Moondrop Spaceship: Long Term Review

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Moondrop’s most affordable products, the micro-dynamic equipped Spaceship. Moondrop is a brand that has skyrocketed in popularity among forum goers thanks to their excellent performance per dollar products and unique Anime girl packaging. The Spaceship was my first experience with one of their products and immediately cemented them as a brand worth following. After all, not many brands … Continue reading Moondrop Spaceship: Long Term Review

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

Radsone Earstudio HUD100: Aced It!

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Radsone’s newest DAC/amp, the HUD100. 2018 saw the release of the ES100 which was an outstanding Bluetooth receiver that took portable audio forums by storm. It offered up a mind boggling feature list along with sound quality and wireless performance at a price the competition simply couldn’t match. From what I’ve been seeing, they’re only now beginning to catch up. … Continue reading Radsone Earstudio HUD100: Aced It!

Head-to-Head: Moondrop Starfield vs. Simgot EN700 Pro

Greetings! During the ‘before times’ of 2017, the Simgot EN700 Pro crossed my plate. Simgot was getting a ton of outstanding feedback for their products and the design of the EN700 Pro was so very eye catching. At the time I had been drooling over various orthodynamic headphones and the EN700 Pro strongly evoked them with it’s slatted face plates and ovular shell design. Plus, … Continue reading Head-to-Head: Moondrop Starfield vs. Simgot EN700 Pro

ADV Model 3 BA2: Purposeful

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Model 3 BA2 from ADV. Four years ago (has it really been that long!!??), ADV released the Model 3, a 6mm micro driver equipped earphone with MMCX removable cables. It had a stylish, low profile shell similar in style to products from Weston and Shure. Depending on which version you ordered (Live or Mobile) it came with either a … Continue reading ADV Model 3 BA2: Purposeful

Moondrop Starfield: A New Benchmark

Greetings, Today we’re checking out one of Moondrop’s more recent releases, the Starfield. Moondrop is a Chinese company out of Chengdu and has rapidly risen to fame within the audiophile community. They are known for earphones and earbuds that follow the Harman tuning curve, but with a spin here and there to give each product a unique sound, at an affordable price and with stellar … Continue reading Moondrop Starfield: A New Benchmark

Dunu DM-480: Twins Basil!

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of Dunu’s most recent releases, the DM-480. Dunu is far from new to the audio world, having been an OEM/ODM prior to firing up their own earphone brand in 2006. Around the time I was jumping feet first into the hobby, they were delivering some pretty groundbreaking products like the Titan 1, 3, 5, and the DN-2000. The Titan … Continue reading Dunu DM-480: Twins Basil!

Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

Greetings! Today we’re checking out an older release from Hifiman, the RE600s. While this brand is probably still best known for their planar headphones, their iem lineup has received it’s fair share of accolades over the years. The RE600s is one of them, though it has largely become overlooked in what is a shockingly fast moving industry. New releases are forgotten within the month, and … Continue reading Hifiman RE600s: Timely Classic

Dunu DM-480 Unboxing

Greetings, Just a little picture dump to show you what you get with the new Dunu DM-480. Case is really nice with a grippy, textured fabric and contrasting stitching. Inside there is plenty of room for the iems, cable, and spare tips, and it’s slender enough to comfortably fit in the average pocket. The included tips are excellent, especially the blue cored set. They remind … Continue reading Dunu DM-480 Unboxing

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

Pioneer CH3: Big Up Yourself

Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of the more inexpensive earphones in Pioneer’s stable, the CH3. Micro drivers 6mm and smaller hold a special place in this hobby for me. One of my first unabashed loves, the HA-FXH30 from JVC, mounts single titanium-coated 6mm dynamics in each nozzle and to this day remains one of my favourite products because it balances detail, clarity, control, sound … Continue reading Pioneer CH3: Big Up Yourself

Brainwavz HEX: Bewitched

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the new HEX from Brainwavz. When I first saw this product announced, there were a few things that drew my attention. The first of course was the design. The hexagonal, honeycomb pattern adorning the face plate immediately grabbed my eye as it gave the 3D printed HEX a unique look, especially in their now familiar ‘Stay Frosty’ color scheme. Second … Continue reading Brainwavz HEX: Bewitched

Meze Rai Penta, Its Strength Is Musicality.

I’d like to thank The Contraptionist for allowing me to help fill-in for him while he takes a much needed breather.  I recently had a chance to try out the Meze Rai Penta and thought this audience would be interested . Disclaimer:  I received the Rai Penta as part of a tour arranged by Meze and Head-fi.  I have received no incentives in exchange for … Continue reading Meze Rai Penta, Its Strength Is Musicality.

Campfire Audio Andromeda: As Expected

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Andromeda from Campfire Audio. Does this thing really need an introduction? For the sake of writing a complete review, sure, but I’ll keep it brief. The Andromeda first appeared on the market in 2016 and took the portable audio community by storm thanks to a balanced tune that does pretty much everything right. Over the years it has continued … Continue reading Campfire Audio Andromeda: As Expected

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: Superfine

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Sennheiser’s entry into the burgeoning truly wireless earphone market, the Momentum True Wireless. Anyone who knows anything about audio, portable or otherwise, will be familiar with the name Sennheiser. Whether you’re talking consumer headphones, earphones, or professional microphones, Sennheiser is a name that oft crops up when talking about the best of the best. Their products can be found everywhere … Continue reading Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless: Superfine