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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.

Chi-fi earphones review

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZS10 ProX: Excellent studio monitor-like sound

The KZ ZS10 ProX is a multi-hybrid driver model with relatively good damping characteristics, high transparency, good resolution, and above all, a monitor-like sound with high fidelity to the original sound, which is a clear indication tha…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ EDCX: Bright dynamic sound with excellent detail and resolution, glossy and colorful

The KZ EDCX are a very low-cost IEMs that is capable of delivering sound with excellent detail and resolution. Its sound provides an enjoyable listening experience with enhanced dynamism, and it is bright with excellent visibility.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZVX: Neat listening in-ear earphones with excellent sense of detail

The KZ ZVX offers excellent build quality at a very low price point, and in terms of sound quality, it is even more refined than the previous generation CCA CXS, with improved detail and transparency from the CXS, improved sound image cons…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) LETSHUOER × GIZAUDIO Galileo: Smooth neutral sound with excellent sound image consistency

LETSHUOER x GIZAUDIO Galileo has a good sound balance with an awareness of neutrality and is capable of providing a smooth, unified, and consistent sound image as a whole. The accessories are quite luxurious and satisfying, and the overall…

(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.

(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…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) ISN Audio H30: Full midrange neutral sound with rich, immersive resonance

The ISN Audio H30 has a resonant, rich midrange and an immersive sound. They are quite attractive listening IEMs for listeners who value the spatiality with which music resonates. The overall balance is also close to neutral and well-defin…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ Ling Long: Excellent build and package. Neutral tuning with deep bass and excellent sound image consistency.

The KZ Ling Long earphones are capable of providing a neutral-tuned sound signature with very smooth and consistent sound image. The package quality is also good, and it is certain to bring satisfaction beyond its price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop LAN: Excellent build and package; balanced sound based on VDSF target

The Moondrop LAN has a studio monitor-like sound that reproduces speaker localization almost perfectly, with excellent transparency and original fidelity, and a very clear, low distortion sound. The package and build quality are also very …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN MT4: Good original sound fidelity. Mild and pleasing sound to the ear

The TRN MT4 has excellent transparency, high original fidelity, and a mild, pleasing sound to the ear.

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.

(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…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite: Bountiful neutral sound that creates a sunny space filled with peaceful music

Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite is IEMs that has been magically created by the brand to achieve a colorful, harmonic, and beautiful worldview. It has the sound of a maestro who makes you hear music with a more pictorial and vivid impression, rath…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Unique Melody Maven Pro: High resolution and depth of sound field. An item for the wealthy with a stunningly beautiful appearance that satisfies the desire to own.

The Unique Melody Maven Pro have a captivating design that pleases the eye with its beautifully crafted, jewellery-like appearance. Its sound emphasises a sense of depth, with a chic and elegant resonance that will leave you with a high-re…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) FAudio Dark Sky: High-resolution neutral sound worthy of FAudio's flagship. Beautiful midrange with high transparency.

The FAudio Dark Sky have a superior resolution that stands head and shoulders above the rest of the high-end market, and they have an attractive sound with a crystal-clear midrange that is also highly transparent. The package is so luxurio…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Kinera Celest Gumiho: High luminance neutral sound with a sense of detail

The Kinera Celest Gumiho has excellent resolution and a sound that emphasizes detail. The design is stylish and quite satisfying, but it tends to sound a bit dry and metallic, so it is not for everyone. It is not suitable for people who ar…

(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) KBEAR Storm: V-shaped sound with boomy low frequency

The KBEAR Storm is IEMs that has a V-shaped signature.

(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.

(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.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) HZSound Heart Mirror ZERO: For those looking for bright studio monitors

The HZSound Heart Mirror ZERO is a bright studio monitor-like sounding in-ear monitor available at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) qdc Dmagic Solo: Disbalance Magic Solo

The qdc Dmagic Solo is attractive IEMs with an impressive appearance with a very beautiful faceplate and a package that brings more satisfaction than the price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Truthear HOLA: Mellow neutral sound with slippery midrange

The Truthear HOLA is an excellent in-ear monitor that gives you a smooth, midrange-centric neutral sound.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) XINHS XINHS-002: A sibling of the very popular Tripowin Olina?

XINHS XINHS-002 is a relatively inexpensive high resolution in-ear monitor.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TinHiFi T4 Plus: Excellent studio monitors for the $100 class

The TinHiFi T4 Plus is an excellent studio monitor in the $100 range. The design has a unique aesthetic appeal, and the sound quality outperforms the price level.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) QKZ x HBB Khan: Dark, heavy, bass-leaning U-shaped sound

The QKZ x HBB Khan is IEMs with a dark, heavy U-shaped sound signature.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ DQS: Dark neutral sound with deep low frequencies

The KZ DQS is an excellent IEMs that offers deep bass and a balanced, near-neutral sound signature at a low price.