In Ear Monitors

Westone W80 V2 Review

With over half a century of experience in the audio industry, Westone are an American manufacturer whose products range from the hearing healthcare market to military communications as well as the music and audiophile industry. Located in Colarado Springs, their high-quality custom in-ear monitors have been purpose built for a wide variety of applications allowing…

Campfire Audio Solaris Limited Edition Review

Over the course of Campfire Audio’s Solaris product history, there have been 4 iterations with the first being the Original (OG) Solaris, the next being the Solaris Special Edition (SE), then the Solaris 2020 and now the Solaris Limited Edition (LE). Each version has brought slightly different tunings to the table with the Solaris 2020…

Shuoer Tape Pro Review

The Shuoer Tape Pro is the successor to the original Tape and, like the former model, is a dual driver IEM employing a 10mm dynamic driver with a carbon nanometer diaphragm and an EST (electret) tweeter, together described as an MSH (Magnetostatic Hybrid). The $129 new model uses a 2 pin connection rather than MMCX…

Campfire Audio Vega 2020 Review

Campfire Audio have taken up the task of reinvigorating their previous range of products. The Vega 2020 is an example of just this claiming to take all the innovative aspects of the original 2016 Vega model and infusing an all-new design and tuning. The Campfire Audio Vega 2020 now comes in a ceramic body finish…

HiFiMAN TWS800 Review

The HiFiMAN TWS800 represents the company’s next iteration of their TWS (True-wireless) 600 debut. There has been a lot of innovation centered around TWS and it is nice to see this area grow into the world of audiophilia. As with the TWS600, HiFiMAN have maintained a level head keeping heed of areas of improvement and…

Empire Ears Odin Review

Empire Ears has accrued the reputation of the flashy and ostentatious sibling in the IEM universe. However, their creations continually integrate substance with style in a line-up catering to a range of eclectic tastes. The ear behind the brand is Mr. Dean Vang, a prior musician and long-time owner of a hearing aid and OEM…

FiiO FA9 Review

FiiO have slowly been advancing into the high-end market with their products encroaching onto new price brackets. The latest example is the new Fiio FA9 flagship monitor which adopts a pure 6 driver balanced-armature configuration with 3 sound-adjustment switches, an 80.6 mm long acoustic tube and a DLP printed shell. The $499 monitors are a…

64 Audio Nio Review

The 64 Audio Nio is the latest hybrid model from the Vancouver-based audio firm. The $1699 IEM packs in the highest number of drivers out of their hybrid line-up with a total of 9 drivers per each monitor. A single 10 mm dynamic driver is used for the lows and an array of 7 balanced-armature…

Shure KSE1200 Review

Since its conception 4 years ago, the Shure KSE1500 earphones were a breakthrough product featuring electrostatic drivers in a portable form factor. This type of technology is hard to achieve let alone in such small dimensions. However, Shure have managed the seemingly impossible with 7 years of rigorous development as well as a committed team…

Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 Review

The original Campfire Audio Andromeda inspired a consensual zeal amongst hi-fi aficionados across all four corners of the globe. Naturally, this was a hard feat to achieve especially where personal preferences predominate and the IEM scene continues to evolve. Nevertheless, the kilobuck IEM stood tall and won universal appeal for its soundstage, clarity and supreme…

FiiO EM5 Review

It is a great wonder how FiiO manages to sleep at night with the quantity of products they bring to market. Luckily, their products are not run-of-the-mill and often the result of years of research & development as well as fine tuning. Their recent focus has turned to earbuds with CEO James Chung wishing to…

InEar ProMission X Review

Headed by Andreas Schmitt, InEar is a German brand with a 38-strong team with over 25 years of experience in the manufacture of both audiophile and professional in-ear solutions. All products are carefully assembled by hand with the use of special CAD software and 3D exposure systems. Although InEar have special expertise in developing OEM…

iBasso IT00 Review

iBasso have been a dark horse within the audiophile industry releasing compelling products from DAPs, headphones, and entry-level IEMs. The manufacturer has a particularly high affinity for quality products and has seen the launch of affordable earphones in the form of the IT01, IT03 and finally the iBasso IT00. The $69 IT00 serves a 10mm…

Campfire Audio Solaris 2020 Review

To say the events of 2020 have been unpredictable would be an understatement. Thankfully, audio brands such as Campfire Audio have powered through with their passion and innovation – releasing familiar yet refined offerings in a period of turbulence. An example of just this is the Campfire Audio Solaris 2020; a re-designed version of the…

Campfire Audio Ara Review

From humble origins, Campfire Audio have become a tour de force in the world of personal audio. In particular, their in-ear monitors have captivated worldwide audiences for their rigorous tuning, bold designs, and commitment for perfection. Each model is hand-assembled from a small team of skilled and dedicated craftspeople in a workshop in Portland, Oregon.…

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