Head Gear Reviews by FUYU
  1. SENDIY M1221

    4.00 star(s)
    Let’s face it. The audiophile market gets more and more saturated by the minute. After my trip to the Munich High End, my own interest for audio plummeted. I really am happy with my FLC8s + Aune M1s set-up for now. While the FLC8s is not perfect, it comes very darn close to what I’d consider tonally ideal. Anyway, today we are looking at the SENDIY M1221. Another chapter of the Chi-Fi storyline, emerging with each passing minute. Don’t get me wrong. They have some endearing qualities, but very few are tuned to accurately represent the...
  2. Rose Technology Mini2

    3.50 star(s)
    "You know, big things come in small packages." I bought the Mini2 over at PenonAudio for 115$: http://penonaudio.com/Rose-Mini2-2BA-IEMs Specifications: Price: $99.90 (fixed cable; $115 for the detachable cable version) Drivers: Balanced Armature, 2 drivers per ear, 2-way configuration Drivers: Sonion 2600 & Knowles 30095 Impedance: 45 Ohms Sensitivity: 108 dB Build and Accessories Coming in a very clean and understated black box, the Rose Mini2 features a pseudo Otterbox-like carrying case that is bolstered on the...
  3. Custom Art Harmony 8.2

    4.00 star(s)
    TOTL (Top-of the line) is something you hear quite often around Head-Fi. The cream of the crop of the audio-world. While that may be true in most instances, investing into a 1200$+ product seems unreasonable at best. With the law of diminishing returns kicking in fast and unrelentless, buying the most expensive product might turn out disappointing. I have listened to a lot of gear over the years. Be it 10$ earbuds or 1500$ custom-IEMs. With the rapid growth of audio in both quality and quantity, buying High-End gear seems not all that worth it. The...
  4. LZ-A4

    4.50 star(s)
    Once upon a time, there was a guy named LZ. Reigning from China, he brought us a legend, now in its third iteration. The A4 has descended upon thee. Now with tuning fun, for the basshead and maybe even me? (I am not a rapper) Enter LZ A4 Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for the purpose of this review. I'm not affiliated with the company. Big shout-out to @duyu for arranging yet another LZ product review. Specifications Brand: LZ Model: A4 Driver: 1 Dynamic driver + 2 Balanced Armature Hybrid Impedance: 16Ω Headphone...
  5. Trinity Audio Engineering - Phantom Master 4

    4.00 star(s)
    Oh, Trinity. Synonymous for Hype without Frontiers. Now releasing the second In-Ear in the Phantom line-up. The Phantom Master 4. Featuring two addtional Balanced Armatures for some extra sparkle. But is it truly masterful, like the name suggests? Enter Phantom Master 4 by Trinity Official Phantom Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/796729/trinity-phantom-series-new-thread-worlds-first-push-pull-hybrid-iem I bought the Trinity Phantom Master 4 in the pre-order period for ~125€. The Value rating is based on the full retail price of around 170€...
  6. FLC Technology FLC 8S

    4.50 star(s)
    Over the course of this year, I have noticed that my enthusiasm about buying new gear has become rather stagnant. Ever since I started my personal audio-journey in 2014 and many listening sessions later, nothing excites my now veteran ears anymore. To my surprise came FORREST and renewed my childish side with their announcement of the FLC8s. I have been following the FLC8 Thread for quite some time now. And while the FLC8s are available since November 2015, I never pulled the trigger. Until now... Enter FLC8s by FORREST. Disclaimer: I bought these...
  7. Meze 12 Classics

    3.50 star(s)
    The Romanian based company Meze has earned quite a following over the last year. This comes to no surprise. Head-Fi and wooden headphones are easily compatible. Couple that with some pro-active marketing and voila: A match in heaven has been made. For instance, myself and many others were surprised by the Meze 99 Classics. Not only for its fun signature, but also for the technical prowess it exhibited. Now following the trail of success, Meze has released two new In-Ear Monitors: The Meze 11 Neo and Meze 12 Classics. The latter one being the focus...
  8. Brainwavz Krudul Duo Earphone Storage Management System Hanger

