Greetings! Today we’re checking out the triple armature Corsa from Earsonics. If you’ve been following the high end portable audio market for a while now, you’re likely familiar with Earsonics. The French outfit founded by Franck Lopez in 2005 has been catering to professional and enthusiast markets alike for over a decade. They currently offer a variety of universal and custom-fit earphones featuring both hybrid … Continue reading Earsonics Corsa: Keeping The Competition On Their Feet
Greetings! Today we’re checking out the ZEN, Dunu’s entry into what has become a very competitive, upper mid-range market. Like Dunu’s flagship Luna, the ZEN moves away from the hybrid and armature-only configurations that have become quite popular in recent years. This doesn’t mean it’s a simple product. The 13.5mm dynamic used in the ZEN utilizes technology derived from the Luna. The wide, cone-shaped dome … Continue reading Dunu ZEN: Immerse Yourself
Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of FiiO’s newest releases, the FD1. The FD1 pull its physical side from the FH1S sharing the same low profile, ergonomic shell with unique celluloid faceplates, 0.78mm 2-pin system, and snazzy cable. Where the FH1S was a 1+1 hybrid, the FD1 rolls with a single dynamic. What sets it apart on the specs sheet is the use of beryllium … Continue reading FiiO FD1: Rounding Out
Pros: Durable – Offers good all-around protection – Buttons still easy to interact with Cons: Blocks the microphone – Type-C port is not immediately accessible – No clip option Greetings, Today we’re checking out a handy dandy protective case for the FiiO BTR3K from the good folks at DDHiFi. Since 2017 DDHiFi has been been working hard to establish themselves as the go-to brand for … Continue reading DDHiFi C-B3K: To Safety!!
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new digital audio player (DAP) from FiiO, the M3 Pro. The M3 series has been a staple in FiiO’s budget DAP lineup for a few years now, seeing two versions prior to the Pro model we’re checking out today. First there was the M3 in 2016, the M3K in 2018, and now the M3 Pro here in 2020. Each … Continue reading FiiO M3 Pro: Feature Packed
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
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new budget offering from FiiO, the FH1s. After building up a great reputation for quality DAPs, DAC/AMPs, and other like devices, FiiO introduced earphones into their lineup and haven’t turned back. From their humble beginnings with the EX1 in 2015, basically a Dunu Titan 1 rebrand, FiiO has continued to expand and improve their lineup which now features seven … Continue reading FiiO FH1s: Spicy
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
Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of FiiO’s first forays into the balanced armature market, the FA1. The FA1 is an earphone with some appealing features, like lightweight, 3D printed, custom-styled housings, the use of a Knowles 33357 full-range driver, and the ability to replace the cables via a common MMCX connector. Add to that an extensive accessory kit and a low price tag of … Continue reading FiiO FA1: 3D BayBee!!
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!
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