Hifiman DEVA: Versatile and Capable

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

FiiO BTR3K: Thumb-Sized Powerhouse

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

KZ S2: A Game Of Inches

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

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

HIFIMAN TWS 600: Finally, Something Different

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

ADVANCED Accessport Air: This is Good

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

SoundPEATS TrueFree+: Bondage Free!

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!

Double Tap R2: Temple of Bullets

Greetings! In May of 2017 I had the chance to check out a very cool earphone from a very unique brand. The R1 from Double Tap Audio was crafted from expended .40 calibre casings, fitted with 10mm dynamic drivers, magnets where the primers were, with fed music to you through 550 nylon paracord coated cables. In addition to simply looking awesome, they were hella durable … Continue reading Double Tap R2: Temple of Bullets

Astrotec S60: Ride The Wireless Wave

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the S60 from Astrotec, their newest entry into the fully wireless market. With the improvements in Bluetooth tech over the years, truly wireless earphones have become more than a viable alternative to traditional wired earphones and those Bluetooth models that connect the earpieces via a cable or module of some sort. Going fully wireless usually leads to some trade offs, … Continue reading Astrotec S60: Ride The Wireless Wave

FiiO uBTR: Micro Machine

Greetings! Today we’re checking out a budget friendly Bluetooth module from juggernauts in the portable audio industry, FiiO. FiiO has been around since 2007 and quickly arose to become one of the premier Chinese manufacturers as a result of products like their iconic X-Series media players. Their current lineup is wide reaching and includes DAP, amps, earphones, accessories, and Bluetooth modules like the µBTR we’re … Continue reading FiiO uBTR: Micro Machine

Radsone EarStudio ES100: Deserving of the Hype

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the ES100, a Bluetooth receiver from Radsone. Radsone is a consumer electronics and technology company based out of Seoul, Korea, founded in 2011. Their technology (https://www.radsone.com/technology) is used by some heavy hitters in the industry, like Audio Technica, LG, and Qualcomm, so you know they’ve got some serious talent under their belt. We’re not here to talk about that though. … Continue reading Radsone EarStudio ES100: Deserving of the Hype

Advanced Model 3: My conversion to Bluetooth begins now

Greetings! Today we are going to be looking at the newest earphone from ADVANCED, the Model 3. ADVANCED first appeared on the scene with the M4, a $39.99, crowdfunded, micro-driver earphone that delivers crystal clear sound, excellent build quality, and a whole lot of bang for the buck. It showed that this new startup knew what they were doing and could deliver a strong product … Continue reading Advanced Model 3: My conversion to Bluetooth begins now