Head Gear Reviews by Palash
  1. Anew U1

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction It's always a very critical situation; when I have prepared myself to evaluate a product but instead listening to my playlists for hours without writing anything. Anew U1 is something like that and after almost three months of daily usage, I am doing this review. Anew as a brand is not that popular and very little information is out there.U1 is the only product available from this brand and I would like to thank Penon Audio for sending this U1 unit for review. Specifications Brand - Anew, Model - U1, Color – Ivory / Black (Limited...
  2. SMSL M100

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction What is the best sub 99$ Desktop/ Portable DAC? - This is the question; I have seen many budget music lovers asking this time to time. But the answer is not as straight forward as one may think. 99$ is a price point where either a manufacturer has to limit features or a buyer has to compromise to get a fully featured product. Thankfully the situation is now far better and some fully featured, very good sounding DACs are available in the market and a buyer with a tight budget can pick one of them without any hesitations. Shenzhen...
  3. Moonbuds Kingslayer

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction My first contact with Moonbuds happened on last February by their flagship ‘Heron’ Earbud. No doubt it was a splendid experience for me. Personally, I am an Earbud lover because of Earbuds always helpful either I am walking on the streets or working inside the cubicle. IEMS and Headphones have their own space and time in my daily music journey but Earbuds are an all-time companion. Recently Moonbuds launched few new Earbud models like Kingslayer & Super Nightingale and I would like to thanks Moon Harvester for sending me a unit of...
  4. PAI AUDIO DR2

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction Shenzhen Paiaudio Electronics Co.Ltd in short Paiaudio form Shenzhen is a manufacturer of high end audio products. They have variety of products (Earbuds, single dynamic driver IEMs, fully BA IEMs and hybrid IEMs) from 20$ to 300$ and today for review I have got their DR2 model. I would like to thank Penon Audio for sending me a unit for review. DR2 is the successor of DR1, and it is a single Dynamic Driver IEM. Specification Housing - Resin shell, Driver – 12mm Dynamic driver, Sensitivity - 120dB, Impedance - 32Ω, Frequency Response...
  5. DD Electronics TC 35

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction Thanos sacrificed Gamora for Soul stone, we sacrificed Headphone jack for the sake of slim flagship smart phones with type C port. Now what’s next? The obvious answer is wireless audio. So throw away all your existing IEMs, headphones or get an inexpensive and average sounding USB C to 3.5mm DAC+AMP. Now a newbie may ask what the heck a DAC,AMP is? So in short a DAC is responsible for converting your digital music data into analog signal and an AMP boost that analog signal so that your headphone, earphone can run. A DAC,AMP combo can be...
  6. EFFECT AUDIO "ORIGIN"

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction Effect Audio doesn’t need any introduction in our hi-fi community; they are one of the leaders of premium hi-fi cables right now. IEM brands like EmpireEars, VISION EARS & Jomo Audio also including Effect Audio cables with their premium in ear monitors. Quality is the top priority in any Effect Audio products and you also have to spend premium for their products. This time Effect Audio came up with something interesting for beginners or budget audiophiles. Effect Audio launched a trade up program at Canjam NYC this year and later in...
  7. ISN AUDIO RAMBO

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction A cup of basil tea and some favorite BLUES always rejuvenates me after a hectic day in office. I prefer Earbuds more than an IEM or Headphone, when my body is totally exhausted and crying only for the bed. So as of now I have collected more than twenty Earbuds and use them periodically. Today for review I got the ISN Audio Rambo from Penon Aduio and after using it almost a month writing this review. The unit completed almost 100 hours of controversial burn-in and I have used normal thin foam for this review. Dount foams are not suitable...
  8. TFZ TEQUILA1 IEM

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction TFZ (The Fragrant Zither), a well known Chinese brand from Shenzhen established in 2015 and manufacturing dazzling audio video equipments for couple of years. Their IEM line up is unique and vibrant and priced even from 30$ to 350$. TFZ King Series, Queen Series, Secret Garden Series, Exclusive Series, these are some well known product line up from TFZ. TFZ also introduced their X1 true wireless IEMS along with BC-02 Bluetooth cable few months ago. This is my first TFZ product and I would like to thank Penon Audio for sending me this...
  9. Whizzer A-HE03 Kylin

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction The real name of Whizzer Kylin A-HE03 is Batman earphone, right? No just kidding (Whizzer logo really looks like Batman’s logo). Kylin name is enough than A-HE03 for me. Before Kylin I have heard about their A-15 model but was not fortunate enough to try. Now whatever Whizzer doing one thing is clear that their earphones are at least very beautiful and well built. From box to packaging and from cable to earphone shell everything is crafted very carefully and feel premium in hand. Disclaimer – This unit is a loaner one from my fellow...
  10. BGVP DM6

    5.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer – This DM6 is a loaner unit from my fellow audiophile. For this review I have not received any kind of compensation from BGVP or any seller and doing it only out of curiosity. More than 100 hours of burn-in is given before starting any critical listening. Introduction ABCD or BGVP who cares, but good sound for an affordable price is my first concern. May be this concern is in trend and DM6 is out of stock for most of the time. The other reason behind it’s in out of stock mode is its manufacturing process. DM6 is not a conventional IEM...
  11. Moonbuds Heron vs Moonbuds Nightshade

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction Earbuds can’t replace IEMs, yes it’s a bold statement but true, still Earbuds are everywhere from 5$ trap to 300 $ trash. I think choosing an Earbud over IEM depends on convenience. Personally I am also an Earbud fan but prefer using them only when listening in a quite environment. Today for review I got the Moonbuds Heron from one of my audiophile friend and after spending a week writing this review. The unit almost completed 200 hours burn-in and I have used normal thin foam cousin for this review. Buying Link – Contact manufacturer...
  12. Audirect Beam

