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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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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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KZ ZSX

KZ ZSX

Overview The ZSX is a new flagship IEM from Knowledge Zenith. Released in quick succession after the ZS10 Pro to take its place as the flagship. It features a 6 driver design, with 1 dynamic driver and 5 balanced armatures. This unit was sent to me by Linsoul in exchange for a review. In the box Previous Next IEMs 3 Sets of silicone tips 1.2m Cable Build quality and accessories Yet again quite typical KZ quality, the IEMs feel relatively…

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Drop + MrSpeakers Ether CX

Drop + MrSpeakers Ether CX

Overview The Ether CX is a collaboration between MrSpeakers and Drop. They feature a “V-Planar” planar magnetic driver with an ability to tune them with provided filters, they are based on a very well know Ether C from MrSpeakers. This unit was lent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Previous Next Headphones Balanced XLR cable Balanced XLR to 1/8″ adapter with screw in 1/4″ adapter Sound filters Travel pouch Build quality and accessories…

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Sendy Aiva

Sendy Aiva

Overview SendyAudio is a fairly new Chinese company, only started in 2015, the Aiva is their entry into the open back headphone market. It features a 97x76mm planar magnetic driver in a stylish wood and metal enclosure. This unit was provided sent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Previous Next Headphones Case 4.4mm balanced 6n OCC cable 4.4mm to 3.5mm adapter Build quality and accessories The headphones themselves feel good quality, the headband is…

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