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Picture Sunday: Oriolus Finschi

By | January 19th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we take a brief look at the Oriolus Finschi, the entry-level IEM from our Japanese friends.

Disclaimer: This week’s star of Picture Sunday is the Oriolus Finschi IEM. The sample was sent to us for a full review. The cost is 180$. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

The New Bird

Oriolus is a mysterious brand. You never know what they’re going to do, or what their plan is for future releases. One thing’s for certain though; they make great personal audio products.… Read the full article

Review: Earsonics EM6 – The Dark Knight

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we take a detailed look at one of the iconic in ear monitors of Earsonics, the Earsonics EM6. The sources used for this review are the Lotoo Paw GoldSony WM1A & ZX2.

Disclaimer: I received the Earsonics EM6 as a review sample from the company directly. I want to give special thanks to Max Capgras for inviting me to review this IEM when we first met at CanJam London 2018. Earsonics is not a site advertiser and this review reflects my unbiased opinion.Read the full article

Picture Sunday: Shozy BG

By | December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Let’s take a brief look at the Shozy BG, the company’s 5BA IEM with a quite affordable price.

Disclaimer: This week’s star of Picture Sunday is the Shozy BG IEM. The sample was sent to us for a full review which will come up early 2019. The cost is 280$. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

Shozy

Shozy is a personal audio brand from Hong Kong. They were mostly producing portable DACs/Amplifiers together with Digital Audio Players, but they recently jumped in to the IEM market as well.… Read the full article

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Review: Lark Studio LSX – Undisputed

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Lark Studio LSX is a 10BA Driver flagship monitor from Lark Studio. Let’s find out how it performs in the field of flagship monitors with this review.

Disclaimer: The Lark Studio LSX is a demo sample from the company and I shall return it once my work is finished. It goes for 1700$ from Lark Studio’s website. I tested the monitor with the Lotoo Paw Gold, Sony WM1A and the Sony ZX2.

Intro

Stereo systems are outstanding, flagship headphones are marvelous, but flagship In Ear Monitors are really something else.… Read the full article

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Review: Effect Audio Eros II – The Perspective

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Effect Audio Eros II is a hybrid upgrade cable which belongs to the Premium Series of Effect Audio. After Linus’ take on the 8-wire, I present you the 4-wire version.

Disclaimer: I’ve received the Effect Audio Eros II as a review sample free of charge. The cable costs 280$ at the present moment. Effect Audio is a site advertiser. I tested the cable with the PEARS SH-3 and M-Fidelity SA50 CIEMs.

Intro

The boutique cable market has developed quite fast in recent years, especially the popularity of the IEM cables has increased a lot.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO FH5 – The Apex

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

After the Picture Sunday post, we finally take a detailed look at the FiiO FH5, the company’s most serious In Ear Monitor to date.

Disclaimer: The FiiO FH5 was sent to me by the company itself for this review. The price of the FH5 is 260$ at this time. The Sony WM1A Walkman is the source used for sound evaluation. 

Intro

For some reason, the IEMs from FiiO weren’t able to give me what I expected from them. I need to admit, they certainly did a good job from the price/performance standpoint.… Read the full article

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Review: iBasso IT04 – A Big Step

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are finally looking at the iBasso’s flagship In Ear Monitor, the iBasso IT04, and it surely is a great step forward for the brand.

Disclaimer: The iBasso IT04 was sent to me by the company itself for this review and iBasso is not affiliated with Headfonia in any way. The official price for the IT04 is 499$. I did not receive the consumer box so I can’t comment on the package content. The Sony WM1A Walkman is the source used for sound evaluation. Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Lark Studio LSX

By | October 27th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Lark Studio LSX is a 10BA Driver flagship monitor from Lark Studio. Let’s take an initial look at it.

Disclaimer: This is a Picture Sunday post where we take a quick preview of various gear before their full review. You can take a look at our other Picture Sunday posts HERE. The LSX is a demo sample from Lark Studio and it’ll be returned. 

THE LSX

Lark Studios have made a great entrance to the market with their LSX, and I wanted to check out this highly regarded IEM before its full review.… Read the full article

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Review: Shozy Hibiki MK2 – Even Better

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s check out the original Hibiki’s successor, the Shozy Hibiki MK2 in today’s review. The first one was a great budget IEM already, and it made it to our Universal IEM Recommendations.

Disclaimer: I received the Shozy Hibiki MK2 from Shozy directly for this review. It goes for around $65USD on the market.

INTRO

Around last year in November, I reviewed the original Shozy – AAW Hibiki and I was quite impressed. Particularly for its premium design language, good build for its price and the open sound that it presents.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: iFi Audio OTG Cable

By | October 14th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The “Street Beats” is a name given by iFi Audio to their OTG cables for on-the-go listeners. Let’s take a brief look at this iFi Audio OTG Cable, matched with the iFi Audio xDSD.

Disclaimer: This is a Picture Sunday post where we share our initial thoughts about a particular gear. The OTG cable was sent us by iFi Audio. Check out our recent Picture Sunday posts HERE.

iFi Audio makes great products to help your overall system to sound better.… Read the full article

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