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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT300: It has the potential to provide the best sound balance in Audiosense history...

The Audiosense DT300 is truly an earphone for real audiophiles, with a sound that changes depending on the cable and amplifier. Of course, it may not sound that bad when you listen to it on your phone or digital audio player, but if you de…

(News) Audiophiles will love it! Fully customizable with modular system! "Smabat Proto 1.0" earphones allow us to create our own unique sound!

Smabat has announced the Smabat Proto 1.0, an ambitious earphone with modular features. The drivers and nozzles of these earphones are modular, allowing users to customize the sound quality by freely combining several options.

(News) TRN VX Pro, the long-awaited second release from the popular VX series

TRN has released the TRN VX Pro, its latest in-ear monitors with hybrid drivers, the second in the popular VX series.

(News) The latest low-cost electrostatic IEM, the KZ ZEX, is now available

The latest low-cost electrostatic IEM, the KZ ZEX, is now available

(News) LZ A4 Pro: Latest Quad Driver Hybrid IEMs With Mixed Dual Adjustable Tone Design

Today, LZ has introduced its latest pair of quad-driver hybrid in-ear monitors, the LZ A4 Pro. A4 Pro has a combination of three high-performance Knowles BA drivers and a CNT diaphragm dynamic driver. It has a mixed dual adjustable tone de…

(News) CCA CA24, the latest multi-BA IEM with a total of 24 balanced armature drivers

CCA CA24 CCA is a sister brand of the famous KZ Acoustics, offering a variety of products at affordable prices. Today, CCA announced its latest 24BA IEM, the CCA CA24, a powerful pair of professional-level, 24 balanced armature drivers (12…

(News) Whizzer Kylin HE01B, a black version of the popular model, is now available!

The Whizzer Kylin HE01 is a 1DD Chinese IEMs that made a big splash earlier this year with its excellent design and sound that was well worth the price. This time, the black model Whizzer Kylin HE01B has a chic and elegant design that even…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Geek Wold GK10: The warm sound that drove the world crazy

The Geek Wold GK10 has a mild V-shaped or M-shaped signature, with a warm, full, and stable sound that is comfortable to listen to. This type of sound is also popular among general consumers, just as the final E3000 and SHURE SE215 with si…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense DT600: Earphones for audiophiles whose sound changes with amplifiers and re-cabling. The range of sound varies from a thick, full midrange sound to a sparkling, high-frequency flat sound that sounds fantastic!

The Audiosense DT600 is a very geeky earphone that only those who have many audio devices such as DAPs, portable amplifiers, desktop amplifiers, etc. will find joy in. These earphones are really a core product for people who enjoy driving …

(News) Audiosense DT600, an IEM with beautiful handmade face panels!

Recently, Audiosense added another beautiful multi-BA IEM to its famous "DT" series, and that is the Audiosense DT600. The DT600 consists of six balanced-armature drivers placed in a three-channel 3D-printed acoustic chamber and encased in…

(News) FiiO 14th Anniversary Model "FiiO FDX"

FiiO has announced two new flagship IEMs at their fall product launch. One is the already reported "FiiO FD7". The other is the "FiiO FDX", a limited edition collector's edition in-ear monitor for the company's 14th anniversary. The main d…

(Unboxing) SeeAudio Bravery: IEMs that let you hear the mid-range sound image carefully. At the moment, I personally prefer ANOU.

I got my hands on See Audio's new SeeAudio Bravery, and here are my first impressions.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TRN X7: Simply poor resolution and unpleasant sound.

Well, TRN recently came out with a product in the $100 range called the TRN X7. I received a review unit of it and upon first listen I realized how terrible it sounded, so this article is going to be really depressing.

(News) Release of "Moondrop Kato," a Single Dynamic IEM with Newly Developed ULT Super Linear Dynamic Driver

Today, Moondrop announced the latest upgrade to its KXXS lineup, the Moondrop Kato. The Moondrop Kato is the result of two years of design, testing and refinement to develop a new ULT (Ultra- Linear Technology) dynamic driver unit that del…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) CCZ Plume: A good model that is carefully tuned from the midrange to the mid-high range. However, the expansion of the low-mid range may not be to everyone's taste.

With the name "Plume" and its beautiful golden appearance, I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound. I was expecting a light, delicate and elegant sound, like a bird of paradise or a peacock. However, the actual sound of the Plu…

(News) Release of "NICEHCK lofty" IEM with pure beryllium

NICEHCK has now released its flagship model "NICEHCK lofty" equipped with a pure beryllium diaphragm. The price is under $300.

