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.
The S12 offers class-leading resolving power with a tuning that isn’t perfect but can easily be considered proficient with the right ear tip pairings.
The Aurum has become a personal benchmark around its asking price and will likely remain so for some time to come.
The EVO is a strong buy for those wanting a warm yet detailed TWS earphone with excellent ANC potency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The KXXS-platform remains Moondrop’s most accessible product range to a wide range of consumers and the KATO is its best and most complete incarnation yet.
This is a beautifully formed, truly masterclass basshead-style IEM and while that means it falls behind market leaders in versatility, on tracks where it hits, be ready for a home run.
Oriveti’s updated flagship remains beautifully designed, smooth and coherent whilst introducing greater versatility than before.
The Falcon Pro strikes me as a forgiving and flexible in-ear and a good alternative for those that find the typical Harman IEM fatiguing or intense
If you don’t mind a laid-back midrange or a relative lack of treble extension, the FWX1’s highly textured notes and rich instrument timbre permit a sublime listening experience with classical, jazz and acoustic.
Should you enjoy a balanced and spacious sound with excellent control throughout, the Cerberus makes for a unique and immensely rewarding listen and continues to surprise after every hour of listening.
If you’re looking for a premium TWS earphone purely for exercise, then the MW08S’ powerful sound, stable fit and effective ANC make it a good contender. However, the drop in sonic balance and finesse does make this a far more situational purchase than the MW08