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(Chi-fi IEM Review) Yu9 U-554: A well-made etymotic clone. An alternative to ER4B. Recommended for vocal songs and ASMR

The Yu9 U-554 is a well-made clone of the Etymotic Research ER4B. It has an improved fit, improved usability, and definitely better value for money than the original. The packaging is not cheap either.

(IEM Review) Campfire Audio DORADO 2020: Hot, live, dry sound

The Campfire Audio DORADO 2020 have a distinctive, hot, powerful sound. The low saturation, dry sound, and lack of midrange transparency are not really audiophile-friendly, but if you like a gray, classy-sounding ambience, it's not bad.

(Review Round Up) Moondrop NEKOCAKE

This is a summary round up of the Moondrop NEKOCAKE true wireless earbuds review article by Moondrop.

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop CHU: The entry class IEMs of uncompromising brands is a bit different

Moondrop CHU is an entry-level Chinese earphone that could be called a "KATO the Younger," created with the knowledge gained from KATO. While the quality is kept in line with the price, the development results obtained from the latest mode…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) KZ EDA Green: High resolution and high definition. Excellent monitor earphones

The KZ EDA (green) is an excellent neutral studio monitor, capable of rendering the entire musical picture clearly and crisply. It is not for those who are sensitive to high frequencies, those who want thickness in the midrange, or those w…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) SoundPEATS Mini Pro: Well-balanced sound. Mellow and pleasant listening experience. Outstanding ANC and communication quality for the price range. Excellent specifications.

SoundPEATS Mini Pro offers excellent sound balance and comfort for listening, practical active noise cancellation, stable communication quality, and satisfactory specifications, making it one of the first models in this price range to be r…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T13: Mellow sound that makes music sound majestic in a slightly relaxed soundstage. Highly customizable and long playback time. Excellent entry-level model, but only a little concerned about communication quality.

The QCY T13 has a well-balanced, low-frequency-leaning sound. It is carefully emphasized so that the soundstage sounds wide while maintaining balance very well, and it maintains detail well, giving an excellent listening sound that is plea…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) The House Of Marley Rebel: The rich groove created by the deep low frequency range is appealing. The eco-friendly packaging and body design have a unique aesthetic.

The House Of Marley Rebel offers a dynamic and immersive sound with deep, dark lows that create rich grooves and colorful, lustrous mids and highs. The design emphasizes the warmth and natural textures that are typical of the HOM, and the …

(Headphones Review) GRADO GS2000e: Excellent listening headphones with high original sound fidelity

The GRADO GS2000e is one of the very best headphones available, reproducing recorded sound sources with almost complete fidelity. Its sound is a bit brighter and details sound a bit more detailed than they really are. It also has an added …

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Edifier X3 To U: Enjoy and comfortably listen to music with Edifier's typical well-balanced V-shaped sound

The Edifier X3 To U offers a very well-balanced V-shaped sound signature that makes listening to music enjoyable and comfortable. Resolution and clarity may be a bit lacking, but it is an easy model to recommend in its price range.

(Monitor Headphones Review) SHURE SRH940: High resolution, original sound fidelity, almost perfectly accurate localization and texture. An excellent studio monitor that is hard to believe at this price. Durability is the only drawback.

For those looking for an excellent monitor headphones at around $300, the first product to consider is the SHURE SRH940. With excellent detail and precise localization, and the ability to reproduce musical expression clearly and with high …

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HPM1000: Private theater room with a rich sound that emphasizes a sense of depth and fullness.

The Behriger HPM1000 is a fairly inexpensive monitor headphone. Its sound emphasizes depth to create a theater-room-like soundstage, which enriches the sound of music and provides a highly immersive listening experience, but it is not fait…

(Headphones Review) JVC HA-SW01: Almost no difference from HA-SW02

Perhaps because the basic structure is almost identical, the sound balance of the JVC HA-SW01 is almost the same as that of the HA-SW02. The number of parts, such as the sound rods, has increased, which may have affected the distortion rat…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) The House of Marley Champion: High contrast and V produced by massive low frequencies and luminous, delicate high frequencies Sound

The House Of Marley Champion is for those who like a highly contrasted and exciting thumping sound. Its low frequency range is tight and massive, but it is not the usual mild and smooth expression of HOM, so it is not suitable for existing…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Moondrop Aria Elven Maiden: Neutral listening earphones with a sound that is both extended and refreshing

The Moondrop Aria is a very good neutral listening model and an excellent IEMs that can be recommended without question if you prefer a spacious and refreshing sound.

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Air Pro SV: Except for the app support, the Air Pro 2 is better in terms of performance and sound quality. If you are sensitive to high frequencies or prefer a richer, more resonant sound, this may be a better choice

The EarFun Air Pro SV has a neutral sound that continues the tradition of the EarFun Air series. It is the first to support the app, but the app itself is not perfect. In terms of sound quality and functionality, it is almost the same or s…

(Headphones Review) Grado The Hemp Revised Edition: Flat sound with full midrange. At best, it is in line with the price.

