Reviews

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...

What’s New About the Grado SR80x – Review

There are many ways to reignite the hype of an old classic. A few manufacturers have rereleased their products with a new color variety, or in the case of headphones, a completely different tuning. One of the most notable over-ear headphone brands today, Grado, has recently released a repackaging for a number of their popular headphones including the SR80e, now going by the SR80x. Based on my experience with the SR80e, I thought that it...

Kinera BD005 Pro Review – Hybrid IEM

Kinera is a brand I’ve had a number of experiences with. Each time I see a pair of their IEMs, I always have to try my best not to be so distracted by their captivating looks and focus on their sound. It’s what’s on the inside that matters…right? They have a fairly wide price range, their universal IEMs going from $1399 all the way down to $27. Today we’ll be looking at their BD005 Pro,...

Final Audio A4000 Review

Final Audio makes a wide array of earphones at prices anywhere from $29 to $1,999. While they may vary greatly in price, Final’s mission seems to be to uphold quality throughout. Today we’ll be looking at one of their most popular models, the A4000, which runs for $139. The A4000 has garnered a bit of buzz for its low price point and association with Final Audio’s well-respected brand, so let’s take a detailed look at...

Bowers and Wilkins PI7 Review

I was excited when Bowers and Wilkins announced that they were releasing two brand new true wireless products. Their over-ear models impressed me with their classy design and ample bass response. When the PI5 and PI7 were announced I wondered if the sound I came to admire in the PX5 and 7 would translate. If you read my review for the PI5, you’ll know that I was quite surprised by the earphone’s more relaxed sound...