Campfire Audio Cascade – expatinjapan/Head pie

‘Cascade is a culmination of a 3 year engineering effort to bring our signature sound to a headphone. The result is a portable, closed-back headphone that sounds and performs like it’s open. Even better; it has the unique sound you expect from a Campfire Audio headphone.’ https://campfireaudio.com/shop/cascade/  Campfire Audio Cascade and ALO Audio SXC 8 upgrade cable Ken and Caleb with some of the early prototypes … Continue reading Campfire Audio Cascade – expatinjapan/Head pie

Alpha & Delta KS3: Micro Daily

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Alpha & Delta’s (A&D) newest offering, the KS3. Hailing from Singapore, A&D is the in house brand of Lend Me UR Ears, a retailer known for both their web store and brick and mortar locations. They have quite a few products under their belt, of which I have tried and reviewed the JAAP, D3, and D6. The KS3 is an … Continue reading Alpha & Delta KS3: Micro Daily

Kinera IDUN: Make mine a McIntosh

Greetings, Today we’re taking a look at Kinera’s newest hybrid earphone, the IDUN Limited Edition (LE). In Norse mythology, Idun was the goddess of rejuvenation, dispensing fruit that sustained immortality among the gods and goddesses of Asgard. While not clear on what kind of fruit it was, apples seem to be the popular consensus which makes “Idun’s Apple” a fitting subtitle for Kinera’s release of … Continue reading Kinera IDUN: Make mine a McIntosh

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

KZ ZS10: Chaos!

Greetings, Today we’re checking out what is currently Knowledge Zenith’s (KZ) flagship earphone, the ZS10. The ZS10 is a five driver hybrid with four balanced armatures (BA) and one dynamic driver (DD), per side. It’s an earphone KZ has spent the last year or so developing. Two balanced armatures take on treble duty, two more cover the mids, and the dynamic addresses the low end. … Continue reading KZ ZS10: Chaos!

KZ ZSR: Getting their hybrid bearings

Greetings, Today we’re checking out the ZSR, a new hybrid earphone from budget kings Knowledge Zenith (KZ). Prior to 2016, KZ had not released a single earphone that was using anything other than dynamic drivers. That all changed with the ZST which brought hybrid tech to the masses at a truly affordable price, and it sounded pretty good too. Since the ZST, KZ has gone … Continue reading KZ ZSR: Getting their hybrid bearings

Astrotec Lyra Collection (32Ω): Prime Clarity

Greetings! Today we are checking out the all new Lyra Collection earbud from Astrotec. Astrotec isn’t new to the audio scene and has been producing products in one form or another since 2004. When I was first getting into the hobby, they were one of the few companies producing affordable hybrids and unique flagship earbuds like the original triple-hybrid Lyra. The version of the Lyra … Continue reading Astrotec Lyra Collection (32Ω): Prime Clarity