(News) Whizzer HE03AL Latest Triple-Driver Hybrid IEMs Released

Whizzer has officially released its latest hybrid IEMs, the all-new Whizzer HE03AL. Designed by J.IDEA+ Studio, the pair has stunning looks with aviation-grade magnesium-aluminum alloy ear shells. The pair boasts a powerful sound quality t…

(News) Moondrop Variations Latest Tribrid 2EST+2BA+1DD IEMs Launched

Moondrop has officially released its highly-anticipated tribrid set of IEMs, the Moondrop Variations. It has been one of the most anticipated projects from Moondrop in recent times. With Variations, Moondrop is bringing us three different …

(News) Kinera Skuld Latest Multi-BA Handpainted IEMs Launched

But today, we personally feel that Kinera has outdone itself. They have announced their latest set of tremendously beautiful in-ear monitors, meet the all-new Kinera Skuld. While their entire lineup is filled with beautiful IEM sets such a…

(News) BLON BL-A8 Prometheus Flagship Earphones Officially Released

Today, BLON has officially released its long-awaited BLON BL-A8 Prometheus HiFi single DD IEMs. Blon A8 stands out in the market with its unique design. The pair has an irregular-shaped hollow-carved open outer shell design that gives the …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Cayin Fantasy (YD01): A sound that emphasizes micro-detail. Beautiful grainy cymbal crashes and delicate acoustic guitar tones.

The Cayin Fantasy has a relatively flat sound with an emphasis on detail in the middle and high frequencies, which will delight listeners who prefer grainy cymbal crashes and delicate acoustic guitars like goldwork.The price is a bit stron…

(News) Kinera Imperial Odin: Seven upgrades Over Original Odin Flagship Multi-BA IEM

Kinera is on an update spree for all of its flagship IEM sets, it was just last month when they released an updated Kinera Nanna 2.0 Pro with improved cable, better shell design, and a few more updates. Today, Kinera has announced an updat…

(News) BLON BL-A8 Latest Single DD IEMs Available Now

Blon is a brand most of the audiophile is familiar with. The brand garnered a lot of success with its single DD IEM BL-03. It offered an incredible sound experience at an inexpensive affordable price. Since then Blon has released multiple …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KBEAR NEON: Warm sound with diffuse sound field. Sweet and transparent midrange is carefully played without feeling tired.

If you are looking for comfort in listening to music and not getting tired of listening, I can highly recommend the KBEAR NEON. Its cylindrical shape makes it easy to adjust the insertion depth, and if you feel any sharpness in the sound, …

(News) HarmonicDyne P.D1 Latest Planar Dynamic Hybrid IEMs Announced

This time HarmonicDyne is entering into the IEM industry with their latest pair, the HarmonicDyne P.D.1. It is a stunning pair built with a high-precision 5-axis CNC machining process using aviation-grade aluminum alloy material. The name …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) iBasso IT07: Tesla drivers for clear and crisp low frequencies; three types of tuning nozzles for a variety of sounds. An interesting iBasso flagship IEM.

The iBasso IT07 has a musical, midrange-oriented sound with excellent fullness and a soft, thick sound. The best feature of the iBasso IT07 is the clear and high quality low frequency range provided by the Tesla driver. Although the separa…

(News) KZ AST Latest 24BA Driver IEM Released

Knowledge Zenith Acoustics commonly known as KZ Acoustics among the audiophiles have just dropped their latest pair of high-resolution In-Ear Monitors, the KZ AST. KZ this time has equipped its latest pair with a whooping 24 high-performan…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Shuoer Conductor: Quite faithful and well-balanced to the Harman target curve, and has the sound image rendering power typical of electrostatic types, but it is a regrettable work that is a bit lacking in micro-detail and atmosphere.

The Shuoer Conductor is characterized by good tuning, almost faithful to the Herman target curve, and extremely high quality high frequencies characteristic of the electrostatic type. And the sense of balance is also quite excellent.

(Monitor IEM Review) ULTRASONE Saphire: Earphones with speaker-like forward localization staging and vocal-centric midrange for careful listening. Electrostatic tweeters provide a quiet yet delicate sound.

The ULTRASONE Saphire has a classy sound that is typical of ULTRASONE, with a forward localized sound field that allows the music to be heard carefully, with a sense of quietness and delicacy. It is bright and vocals can be heard clearly, …

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Shuoer EJ09: Informative, fine-grained, high-detail and high-definition monitor sound. It will be the highest level companion for those who want to enjoy music analytically

To be honest, I've never really seen much value in high-end earphones. My music listening was good enough with cheaper earphones, and they even had better monitoring capabilities than high-end earphones, so I had no need to pay more than $…