ddHiFi DJ44C / DJ44B: Adept Adaptation

Greetings! Today we’re checking out some handy dandy adapters from the masters of accessories, ddHiFi. The DJ44B and DJ44C are adapters that convert a 4.4mm balanced cable to either 2.5mm balanced, or 3.5mm single-ended. Definitely not something the majority of users will be needing, but, for those who do these are invaluable little tools. I was one of those that required these tools. ddHiFi sent … Continue reading ddHiFi DJ44C / DJ44B: Adept Adaptation

Venture Electronics Impressions

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a few products from Venture Electronics (VE), the BIE, Monk Go, Monk Lite, and Odyssey HD. Wild Lee reached out a few weeks ago to see if I’d be interested in checking out some of his recent lineup. After a great chat about a variety of topics, he confirmed a package would be sent over with some goodies. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading Venture Electronics Impressions

Shozy Form 1.4 vs. Shozy Rouge

Greetings, Today we’re conducting a quick comparison between one of my favourite earphones of the year with a newcomer to Shozy’s lineup. It’s time to compare the Form 1.4 and Rouge. The Form 1.4 features four balanced armatures and a single dynamic compared to the Rouge’s dual armature, single dynamic setup. The price gap is minimal with the Rouge coming in only 20 USD under … Continue reading Shozy Form 1.4 vs. Shozy Rouge

DDHiFi TC05: Get Up And Go

Greetings! Today we’re checking out DDHiFi’s USB Type C OTG cable, the TC05. When DDHiFi asked which products I’d be interested in covering, I immediately hopped onto their site to see if they had a Type C to Type C OTG cable in the lineup. Two of my favorite devices, the Radsone EarStudio HUD100 and EarMen TR-Amp didn’t come with such a cable, an odd … Continue reading DDHiFi TC05: Get Up And Go

DDHiFi C-2019: Hold Me, Daddy

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a handy accessory for those of you out there that like to take plenty of gear with you, the C-2019 Brown from DDHiFi. DDHiFi has been growing their reputation as a go-to brand for various portable audio accessories, such as cases for FiiO products, various adapters and cables, and more. The C-2019 “portable hifi handbag” we’re checking out today has … Continue reading DDHiFi C-2019: Hold Me, Daddy

Campfire Audio: The 2020 Crew

Greetings! Today we’re taking a look at Campfire’s newest trifecta of top of the line earphones; Andromeda 2020, Solaris 2020, and the all-new Ara (air-ah). Starting with the Andromeda, externally it is virtually unchanged save for a revised nozzle that falls in line with the slatted design that has been common to the lineup since the Comet/Atlas. Inside is where the major changes have taken … Continue reading Campfire Audio: The 2020 Crew

2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

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

Knowledge Zenith: A great place to begin your audiophile journey (Pt. 4)

Greetings! Welcome to the newest addition to my look through KZ’s crazy lineup of earphones. A couple years back, KZ released their first hybrid earphone, the ZST. This was a landmark for the brand and a product style that has taken over their lineup. However, KZ recently stepped into the world of balanced armature only earphones. I was originally quite skeptical of this since they … Continue reading Knowledge Zenith: A great place to begin your audiophile journey (Pt. 4)

KZ AS06: Preview!

Greetings! So, KZ’s newest armature-only earphone, the AS06, has arrived! Right off the bat I was pleased to see that one of my recommendations levied at the AS10 and BA10 has been addressed; the packaging. As you can see, it’s essentially the exact same thing, including the classy metal plaque, but smaller and less wasteful. It still makes the AS06 feel more special than lesser … Continue reading KZ AS06: Preview!

ADVANCED GT3 Superbass: Preview

Greetings, Today we’re taking a quick first look at a new variant of the GT3 from ADVANCED, the Superbass. Earlier this year the GT3 hit the market and impressed with it’s extremely quick and well controlled drivers that output a bright and detailed signature. The Superbass looks almost the same, but with an ominous new paint job that hints at what lies within; an experience … Continue reading ADVANCED GT3 Superbass: Preview

KZ BA10: Preview

Greetings, Today we’re taking a quick first look at the BA10, KZ’s newest balanced armature (BA) only offering.   KZ seems to have fully embraced the world of balanced armatures. Their first go at an all-BA earphone, the recently released AS10, was in my opinion a rousing success. The bass driver in particular was wonderfully tuned giving it a powerful and well-controlled low end presence … Continue reading KZ BA10: Preview