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.
Astrotec has created a great earphone to live with day to day but also one that is not especially enjoyable to listen to.
The Lyra Nature LE is the new go-to option for earbud enthusiasts wanting the most accurate midrange reproduction and layered soundstage.
Little Dot provide another unique and highly competitive addition to the sub $1k price class. Don’t let the naming scheme or company’s lack of IEMs heritage concern you, the CK is surely a model with great appeal!
For a meagre sum, the S80 Plus delivers an fairly well-rounded experience and a step up from the S80 in daily use, but fails to standout in a competitive market.
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.
If you’re interested in a soothing sound for longer listening sessions, the Volans is a great example with a premium form factor and class-leading bass quality
Pros – Class-leading design and excellent build, Highly linear tuning, Dead neutral tonality, Satin Audio cable Cons – Limited bass … Continue Reading GAudio Nair Review – Swiss Utility
Pros – Gorgeous build with ergonomic design, Excellent stock cable, Outstanding micro-detail retrieval, Hugely dynamic bass, Highly engaging yet balanced … Continue Reading Astrotec Phoenix Review – Heavy Hitter
Introduction – Astrotec was founded almost 2 decades ago in Hong Kong with the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Since … Continue Reading Astrotec Phoenix First Impressions
Pros – Well-controlled bass, Natural midrange, Comfortable and well-isolating, Both earpieces support mono mode Cons – Abysmal call quality, Cheap … Continue Reading Astrotec S80 Review – Perfectly Generic
Pros – Supremely clean tone, Revealing vocals, Fast bass, Wide soundstage, Superlative build quality Cons – Hazy centre image, Limited … Continue Reading Astrotec Lyra Nature Review – Clean, Collected, Considerably Good!
Pros – Excellent build and cable, Comfortable, Organic, ear-pleasing sound, Class-leading bass extension Cons – Soundstage isn’t very layered, Heavier … Continue Reading Penon BS1 Official Review – Charmer
Pros – Terrific build quality, Tonally excellent, Spacious yet layered soundstage Cons – Mediocre bass extension, Smooth high-end can miss … Continue Reading Astrotec Lyra Classic Review – Lens
Pros – Class-leading design & build, Terrific treble extension for an earbud, Great soundstage Cons – Not especially transparent, Price … Continue Reading Astrotec Lyra Collection 32ohm Review – Superior Expression
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