Head Gear Reviews by NymPHONOmaniac
  1. KBEAR Neon

    4.00 star(s)
    KBEAR NEON REVIEW (Deeeep Way) TONALITY: 7.5/10 TECHNICALITIES: 8.5/10 CONSTRUCTION-DESIGN: 7.5/10 SOUND VALUE: 8/10 PACKAGING is nice. The box has a cool ''Blade Runners'' vibe to it. Accessories are generous enough. Carrying case is good-looking. 4cores SPC Cable too looks good enough. CONSTRUCTION while mostly pleasant to the eyes is questionable in terms of built, with imperfection there and there and a nozzle that goes unglue after a week. The cable is Ok'ish. But Everything is made of plastic. And 2pin connectors arent very secure. And...
  2. Tanchjim Tanya

    4.50 star(s)
    TONALITY: 8.5/10 TECHNICALITIES: 7.5/10 CONSTRUCTION-DESIGN: 8/10 SOUND VALUE: 8.5/10 INTRODUCTION&EXPECTATIONS TANCHJIM is a relatively new earphones company from China, it already has a solid fan base due to their highly praised Tanchjim OXYGEN flagship dynamic driver earphones as well as their more budget-friendly CORA model that follow Harman target signature. Like the CORA, their new entry level ultra affordable earphones follow this harman target signature, but for less than 2 times the price of the CORA. At 22$, my expectation for the...
  3. FiiO FH3

    4.50 star(s)
    ---FIIO FH3 OVERDUE REVIEW--- This one was on hold, i finish it today and tbh they arent bad at all, don't know why i was grumpy about them, once i go out of my personal tuning target and timbre hyper-sensitivity, the FH3 are L shape to neutral crisp sounding earphones with agile technicalities. PROS: Near neutral well balanced tuning, high level of clarity-details, good imaging, fast attack, nuanced texture, good transparency, non agressive hyper-realist tonality, construction, design, packaging, price CONS: slightly boomy yet non weighty bass...
  4. Tin HiFi T5

    3.50 star(s)
    TINHIFI T5 REVIEW PROS: Decent clarity, decent holographic layering, Big soundstage, Good construction CONS: Boomy resonant bass that lack body and definition, artificial timbre, lack of attack edge and snap (shouty), thin vocal-mids, unbalanced treble, price value, not versatile 2pin connector TONALITY: 7/10 TECHNICALITIES: 7.5/10 CONSTRUCTION-DESIGN:8/10 SOUND VALUE: 6.5/10 INTRODUCTION&EXPECTATIONS It look like TinHifi launch a new IEM every 2months lately, and while the T2+ wasn't completely nailing my tonal target in term of clean...
  5. Aune Jasper

    5.00 star(s)
    AUNE JASPER ENTHUSIASTIC REVIEW PROS: Big open soundstage, natural tonality and timbre, hefty flexible warm bass, good imaging with rich layering, fatigue and sibilance free, smooth lush vocal-mids, superbly sparkly treble, holographic 3D presentation that doesnt feel forced, fast yet non edgy attack, highly musical-emotional (subjective), nuanced tone, well balanced crisp harman curve tuning, dense bodied never muddy sound, incredible tuning for a first IEM, sutrdy yet beautifully refined construction-design CONS: Warm bass definition so kick...
  6. Jcally JM20

    5.00 star(s)
    -JCALLY JM20 NO GIMMICK REVIEW- TONALITY: 8.5/10 TECHNICALITIES: 9/10 CONSTRUCTION-DESIGN: 8.5/10 SOUND VALUE: 10/10 Tested with: UAPP app+Hisenior T2U (crisp neutral) and Audiosense T800 (bassy W shape, capricious about impedance output match), BQEYZ Spring Summer, BLON BL-03 and MINI and Koss PortaPRO. All music in FLAC including Jazz, classical, rock, Soul, R@B, rap, electronics.... About my story with the JM20 : Sometimes I try to enter Ali Express budget audiophile ''Darkweb'' by searching specific DAC chip model, this time it was the...
  7. BLON BL-Mini

