I don’t want to waste anyone’s time so I’m going to start this review with the conclusion: the Kinera H3 doesn’t sound good. They sound like there’s something wrong with the crossover so it sounds disjointed and jarringly off. I’d think these would be broken if my measurements didn’t match others of this. If you’re […]Read more "Kinera H3 Review"
Beryllium sounds cool. The $4000 Focal Utopia uses it and expensive tweeters use it, so it must be a good sign, right? That’s what the Periodic Audio Be seems to convey with its product lines, ranging from the lowest end Mg (Magnesium), to the middle end Ti (Titanium), to the flagship Beryllium (Be). The Periodic […]Read more "Periodic Audio Be Review"
Back in 2006 when I was just starting out with this hobby, I thought the Shure E500 was some sort of unattainable grail: $500 for an IEM was unfathomable back then, when its only other universal competition were the Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 and Etymotic ER4S and I believe those who wanted to shell out […]Read more "Shure SE535 Review"
What’s this–a planar magnetic IEM? Cool! Wait, it leaks sound and lets sound in? It also needs an iOS device to use its Cipher cable that has a necessary EQ? Oh… I’ll be honest, I don’t really understand the point of the iSine. It’s not particularly suitable for public transportation because it barely attenuates more […]Read more "Audeze iSine10 Review"
I purchased these IEMs from AliExpress several months ago. Pictures Background I have never personally been a big fan of IEMs, always having issues with fit, seal, and comfort that kept me from getting the most out of the ones I had tried in the past. I was also always losing and breaking IEMs and […]Read more "WooEasy Super Audio 2BA+2DD Review"
The resurgence of “high end” high impedance earbuds in recent years has greatly interested me. I love earbuds—I use them more than almost any IEM I’ve ever owned. Their form factor works well for my ears and for portable use, I often like to be able to hear my surroundings. I usually have a pair […]Read more "Venture Electronics Zen 2.0 Review"
I purchased this IEM soon after its release directly from Monoprice. Monoprice shipping took about a week to get the IEMs to me and cost a little over $50. Pictures Background The in-ear monitor (IEM) market seems more competitive than ever, with a trend toward more drivers per side, hybrid balanced armature/dynamic driver designs in […]Read more "Monoprice XXX Review"
Vibro Labs isn’t exactly a new company; Luke Pighetti, the owner of Vibro Labs, has been making wooden Grado cups and cups for ZMF headphones for years, but he is also known for his work with DIY IEMs. Last year, Vibro Labs released their first IEM: the Aria. It was meant to be a flagship-competitor at […]Read more "Vibro Labs Aria Review"
The Bluetooth IEM market is notoriously known to be filled with compromise. It’s common knowledge that Bluetooth in headphones leads to sound degradation because of the compression required to stream music through Bluetooth, but in recent years, it has been a more viable option for listeners looking for convenience with the use of aptX, a […]Read more "Nowall CH-1 vs Jaybird X2 Mini-Review"