The TWS800 is Hifiman’s flagship true-wireless in-ear based on the Topology Diaphragm driver design. It features a high-impedance driver and custom discrete amplifier.
Shozy’s open-back flagship IEM is essentially uncontested for vocal lovers wanting a huge, expansive soundstage.
The A50s remains an easy recommendation for its well-rounded design, ultra clean and linear sound and very reasonable price.
The Gae Bolg is a master craft for those wanting a highly coherent and immersive presentation, bulletproof build quality and visually striking design.
I applaud HEDD for perfectly balancing long-term listenability and huge resolving power in their modern masterpiece.
Lime Ears new flagship provides a thoroughly engaging, insightful yet versatile listen with gorgeous artisan design and custom PWAudio cable on top.
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.
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 Vega 2020 offers splendid ergonomics and build combined with a rich and engaging yet coherent tuning built atop a strong technical foundation.
The C10 caters well towards a particular niche but isn’t especially competitive in direct audio comparison to models around its asking price.
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 Spring 2 compounds slightly on an already strong design, allowing it to remain a versatile and competitive buy, even at its elevated price.
Audiofly’s new TWS model balances sound quality and daily usability better than most and at a cheaper price point, albeit with a rather safe tuning.
The Andromeda 2020 isn’t just a homage, but an entire overhaul that addresses the original’s weaknesses whilst compounding upon the its core charm.
If you enjoy a warm and punchy sound but don’t want to sacrifice balance, the EVE 20 sits within an essentially uncontested niche.
The TC35i is one of the most compact and economical options that nails the fundamentals of a good portable source.