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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.

IEM Review

(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) 3APLUS AP60: High luminance metallic sound

The 3APLUS AP60 are DIY Chinese IEMs that has a build quality that is not bad considering its price, with a high brightness, high resolution, and detailed sound.

(IEM Review) Acoustic Effect TRY-01: Typical balanced armature sound

The Acoustic Effect TRY-01 is an earphone that offers a harmonic-rich, high-resolution sound that is typical of single balanced armature driver models.

(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.

(High-End IEM Review) Astell&Kern AK ZERO1: AK's debut is rather decent

The Astell&Kern AK ZERO1 is the brand's debut, and it is a labor of love that overcomes the considerable challenge of being a tribrid to successfully put together a studio monitor.

(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) 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.

(High-End IEM Review) Astell & Kern × Campfire Audio Pathfinder: Decorative items for Campfire Audio fans

The Astell & Kern x Campfire Audio Pathfinder is a pair of in-ear headphones that offers Campfire Audio's distinctive, dynamically enhanced sound with a sophisticated and beautiful Astell & Kern-style design.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA LYRA: Bright, orthodox studio monitors available at a low price

The CCA LYRA is an excellent IEMs offering a neutral, near-flat, bright sound signature at a low price.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TKZK Ouranos: IEMs that let you hear bright, high-resolution, clean midrange

TKZK Ouranos are excellent earphones that offer a neutral and near-flat sound signature at a low price point with high resolution and low distortion.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ ZNA: Well-balanced neutral hybrid IEMs

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

(Chi-fi IEM Review) qdc Tiger: Typical high-end IEMs. Safe as a collector's model. Musical vocal-focused IEMs with high resolution and elegant mellow sound.

The qdc Tiger is a beautifully crafted vocal-focued IEMs with a mellow sound focused on the midrange that sounds harmonic and nostalgic.

The most popular entry-level Chinese IEMs under $100 that are currently attracting the most attention around the world and are most appreciated by audiophiles 2023

In this article, my blog, which collects audio information from around the world, will introduce some of the most highly rated, cutting-edge, and trendy Chinese IEMs that are currently available for under $100 and are easy on the wallet.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KiiBOOM ALLURE: Neutral IEM that delivers high resolution and transparency of the midrange with elegance

The KiiBOOM ALLURE is an attractive earphones with excellent audio specs on par with the high end, and a sound that is finished with a good neutral balance.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BLON Z200: Attractive with massive and deep low frequency range and a sound field with a sense of depth. Very beautiful exterior design

The BLON Z200 has a beautiful appearance and delivers a massive sound with an emphasis on low frequencies typical of this brand.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ PR1 Pro: Second generation of KZ planar type that improves on the lack of transparency of the previous generation

The KZ PR1 Pro is an attractive earphone with good range and original sound fidelity and accurate texture representation.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA CXS: Excellent studio monitor-like sound at a low price

The CCA CXS is an attractive IEMs that offers a near-neutral, well-balanced studio monitor-like sound at a low price. It is highly recommended, especially if you prefer a colorful and glossy sound.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SGOR Venus: High-resolution sound with a sense of depth staging. Beautiful appearance.

The SGOR Venus has high resolution, its audio specs are well above its price, and its exterior build quality may not be a bad choice in its price range.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TinHiFi C3: Neutral IEMs with beautiful transparent midrange

TinHiFi C3 has a sound signature that is fairly close to neutral.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCA FLA: Glossy and colorful sound

CCA FLA is an attractive IEMs that offers a balanced sound that is close to neutral at a low price.