Reviews

Kinera Hodur Review

I've been a fan of Kinera's IEMs for a few years now. They've brought a consistent output of products no matter what their price tag is. Their latest effort is the Hodur, a new electrostatic IEM that costs $299. Is it another great product from the Kinera brand or does it fail to live up to their standards? What You Get One pair of Kinera Hodur In-ear monitors. One Modular 4 Cores OCC with Silver...

Bowers & Wilkins Pi5 S2 Review

I recently tested out Bowers & Wilikins’ new Pi7 S2, and had mixed feelings about the overall sound signature and performance given the significant price. So, I was curious about how the more affordable Pi5 S2 compared in terms of balance and skill. Can the Pi5 S2 compete with the Pi7 S2 and end up being a better bang for your buck?  In the Box Bowers & Wilkins Pi5 S2 Earphones Charging Case USB-C Charging...

Best DAC/Amp Dongles for Galaxy A53

So, you’ve picked up your new Samsung Galaxy A53 only to find that it doesn’t have a 3.5mm connection for your headphones. If you’re too much of an audiophile to accept wireless earbuds, the following DAC dongles are the perfect answer to your USB-C phone setup. They will not only allow you to retain a wired IEM/headphone connection, but will also significantly upgrade your sound quality in the process. iFi GO Link The iFi GO...

iFi GO link DAC/Amp Review

iFi has released a headphone dongle for $59 that promises to significantly enhance the sound of your music. The company rarely disappoints. But at this price, how much can a small DAC/Amp upgrade the sound quality of your IEMs and headphones? Let's see what we can expect form the iFi GO Link DAC/Amp. In the Box iFi GO Link with USB-C connection USB Adapter Lightning Adapter iFi Sticker Design The GO Link is the smallest DAC/amp...

Campfire Orbit True Wireless Review

Campfire fans have waited a long time for the company to release its first true wireless IEM model. Finally, the day has arrived, and many audiophiles will undoubtedly be hoping for big things with respect to sound performance. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from these earbuds in this Campfire Orbit True Wireless Review. In the Box Campfire Orbit earbuds. Case 3 pairs of silicone  3 pairs of foam tips Metal Campfire...

Sennheiser IE 900 Review

Sennheiser IE 900 Review Sennheiser's production of all things audio, from microphones to headphones, makes them a company with no need for introduction. When I take a trip to my local headphone shop to try all that good stuff that I can't afford, I frequently find one of the IEMs from Sennheiser's IE line staying in my ears for a little longer than usual. Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing the highest caliber unit...

Focal Utopia (2022) Review

Focal Utopia Review See the coil shaped logo? If you know, you know. We're checking out a new open-back release from Focal today: the Utopia 2022 edition. Focal is known by Audiophiles for its legacy in creating excellent loudspeakers, as well as some of the highest-end headphones on the market. With the Utopia, Focal sought to combine the best of both worlds, giving a listener the accuracy of a near-field monitor listening experience in a...

Mojo 2 Review

Mojo 2 DAC/Headphone Amp Review In 2015, the British company Chord Electronics released the original Mojo DAC/Headphone Amp, which was received with quite a bit of popularity. A whole seven years later, the Mojo 2 is now seeing the light of day much to the curiosity of listeners and audiophiles. With it's inclusion of a fourth button, EQ features, several new modes and upgraded FPGA coding, the Mojo 2 seems to be offering a whole...

Meze Audio 109 PRO Review

Meze Audio 109 PRO Review For audiophiles, Meze is a company that needs no introduction. If you haven't heard of them before, they are responsible for some truly legendary headphones such as the Meze Empyrean and Meze Elite, units that have developed reputations as bona fide G.O.A.T's by bloggers, reviewers, and listeners alike. The Meze Audio 109 PRO is a brand new, open-back, over-ear release that intends to bring the superior sound of the Empyrean...

Kennerton GH 40 Gjallarhorn Review

Kennerton GH 40 Gjallarhorn Review Kennerton is a Fischer Audio brand known for their luxury grade audio products. The GH 40 Gjallarhorn is a wooden closed-back, over-ear headphone from Kennerton that has an “old school” driver design with a paper membrane, and a horn-type design that the company claims gives it added low-end fullness, wideness, and air pressure. I've never tried Kennerton headphones before, or horn-type headphones for that matter, so I am very curious...

Jomo Audio S100 Cappuccino Review

Jomo Audio S100 Cappuccino Review Jomo Audio has built their brand out of their high quality and rather chic IEMs. The S100 Cappuccino is Jomo Audio's first foray into making a single driver IEM. With it's 3D printed body that serves as a specialized acoustic chamber and a diaphragm made from liquid crystal polymer, the S100 Cappuccino has some interesting specs to consider before we take a listen. What's In The Box? -S100 Cappuccino universal...

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Review

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Review If you've been in the market for some moderately affordable yet high-quality wireless over-ears with ANC, you've likely come across the Sennheiser Momentum series (aka M series). With the M3 having come out in late 2019, the Momentum 4 has been released with a good amount of excitement and anticipation. I tried my friend's M3s not long ago, and while I found them very comfortable, I took some issue with their...

FiiO BTR7 Review

FiiO BTR7 Review If you know anything about FiiO, you're probably aware of the array of portable and tabletop DACs and DAPs that they offer. In 2020 they released the BTR5, a portable HiFi Bluetooth amp, which piqued the interest of on-the-go audio nerds and casual listeners alike who were simply looking to enhance their everyday listening experience. Fast forward not too far ahead to 2022, and Fiio has released the BTR7, a new and...

ThieAudio V16 Divinity IEM Review

  ThieAudio V16 Divinity Review Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing a premium IEM: the ThieAudio V16 Divinity. ThieAudio hit the scene in 2019 as a sort of branch off of Linsoul Audio, who I know from both reputation and personal experience do not play when it comes to making quality IEM’s. At a hefty $1,499, and being touted as their “summit of technical innovation,” the V16 Divinity has a lot to prove for itself. What’s in the Box?...

Sennheiser Momentum 4 vs Sony WH-1000XM5

Sennheiser Momentum 4 vs Sony WH-1000XM5 The new Sennheiser Momentum 4 is looking to be one of the biggest releases of this year. Bluetooth headphones are a hotly contested market right now, with every audio company trying to dethrone the acclaimed Sony WH-1000XM5. The XM5 is known for its superb noise cancellation, great battery life, and overall great sound. At $350, the Momentum comes in at a slightly cheaper price than the XM5's $400. Today, I'm...