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.


(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…

Celest Ruyi: High-Quality OFC IEM Upgrade Cable With Detachable Omni-Directional Boom Microphone

Celest, a sister brand to Kinera has launched a brand new upgrade cable for IEMs, presenting the all-new Celest Ruyi. It’s a high-quality OFC wire upgrade cable that features a detachable Boom microphone. Ruyi has its roots deep in the cla…

(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.

(Linsoul) Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition New Release at Linsoul Audio

The Kinera Nanna, once the most acclaimed product in the industry, will soon be available in a special edition tuned in collaboration with legendary audio critic Z Reviews (ZeosPantera): the Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition.

(Linsoul) Early bird reservations for Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition are now open

Pre-orders for the Kinera Nanna 2.1 Z-Tune Edition are now available at Linsoul.

Celest Pandamon: Brand New IEMs with 10mm SPD 2.0 Planar Driver Unit

Following the success of the debutant pair “Gumiho”, Celest is back again with a brand new pair of in-ear monitors, meet the all-new Celest Pandamon. Celest has featured Kinera’s enhanced SPD 2.0 on the Pandamon. This new driver brings bet…

Kinera Pandamon: 10mm Square Planar Driver In-Ear Earphone

Kinera has released a new planar drive IEMs, the Kinera Pandamon.

Kinera Celest Gumiho Latest Dual Driver Hybrid IEMs with 10mm SPD Planar Driver and Custom BA driver

Kinera is a trusted name in the HiFi audio industry. Over the years, Kinera has developed and marketed some extra-ordinary looking IEMs with great sound reproduction. A few days back, Kinera announced a new sister brand which will be known…

Kinera Gramr Modular IEM Upgrade Cable With Detachable Boom Microphone

Who said you can’t use your premium HiFi IEMs for calling?? Kinera has come up with a brand new IEM upgrade cable that features a detachable omnidirectional boom microphone, meet the all-new Kinera Gramr. The cable includes a microphone th…

(News) Kinera Hodur: 1DD + 1BA+1 EST Drivers in Ear Monitors

The newest electrostatic IEMs, Kinera Hodur, have been released.

(News) Kinera RUM: 6N OCC With Silver-Plated Upgrade Cable

The latest 6N OCC silver-plated copper earphone cable, Kinera RUM, has been released.

(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) 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…

【Chi-fi earphones review】Kinera Freya: Cool looks and a clear singing sound. This is unlikely to be less than $300.

When someone asks, "Do you have a recommended earbud for a budget of $300 or less?", there is no doubt that the Kinera Freya is one of the first earbuds I think of when someone asks me, "What's the difference between a pair of headphones t…