Reviews

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...

Audeze MM-500 Review

Audeze MM-500 Review Audeze generated a lot of buzz when they announced their new MM-500 headphones in June. The MM-500 is an open-back headphone designed for professional mixing and transparent sound recreation. Mixing headphones are a fantastic tool that any serious engineer should have in their arsenal, and Audeze is renowned for its reference headphones. At $1699, the MM-500 is no small investment. I'm going to see if the MM-500 holds up to the excitement....

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...