If you don’t mind a drier vocal presentation, the NOVA is a well-considered, versatile and technically impressive performer. It has no glaring weaknesses, but some idiosyncrasies that will limit mass appeal.
The TWS04K nails the fundamentals of a non-frills wireless experience, remaining a strong value proposition despite the price jump.
The Variations is a brilliant update to the venerable Blessing 2 that retains a strong sense of value even at its elevated price point through a combination of tonal refinement and technical accomplishment.
Topping’s latest DAC/AMP combo is attractive, space-efficient and a pleasure to use.
The M4 is one of the best in-ear monitors on the market for those that enjoy a clean, tactile sound and want enormous detail retrieval presented in a holographic manner.
Lypertek has created one of the best and most well-rounded TWS models on the market whilst retaining a sensible price on top.
The Lyra Nature LE is the new go-to option for earbud enthusiasts wanting the most accurate midrange reproduction and layered soundstage.
The RSV is one of the most well-rounded and instantly likeable earphones I’ve tested, representing an excellent value proposition even at its elevated price tag.
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.
With its exceptionally solid fit, class-leading cable and balanced sound that doesn’t sacrifice bass extension and power, Nostalgia Audio have created one of the most versatile IEMs in its price class.
Campfire Audio’s foray into prosumer audio has come with many surprises! Details inside.
Introduction – Though they’ve been rapidly gathering a strong cult following in their home country, Soft Ears isn’t a name … Continue Reading Soft Ears RSV First Impressions
The tonality on display showcases a gorgeous colouration; it’s a snappy and immediate sound with satisfying energy. With its newfound balance and lower-register warmth, the SR325X is more genre versatile than ever.
Metal Magic Research releases a new flagship, the 12xBA beast Balmung!
The Fantasy is a beautifully constructed earphone with plenty of Beryllium magic applying to its sensational technical performance but also to its proclivity for sharpness in stock configuration.
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