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

Campfire Audio IO: Forbidden Love

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the new IO (Eye-Oh) from Campfire Audio. Campfire Audio is located in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 2015 by Ken Ball of ALO Audio fame. In the world of high end portable audio they rapidly became a household name thanks to the Andromeda with it’s iconic design language and impressive performance. The IO that we’re checking out today is … Continue reading Campfire Audio IO: Forbidden Love

Brainwavz B200 (v2): Accurate to 2000 Paces

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the B200 from Brainwavz. The B200 was originally released early 2017 alongside the B100 and B150. What set the B200 apart from it’s more budget friendly brethren was the use of two balanced armatures per side in the vein of the B2, a legacy model in the Brainwavz lineup that found quite the following. 2018 saw the B200 receiving a … Continue reading Brainwavz B200 (v2): Accurate to 2000 Paces

Brainwavz KOEL: You’d be cuckoo not to enjoy this!

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the new single armature earphone from Brainwavz, the KOEL. At the beginning of 2017, Brainwavz decided to revisit balanced armatures with their new B-Series earphones. The single driver B100 was my favourite of the the two I had heard at the time (B100 and B150), completely winning me over with a crisp, detailed signature that didn’t skimp on the low … Continue reading Brainwavz KOEL: You’d be cuckoo not to enjoy this!