V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Review – Road Warrior

Introduction – I’ve always had a strange fascination with V-Moda. They are an audio company that lean towards professional application, as the DJ’s headphone of choice, but their products are served with undertones of consumer fashion sense. As such, they’ve always existed in a limbo for the audio community; offering far more quality than your…

Astrotec Lyra Collection 32ohm Review – Superior Expression

Introduction – The early 2010’s marked the transition of hybrid driver in-ears from proof of concept to affordable luxury. It was during these formative years that we saw some small OEMs rise to become the industry titans they are today and others fall into obscurity. And among them was Astrotec, a small but promising company…

Advanced Sound Model 3 Review – High Performance, Low Fuss

Introduction – If you frequent the tech channels on YouTube or any kind of review site on the net, you’ve likely seen Advanced Sound’s Model 3 floating around. As a frequent runner, it’s always intrigued me. I definitely enjoy the freedom afforded by wireless in-ears however, my foray into the category was lukewarm at best;…

Cozoy Takt Pro Review – Minute but Mighty

Introduction – Cozoy are quite the romantics, fusing sharp, daring styling with analogue tuning. They’ve always been a bit unorthodox with their designs, preferring tonality over specification and technicality. However, their recent products represents a shift towards the later while retaining the magic of models past. Cozoy’s new Takt Pro succeeds the Takt as Cozoy’s flagship…

Noble Audio Katana Review – Flagship Remix

Introduction – Though perhaps no longer popular opinion, Noble’s original K10 redefined the flagship for the vast majority of audio enthusiasts. Noble’s flagship wasn’t the first to sport a two-digit driver count, but its 10-driver setup and $1599 asking price were still very much oddities at the time of release, and it was the first…

Advanced Sound 747 Review – Personal Sanctuary

Introduction – Advanced Sound are a relative newcomer in the audio scene but one who have surprising presence and range given their age. Their products are wildly varied yet all that I’ve had experience with have been pleasantly surprising; well integrating smart features and well-executing innovations that we’ve seen pioneered elsewhere but fully realised here….

2017 Tokyo Portable Audio Festival Impressions

Introduction I was recently fortunate enough to participate in the 2017 Portable Audio festival in Akihabara. Though my time was limited, I did manage to try a heap of new and interesting earphones and filter down the best to feature in a quick impression post. The show itself presented a nice variety of entertainment in…

Phantomskinz Matte Review – Unaltered Brilliance

Introduction – With the price of consumer electronics ever inflating, smartphones have become a much longer-term investments. However, phones are concurrently growing slimmer and their bezels smaller; they are arguably more scratch and shatter-prone than ever before. Simultaneously, design has been an ongoing focus for manufacturers as each struggle to differentiate their product from the…

1More Dual Driver ANC Lightning Review – Traditional Audio, Evolved Features

Introduction – 1More are perhaps most renowned for their triple hybrid driver in-ear, a model that offered stunning value with its chiselled metal build and warm, inviting sound. However, their popularity stems from numerous factors besides sound quality and build; 1More are also an immensely progressive company with a plethora of designs tailored towards varied…

Meze 7N OCC Silver Plated Cable Review

Introduction – Meze witnessed a rapid rise to fame with the release of their original 99 Classics; an over-ear headphone that won over no shortage of fans and critics with its sculpted wooden design, natural sound and outstanding ergonomics. But another, less coveted aspect of Meze’s headphone is their modular design that enables users to…

[Ended] Fiio F9 Giveaway

The Everyday Listening Fiio F9 giveaway has concluded. A huge thanks to each and every entrant, I wish you all a fantastic 2017 holiday! Be sure to keep an eye on our social and subscribe via e-mail to keep up to date with the latest in audio and with future giveaways!   The F9 from…