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A Revolutionary IEM with Unparalleled Sound Quality

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Pros: Class-leading sound stage, imaging, clarity. Light and comfortable.

Cons: Plastic housing, poor sound isolation. A radical design that may not be for everyone.

When a buddy of mine who is in the inner circle of Audeze asked me if I wanted to try the new iSINE 20, I was thrilled. Has Audeze, a company known for large and heavy full-size headphones , done the impossible and shrunken the planar magnetic sound into a small IEM package. As a former owner of the LCD-3 and current owner of the LCD-XC, I also want to know how the iSINE compares to its larger siblings. Lets move on!   Specifications: Style In-ear, universal fit Transducer type Planar magnetic, semi-open Magnetic structure Fluxor Magnet type High-grade...
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Beautiful design and UI. Excellent highs, mids, separation and soundstage. Bass left more to be desired.

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Pros: Excellent sound quality. Almost perfect UI and external design. Good price-to-performance value when compared to competition.

Cons: Bass is weak compare to the mids and highs. May not synergize well with some BA IEMs. Not the cleanest of background.

Disclosure: I have no financial interest with Astell & Kern. This was not a review unit as I purchased it myself.    Introduction:My portable audio journey started when I was a poor medical student with the Nationite s:flo2 and the Leckerton UHA-6S MKII Portable Headphone Amplifier combo feeding my Sennheiser IE80. I think the whole package was around $500 total pieced together over time while I vigorously sought out the best deals I can find. That was a lot of money back then for someone deeply in debt. Now 10 years later, so much has changed. There is something beautiful about being able to take high quality music with you anywhere you go. Back then...
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