Reviews

BQEYZ Summer IEM Review

There are more options than ever when it comes to affordable audiophile listening. With the introduction of lossless streaming to mainstream services, it's become a better time than ever to widen your horizons. Audiophile IEMs are a great place to start, and I've been listening to an interesting new model from a company called BQEYZ. Their simply titled Summer model is available for $129, a generous price for seemingly high-end earphones. Is this a good...

Focal Stellia Review – Closed Back Electrodynamic Headphones

Focal is one of the leading headphone brands on the market, with many of their models being hallmarks among audiophiles, producers, and recording artists alike. Today we’ll be looking at a classic Focal headphone: the Stellia. Running for $2,990, these are definitely a pricey pair. I haven’t been disappointed by any of the Focal headphones so far, regardless of price, so let’s see how the Stellia holds up.  What’s in the Box Focal Stellia Hard...

Ultrasone Edition Eleven Open Back Headphone – Review

Ultrasone is a highly prestigious brand in the headphone game, and for a reason. Their headphones are known to go above and beyond when it comes to their tuning, handling, and sense of space. I’ve had incredible experiences with other models from Ultrasone in the past, such as the Edition 15, so I had high expectations for the Edition Eleven when I got my hands on it. Running for $1,199.99, let’s see what this fancy...

SuperEQ Q1 Pro ANC True Wireless Review

A while back I looked at an over-ear wireless headphone called the SuperEQ S1. It was a hybrid ANC headphone that housed a variety of uses, but didn't exactly satisfy in the realm of audio quality. Once you release a Bluetooth over-ear headphone, a true wireless model is bound to come next as a sort of unwritten rule of the headphone market. Their latest addition to a growing library of consumer listening products is the...

DDHiFi E2020B JANUS 2 Review

You may be familiar with DD HiFi from their large assortment of portable DACs, cables, and other audiophile accessories. Their products are inexpensive compared to most brands selling hi-fi peripherals, aiming to improve sound quality for a broader variety of consumers who are still attached to using headphone jacks. Now, DDHiFi has released its first, full-fledged IEM, the E2020B JANUS. It’s an earphone with a price in line with their neck of the woods. The...

Taotronics Soundliberty Pro P10 Review

Taotronics has a wide selection of true wireless earbuds, with their Soundliberty series being among its most successful. Although Taotronics has made some good and functional earbuds, in my opinion they’ve never produced a hit with me. I’ve now gotten a chance to listen to the Soundliberty Pro P10, a new noise-canceling true wireless for the generous price of $64.99. Their products have always been inexpensive, but this is almost a giveaway. However, is the...

iFi NEO iDSD Bluetooth DAC and Amp

iFi has gained a great reputation in the DAC/Amp world, and I’ve found myself crossing paths with many of their products. Their Neo iDSD may be one of their most physically striking DAC/Amps, with its reflective silver outside and space-age design. While we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, iFi's DACs and Amps I’ve used in the past have been beautiful inside and out. At $799, let’s see how the Neo measures up.  What's...

Fiio FH5s Review

Over the years Fiio has gained critical acclaim with its varied selection of IEMs. Sadly I’ve never gotten a chance to listen to a majority of them, but I have got my hands on the new FH5s. It’s one of their more economical options sitting for $259, which puts this IEM in competition with an assortment of other models from the likes of Ikko, Campfire Audio, and Kinera. However, the FH5s seem to offer a...

64 Audio U6t Review

When it comes to the highest end of audiophile earphones, 64 Audio has been one of the top names. Their efforts have created some of the most hyper-detailed IEM’s currently on the market, servicing a wide array of listeners seeking the highest fidelity. They’ve also contributed a number of innovations, such as their Tia drivers, Apex, and LID systems that help enhance the aural experience to its greatest potential. While many of their products reach...

Campfire Audio Mammoth vs Holocene Comparison Review

Whenever a new pair of products release together, comparisons are bound to be made. Especially when you have two products with the same look, and similar price ranges. Campfire Audio recently launched a large variety of IEMs, including the Honeydew, Satsuma, Mammoth, and Holocene. The first two were released together as more consumer-friendly models, while the Mammoth and Holocene appeal to the more mid-tier price range for audiophiles not yet ready to make the jump...

Campfire Audio Holocene Review

Campfire Audio has had a dominant year, releasing four brand new IEMs for casual listeners and audiophiles to sink their teeth into. The Mammoth and Holocene have been their most recent efforts with more mid-tier price options for those who might not be ready to break out into the high-end field. That doesn’t mean the Mammoth and Holocene can’t offer up some major sound fidelity. There have been plenty of IEMs in the past that...

Campfire Audio Satsuma Review

Campfire Audio has found renown in audiophile spaces for producing IEM with rich detail and texture. However, they’ve rarely released a model that hasn’t been for a mid, to a high-end price point. The closest they’ve come to that is with the now discontinued Polaris, which went for $500. In 2021, Campfire looks to satisfy the crowd that might not have the budget for audiophile IEMs, but would still like to have a unique and...

Campfire Audio Honeydew IEM – Review

Campfire’s brand new Honeydew is yet another expansion of their price spectrum’s lower end. These run for $249, and we’ve seen past Campfire models in the price range, like the IO, which runs for $299, that perform exceptionally well. I was quite curious to see how the Honeydew would hold up to Campfire’s prestigious reputation.  Look and Feel These have a similar fit to most campfire IEMs, with more geometric edges that are rounded to...

Kinera Nanna vs Imperial Nanna 2.0 Comparison Review

We’ve seen the evolution of one of Kinera’s most notable products, the Nanna, take form in its Imperial version. It came with a pretty new front plate design, and a tweaked tuning for a new sonic experience. Although both models have been viewed individually, there is the question of which IEM is better. Is the Imperial Nanna really an evolution, or is it just a fancy new repackaging? Here, we’ll compare both the original Nanna...

Erzetich Thalia Review

You don’t see many flat cup open-back headphones unless the name Grado is attached to them. Their popularity speaks for itself, but they’re not the only manufacturer brandishing flat open-backs. Erzetich might not be a name currently on your radar, but around 2019 they released the Thalia, advertised a portable dynamic headphone. Open-back and portability are rarely put together due to the nature of their sound leakage, but there is still a use for them...