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  1. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Rose Mini 3'

    There seems to be a formatting issue going on here. If you are bothered by the large images, I have another version live here. Rose is a China-based audiophile brand. They pride themselves on their excellent value-based audiophile IEMs and have developed several successful lines. Rose are the...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Advanced Sound Furai'

    Advanced Sound Furai Review: A Flagship Worth Touting I am no stranger to Advanced Sound’s products. The M4, the Model 3, the Alpha, the 747; there are tons of examples to point to in reference to Advanced Sound’s skill in developing unique and well-executed products. The original GT3 Superbass...
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    Comment by 'Cinder' in item 'Plussound Poetic Series Cable'

    You're best off sending Plussound an email to see if they know of any UK distributors or retailers, I wouldn't know. Sorry!
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Akoustyx R-120'

    Akoustyx R-120 Review: Akoustyx is a brand-new brand, hailing from San-Jose, California. Their focus is on bringing affordable stage-monitor-styled earphones to the masses. Bands, performers, and audiophiles alike may find something to appreciate within their product lineup. Today, we are...
  5. Akoustyx R-120

    Akoustyx R-120

    Studio reference tuned acoustics Proprietary tuned Balanced Armature Dual drivers by Knowles® Detachable cable with gold plated MMCX (Micro Miniature Coaxial) connectors Lightweight polycarbonate IEM casing Multi-Braided Monocrystalline grade oxygen-free copper cable 3-Button in-line mic (works...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'xDuoo XP-2 Bluetooth & USB DAC/Amp'

    Xduoo, while not a household brand in the English-speaking markets of the West, has built many compelling products that serve the audiophile-on-a-budget market for the past couple of years. Today I’m reviewing their XP-2 DAC/AMP Bluetooth receiver. Its got a plethora of features that give it...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Whizzer A-HE03 Kylin'

    Whizzer KYLIN A-HE03 Review: Great Build, Interesting Sonics My first contact with Whizzer, a Chinese earphone maker, was right after the release of their freshmen IEM, the A15. It’s stainless steel construction and tear-drop design made it a refreshing member of my review queue. Well, a lot has...
  8. Akoustyx R-110

    Akoustyx R-110

    Studio reference tuned acoustics Proprietary tuned Balanced Armature driver by Knowles® Detachable cable with gold-plated MMCX (Micro Miniature Coaxial) connectors Lightweight polycarbonate IEM casing Multi-Braided Monocrystalline grade oxygen-free copper cable 3-Button in-line mic (works with...
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    Comment by 'Cinder' in item 'Hifi Walker A1'

    Interesting, these IEMs are nearly identical to the Accutone Pavo, a hybrid IEM released a while back. Hopefully this OEM fixed the problem with the in-line controls. \
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Brainwavz B400 - Quad Balanced Armature Earphones'

    Brainwavz B400 Review: The Emptier of Wallets Brainwavz has a long track record of building compelling IEMs for the audiophile market, mostly on the budget end of the spectrum. This has officially changed with the release of their B-series: a lineup of balanced-armature high-fidelity IEMs. Today...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'RHA MA750 Wireless'

    RHA MA750 Wireless Review: Hi-Fi Sans Cables RHA is a U.K based company that specializes in building steel-clad, high-fidelity, earphones. Their well-developed lineup has been inhabited by solely cabled earphones, at least till now. RHA’s first wireless earphone,the MA750 Wireless, is blazing...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Nexum Memo'

    Nexum Memo Bluetooth Speaker Review: Life Integration The Nexum Memo is an interesting product. Born from the “smart speaker” trend, it differentiates itself from the common Bluetooth speaker in a number of ways. Featuring Amazon Alexa built in and a magnetic housing, it has features that make...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Burson Audio Play'

    Burson Play Review: Good Headphone Amp, Great Pre-Amp Burson builds audiophile-grade DACs and amps. Based in Australia, they use their technical expertise to build high-grade amplification and source devices nearly entirely out of discrete components, a trait that Burson says improves the...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'KZ - Zsr'

    KZ ZSR Review: Balancing Your Budget KZ is a budget IEM brand based in China. Their aggressively valued products are often viewed as a staple of the Chi-Fi market, and as such, are fairly well known. While I’ve had my disagreements with choices they’ve made stylistically in the past, they seem...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Echobox Nomad N1'

    Echobox Nomad N1: PEEK Maturity Echobox is an exciting startup based in the US. Their debut product, the Finder X1, was made with an incredibly durable titanium shell that resisted damage from even the most extreme cases. I personally ran it over with a Ford Expedition to test their claims of...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Xuanzu u2017'

    Xuanzu u2017 Review: High-Value Mini Amp Xuanzu is another brand we’ve not yet heard of; their brand name turns up no real info in Google. But really I’m not sure how much more info I really need: the u2017 speaks for company’s values better than a bland web-page ever could. But what is the...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Brainwavz S0 In-Ear Headphones'

    Brainwavz S0 Review: Budget Balance Brainwavz is a company whose roots lie in building consumer audio products. They strive to produce high-quality audio products at an affordable price; a laudable goal indeed. The S0 is an outcropping of that passion. How well does it hold up against the rest...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Accutone Studio S1'

    Accutone Studio S1 Review: Dynamic Punch Accutone is a consumer-electronic company based in China that specializes in building earphones. They’ve had some pretty solid offerings that met the market well in the past and they’re back again to woo the audiophile market with their new Studio series...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'HE 150PRO by HE Hi-Fi End'

    HE 150 Pro Review: Bring the Bass Preference and Bias: Before reading a review, it is worth mentioning that there is no way for a reviewer to objectively pass judgment on the enjoy-ability of a product: such a thing is inherently subjective. Therefore, I find it necessary for you to read and...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Han Sound Audio Zen 8'

    Han Sound Zen 8 Review: Inner Peace, Outer Beauty Han Sound is a high-end cable maker from Taiwan. They specialize in making… well, cables! They have a pretty impressive lineup, ranging from unique looking cables like the Muse II to the functional Zen 8 + bass controller. Today we’ll be looking...
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    Comment by 'Cinder' in item 'Plussound Tri-Copper'

    Thanks! I have no experience with their other cables. The Exo Copper should be externally identical to the Tri-Copper seen here. So I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Nexum AQUA+'

    Nexum Aqua+ Review: APTx, Up-sampling, and Qi Charging, Oh My! Nexum is a audio tech company based in Taiwan. They specialize in building high-quality source and wireless interconnect devices. Ranging from mobile DACs to WiFi adapters from your sound system, Nexum has quite the interesting...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Han Sound Audio Muse II'

    Han Sound Muse II Review: Conduit of Song Han Sound is a high-end cable maker from Taiwan. They specialize in making… well, cables! They have a pretty impressive lineup, ranging from unique looking cables like the Muse II to the functional Zen 8 + bass controller. Today we’ll be looking at the...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Thinksound USP1'

    Thinksound USP1: The King of Warmth Returns Thinksound’s been on my radar since the first day I started reviewing earphones: their products look great, usually sound great, and are environmentally responsible. Aaron, the designer of Thinksound’s products actually hand-builds each USP1. As such...
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    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Plussound Tri-Copper'

    Plussound Tri-Copper Review: In The Palm of Luxury Plussound is a custom cable maker that’s been around the block; they’ve figured out a pretty good formula for coming up with cables that are compelling luxury products. Recently they’ve revamped their lineup and released a brand-new cable...
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