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Author: Ryan Soo

Avid writer, passionate photographer and sleep-deprived medical student, Ryan has an ongoing desire to bring quality products to the regular reader.

Eletech Ode To Laura Review – Zenith

This isn’t a cable for treble-heads but if you enjoy a smooth yet articulate sound, you’d be hard pressed to find such a desirable design and mix of sonic qualities in a competing cable.

Thieaudio Elixir Review – Safe Ain’t Bad

Don’t let the lack of tuning or modular cable fool you, the Elixir is wonderfully charming right out of the box and very much in the same leagues as class leaders as an overall package.

Meze Audio ADVAR Review – Flow Formed

Backed by Meze’s venerable aesthetic and ergonomic design, the Advar is an excellent choice for those wanting an engaging U-shaped sound built atop a strong technical foundation.

Ovidius TX-901 Review – Beta Test

The TX-901 is an honest first try for the new brand that feels specifically designed for genres with minimal focus on vocals and I think this will be a deal breaker for many.

Effect Audio Axiom Review – All About Synergy

The Axiom is a serious, thought out product with a questionable pricing model. Its unique tuning and accomplished design mean it remains a competitive option if you already have a collection of cables on hand.

DDHiFi TC44C Review – Perfectly Broody

The experience at DD HiFi’s team shows in the refinement of the product despite working within a limited budget. The result is well priced, well made and well outfit.

Earsonics ONYX Review – Expect the Unexpected

Ergonomics and build perform at the highest level and its sound is engaging yet tasteful, retaining overall balance. It is my pleasure to recommend the ONYX for those wanting an engaging midrange IEM.

Soft Ears Volume Review – Turn it UP!

The greatest accolade I can appoint the Volume is that it made me forget I was listening to a $285 earphone. It’s balanced, beautiful and technically accomplished across the board.

Astrotec Phoenix 6 Review – Maturity

The Phoenix 6 is one of the most surprising and impressive IEMs I’ve reviewed as of late. I applaud Astrotec for their versatile, beautifully tuned and meticulously constructed flagship that represents a serious contender in the high-end space.