BQEYZ Spring 2: Piezo Done Right

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of the more impressive products to have crossed my plate this year, the Spring II from BQEYZ. My first experience with the brand was through the KC2, a very well-tuned quad-driver hybrid that recently saw a resurgence in popularity. I quite enjoy it and still pull it out for the occasional listen and comparison to more current gear. Why? … Continue reading BQEYZ Spring 2: Piezo Done Right

DDHifi TC35B: Size Matters

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a neat little accessory from DDHiFi, the TC35B. As we all know by now, smartphone manufacturers are slowly weeding out the 3.5mm jack in their more premium offerings, forcing users to either go wireless or carry around a cumbersome dongle to add that feature back. Not ideal. DDHiFi is well known for their various adapters that solve a wide variety … Continue reading DDHifi TC35B: Size Matters

Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020: A Legend Reborn

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the newest version of Campfire Audio’s legendary Andromeda. My first experience with this well-known model was the 2019 update. I was expecting something fantastic given years and years of glowing commendations from various forums. They certainly didn’t disappoint. The Andromeda is a modern classic for a reason. It looks awesome and the sound quality is just that damn good. When … Continue reading Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020: A Legend Reborn

Campfire Audio Solaris 2020: Lean and Mean

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Campfire Audio’s new top of the top of the line model, the revised Solaris 2020. The original Solaris was a stunner in all aspects. The large, gold-plated housings drew in the eye while a bold tune pleased the ear. However, the black and gold colour scheme and fairly massive housings earned it some critics. The new Solaris addresses those complaints … Continue reading Campfire Audio Solaris 2020: Lean and Mean

ADV Eartune Fidelity U: Sublime Comfort

Pros: Comfortable – Quality silicone – Do not alter sound (save for niche cases) Cons: Shallow design and small sizing limit compatibility with shallow fit earphones – Steep price   Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new product from ADV; Eartune Fidelity U eartips. Born through a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, ADV, or ADVANCED as they were known back then, stormed onto the scene … Continue reading ADV Eartune Fidelity U: Sublime Comfort

KZ ZAX: 8 Drivers For Under 100 Bucks?!

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of KZ’s newest releases, the ZAX. Knowledge Zenith, the mother of all budget brands, has been slowly but steadily moving themselves upscale ever since the release of their first hybrid, the ZST. The ZAX is part of their newest crop of X-branded releases and has some pretty eye-watering specs that we could never have imagined being present in a … Continue reading KZ ZAX: 8 Drivers For Under 100 Bucks?!

NiceHCK X49: An Armature For The Masses

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a budget friendly single armature earphone from retailer turned earphone manufacturer, the NiceHCK X49. I’ve been a fan of NiceHCK from the early days, well before retailers like them, Penon Audio, and LendMeUrEars started developing and selling their own products. It was a little odd to see them head in this direction, but using a small amount of brain juice … Continue reading NiceHCK X49: An Armature For The Masses

BLON BL-05: It’s Alright

**It has been made known the Blon has one of the nastiest contributors in the industry tuning one of their upcoming models. As a result, I can’t recommend this or any product of theirs moving forward, regardless of how amazing they are.** Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Blon BL-05, a follow up to the well-loved BL-03. Blon has been around for a while now … Continue reading BLON BL-05: It’s Alright

Dunu Luna: World’s First

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Luna, a new flagship single dynamic-based earphone with some “world’s first” technology running the show. Beryllium is a pretty sweet material to use for speakers. Dangerous to collect and manufacture, but the resultant qualities are worth it. It’s extremely light and stiff resulting in breakup/distortion later, and at higher frequencies than other more common materials, such as titanium. Whereas … Continue reading Dunu Luna: World’s First

Campfire Audio Ara: A new direction

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the new top dog model in Campfire Audio’s armature-only lineup, the Ara (air-ah). Campfire’s gear in my experience has mostly been about providing an entertaining, but not necessarily accurate experience. The Atlas and Polaris were hella fun, v-shaped bass monsters, the IO a bright little beast laser focused on mids, and the Andromeda a killer all-rounder with a little bit … Continue reading Campfire Audio Ara: A new direction

KZ ZSN Pro X: Misled

**IGNORE THIS EARPHONE. Get the DQ6 instead. You’re welcome.** Greetings! Today we’re checking out another new release from KZ, the ZSN Pro X. This newest lineup of releases from the brand finally seems intent on somewhat unifying the sporadic naming schemes of old, adding an X somewhere in the name; ZST X, ZSN Pro X, EDX, ZAX, etc. I’m all for this, especially if it … Continue reading KZ ZSN Pro X: Misled

Dunu studio SA3: A New Beginning

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the first of Dunu’s entries into the all-armature market, the SA3. Dunu was a pioneering brand when it came to affordable hybrids competing directly with the high-end market, and also produced their fair share of above average single dynamics. When they announced they were going to try their hand at an armature-only lineup, my ears perked up and I took … Continue reading Dunu studio SA3: A New Beginning

Astrotec Volans: Niche

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new single dynamic earphone from Astrotec, the Volans. Rolling with the astronomy-based theme they’ve been using on-and-off for a while now (ex. Lyra and Delphinus5), Volans is a southern constellation representing a flying fish. Interesting to me is is that its composition includes two galaxies as well as two double stars, the latter of which are apparently visible with … Continue reading Astrotec Volans: Niche

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