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.
Topping’s latest DAC/AMP combo is attractive, space-efficient and a pleasure to use.
The Lyra Nature LE is the new go-to option for earbud enthusiasts wanting the most accurate midrange reproduction and layered soundstage.
The FD5 is one of the strongest buys in its price class, especially for those wanting an earphone that is well-built, tastefully coloured and customisable on top.
The technical performance of its sound and the refinement of its all around feature set feel akin to industry leaders from Apple and Sennheiser while its luxury elevates the package intro truly prestigious territory.
The SU-9 is for those wanting a balanced DAC with a pure sound, excellent staging and strong resolving power without spending a small fortune to get it.
Few competitors create as well-rounded a package as the Blessing 2, this is a balanced and refined earphone that punches well above its asking price.
The M5-TWS Custom lies at the pinnacle of TWS sound quality, tuning and fit, but expect to pay a hefty premium to obtain it.
The EM5 is an especially resolving earbud with a comfortable, well-built shell and great, albeit fixed, modular cable that permits enjoyment from any source.
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