    4.00 star(s)
    -BLON BL-MINI NO GIMMICK MINI REVIEW- PROS: Wide deep airy soundstage, Good imaging, Great macro-resolution, fast attack, upper treble snap, V shape yet clear mostly well balanced sounding, clean mids, good transparency, great fit and sturdy unique construction, Price CONS: A bit recessed mids with less dynamic impact, a bit shouty treble, overly boosted mid-bass with uncontrolled sub resonance, dry timbre that lack density and natural warmth, a bit artificial sounding. TONALITY: 7/10 TECHNICALITIES: 8/10 CONTRUCTION&DESIGN: 8.5/10 SOUND VALUE...
  8. BQEYZ Summer

    4.00 star(s)
    BQEYZ SUMMER NO GIMMICK REVIEW : PROS: Balanced cohesive V shape tuning that doesn't forget the mids, natural timbre, authoritative bass, smoothly textured, good details retrieval and macro-resolution, impressive treble speed, snap and control CONS: Average imaging and soundstage, lack of air, hollow mids definition, overly forwards presentation, not very well articulated bass, lack of decay and sparkle, underwhelming construction-design. TONALITY: 8/10 TECHNICALITIES: 8/10 CONSTRUCTION-DESIGN: 7/10 SOUND VALUE: 7.5/10 Okay, let’s begin by...
  9. Moondrop SSP Super Spaceship Pulse

    3.50 star(s)
    --MOONDROP SSP NO GIMMICK MINI-REVIEW-- THE GOOD: -Organically balanced tonality -Natural timbre, impressive beautifully full vocal -Refreshing slight V to Mid centric tuning -Smooth non-fatiguing -Decent layering -Very impressive design and construction, small and comfy (perfect sleeper) THE BAD: -Slightly Hazy hollow mellow sound -Poor imaging -Lack of clarity -Bass bleed, lack of bass articulation, separation and punch definition -Sound is kinda stock in your head due to lack of deepness to the soundstage -Bass and highs are not very...
  10. Tin Hifi T2 Plus

    4.00 star(s)
    Overdue Tinhifi T2+ mini-review: TONALITY: 8/10 TECHNICALITIES: 7/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 8.5/10 VALUE: 8/10 The plus: balanced, natural tonality-timbre, nice vocal, smooth and inoffensive, safe tuning, rather wide-tall soundstage, mature all arounder, good macro-resolution The So-SO: Average micro-resolution, average technicalities, lack of air and sparkle, poor imaging, strange bass to mids transition, lack of dynamism and bite in attack, a bit muddy layering, upper treble roll off, niche tonality that will be hate or love affair in term of...
  11. NiceHCK NX7 MK3

    2.50 star(s)
    --NICEHCK NX7mk3 No Gimmick review-- TONALITY:6/10 TECHNICALITIES: 7.5/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN:8.5/10 VALUE: 6.5/10 The good: Nice construction and cable. Might please masochist people. The bad: Everything connected to sound. The ugly: The 120$ price for a masochist experience. Okay....I'm REALLY grumpy about sharing impressions of this disastrous IEM...it's like going in the middle of rush hour traffic to enjoy urban cacophony with critical ears...I'm not the kind to enjoy being ears rape but there you go NX7mk3 masochism just for the sake of NBBA...
  12. Cat Ear Audio MIA

    3.50 star(s)
    Out of the Blue CAT EAR MIA Mini-review: TONALITY: 7.5/10 TECHNICALITIES: 7/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 8.5/10 VALUE: 7.5/10 The Plus: Warm thick immersive sound, balanced yet fun tuning, cohesive tonality-musicality, mostly pleasant mellow mid-bass slam, interesting construction and design, lush timbre, wide soundstage with right eartips, price drop from 100$ to 70$, cool package and case and OK cable The SO-SO: Subpar technicalities, no silence to be found anywhere, poor imaging, darkish treble with slight micro-details boost that feel...
  13. NF Audio NM2+

    3.50 star(s)
    -NF AUDIO NM2+ No Gimmick review-- TONALITY: 8/10 TECHNICALITIES:7/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9.5/10 VALUE: 7/10 About me: I'm into chifi discoveries since its early beginning 8 years ago.I don't have single preference in terms of tuning, but wtv bright or warm, it needs to have cohesive tonal balance and good timbre (realist or romantic). I don't like my mids recessed and rarely listen to male vocal even if i listen to a wide variety of genre including classical, jazz, experimental rock, complex electronic, immature rap, soul, r&b, worldmusic you...
  14. KB EAR KS2