    4.00 star(s)
    About me: Preamble: Brainwavz being based in Hongkong is quite known for its well set-up line of Accessories and IEMs. Back in the day, I was fairly active in modding my still beloved Fostex T50rp. The HM5 earpads and their Hybrid-version were a godsent for anyone looking at cheap and good sounding earpads at that time. Now, most stuff in their lineup is more handy than an absolute necessity, like the various stands and hangers. Today we're looking at one of the few examples in their line-up: The Krudul Duo Earphone Storage Management System...
  9. Soundaware M1 Esther

    3.00 star(s)
    About me: Preamble: Looking down at the vast landscape of Head-Fi and audio technology in general, I have noticed quite a few things over the past two years. Firstly, the crazy products, which sometimes defy common sense and secondly the people who are actually buying them. Now, I get that everyone is inclined on buying whatever they like, but it seems to me that people just don't know what they are using it for. Maybe it is out of jealously or just my rational senses kicking in, who knows. Out of pragmatism, I have imposed myself with a "don't...
  10. XDuoo X3 DSD 24Bit / 192KHz CS4398 Chip Lossless Music Player

    3.50 star(s)
    About me: Preamble: As you might know, I am always looking for the best bang for the buck. Until a while ago, my Smartphone (a Galaxy S3) was my daily driver for almost anything. Although, anything is relative in this case. I really only used it for making calls and listening to Music. Logically, I decided to invest into an DAP for some more flexibility. I was looking for a player which fulfilled following criteria: 1.: It must have decent modding capabilities. (Screen, Battery, UI) 2.: Battery should be atleast decent. 3.: It must take one or...
  11. Trinity Audio Engineering - PHANTOM SABRE

    4.00 star(s)
    Note: I bought the Trinity Phantom Sabre in the pre-order period for ~75€. The Value rating is based on the full retail price of around 150€. Manufacturer website: https://www.trinityaudioengineering.com/ Preamble: First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 19 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical prowess. I care about facts and facts only, meaning no fancy 300$ cables and value by...
  12. LZ-A2S

    3.50 star(s)
    Note: The LZ-A2S were given to me as a review-unit directly from LZ as part of a tour. A big shoutout to duyu for all the arrangments. I'm not affiliated with LZ in any way. Preamble: First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 19 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical prowess. I care about facts and facts only, meaning no fancy 300$ cables and value by price-to perfomance. The IEM to...
  13. ZhiYin QT5

    3.00 star(s)
    Note: The ZhiYin QT5 were bought from Shenzhen HCkexin for around 260$ including a discount: www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2016-New-ZhiYin-QT5-Hybrid-5-Drive-Unit-In-Ear-Earphone-DIY-HIFI-Headphone-Kill-K3003/1825606_32640588846.html I'm not affiliated with ZhiYin or HCkexin in any way. Preamble: First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 19 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical...
  14. Meze Audio 99 Classics

    4.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer: The Meze 99 Classics were send to me as part of their European Tour. Impression are based on around a week of intensive usage. Preamble: First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 19 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything is subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical prowess. I care about facts and only facts, meaning no fancy 300$ cables and value by price-to perfomance. Headphones, my old love. When I first...
  15. LZ-A3 (LZ A3)

    4.00 star(s)
    Note: The LZ A3 were purchased on Amazon for 149$ at the time: http://www.amazon.com/LZ-A3-Definition-Headphones-Earphones/dp/B01CERWT4Q       Preamble:   First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 19 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical prowess. I care about facts and only facts, meaning no fancy 300$ cables and value by price-to perfomance.   Today we are looking at the LZ...
  16. MusicMaker TK11

    3.50 star(s)
    Note: The MusicMaker TK11 were purchased on Aliexpress for 71$ at the time. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2015-Newest-HCK-A1-Dynamically-And-BA-Double-Unit-Headphone-HIFI-Fever-In-Ear-Earphone-DIY/1825606_32576911059.html#!     Preamble:   First of all, welcome to another review here on Head-Fi.org. My name is Noel aka. FUYU, I'm 18 years old and a avid lover for everything technical. While everything subjective, I like to explain in more rational enclosure with graphs and technical prowess. I care about facts and only facts...
  17. Audio-Technica ATH CKR9 LTD

    4.00 star(s)
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Note: The Audio-Technica CKR9-LTD were purchased on eBay for 119$.          The overall value is based on current streetprices (250-300$) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   About myself:   First of all, welcome to my first review on Head-Fi...
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