KZ ZSA: True budget Hi-Fi

Greetings, Today we’re checking out another new hybrid from Knowledge Zenith (KZ), the ZSA. At this point, there isn’t much I can say about Knowledge Zenith that I haven’t already said in my numerous reviews and other coverage of their products. For me, KZ is THE company to beat in the budget segment. No one else comes close to matching their lineup of interesting, high … Continue reading KZ ZSA: True budget Hi-Fi

TinAudio T1: Ready For Summer

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the T1 from Tin Audio, a worthy follow up and pre-runner in the lineup to the outstanding T2. TinHIFI/TinAudio has been around since 2010 acting as an OEM/ODM for other brands, finally crafting their own brand and entering the market last year (2017). I can believe they acted as an OEM given their initial release, the dual-dynamic T515, looks and … Continue reading TinAudio T1: Ready For Summer

HE 150Pro: An Earbud for Those That Dislike Them

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the HE 150Pro, an inexpensive 150Ω earbud. The earbud renaissance is still in full swing. The market is being inundated with many, many options and just as it has gotten quite difficult to pick your first hybrid, it’s a challenge to decide which earbud to go for. There are simply too many options, many of which share shells, specifications, and … Continue reading HE 150Pro: An Earbud for Those That Dislike Them

Walnut V2s: Back to Basics

Greetings! Today we’re going to be taking a look at a basic DAP/AMP, taking form in the Walnut V2s. Sometimes all you want is a straightforward, simple to use player. One that’s low on features and frills, doesn’t take a massive chunk out of your wallet, and doesn’t skimp on sound quality. The Walnut V2s does all of this quite well. Let’s check out why, … Continue reading Walnut V2s: Back to Basics

Havi B3 Pro II: Not quite what you’d expect

Greetings! Well now, what do we have here? It seems today’s review is of the red-headed step-child in Havi’s B3 series, the Pro II. Interesting. The Pro I has pretty much reached legendary status at this point. When looking for a neutral earphone under 100 USD, it’s still right near the top of the list despite having been out on the market for years. It’s … Continue reading Havi B3 Pro II: Not quite what you’d expect

Fischer Audio Paco: Francisco Would Be Proud

Greetings! Today we are going to be taking a look at the Paco, a compact, attractive, and smartly priced earphone in Fischer Audio’s Totem series of products. Fischer Audio isn’t new to the industry first appearing on the scene in 2006. For me personally, the product I think of when I hear the name Fischer Audio is the DBA-02, dual balanced armature in-ear. I’ve not … Continue reading Fischer Audio Paco: Francisco Would Be Proud

SOMiC V4: Twin Turbo

Greetings! Today we’re going to be checking out a wallet-friendly earphone from SOMiC, an established Chinese brand; the V4. When researching the brand for this review, I was surprised to find that SOMiC has been around the block, first appearing on the scene 18 years ago. Unlike many companies who outsource aspects of their business, SOMiC does it all themselves. Their two production facilities in … Continue reading SOMiC V4: Twin Turbo

Meze 11 Neo: Aluminum Ace

Greetings! Today we are going to be checking out Meze’s entry level product, the 11 Neo. Morpheus would be so proud. While they’ve been around for a while now Meze really found their stride with the 99 Classics, a headphone that has since their release in 2015 thundered on to become quite the beloved product. This year we see the release of their new in-ear … Continue reading Meze 11 Neo: Aluminum Ace

Meze 12 Classics: The Walnut Wonder

Greetings! Today we will be checking out another wooden wonder from the brilliant minds at Meze, the aptly named 12 Classics. Hailing from Romania, Meze is a company that needs no introduction with the hi-fi crowd. Despite only being on the market for a short period of time, their 99 Classics model has become ubiquitously associated with all-round quality and a timeless design. When Meze … Continue reading Meze 12 Classics: The Walnut Wonder

KZ ZS3: The best budget earphone out there right now?

Greetings! Today we are going to be taking a look at the ZS3, yet another excellent new earphone from the masters of bang-for-your-buck, Knowledge Zenith. If anyone has been following the rise of budget earphones spilling out of China over the last couple years, you surely have come across Knowledge Zenith. They’re best known for offering earphones costing around 10 USD that bat well above … Continue reading KZ ZS3: The best budget earphone out there right now?

Advanced M4: I Have The Energy

Greetings! Today we are going to be taking a look at the ADVANCED M4. Yes, they feature dynamic 6mm micro-drivers. Yes, I am excited. Some of you may realize by now that I have an unhealthy affinity towards micro-drivers. The M4 originally came to be as part of a successful Kickstarter crowd funding project. On their product page, ADVANCED claims the M4 to be “one … Continue reading Advanced M4: I Have The Energy

Havi B3 Pro 1: Yup, they’re amazing

Greetings! Today we are going to be looking at a Head-fi classic revived, the Havi B3 Pro 1. “Those are nothing new B9” you might be saying to yourself. “Ah, but that is where you are wrong” I retort. The Havi B3 Pro 1 has been a staple recommendation for a neutral audiophile sound on a budget for a while now. While everyone has been … Continue reading Havi B3 Pro 1: Yup, they’re amazing