Ikko OH1

Ikko OH1

Overview IKKO is one of the new players in the audio world, the OH1 is their first IEM. It features aKnowles 33518 and 10mm polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm dynamic driver in a dual configuration enclosed in a full metal shell.This unit was provided by IKKO in return for an unbiased review. In the box IEMs OFC silver-plated 2 pin cable 3 pairs of “vocal” eartips  3 pairs of  “balanced” eartips Pouch Warrant/paperwork Build quality and accessories The OH1 is built…

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Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Overview The ATH-A2000Z is one of the “High-Fidelity” closed back headphones from the Japanese company Audio-Technica. It features a 53mm dynamic driver hidden behind titanium cups. This unit was lent to me by a friend and is now back to its owner.  In the box Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories The build quality is very good but the cups do feel like they would scratch fairly easily (the unit I’m reviewing had a few scratches). The pads are quite…

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Campfire Audio Andromeda

Campfire Audio Andromeda

Overview The Andromeda is one of the top of the line offerings from an american company Campfire Audio. It features a 5 balanced armature design with dual low, single mid and dual high driver configuration. Those are one of my daily driver IEMs I’ve had for about 5 months. In the box Campfire Audio Dark Leather Earphone Case Campfire Audio Litz Cable Final Audio Tips Campfire Audio Marshmallow Tips Silicon Earphone Tips Campfire Audio Lapel Pin Cleaning Tool   Build…

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Audio-GD R2R-11

Audio-GD R2R-11

Overview The R2R-11 is a DAC, amplifier, pre-amplifier combo unit from the Chinese company Audio-GD. It’s one of their entry level units and and the cheapest unit with an R-2R DAC they produce. I purchased this unit to replace my S.M.S.L M6, I’ve had it for about 8 months. Build quality The build quality leaves nothing to complain about. The whole unit feels heavy, the ports are sturdy, the volume knob is metal with a good amount of resistance. Inputs…

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Hiby R3

Hiby R3

Overview In 2017 Hiby launched now well know DAP the R6 through a kickstarter campaign. Following it’s success they launched a smaller, less powerful R3 using their own Hiby OS with support of Mage Sound 8-Ball tuning. I purchased this unit through their kickstarter campaign thus this is a long term user review. In the box HiBy R3 White Plastic Case USB Type C Cable Screen Protectors Build quality and accessories The build quality is great, all edges are nice…

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KZ ZS7

KZ ZS7

Overview The ZS7 is a new offering from a Chinese company Knowledge zenith features a 5-driver configuration using one dynamic driver for low frequencies, one balanced armature for mid frequencies, one for mid-high frequencies and one for high frequencies. This can be considered as one of their flagship models. This set was kindly provided by Yinyoo at a discounted price for an unbiased review. In the box Silicone Tips Rubber Cable IEMs Build quality and accessories Same as the ZS6 the…

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Audiofly af1120 MK2

Audiofly af1120 MK2

Overview The AF1120 MK2 is a 6-driver balanced armature flagship monitor from Audiofly. It features a 3-way crossover, with dual bass, dual mid and dual high drivers. Audiofly calls it a neutral-focused monitor. In the box 1.2m Audioflex SL super light twisted replaceable cable. Three sizes of single domed sound isolating silicon tips. Three sizes pair of tri-flange silicone tips. Comply Tips. Airline adaptor Cleaning tool Heavy duty case Cable clip Build quality and accessories The quality of everything in the box is very…

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Audeze LCD-2 Classic

Audeze LCD-2 Classic

Overview The LCD-2 Classic is an entry level open back planar headphone from Audeze, an American headphone manufacturer. It features a 106mm planar magnetic driver with an impedance of 70 ohms and sensitivity of 101dB.   In the box Headphones 6.3mm single ended cable Warranty card Build quality and accessories The build quality of the LCD-2C feels extremely solid, everything is made out of really hard plastic or metal. Hinges hold their position well once adjusted, the pads are nice…

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KZ ZS6

KZ ZS6

Overview The ZS6 is a quad-driver monitor from a Chinese company Knowledge Zenith. It features two dynamic drivers for low and mid frequencies and two balanced armatures for high pitch frequencies. This used to be their flagship IEM at the beginning of 2018 until it was replaced by the ZS10 later that year.  In the box  Silicon Tips Rubber Cable IEMs Build quality and accessories The ZS6 is made out of metal, feels fairly heavy and well built, definitely better…

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Audiofly af180

Audiofly af180

Overview The af180 are a quad-driver IEM from an Australian company Audiofly, this particular unit is a limited clear edition from 2017. They were given to me as a gift last year thus this is a long time user review. In the box Audioflex SL super light twisted replaceable cable. Three sizes of single domed sound isolating silicon tips. A single pair of tri-flange silicone tips. Comply Tips. 1/4 inch / 6.35mm Jack adaptor Airline adaptor Cleaning tool High quality case…

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