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Venture Electronics (VE) Zen V2

Sound quality that transcends the traditional constraints of earbuds

Aornic

Pros: Tight and controlled bass, lush and incredible midrange, comfortable treble, vast soundstage, sound more akin to a full-sized headphone than an earbud

Cons: 320 Ohms so it requires amping, wait time as it ships from China, cannot be covered due to drastic sound changes, no neck adjustment, sound leakage

  Background   When was the last time you used a pair of earbuds? Perhaps you use your Apple Earpods at work to remain inconspicuous, or maybe you are one of the many who have purchased the VE Monk out of curiosity and adhere to that. I have reviewed the latter before and added my declaration of its stellar sound quality for a low price to the many, many impressions that have...
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Shozy Cygnus Review – Why Must All Good Things Come to an End?
Shozy Cygnus Review – Why Must All Good Things Come to an End?

Shozy Cygnus

Pros: Charming tonality, class leading detail retrieval and treble performance, Quite balanced, Cable is perfection until it oxidizes, Quality Japanese plug

Cons: Slightly muffled lower midrange, Slightly Bassy, Green cable issue, Thin stems can form hotspots

Excellent earbuds with a precious look and wide airy soundstage.
Excellent earbuds with a precious look and wide airy soundstage.

MusicMaker MrZ Tomahawk HiFi Earbud

Pros: Superb airy soundstage, excellent instruments separation, very detailed highs, foward sirupous vocals, fancy looking, good construction

Cons: Kind-of-Bright Soundsignature is a love or hate affair, can be uncomfortable or unwearable for some, need good amping to get the best out of them

REVIEW - Fiio EM3
REVIEW - Fiio EM3
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Venture Electronics (VE) Zen V2

Venture Electronics (VE) Zen V2

“For larger (1200 x 800) views, click any imageINTRODUCTIONI’ve spent a little time with Lee from Venture Electronics over the last few months, emailing backwards and forwards, and really getting coming to understand who VE is and what their philosophy is. But first let’s step back a little and look at how I came to be reviewing the Zen V2 today. I’d heard a little about the VE Zen previously on...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

“Many thanks to Venture Electronics for the VE Monk review sample! Product website: http://eng.52ve.cn/product.php?cm_id=205   I haven't been using earbud for quite a long time since my favourite Sony MDR-E888 died many years ago. A few months back I had a chat with Head-Fi'er @RedJohn456. From there I came to know about Venture Electronics. Thanks buddy! In general, IEM might still...” --earfonia

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Zen

Venture Electronics (VE) Zen

“ Before I start my review, I would like to Thank VE and @zhibli06 for providing me with a review sample of VE ZEN (and MONK) in exchange for my honest opinion.   Manufacturer website: http://eng.52ve.cn/     Just like a deja vu from a few weeks ago when I mentioned in one of my reviews that I can’t believe I’m writing about CIEM (I usually test and review only in-ears...” --twister6

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO EM3 Open Earbud Earphones with In-Line Microphone (Black)

FiiO EM3 Open Earbud Earphones with In-Line Microphone (Black)

“Introduction –  Once seen as cheap throwaways, earbuds seem to have become the new phenomenon in the audio landscape. Since they don`t produce a strong seal and have a very loose fit, they are seen as having very limited uses, but these attributes can also permit a unique sound that`s not too dissimilar from the in-ear equivalent of open back headphones. As such, we are...” --ryanjsoo

95% Positive Reviews
Baldoor EarBell E100

Baldoor EarBell E100

“Just like the Koss KSC75 and the Fiio X1, the E100 Earbell from Baldoor (and Mrice) represents a phenomenal value. This little $14 wonder has done two things for me: 1. It has renewed my faith in earbuds and 2. Has proven yet again, that top tier sound can be had for bottom tier prices - you just have to be willing to look! If you're interested in a new super-cheap piece of kit for your commute...” --JoeDoe

91% Positive Reviews
Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Headphones with Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit

Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Headphones with Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit

“ These are quite common in retail stores in my city (Toronto) and cost around $15-$20 CAD. I've been using them for years, because they are inexpensive, sound decent and are portable. They don't sound too distorted at high levels. I never had mines break, never had audio jack or audio cut out problems, but then again it really depends on the user, because I am very careful with my...” --Carbine

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus

Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus

“For larger views of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual imagesINTRODUCTIONAs a hobbyist reviewer, the one thing I've noticed with virtually all the manufacturers I've dealt with is a huge passion for what they do, and also a desire for continual improvement. I've been dealing with Lee from Venture Electronics for a bit over a year, and have so far had the pleasure of...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
Shozy Cygnus

Shozy Cygnus

“       Preamble: I’d like to take the time to thank Shozy for sending me the Cygnus earbuds free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion. A group of engineers and designers has worked as OEM developers and producers for audio products, acting in the background, until 2012, when they decided to found a company for audio products for hi-fi enthusiasts under...” --HiFiChris

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics Asura 2.0

Venture Electronics Asura 2.0

“For larger views of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual imagesINTRODUCTIONAs a hobbyist reviewer, the one thing I've noticed with virtually all the manufacturers I've dealt with is a huge passion for what they do, and also a desire for continual improvement. I've been dealing with Lee from Venture Electronics for a bit over a year, and have so far had the pleasure of...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
HiSoundAudio Paa1 Pro

HiSoundAudio Paa1 Pro

“I'll be short : I was very disappointed when I listened to the PAA1-Pro the first time. I found bloated bass, harsh highs and a typical mainstream V-shaped sound signature. So, I began a hundred hour burn-in and retry it... Nothing changed a lot. Maybe the highs became less harsh but still not what I would call pleasant to my ears. I put them away a time and come back to them after two weeks....” --tinara

86% Positive Reviews
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