Reviews

Raptgo Hook-X – Review

Raptgo Hook-X - Review Raptgo's new Hook-X In-Ear Monitor is quite the unique product. From its hardware to its aesthetics, the Hook-X is somewhat of an oddball. I've never had experience with Raptgo's IEMs before, but I'm intrigued. At $239, the Hook-X has a lot of competition in the IEM market if it wants to stand out. I'm excited to see what this has to offer. What’s in the Box RAPTGO HOOK.X Earphones 0.78 2pin...

Sennheiser HD 400S – Review

Sennheiser HD 400S - Review Sennheiser is one of the most consistent brands in terms of headphone quality. They have options for every style and price range, with one of their best-selling lines being the budget-friendly HD line. Today, I'm going to be looking at the HD 400S ($69.95), a pair of budget over-ear closed-back headphones designed to give that notorious Sennheiser quality at a reasonable price. What’s in the Box HD 400S around-ear headphones...

Moondrop Aria vs Aria Snow Edition – What’s the Difference?

Moondrop Aria vs Aria Snow Edition - What's the Difference? Moondrop has been one of the most dominant in-ear monitor brands for the past couple of years. One of their most popular models is the Aria, a budget IEM with quality that exceeds its price range. Recently, Moondrop released an updated Aria Model: Aria Snow Edition. With updated drivers and tuning, the Snow boasts an impressive list of features, but is it better than the original Aria? Or...

Shozy Form 1.4 Review

Shozy Form 1.4 Review Shozy's Form 1.4 is one of its newer IEMs and a successor to its popular predecessors. I had the chance to review the Form 1.1 recently and was impressed by the sound quality for budget In-Ear Monitors. The Form 1.4 resides in a higher price bracket than its predecessor ($200) and promises an even better Hifi listening experience. Today, I'm going to put that to the test. What’s in the Box Shozy...

Sivga M200 Review

Sivga M200 Review Sivga prides itself on having options for a wide variety of prices, and its new M200 is a fantastic example of that. While Sivga is better known for its line of wooden over-ear headphones, such as the P-II or the SV023, they also produce in-ear earphones, such as the M200. At $49, the M200 is a relatively budget-friendly option that sivga claims can produce HiFi quality audio. Today, I'm going to put...

Sivga SV023 Review

Sivga SV023 Review Wooden headphones are a relatively niche market, but one in which Dongguan-based audio company Sivga is a serious player. Following the popularity of their P-II headphones, they released several other wooden headphones, with the latest in its lineup being the SV023. The SV023 differs from the SV021 because of its higher build quality and open-back design. The SV023 comes in at $449, putting it in a highly contested price bracket. Today, I'm...

Shozy Form 1.1 Review

Shozy Form 1.1 Review Shozy is a company that prides itself on having products for every budget. As hybrid in-ear monitor technology becomes cheaper to produce, it also becomes more accessible to consumers. Shozy's Form 1.1 is a great example of a hybrid IEM at a much more accessible price point than average ($75). Today, I'm going to test Form 1.1 and see if they hold up with other hybrid IEMs. What’s in the Box...

Tripowin x HBB Olina – Review

Tripowin x HBB Olina - Review Tripowin and popular headphone reviewer Hawaiian Bad Boy (HBB) have released another In-Ear Monitor collaboration: the Olina. At $100, Tripowin and HBB aim to combine affordability and a sound that audiences will love. If Tripowin or any other headphone companies are reading this, just know my inbox is open. Jokes aside, it's very exciting to see collaborations like this. I personally really liked their other IEM, the Mele, and...

Tinhifi P1 Plus – Commemorative Edition – Review

Tinhifi P1 Plus - Commemorative Edition - Review Tinhifi released an update to its popular P1 in-ear monitor, the P1 Plus. The Plus features hardware updates and slight adjustments to tuning that take many of the feedback from the original P1 into account. The Plus comes in at $235, making it a relatively lower price for a Planar Magnetic IEM. I'm going to see what sets the P1 Plus apart. What’s in the Box Tinhifi...

Muse Hifi Power – Review

Muse Hifi Power - Review While still fairly uncommon, Planar Magnetic In-Ear Monitors are starting to break into the market and become more prominent in the public conversation surrounding IEM Drivers. Muse Hifi's new Power Planar Magnetic IEMs hope to create a more budget friendly option ($199) for those looking for that specific planar magnetic IEM sound character. What’s in the Box Muse Hifi Power IEMs 2-Pin 3.5mm cable Carrying Case 12 Pairs of Ear...

Tripowin x HBB Mele – Review

Tripowin x HBB Mele - Review The Tripowin x HBB Mele has unique origins. To develop a product that would appeal to audiophiles, Tripowin partnered with well-known headphone reviewer Hawaiian Bad Boy. As a headphone reviewer myself, this is exciting to see. At $49.99, the Mele falls in a fairly low price range for In-Ear Monitors. Today I'm going to see how Mele performs. What’s in the Box Tripowin x HBB Mele IEMs Detachable cable...

Meze Advar Review

The Advar is the newest in renowned audiophile brand Meze's line of high end In-Ear Monitors. While better known for their over-ear headphones, Meze is starting to make strides in the IEM Market. The Advar comes in at $699, and hasn't been released at the time of writing this. I'm really excited to get my hands on these before they hit the market. What’s in the Box Meze Advar In-Ear Monitors Case: Hard eco friendly...

Earsonics Grace Platinum Review

Earsonics is a French audio brand known for making quality and high end professional audio equipment. The Grace Platinum is Earsonics' most advanced In-Ear Monitor that they claim to be the culmination of all of their experience and effort. At $2100, I'd expect them not to do anything halfway on the Grace. I'm excited to hear what Earsonics can offer at their peak. What’s in the Box Earsonics Grace IEM HR 4 Core Cable Symmetrical...

Moondrop Kato Review

If you're into IEMs, You've probably heard of Moondrop. They've been making waves with their Blessing2 and S8 IEMs. Today I'm going to focus on one of Moondrop's newer IEMs, Kato. At $190, Kato is one of Moondrop's more budget-friendly IEMs, and I'm going to see if it holds up to the hype surrounding the Moondrop brand. What’s in the Box Moondrop Kato IEMs 3 Pairs Foam eartips 3 Pairs Silicon Eartips Carrying pouch Carrying...

Denon AH-D9200 Review

Denon is a powerhouse in the consumer audio world. With a range of headphone products in their arsenal, Denon is known for its consistent quality and ability to cater to audiophiles and casual listeners alike. Today, I'm going to be reviewing their most high end over ear headphones, the AH-D9200. At $1600, the D9200 has both a lot of heavy competition and a lot to prove for that price point. I'm really excited to put...