Greetings! Today we’re checking out Astrotec’s latest entry into their S lineup of true wireless (TWS) earphones, the S70. My first introduction to Astrotec’s true wireless earphones was the S60, a very compact, fairly affordable product that utilized balanced armatures instead of the much more common dynamic drivers found in pretty much everything from their competitors. The S60 5.0 (revised version) is still one of, … Continue reading Astrotec S70: Affordable ANC
Greetings! Today we’re checking out TinHiFi’s entry into the world of true wireless earphones, the T2000. Or is it TWS2000? Early marketing called it the TWS2000, and this is pure speculation with absolutely nothing to back it up, but I bet they were asked to change the name. HiFiMAN already uses the TWSxxx moniker for wireless versions of their iems (RE600 = TWS600, RE800 = … Continue reading TinHiFi TWS2000: Or is it T2000?
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new planar magnetic headphone from a brand that specializes in the technology, the Hifiman DEVA. While Hifiman has released plenty of relatively inexpensive planar headphones over the years, the DEVA represents Hifiman’s recent shift towards affordably addressing the wireless market. Previous models to address this audience were the full-sized Ananda BT, and their true wireless in ear monitors, the … Continue reading Hifiman DEVA: Versatile and Capable
Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of FiiO’s newest Bluetooth amp modules, the BTR3K. Along with Type-C dongles and true wireless earphones, wireless amp modules are a segment that seem to have seen a huge surge in popularity the last couple years. Back in 2018 FiiO sent over their very wallet friendly module, the uBTR. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound coming … Continue reading FiiO BTR3K: Thumb-Sized Powerhouse
Greetings, If you’ve been following my content over the years you’ll know that Knowledge Zenith (KZ) has played a big part in my journey from total newb to whatever I am now. I was around for their early models like the ANV, Micro Ring, and R3, and saw them finally break into the mainstream to set things alight with affordable hybrid iems like the ZST … Continue reading KZ S2: A Game Of Inches
Greetings, Today we’re checking out the XQ-50, an affordable Bluetooth 5.0, aptX equipped receiver from xDuoo. xDuoo is a brand full of variety, from dacs to amps to earphones, and Bluetooth receivers like the XQ-50. While in the past xDuoo has mostly disappointed me, the last couple products I’ve checked out have been winners, and the XQ-50 is no exception. Let’s take a closer look, … Continue reading xDuoo XQ-50: Inexpensive and Effective
Greetings, Today we are checking out yet another budget friendly true wireless (TWS) earphone, the Dudios Shuttle. Dudios is one of those brands I see cropping up in ‘Amazon’s Choice’ links on Amazon, and on random ‘Best Of’ lists for inexpensive wireless gear. Beyond that, I’m not familiar with anything they’ve released since they aren’t a brand that remained on my radar after those initial, … Continue reading Dudios Shuttle: Sound Transportation
Welcome Back! Today I’m handing out accolades to products that won my heart throughout 2019. These weren’t necessarily best in class in every case, but the ones that stuck around in my daily driver lineup and made the most impact long term, or as long a term as could be given they were all received and reviewing during the 2019 calendar year. Let’s get started! … Continue reading 2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence
Greetings, Today we’re checking out Astrotec’s newest entry into the truly wireless market, the S80. The truly wireless (TWS) earphone market has exploded with options in recent years, the blame (or credit) for which many would lay at the feet of the Apple Corporation. While die-hard audiophiles scoff at wireless products thanks to their degraded sound quality vs. their wired counterparts, the average consumer values … Continue reading Astrotec Redspace S80: Beryllium Baller
Greetings! Today we’re checking out Sennheiser’s entry into the burgeoning truly wireless earphone market, the Momentum True Wireless. Anyone who knows anything about audio, portable or otherwise, will be familiar with the name Sennheiser. Whether you’re talking consumer headphones, earphones, or professional microphones, Sennheiser is a name that oft crops up when talking about the best of the best. Their products can be found everywhere … Continue reading Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: Superfine
Greetings! Today we’re checking out HIFIMAN’s TWS 600, their first entry into the booming truly wireless earphone market. Bluetooth products have become commonplace within the last few years thanks to improvements in sound quality, connection reliability, and us consumers being somewhat forced into them thanks to major manufacturers opting to remove headphone jacks from their products. Annoying, but so is the world we live in. … Continue reading HIFIMAN TWS 600: Finally, Something Different
Greetings, Today we’re checking out a new version of Astrotec’s S60, an affordable and very competent fully wireless earphone released at the end of 2018. While the new variant of the S60 looks virtually identical, it has seem some welcome updates to it’s specifications and feature set making it even more versatile than it’s predecessor. That said, given the similarities between the two earphones there … Continue reading Astrotec S60 5.0: Updated and Enhanced
Greetings, Today we’re taking a casual look at the new Accessport Air from Advanced. Way back in January of this year (2019) Advanced dropped a new Kickstarter campaign for their wireless Bluetooth module, the Accessport Air. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve covered a lot of their products and am a big fan of the brand. To show my … Continue reading ADVANCED Accessport Air: This is Good
Greetings, Today we’re checking out a new fully wireless earphone from SoundPEATS, the TrueFree+. I’m no stranger to SoundPEATS having reviewed a number of their products in the past. The Q16 true wireless sports earphones have been one of my favorite Bluetooth products over the years, and one that was never fully replaced by newer products, either from SoundPEATS themselves or others. The combination of … Continue reading SoundPEATS TrueFree+: Bondage Free!
Greetings, Today we’re checking out another wireless entry from Astrotec, the BX70. The BX70 is the third entry in Astrotec’s lineup using this gem-like design language, with the prior two entries being the GX40 and GX50. Like the GX50, the BX70 features MMCX connectors allowing users to swap cables, something you’re likely to be doing. The BX70 takes on the recent trend of including both … Continue reading Astrotec BX70: Be Yourself, Stay Unique