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ZMF Vérité Closed Ironwood

ZMF Vérité Closed Ironwood

Overview The Vérité Closed is the flagship closed-back from ZMF, it comes after the big success of its open counterpart and aims for the same sonic characteristics. It features a Beryllium coated PEN driver, magnesium chassis and wooden cups made from ironwood (or monkeypod in the non-limited edition). In the box Wooden box/case Headphones 2 Sets of pads Spare screws Adjustment tools OFC cable Owners card Build quality and accessories I’ve always been a fan of boutique and handmade items,…

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KZ S2

KZ S2

Overview The S2 is their new truly wireless offering from Knowledge Zenith, it features a single dynamic and single balanced armature design with bluetooth 5.0 support.  The KZ S2 was provided to me by Linsoul in exchange for a review. In the box IEMs Charging case USB-C Cable Instruction Extra tips Build quality and accessories I’ll talk about the build from the price perspective. As of this moment, the S2 are about 29$ on Indiegogo. For that amount of money,…

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AME Argent

AME Argent

Overview The Argent is the co-flagship alongside the Radioso, featuring a more conventional balanced armature and electrostatic driver design.  Thanks to AME Custom for giving me the opportunity to review the Radioso as part of the AME Tour. The unit is a loaner and must be returned. In the box IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable 1/4″ adapter Cleaning tool Case 3 Pairs of spinfit tips Foam tips Case Build quality and accessories Same as the Radioso, the Argent is really well made, the…

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AME Radioso

AME Radioso

Overview I first heard of AME around mid last year just around the time they released their first tribrid IEMs, due to them being based in South Korea the initial access to demo units was quite limited and until getting invited to join their review tour I didn’t get a chance to try any of their offerings. The Radioso is a tribrid featuring a single dynamic driver, single BA and quad electrostatic drivers in a 3-way crossover.  Thanks to AME…

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Stealth Sonics U4

Stealth Sonics U4

Overview Stealth Sonics is a fairly new player in the IEM market-based in Singapore, I’ve not heard about them until recently when Jackpot77 of Audio Primate introduced me to their lineup. The U4 is their midrange offering featuring 4 balanced armature setup in a 4-way crossover. Their design is quite bold and unlike anything I’ve seen before, with swappable faceplate. Disclaimer:I would like to thank Stealth Sonics for providing the demo units for this tour and Jackpot77 of Audio Primate…

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Final Audio A8000

Final Audio A8000

Overview Final Audio was mostly known to me by their budget E series as most of their other IEMs are quite sparse in the UK which makes them difficult to demo. When the opportunity to try their flagship single beryllium dynamic driver IEMs arouse I just couldn’t pass it on.  This review was organised by K&S Technology and Final Audio and I’m thankful for this opportunity. In the box Previous Next IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable MMCX Assist tool Metal case 5…

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Shuoer Tape

Shuoer Tape

Overview Shuoer is a new player in the audio scene, the tape is their first IEM and straight away it comes in with brand new technology: a MagnetoStatic hybrid driver, this type of drivers are only used in higher end IEMs like Itsfit Fusion or Noble Audio M3. This makes it very interesting to see such driver in a much cheaper offering. This review unit was sent by Linsoul in exchange for a review. In the box Previous Next  IEMs…

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Tin HiFI T4

Tin HiFI T4

Overview Following the great success of their previous models, Tin HiFi decided to step up the price and performance of the “T” series. Using a single dynamic driver in an aluminium shell T4 aims to improve upon their previous offerings losing a driver rather than following the trend of adding more. Thank you to Linsoul for providing a review sample. In the box Previous Next IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable Protective case 6 sets of silicone tips 1 set of foam…

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Cayin YB04

Cayin YB04

Overview The YB04 is Cayin new entry to the IEM market, it features a quad BA setup in a aluminium shell. This unit was provided as a rental from Andy Kong. The YB04 has been burned in for 100h prior to critical listening. Majority of the listening has been done using Cayin N6ii with both A01 and T01 boards. In the box Previous Next YB04 IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable 12 tips Leather case Cleaning cloth Cleaning tool Build quality and…

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InEar StageDiver 5

InEar StageDiver 5

Overview The StageDiver 5 is one of the offerings from the German brand InEar. It features 5 balanced armatures in a 3-way crossover, 2 for the lows, 1 for midrange and 2 for the treble. This version was won at CanJam London and has a unique “Union Jack” design.   In the box IEMs 1.4m 3.5mm cable Leather case (This will differ from sold units since this was a raffle prize, normally they should also include a few sets of tips)…

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