    3.00 star(s)
    KBear KS2: The 26th mesmerizing review SOUND: 6.5/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN:6.5/10 PACKAGING&ACCESSORIES:6.5/10 VALUE:6.5/10 KBEAR is an audio company from China that tend to diversify their earphones offering, making their hands on different tuning configuration, for the better or the worst. Unlike company like TRN or KZ that mostly create hybrid or multi-BA IEM, Kbear take more risk and have lauch single Dynamic IEM as well as Hybrid, Single BA and even planar-magnetic Hybrid. Lately, this company have evolve in temrof tuning expertise, the Kbear...
  15. HZSOUND Heart Mirror

    5.00 star(s)
    SOUND: 9/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9.5/10 PACKAGING&ACCESSORIES: 9/10 VALUE: 10/10 It’s unclear since when Hzsound has been around, but it’s at least since 2014 when they launch the HZ-EP001 single 8mm dynamic driver, a wooden earphones that got good reception among budget audiophile but didn’t get that much noticed due to the fact it look like to be the same IEM than some other OEM Chi-Fi companies. Lurking around on Aliexpress lately, I fall on the Hzsound Heart Mirror and get hooked by 2 things: the use of Carbon nano coating (CNC) dynamic driver...
  16. Kinera Freya

    4.00 star(s)
    --KINERA FREYA REVIEW: Beautifull body with a Technical soul--- SOUND: 7.5/10 PACKAGING&ACCESSORIES: 10/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9.5/10 VALUE: 7.5/10 Kinera (also know as Dongguan Yutai Electronics Co. Ltd.) is an earphones company from China that specialise in dynamic drivers and balanced armature production and have collaborate with other brand like QDC and Puretone for the creating of their IEM. Since 2010, they have gain experience in tuning and develop their own house sound. Far are the days where the only Kinera IEM was in sub-100$ price range...
  17. BQEYZ Spring II

    4.50 star(s)
    SOUND: 8.5/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9/10 ACCESSORIES: 9/10 VALUE: 8.5/10 BQEYZ is a Chinese earphones company with a solid fan base but still understated in the western world. Unlike lot of less professional IEM companies based in China, BQEYZ is known for both their unique craftmanship and high tuning skill. As well, they patent their own drivers, the last one being a quite revolutionary dual Piezo-dynamic driver that they use in their flagship earphones call BQEYZ SPRING. This driver used with the balanced armature isn’t a normal DD one as it...
  18. Hisenior T2 In-ear Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    SOUND: 9/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9/10 ACCESSORIES: 9/10 VALUE : (at 80$) 10/10 (at 160$) 8.5/10 HISENIOR is a Chinese audio company specializing in custom in-ear for musicians, studio engineer and audiophiles. They mostly create multi balanced armature earphones using Knowles ba, as well as hybrid IEM. This company is well known in China, but still obscure to western consumers. This company give a lot of care about tuning and aren't afraid to share actual frequencies response graphic of their creation. The house sound target seems to be about...
  19. JWD JWM-115

    4.00 star(s)
    SOUND: 8/10 AMPING POWER: 7/10 PACKAGING&ACCESSORIES: 6/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 9/10 INTERFACE& USABILITY: 7/10 VALUE: 8/10 JWD (Jingwah Digital) is a rather obscure Chinese audio company that makes Voice Recorder and Digital Audio Player for the audio enthusiasts that search well-built products. Looking through Aliexpress, I find multiple DAP made by this company, most of them have a touch screen, Bluetooth fonction and do look of high-quality construction for the price. For example, their entry model, the 25$ ultra-portable JWD-105 seems to have...
  20. DUNU LUNA

    4.50 star(s)
    SOUND: 9/10 CONSTRUCTION&DESIGN: 8.5/10 ACCESSORIES: 9/10 VALUE: Do not apply Today I will review the flagship DUNU LUNA. Beryllium dynamic drivers are often used for earphones, but it’s not always specified for which part of the drivers. It can be coated on a diaphragm of another material, used for the dome or like the Luna or Final Audio A8000, the whole diaphragm can be made of 100% pure beryllium. All this will inflict on the final transient response speed, even the microscopic difference in thickness between Luna and A8000 will inflict on it...
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