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.


HIFIMAN Svanar: Brand New Flagship IEMs with 9.2mm Topology Diaphragm & Gold-Plated Brass Chamber Design

HIFIMAN is a well-reputed premium over-ear headphone brand from China. They have been in the industry for years now with multiple highly-acclaimed models under their name. Apart from Headphones, HIFIMAN also has a catalog of IEMs which als…

(Linsoul) Linsoul Lunar New Year Sale and Giveaway 2023

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Lunar New Year is coming soon, and we would like to wish everyone an Advanced Happy Lunar New Year~ To welcome the Year of the Rabbit together, we are launching a Linsoul Lunar New Year Sale. Our #LinsoulLNY2023 will run…

PENON IMPACT: TOTL Flagship 4EST + 10BA Hybrid Audiophile 2Pin 0.78mm In-ear Monitor

The flagship grade IEMs "PENON IMPACT" has been released.

JOYODIO SHINE: 1DD+2BA Hybrid Driver In Ear Monitor

Joyodio Shine, a gimmicky low-cost IEM with a hybrid 1DD+2BA configuration and switch tuning control, is now available.

FiiO Introduces "R7" Premium ES9068AS THX AAA-788+ Based Desktop Digital Audio Player

FiiO is one of the most happening HiFi audio brands from China. They are active in the industry with a huge, literally huge catalog of products ranging across different price brackets and covering different gear segments. Today, FiiO has r…

(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.

FREEDOTS. C1: Lightweight Open-Ear Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The latest open-ear true wireless earphones, the Freedots. C1, have been released.

KZ ZAR: High Performance 1DD+7BA Drivers In-Ear Earphones

KZ has released its latest flagship-class IEM, the KZ ZAR.

Sennheiser IE 200: High Fidelity Earphones

The IE 200 enables seasoned hi-fi enthusiasts and newcomers alike to experience new dimensions of sound quality. Based on 15 years of Sennheiser TrueResponse Transducer technology, the IE 200 features a 7-millimeter extra-wideband transduc…

SMSL Launches D12 High-Performance AK4493S USB DAC With Bluetooth Input & Headphone Output Support

SMSL Audio offers one of the largest collections of HiFi desktop audio gear in the industry. Their catalog includes HiFi DACs, Headphone Amps, Power Amps, and other desktop gear. Today, SMSL has released a brand new USB DAC/Headphone AMP, …

(News) 25% off See Audio Yume II

SeeAudio YUME II See Audio Yume II is on sale at 25% off at various locations including Linsoul and HiFiGO. Sale Pages Linsoul HiFiGO Features High-End Level Woofer Dynamic Driver Featuring a high-level woofer DD with redesigned optimized …

HZSOUND Heart Mirror Zero: 10mm High-rigidity Carbon Nano Diaphragm Dynamic Driver Earphones

The latest single dynamic driver IEM, HZSOUND Heart Mirror Zero, is now available.

TINHIFI T4 PLUS: 10mm Magnetic CNT Driver In Ear Monitor

The latest single dynamic driver IEMs "TINHIFI T4 PLUS" is now available.

Effect Audio Code 23: Flagship-Grade Pure Copper IEM Upgrade Cable

Effect Audio is a premium HiFi Audio gear brand from Singapore. They specialize in the design, development, and marketing of premium IEM upgrade cables with a huge range of award-winning products under their name. Founded back in 2009, Eff…

Tin HiFi T4 Plus: Brand New IEMs With 10mm CNT Dynamic Driver & Premium Lightweight Ear Shells

Tin HiFi doesn’t require any introduction, it’s a well-recognized brand among audiophiles mainly known for its excellent range of in-ear monitors available at pocket-friendly prices. One of the most happening line-ups by Tin HiFi is the fa…

QKZ x HBB Khan: 2DD Dynamic Driver HiFi IEM with 3D Printed Ergonomic Lightweight Shell

QKZ's latest IEM, the QKZ x HBB Khan, has been released.

(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.

BQEYZ Launches "Winter": Hybrid IEMs With 12mm Dynamic Driver & 11.6mm PZT Bone-Conduction Driver

Following the success of Spring, Summer, and Autumn seasons, Winter has arrived at BQEYZ’s Doors, presenting the all-new BQEYZ Winter. BQEYZ has got a good rep in the HiFi audio industry mainly with its premium in-ear monitor lineup based …

(Linsoul) Early bird reservations for QKZ x HBB Khan are now open

Pre-orders for the QKZ x HBB Khan are now available at Linsoul.

DUNU Hulk Pro Mini: Single Crystal Furukawa Copper IEM Upgrade Cable

DUNU recently launched the limited edition SA6 Ultra with its latest Hulk Pro Mini Cable. The Hulk Pro Mini cable packs the goodness of the highly-acclaimed Hulk Pro flagship IEM Upgrade Cable from DUNU but with an optimized wire diameter …

GUSTARD DAC-A26: AKM 4499EX MQA DAC With Streamer

GUSTARD has released its latest high-end network streamer, the GUSTARD DAC-A26.

(HiFiGO) Hifigo Christmas & New Year Sale: Enjoy up to 30% Off on Your Favorite HiFi Audio Gear

Let’s make your Christmas merry with an amazing sale this year's end. With Christmas right around the corner for us, We have brought you an exciting Merry Christmas & New Year Sale with up to 30% off on over 20 brands including top names l…

(News) MUSE HiFi Power is on sale for a bomb price!

MUSE HiFi Power, MUSE HiFi's planar-drive IEMs, is available at an explosive discount.

TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition: Upgraded 14.5mm Planar Driver In Ear Monitor IEM with 5-Axis CNC Aluminum Shell, Detachable 3-in-1 Silver-plated Cable for Audiophile Musician DJ Stage

The latest planar IEMs, the TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition, are now available.

(Linsoul) THIEAUDIO Prestige New Release at Linsoul Audio

Music lovers who have followed IEMs in recent years will be no stranger to the name THIEAUDIO, which has gone on an incredible journey from a group of unknown DIY enthusiasts to one of the world's most critically acclaimed IEM brands. In t…

Five Upgrades With Latest Shanling M0 Pro: M0 Pro Vs M0!!

The wait for the update to the class M0 entry-level digital audio player from Shanling has finally come to an end, they have announced the all-new Shanling M0 Pro. M0 Pro, as a true successor to the M0 updates it in every aspect including …

HiBy FC3: HiFi ES9281pro DAC chip MQA Headphone Amplifier

HiBy has released its latest portable headphone amplifier, the HiBy FC3.

KZ SA08 Pro: 8 Balanced Armature Drivers True Wireless Earbuds

The latest KZ TWS, KZ SA08 Pro, has been released.

(Linsoul) Linsoul Christmas & Year-End Sale and Giveaway 2022

The year 2022 is drawing to a close—Christmas and New Year are approaching as well. Some of you may be anticipating more deals and promotions from Linsoul during this festive season and we certainly have prepared some surprises for you. We…

(Linsoul) The popular earphones are revival! The TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition is here!

Pre-orders for the TANGZU x HBB Wu Heyday Edition are now available at Linsoul.