The GRADO The Hemp V2 is accurate in its textural representation and delivers a sound field with a sense of depth. The audio specs generally manage to meet the price level, but they are not excellent headphones in their price range. They a…

(IEM Review) JH Audio JH13v2 Pro Universal: Resolution worthy of a high-end model, deep low frequency range

The JH Audio JH13v2 Pro Universal shows JH Audio's commitment to low frequencies, but the sound is not worth $100,000. Many people would not buy these earphones for even 10,000 yen. And low frequency lovers can get better quality low frequ…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) Audiosense T180: High-definition monitor sound hidden behind well-balanced sound

The Audiosnse T180 is a warm-neutral IEMs that is not bad in its price range. They are not bad to use as standard, but their real appeal is their high-definition sound when used with a high output impedance headphone amplifier and attenuat…

(Headphones Review) JVC HA-SW02: Heavenly Music

The JVC HA-SW02 is a headphone with a unique taste that lets you experience music as if it is pouring down from the heavens. High-resolution, richly resonant, harmonically bright, and with music pouring down on you, it is a musical experie…

(IEM Review) MEZE RAI SOLO: Stylish, bright, sharp-edged sound

MEZE RAI SOLO is an IEMs that delivers sharp, high-resolution sound. This product will be quite attractive to those who seek a sharpness to their guitar edge.

(IEM Review) Shure AONIC 3: Only localization and resolution are good, but that's all. A rare lo-fi sound nowadays, created by a marked lack of extension and transparency.

SHURE is known for great monitor headphones, but the earphone department is really not good. If you have the money to buy the SHURE AONIC 3, there is a good chance you would be better off buying the next earphones in the same price range w…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) EarFun Free Mini: The V-shaped signature emphasizes low frequency and balance typical of the Free series. Sound balance is good enough to be considered low-priced, but lacking in resolution.

Even with the EarFun Free Mini, EarFun demonstrates its exceptional sound balancing technology and succeeds in providing good quality sound in the entry-level class. However, it is true that this is not a model that excels in resolution, a…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) ACEFAST T3: Warm listening sound with emphasis on the midrange. Mellow, transparent and fresh midrange is attractive.

The AceFast T3 allows music to be heard with a mildly less stimulating atmosphere, especially in the midrange. The sound is less unpleasant and suitable for beginners of earphones. It is also suitable for those who prefer small, calm Jazz …

(Monitor Headphones Review) TASCAM TH-06: Highly live sound produced by powerful and massive low frequencies. The high frequency range is also naturally clear, and the DJ monitors reproduce the atmosphere of a club in your ears.

The TASCAM TH-06 is an excellent DJ monitor that can provide a raw, deep low frequency range, and despite being sealed, it also has good high frequency dropout, providing DJs with a realistic sound that is close to how the venue actually s…

(Headphones Review) GRADO SR225X: Do you like erotic vocals and sexy guitars that sound sweet, sad and raw with your breath?

If you like the sweetest, sexiest sound, you should not miss the GRADO SR225X. Mellow, lustrous, breathtakingly beautiful vocals and sexy guitars make for a sweet moment. It is not faithful to the original sound, but it offers another dime…

(True Wireless Earbuds Review) QCY T17S: A higher-end model of the famous T17 with very good sound balance and a high degree of customizability

We can't laugh at audio dreamers who are looking for true wireless earbuds that combine high sound quality with highly customizable apps at a low price point, just like the higher-end models. Because it is right in front of you: the QCY T1…

(Monitor Headphones Review) Behringer HPX2000: Practical monitors optimized for use in the DJ field. Texture expression in the mid-range is very impressive. However, for normal music appreciation, range feel is poor and they sound cheap

The Behringer HPX2000 is a highly practical DJ monitor headphones optimized for DJ performers to hear what they need to hear while becoming one with the frenzy around them in the field. They are not really suited for music appreciation, bu…

(Monitor Headphones Review) Classic Pro CPH7000: Excellent monitor headphones at a low price. Even without any modifications, these headphones will satisfy everyone from DTM beginners to studio engineers

After years of supporting the Japanese music scene, Soundhouse has created one of the best monitor headphones made in Japan, the CLASSIC PRO CPH7000. The CPH7000 is the ideal model to help DTM beginners manage their initial investment. You…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) TFZ LIVE 3: Has a deep groove-filled low frequency range and provides a mild, comfortable listening sound with a good sense of depth

The TFZ LIVE 3 has the deep lows typical of TFZ, with gentle, mild highs and near-neutral mids that are comfortable to listen to. It is a fairly well-balanced listening earphone in its price range and a relatively easy variant to recommend.