Reviews

InEar ProPhile 8 Review

This nondescript little IEM comes to us from a German company called InEar. Featuring 8 balanced armatures and a 4-way crossover, the aptly named ProPhile 8 is tuned for studio reference. The result is a ridiculously flat, no-nonsense reference tool great for mixing or mastering.  Let's take a closer look in the InEar ProPhile 8 Review. InEar ProPhile 8 Review InEar is a 'professional' audio company, not a 'pleasure' audio company. They make sophisticated in-ear...

Rademax P10 Earbuds Review

The Rademax P10 are a pair of earbuds priced at $39.99 on Amazon. The box says they are 'truly wireless' and truly, they are. But are they a bargain, or a bad deal? Let's find out in the Rademax P10 Earbuds Review. Rademax P10 Earbuds Review In-the-Box The P10 includes a charging case, micro-USB cable, and 5 silicone eartips. There is also a manual written in questionable English, and instructions on how to win a...

Amazon Echo Buds Review

Alexa is listening. And not just in your home. She wants to come with you to work, to the store and to the gym. If you’re in the mood to take her with you, you’ll probably be into Amazon’s Echo Buds. What do they offer in terms of design? And do they sound any good? Let’s find out in this Amazon Echo Buds Review. Amazon Echo Buds Review IN the BOX FIT I didn’t run...

Noble Audio TUX 5 Review

When it comes to balance, I’ve found that few IEM brands do it better than Noble Audio. In fact, they’re never released an IEM with wacky tuning. Some might argue that they don’t take enough risks. But my ears say they’ve just got good taste. The TUX 5 may be a classic example of the no-bull$%^& sound signature that Noble produces. But will it suit your needs and listening style? And will it titillate your...

iTeknic IK-BH004 True Wireless Review

With the holidays right around the corner and the Headphone Dungeon overflowing with headphones of all sorts, I've been working overtime to crank out some juicy reviews.  But today I'm taking a look at an interesting earphone, the iTeknic IK-BH004.  Featuring a true wireless design and some decent specs, this $53 earphone might appear to be just another AirPods clone.  However, the IK-BH004 packs some real punches. iTeknic IK-BH004 True Wireless Review The iTeknic IK-BH004...

Raycon E25 Review

New to the Dungeon and making a name for itself online, the Raycon E25 has just arrived for a review.  At $79, this true wireless earphone offers 6 hours of battery life,  a slim profile, and a celebrity endorsement by Ray J.  But how does this budget true wireless earphone sound? Raycon E25 Review     The Raycon E25 sports a slim-profile fit.  In my case, my giant ears swallow them right up.  But folks...

Noble Audio Falcon TWS Review

It's finally here, folks. The Falcon has landed. The Wizard's first attempt at True Wireless has been hotly anticipated, and the buzz been through the roof. An audiophile-level true wireless earbud at a consumer-level price? We'll see if it lives up to the hype. Noble Audio Falcon TWS Review Design Noble Audio has never been a slouch in the aesthetic department, and the Falcon is no exception. Packaging has a sleek, techie feel and rocks...

Jays s-Go One Bluetooth Speaker Review

Today I woke up in the Headphone Dungeon upside down. I was suspended from the ceiling by my ankles,  and the smell of meatballs filled the air. Swedish meatballs.... Suddenly Greta Thunberg appears before me, holding a lightsaber. "Greta! Are you telling me we should use the Force to combat climate change?" As she hands me the lightsaber, the only words to leave her mouth are "Bork, bork, bork". It was then that I realized...

Strauss and Wagner TW401 True Wireless Earbuds Review

Strauss and Wagner. Just a couple of newcomers on the audio block, trying to make a name. I'm of course referring to the up-and-coming NYC-based audio company, which is named after the two famous composers. Their website promises products that are durable and comfortable, with a nuanced, immaculate sound. Today we're looking at their TW401 True Wireless model. Being Strauss & Wagner's most expensive offering, I suppose we can consider it their flagship. Let's take...

Strauss & Wagner SPW301 Wireless Sport Earphones Review

Strauss & Wagner is a New York-based newcomer to the audio industry. They have only a handful of products; all of them budget-friendly and aimed squarely at the consumer market. The SPW301 is a wireless sport earbud with minimal, black-and-white styling and a $49 price tag. Let's get right into it. Strauss & Wagner SPW301 Wireless Sport Earphones Review Design I like the look of the Strauss & Wagners. They are all black except for...

Linsoul TinHifi T4 Review

TinHifi has only been releasing headphones under that name since 2017, but it's been plenty of time for them to build a good reputation in the audiophile world. With a clean sound signature that matches their all-steel aesthetic, the entry-priced T Series has been TinHifi's claim to fame. The T4 is the latest and most expensive addition to the series, and in some ways, a return to basics. Lacking the extra drivers and the extreme...

Klipsch T5 True Wireless Review: Suave and Satisfying

Klipsch Audio Technologies has come a long way from humble beginnings. Born out of a shed in the little railroad town of Hope, Arkansas, the company has finally thrown its hands into the true wireless ring. The T5 is a middle weight contendor; cheaper than the true wireless flagships of Sennheiser and Sony, but more expensive than options from Jabra or RHA. At $200 even, what does the T5 bring to the already saturated true...

SIVGA Audio SV004 Open-Back Wooden Headphone Review

In the headphone world, “wooden” typically goes hand-in-hand with “luxury”. Exotic wood finishes are usually reserved for those rare headphones that regard themselves as one-of-a-kind works of art. But thanks to the Chi-Fi revolution and the unstoppable march of industrial progress, wooden headphones can be increasingly found on the cheap. SIVGA Audio is a Chinese company that makes a wide array of headphones, including several with wood finishes. Wooden earbuds, wooden IEMs, wooden over-ears… you...

Best Budget Earbuds? Kinera TYR Review

Today we bring you a Headphone Dungeon exclusive! Kinera is a Chinese audio company with only a handful of products, but a whole lot of quality. Their flagship is the $799 Odin IEM, but they make several cheaper models that pack a surprising sonic punch. The company first won me over with the SIF (a $37 IEM with great bass) and the IDUN ($150 IEM with an incredible midrange), but today we've got something totally...

FiiO M11 Pro Review: Time To Move From FiiO DAC to DAP?

As a musician, I often have to download high-res recordings for reference purposes. But as an audiophile who prefers the ease of Tidal’s streaming service over downloads, I stick with a portable DAC/amp combo when I’m on the go. In fact, I use the first version of FiiO’s Q5. But FiiO may give streamers (who also download files) a reason to move to DAPs. Why? Let’s find out in this FiiO M11 Pro Review. FiiO...