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.


(Monitor Headphones Review) SONY MDR-MV1: Spatial expression monitors that emphasize localization in accordance with the era of stereophonic sound

The SONY MDR-MV1 is a monitor headphone designed by SONY with a particular focus on spatial expression capability, and it excels in localization and detail reproduction. the sound is clearly distinct from the previous generation of monitor…

SONY MDR-MV1: A new generation standard studio monitor proposed by SONY for the stereophonic era

The MDR-MV1 is an ambitious new model that proposes new values while maintaining the essence of monitor headphones that accurately reproduce sound. By maximizing the performance of the new "360 Virtual Mixing Environment" technology, which…

(Planar headphones Review) Sivga PII: Near flat sound. Bright midrange.

The Sivga PII is a headphone with an overall near-flat, bright midrange that is enjoyable.

(Closed-back Headphones Review) Sivga Oriole: Excellent listening headphones with wide range and flat, sealed, excellent high frequency extension

The Sivga Oriole is an excellent headphone that offers an overall flat, yet wide-range sound. Despite being sealed, the headphones have good extension in the high frequency range, and the sound is bright, delicate, and exhilarating, compar…

(High-end Headphones Review) MEZE Audio EMPYREAN: Excellent range and sound image consistency created by planar drive system

The MEZE Audio EMPYREAN is a high-end headphone capable of delivering a sound with excellent range and sound image consistency that is very planer-driven.

(High-end Headphones Review) Sivga SV023: Sivga's flagship listening headphones with flat, original fidelity, open highs, and a wide-sounding, warm, comfortable, high-resolution midrange

The Sivga SV023 has an overall flatness and good extension in the high-frequency direction, with a bright, delicate, and refreshing sound that is very typical of open-type headphones. With a warm, listening-like tuned, slightly wide-soundi…

(Monitor Headphones Review) audio-technica ATH-M20x: High-resolution entry monitor that focuses on the midrange

The audio-technica ATH-M20x is the brand's entry-level monitor headphone, yet it has the resolution of an ultra high-end product. Its sound is designed with an emphasis on brightly focused midrange imaging, and if you like bright sound, yo…

(Headphones Review) audio-technica ATH-AVA500: Excellent listening headphones that are flat and well-balanced throughout, and allow you to hear the entire music in high resolution with good detail

The audio-technica ATH-AVA500 headphones are capable of providing high-resolution, flat overall sound. It has a well-balanced sound with excellent original fidelity, similar to the ambience of flat speakers, and is a relatively good choice…

FiiO Introduces "FT3": Their First Over-Ear Headphones With 60mm Large Dynamic Drivers

FiiO is one of the most active HiFi audio brands from China. Today, they probably have one of the largest product catalogs that cover almost all the different categories in the Audio industry including AMPs, DACs, Portable Audio Players, I…

Linsoul Mini Spring Sale and Giveaway 2023

Greetings everyone. After what has felt like a long winter, spring is with us now. Spring is a new beginning full of hope, and we wish you all a life as brilliant as spring! With a blessed heart, Linsoul is now presenting you with our mini…

(Linsoul) Early bird reservation for THIEAUDIO GHOST is now available.

Early reservations are now open for the latest THIEAUDIO GHOST headphones, which are said to deliver accurate sound and a natural, expansive sound field.

HarmonicDyne Athena New Release at Linsoul Audio

In this spring season when everything is about to sprout, we have exciting news for you about innovative incoming audio products. After the successful launch of a series of highly acclaimed headphones including the Helios, Zeus and Poseido…

(Monitor Headphones Review) Austrian Audio Hi-X50: An ambitious product from an up-and-coming brand that delivers high-resolution, low-distortion studio-grade sound.

The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 delivers clear studio-grade sound with very high resolution and low distortion, and the overall sound balance is highly refined with good original fidelity and build quality.

(Wired Headphones Review) HarmonicDyne Athena: Neutral sound similar to studio monitors. Attractive sound field expression with a sense of envelopment and immersion.

The HarmonicDyne Athena is one of the most outstanding achievements in the HarmonicDyne headphone series, which has always been striving for new materials and new heights. It has excellent audio specs, with a sound quality that is generall…

HarmonicDyne Athena: Studio-Grade 50mm Metal-Ceramic Composite Dynamic Driver Headphone

HarmonicDyne has released its latest studio-grade headphones, the HarmonicDyne Athena.

(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier WH950NB: Flagship wireless headphones with LDAC support for powerful ANC and high sound quality that can be easily carried around

The Edifier WH950NB is very functional headphones with strong ANC performance, support for the high-quality sound codec LDAC, and easy portability and long battery life for use all the time on the go.

Pre-orders for HarmonicDyne Athena have been released

Reservations for the newest headphones from the popular HarmonicDyne brand, the HarmonicDyne Athena, are now available at Linsoul.

(Monitor Headphones Review) Austrian Audio Hi-X55: Unique sound balance that emphasizes a sense of depth. Attractive deep and massive low frequency range.

The Austrian Audio Hi-X55 is a monitor headphone that shines with a low frequency range that excels in depth and massiveness, and gives a rich, resonant sound with a unique depth soundstage.

(Headphones Review) Sivga Phoenix: Great headphones for days when your ears are tired.

If you are looking for headphones that give you a bright, comfortable sound, the Sivga Phoenix might be a good candidate.

(High-end Headphones Review) HiFiMAN Shangri-La Jr: Extended and flat sound

The HiFiMAN Shangri-La Jr headphones are flat, have high fidelity to the original sound, and offer excellent high-frequency extension typical of electrostatic headphones.

(Monitor Headphones Review) JTS HP-535: Monitor headphones for live sound with a strong sense of depth and resonance

The JTS HP-535 is a monitor headphone that provides a rich, resonant sound with a unique depth of field.

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer BH770: Analytical monitors that give a high-luminance, high-definition sound. Good fit, but not comfortable to listen to.

If you are looking for a low-cost monitor headphone with excellent analytical capabilities, the Behringer BH770 might be a good candidate.

BLON B50: Low Impedance Super-high Sensitivity Ergonomic Headphones

BLON has released the BLON B50, a closed-type headphone designed for portable applications with low impedance.

T+A Solitaire T: Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

T+A has released the T+A Solitaire T high-end wireless headphones.

(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.

Moondrop Venus: 100mm Sub-Nanometer Dynamic Driver Planar Full-Size Headphones

Moondrop has released the brand's first planar-drive headphones, Moondrp Venus.

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…

KZ H10: 40mm Titanium-Plated Diaphragm Dynamic Driver Headphones

KZ has released its latest wireless headphones with ANC, the KZ H10.

Moondrop VOID: Flagship Full-Size Large Dynamic Driver Headphones

Moondrop has released the brand's first headphone model, the Moondrop VOID.

Moondrop Launches "Void": Over-ear Open-Back Headphones With 50mm Dynamic Driver

Moondrop is a well-recognized name in the industry. The brand is known mainly for its absolutely brilliant range of in-ear monitors. Moondrop has now entered into the world of over-ear headphones with its very first release, the Moondrop V…