Fiio F9 Pro Review – Pure Clarity

Introduction – Fiio have grown from a small manufacturer to an industry juggernaut in the span of just a few years due to their competitive pricing, eye-catching designs and consistent performance. Their myriad source devices played an integral role in their popularisation but with competition filling the market to saturation, it is clear that other…

Simgot EN700 Pro Review – Natural Talent

Introduction – The $100 iem market is saturated with offerings, all carrying different flavours of sounds within varying form factors. However, a few models stand above the rest, either through exceptional technical ability enabling responsive eQ or tonal refinement, the latter being notably lacking. And among them, the EN700 Bass was one of my favourites….

Oriveti Affinity Review – Affection for Perfection

Introduction – Oriveti very quickly made a name for themselves with the original Primacy, a $300 USD triple driver hybrid earphone that shocked reviewers and users alike with its coherence and ergonomics. Further yet, Oriveti followed this model up with the brilliant Basic and New Primacy that I personally purchased and use to this day. …

1More Quad Driver Review – Consumer Reference

Introduction – Once a subsidiary of Xiaomi, producer of the renowned Pistons earphone line, 1More has since branched off into its own, more premium audio brand. But as with many Asian manufacturers, 1More can get a little exuberant with their innovation, producing truly oddball products like their Capsule In-ear and even their very unorthodox E1008…

Edifier R1700BT Review – A Thing of Beauty

Introduction –  It can be hard to find a rational reason to purchase a set of bookshelf speakers when there are so many fantastic computer speakers out there that offer more features and similar sound quality for the same price. With the R1280T, I found myself conflicted about its role in the speaker ecosystem. While it was…

Denon Envaya Mini Review – An Audiophile Grade Bluetooth Speaker?

Introduction –  Even though I have a nice collection of earphones and headphones at home, I still value having good speakers on my devices simply for convenience when out and about and occasionally to share with others. Sometimes it`s not practical to use earphones/headphones such as outside on the veranda when it`s windy. I remember hearing my…