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(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 $…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Shuoer EJ07: Fairly faithful to the free-field flat and highly transparent midrange. Wide localization and sound field with depth and low listening fatigue.

The Shuoer EJ07 has a sound that is almost faithful to the flats, with a high level of overall original sound fullness and a natural texture in the midrange. The sound field is slightly localized in the back, which gives a sense of spaciou…

(Monitor IEM Review) SHURE AONIC 4: Earphones that maintain a warm listening experience while also rendering details beautifully. Lack of consistency in the midrange and lack of high frequencies are the main drawbacks.

To be frank, the SHURE AONIC 4 is a difficult model for me personally. The only good things about it are the fit and sound insulation, and that's about it. The sound quality is inconsistent in the midrange, the localization sounds a bit in…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) SeeAudio Yume: Well-balanced sound quality with Harman target in mind. Deep low frequencies give music a solid sense of reality.

The SeeAudio Yume is an attractive model with well-balanced sound quality, high clarity yet harmonic and somewhat human sound. With its deep lows and expansive highs, it has a unique sound that is sweet and rich with lustrous vocals, and y…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Shuoer Singer: Singing earphones that are quite faithful to the free field flat, but with a little more weight in the midrange. Overall package perfection is also high.

The Shuoer Singer is one of the most complete earphones you can buy in this price range in terms of sound quality, flat and suitable for everyone. The nozzle filter is prone to loosening, and the workmanship could use a little more precisi…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BLON MINI: Relatively clear localization, high contrast sound with lustrous and impressive mids and highs, and thick low frequencies

The BLON MINI is a low-end earphone with relatively good crafting accuracy. It makes a good first impression with its relatively clear localization and glossy, impressive mid and high frequencies. The base of the sound is thick and powerfu…

(Monitor IEM Review) Behringer MO240: A well-ventilated and wide sound field. Low frequencies that drop like a monitor speaker. Easy-to-understand midrange with excellent staging and emphasized localization. And the delicate and detailed high range

The Behringer MO240 is a high-quality monitor earphone with good mid-range staging, a spacious and open sound field that allows you to clearly see delicate sounds with a high degree of detail. The clear feeling is high, it is easy to drive…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) BQEYZ Summer: A fairly well-balanced neutral sound. The midrange sounds lush and natural.

BQEYZ Summer is a new star player in the $100 range. Although it is a hybrid driver model, it has very low distortion and is almost completely neutral, so you can hear the midrange with a texture that is quite close to the original sound. …

【Chi-fi earphones review】FiiO FD1: Slightly warm but rather clean and tight sounding V-shaped monitor

For a price of less than $100, these earphones have a satisfying package content and quality, and the sound quality is rather balanced, and on top of that, you can fully enjoy the dynamism of the earphones. They are also high-resolution ce…

【Chi-fi earphones review】DUNU Studio SA3: Constructed sound with a clear and well-defined mid-range sound centered on the vocals. The sound field is deep and has excellent layering on the horizon. Its design is also very attractive.

DUNU's new series is very good quality, both in build quality and sound quality, and they look very well made. I was captivated by the eye-popping blue ear shells that resemble lapis lazuli. The sound quality is close to neutral, especiall…

【Chi-fi earphones review】TANCHJIM HANA: It has a clean, flat sound with a Harman target curve as a reference. The whole package is high quality and satisfies the desire to own more than the cost.

The TANCHJIM HANA seems to be a very attractive product overall. The packaging is good, the build quality is good, and it satisfies the desire to own it. The sound quality is a reference to the Harman Target Curve, and the music is clean, …

【Chi-fi earphones review】Fidue Asteroid: Deep lows, bright, positive and vivacious vocals, crisp and cluey but well-considered highs that work well with the midrange. Recommended for those who enjoy pop star songs, Anison (anime song) and EDM

If you prefer a rangey soundstage with deep bass and a bright and lively vocal presentation, the Fidue Asteroid is for you. It is one of the best earbuds in its price range for bright, spontaneous and lively music, and should appeal to lis…

【Chi-fi earphones review】TinHiFi T2 Plus: Contoured and rhythmic, the space is airy and clean, and the sound is tight and crisp.

It has excellent contour and rhythm, and is very well constructed with excellent solid detail in its price range. It has excellent vocal nuances, and although the body is a bit thin, it's also rather easy to recommend it as a vocal earphon…

【Chi-fi earphones review】Shozy Rouge: A chic space with a tranquil backdrop, with warm and sweet vocals floating in a superb space.

If you love sweet vocal expression, you're sure to love these earbuds. There's an inviting space for sweet vocals to sing languidly over the warm bass support. The packaging is simple, but the build quality of the unit is good and the acce…

【Chi-fi earphones review】BQEYZ Spring 2: A clear sound with excellent resolution that has good layering and gentle low range, lustrous and colorful midrange, and crisp high range. Build quality is also high, and its cost performance is good at under $200.

Frankly speaking, the quality is high in terms of build quality and sound quality, and it is an earphone with a very high degree of perfection for the under $200 range. This is a clear and distinct sound, so I recommend these earphones to …