8.3Score$999AKGDisclaimer: The AKG N5005 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at AKG for giving us this opportunity. To read more about AKG products we reviewed on Headfonics click here. As an earbud man, I’ve come to love in-ear IEMs of all types and regard universal […]
8Score£49.99soundMAGICHIfiheadphones.co.ukDisclaimer: The soundMAGIC E11C was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank soundMAGIC & Hifiheadphones.co.uk for this opportunity. To learn more about SoundMAGIC product reviews on Headfonics you can click here. SoundMAGIC, founded by acoustic engineer Tony Xu in 2005, has always been one of the most popular earphone […]
Disclaimer: The Campfire Audio Solaris was sent to us in exchange for our honest opinion contained in this First Contact feature and subsequent review. Many thanks to Campfire Audio for giving us this opportunity. For further reading on our Campfire Audio reviews please click here. You have to be living under an ‘audiophile earphone rock’ […]
Tonality8.5Build Quality9Comfort & Fit9Matchability8.5 8.8ScoreFrom $1,599.00Empire EarsA while back, I sent some molds into Empire Ears for review in a model that I didn’t know what would be coming back to me. It was a surprise. I was happy to receive back the Nemesis a time later and begin the review process on a solid […]
Tonality8.7Build Quality8.5Comfort & Fit8.9Matchability8.7 8.7Score$499iBassoDisclaimer: The iBasso IT04 was sent to us in exchange for our honest opinion. Thank you to iBasso for giving us this opportunity. Whilst not as prolific as some of their counterparts, iBasso have been slowly building an impressive portfolio of in-ear monitors over the last few years. The IT03 triple-hybrid […]
Tonality9.3Build Quality8.5Comfort & Fit7.5Matchability9.4 8.7Score$2500StereoPravdaDisclaimer: The StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5 sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to StereoPravda and Misha for giving us this opportunity. Also, thank you to Maria Kazantseva & Analog Sound for conducting an interview on about the […]
8Score$65ShozyDisclaimer: The Shoxy Hibiki MK2 Atlas sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Shozy for giving us this opportunity. Almost exactly one year ago, Shozy sent me a sample of their Hibiki IEM to enjoy and review at my leisure. […]
Tonality9.2Build Quality9Comfort & Fit8.7Matchability9 9Score$1299Campfire AudioDisclaimer: The Campfire Audio Atlas sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Campfire Audio for giving us this opportunity. Campfire Audio came out with two new IEMs this summer 2018, the Comet and the Atlas. […]
“Hitherto unheard transparency and dynamic thrust from an IEM whose in-ear fit is as stable as it is unobtrusive” — a conclusion drawn by yours truly after listening to RHA’s recently announced CL2 Planar IEM at the Glasgow manufacturer’s IFA 2018 booth.
Done and dusted? Go buy a pair?
Not so fast. My RHA audition was conducted using lossless streams from Qobuz running on an (audiophile-grade) LG V30 smartphone – David Bowie, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Yosi Horikawa – but from a very, very noisy show floor (see video below) and for only the briefest of periods.… Read the full article
7.8Score$499HidizsDisclaimer: The Hidizs x NF Audio NF-3U sent to us for the purposes of this review is a demo unit sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Hidizs for giving us this opportunity. Hidizs has sent me an interesting little IEM called the NF-3U, which is selling for $499 on the […]