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction September16, 2016 Apple announced their iphone 7 without a headphone jack; but why? Because they have the ‘Courage ‘to do so. Wireless innovations knocking our doors and we still thinking about a headphone jack, the immediate answer for a missing headphone jack was Bluetooth headphones/Earphones. We all know the cause /effect theory but one thing to remember, a single cause can give birth many effects or I call them possibilities. One such possibility was ‘portable HI-FI ‘in palm of your hand. Popularity of type ‘C’ port strengthened...
  13. OURART ACG

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction ‘Easy to start but difficult to conclude’ yes this words are true when I am talking about Earbuds. Every time I get my hands on a new Earbud, it seems it’s my endgame Bud. But as soon as I try a new one the whole game changes immediately. The point is, there is no end of favorite Earbuds and some of them are truly magnificent. This time Penon Audio has sent me the OURART ACG for review and I tried to cast my honest review on this fantastic Earbud. I am doing this review after a burn-in for 100 hours and this bud really need at least 100...
  14. BQEYZ KB1

    4.00 star(s)
    Features Technology – Hybrid IEM, Body - CNC Machined Aluminum, Colors - Black or Grey, Nozzle size - 5.5mm, Cable - Removable cable (Behind the ear) type, Controls -1 button control w/Mic. Specification Driver unit - 10mm single dynamic + 6mm single dynamic + 1 Balanced Armature, Frequency response - 7-40KHZ, Impedance - 15Ω, Sensitivity - 105 dB / mW, Plug - 3.5mm, Connector - 2pin 0.78mm, Weight - 25±5g. What’s inside the Box ? BQEYZ KB1 earphone itself, 3 pairs of Silicone eartips (Wide Bore) (S/M/L), User Manual. Buying Link -...
  15. ShoonTH ESEP-01BL / Explorer L

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction There are so many good earbuds available now that you really can’t even dare to make a list of them. While searching for a perfect earbud, ShoonTH ESEP-01BL / Explorer L arrived for review and no doubt it’s going to stay in my personal collection in future. I would like to thank Penon Audio for this unit and I have tried to cast my honest impressions on this particular earbud. Maybe ShoonTH doing earbud for the first time but it seems they are pretty serious about their business because 4 of their products, starting from 27$ to 219$...
  16. BQEYZ KB100

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction 2015 was ‘Age of Ultron ‘and 2018 is definitely the age of chi-Fi. Plenty of cheap & game changing audio products introduced this year. BQEYZ is a new brand but it seems they actually serious about this game and the touch of experience can be seen in their product lineup. Surprisingly a whole product line up available from BQEYZ for music lovers. This time I am fortunate enough and would like to thank BQEYZ and Penon Audio for this KB100 review unit. My unit is Captain America Blue but you can choose the Deadpool Red Black one too...
  17. FiiO FH5 Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors

    4.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer – This Fh5 unit was part of the review tour and used 10 days before sending it to next reviewer. For this review I have not received any kind of compensation and Fiio allowed me to share my honest opinion. 50 hours of burn-in is given before starting any critical listening. Introduction ‘Born For Music and Happy’… Yes Fiio born for Music and in 11 year’s life span proved, hi-fi can be possible on budget. Not only aggressive pricing but Fiio also trying to fill every corner of a music lover’s daily life with quality products like BTR3...
  18. HE 150ohm HiFi Earbud

    5.00 star(s)
    Spec Unit diameter: 15.4mm Impedance: ≈150ohm Cable Material: Handmade twisted wire Sensitivity:120+-5 db Frequency range: 16-23000Hz What's inside the box – HE150 Earbud, 3 pairs of foam cushions, 2 pairs of donut foam cushions. Purchase Link - https://penonaudio.com/he-150ohm.html https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/HE-150ohm-L-shaped-plug-HiFi-Earbuds-Earphone/1994049_32761965304.html?spm=2114.12010615/itm2home-1.8148356.9.24a8760bPYb7kw Disclaimer – Thanks Penon Audio for providing this unit for review. Tracks / Albums used for this...
  19. TY Hi-Z 32ohm HiFi Earbuds Earphone

    4.00 star(s)
    Spec - Sensitivity: 115+-5 db Frequency response range: 16-23000Hz Plug:3.5mm L-shaped Cable:1.2M Shell : MX500 Matt Black What inside the box ? – TY Hi-Z HP-32 earbud, 2 pairs of foam cushions, 2 pairs of donut foam cushions. 1 Shirt Clip. Purchase Links - https://penonaudio.com/ty-hi-z-hp-32.html https://www.aliexpress.com/item/TY-Hi-Z-HP-32-32ohm-HiFi-Earbuds-Earphone/32676147271.html Disclaimer – Thanks Penon Audio for providing this unit for review . Tracks / Albums used for this review - Michael Jackson – Thriller Bruno Mars - 24K...
  20. Willsound MK1 Rev. 2

    3.50 star(s)
    Buying link - http://www.rholupat.com/willsound-mk1-rev-2.html Specification - Impedance - 32 ohm Connector - 2.5mm balanced After reading a lot of comments on Willsound earbuds finally pulled the trigger and I am really happy having this earbuds. Please note that this review is done after 50 hours of burn in ( By music playback) . Device Used to Pair - Iphone SE, Fiio X1 2nd Gen, Sony NW-A46, Hiby R3, Fiio Q1 Mk2, Audioquest Dragonfly . Fiio L26 ( 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm converter) is used to pair with single ended sources, Tidal Desktop App. Tracks...
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