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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.

Headphones Review

(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…

(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…

(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…

(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.

(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.

(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.

(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier WH500: Easy-to-carry multi-point, casual headphones. Sound quality can be adjusted with a dedicated app.

The Edifier WH500 is not a bad choice for a low budget, casual use wireless headphones.

(Review Round Up) SIVGA Oriole: Classic Fashionable Closed Back Rosewood HiFi Headphone

SIVGA Oriole This article provides a comprehensive review round up of Sivga's newest sealed headphones, the SIVGA Oriole. Features In-house Developed 50mm Dynamic Driver Super Soft Memory Foam Ear …

(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.

(Open Back Headphones Review) ONKYO A800: One of the best headphones produced by the Japanese audio industry

The ONKYO A800 is a very good headphone overall, meeting the standards of a true high-end product.

(Monitor Headphones Review) YAMAHA HPH-MT8: It is like a cockpit of sound. It lets you hear many sounds at once and well on a reasonably spacious frame. Ideal and practical monitor headphones for monitoring checks.

The YAMAHA HPH-MT8 is an excellent monitor headphone with sound density and adequate separation suitable for monitor checks, while being conscious of original sound fidelity. Its sound seems to be aimed at presenting an appropriate amount …

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HPS3000: Monitor headphones with bright, high-resolution sound. However, localization reproducibility is difficult.

The Behringer HPS3000 is a low-cost monitor headphone with high resolution. However, they are not recommended for use as main monitors, as their localization is too unreliable.

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HC2000: Glare monitor that lets you hear bright midrange with high resolution

The Behringer HC2000 has a super midrange-full sound with a very strong emphasis on the midrange.

(Monitor Headphones Review) RODE NTH-100: A midrange-centric monitor that thoroughly eliminates the feeling of listening fatigue.

History has proven that good microphone manufacturers have also been good monitor headphone manufacturers, as exemplified by SHURE, AKG, SENNHEISER, Audio-Technica, and SONY. However, there are always exceptions.

(Wireless Headphones review) Edifier W820NB: Practical ANC, stable communication quality, balanced and pleasant sound. High-cost model that is easy to use when on the go.

The Edifier W820NB is a relatively well-made wireless headphone that combines balanced sound, practical active noise cancellation, and good communication quality. It is a good cosmetic headphone, and is highly recommended as a model for ca…

(Gaming Headset Review) EKSA Air Joy Plus (E3 Plus): Gaming headset suitable for FPS with emphasis on understanding left and right localization

The EKSA AirJoy Plus is a low-cost USB gaming headset for FPS with an emphasis on left/right localization. It provides a powerful effect at a low price when playing first- or third-person games where a sense of left and right orientation i…

(Headphones Review) GRADO GS2000e: Excellent listening headphones with high original sound fidelity

The GRADO GS2000e is one of the very best headphones available, reproducing recorded sound sources with almost complete fidelity. Its sound is a bit brighter and details sound a bit more detailed than they really are. It also has an added …

(Monitor Headphones Review) SHURE SRH940: High resolution, original sound fidelity, almost perfectly accurate localization and texture. An excellent studio monitor that is hard to believe at this price. Durability is the only drawback.

For those looking for an excellent monitor headphones at around $300, the first product to consider is the SHURE SRH940. With excellent detail and precise localization, and the ability to reproduce musical expression clearly and with high …

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HPM1000: Private theater room with a rich sound that emphasizes a sense of depth and fullness.

The Behriger HPM1000 is a fairly inexpensive monitor headphone. Its sound emphasizes depth to create a theater-room-like soundstage, which enriches the sound of music and provides a highly immersive listening experience, but it is not fait…

(Gaming Headset Review) EKSA Air Joy Pro (E3 Pro): A low-cost gaming headset with quite excellent localization. The overall balance is also good, making it an excellent all-around monitor/listening model.

The EKSA AirJoy Pro is an excellent gaming headphone that offers excellent localization despite its overwhelmingly low price. The EKSA AirJoy Pro is not only an excellent monitor model due to its excellent localization and sound balance, b…