection

IEM manufacturing technology is advancing day by day, especially in the last few years, with technological innovations in materials and driver construction. This article features earphones with planar drivers, which are popular for their u…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TANGZU Zetian Wu: Empress of planar drive IEMs. Excellent listening model.

The TANGZU Zetian Wu is one of the most remarkable earphones in its price range, combining a well-rounded overall sound balance, wide sound range, excellent audio specifications, excellent sound image consistency, and a harmonic-rich midra…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop Stellaris: The Shining of the Stars

The Moondrop Stellaris is an excellent cost-performance model that combines excellent audio specifications and well-balanced sound typical of Moondrop.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Lafitear LM1: High-resolution and low distortion V-shaped sound. High-cost performance earphones for those who want to enjoy listening to music.

The Lafitear LM1 is a low-priced Chinese earphone that delivers a typical V-shaped sound with excellent sound performance of high resolution and low distortion. Although the sound balance is not audiophile-friendly, it is quite attractive …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TANCHJIM ZERO: Attractive sound that is both brilliant and light. Excellent texture and localization reproduction, and superb resolution.

If you like bright, gorgeous, clean sound, you will love the TANCHJIM ZERO. It is superior to many models over $100 in audio specs and has a very good sound balance. The only drawback is the shallow low frequency range.

(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.

(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…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) LetShuoer S12: The gold standard for planar drive IEMs

The LETSHUOER S12 is a milestone in which a hidden brand that has already delivered a variety of earphones as an excellent audio brand has shown its outstanding ability in the planar drive type. What is surprising is that they have also re…

(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.

(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.

(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.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) FloAudio CALLA: Excellent listening earphones with mellow and deep sound

FloAudio touted the CALLA's sound as being on the same level of performance as high-priced earphones, and in fact, that claim is almost true. They sound very low distortion and more rewarding to listen to than most models with a price tag …

(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. …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense TX15: Chic sound with deep bass

The Audiosense TX15 has a V-shaped sound that leans toward the low frequencies.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Tingker TK160: Excellent listening earphones with deep bass and very clear, bright, cheerful, and ear-friendly midrange

The Tingker TK160 has a neutral sound, leaning toward the low frequencies. The midrange sounds bright and clear, but the highs have a mild monitor-like listening sound. It is attractive because of its excellent midrange transparency, but i…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) 7Hz Salnotes ZERO: Consistent high-quality sound with excellent balance and superb resolution

The 7Hz Salnotes ZERO is a new stab at the entry-level class. It is an earphone with a very well balanced sound and a resolution and audio specs above the price level.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) RAPTGO HOOK-X: High quality studio tuning monitors. Beautiful, colorful midrange that renders vocals cleanly.

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is a very high overall quality earphone with an innovative configuration that combines planar drive and piezo drivers, but the sound balance is well organized in a good studio tuning style.

(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.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) UniqueMelody 3D Terminator (3DT): Excellent edge and sharp sound

UniqueMelody 3D Terminator has a high-frequency neutral sound, which makes it a great choice if you want to focus on sharpness and edge in your music.

(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…