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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...
  2. Rose Mini 3

    Rose Mini 3

    Rose Mini3Pro 3BA MMCX HiFi Audiophile In-ear earphone IEM Description Perfect wearing experience The ultra-miniature design will not feel uncomfortable even if you sleep sideways. Detachable design allows you to replace the most vulnerable part of the cable at low cost, so you can avoid...
  3. Cinder

    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...
  4. Advanced Sound Furai

    Advanced Sound Furai

    DESCRIPTION Hi-Res Audio Certified | What does it mean? ADVANCED Furai in-ear monitors are certified by the prestigious Japan Audio Society (JAS) to produce frequency over 40,000Hz making it an essential part of high resolution audio (96kHz/24-bit) listening experience. The World's...
  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...
  6. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'Whizzer A-HE03 Kylin'

    Check out the DUNU DK-3001! It's a bass-oriented V-shaped IEM with a very capable set of drivers. Good build-quality too.
  7. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'NiceHCK DZX-14BA'

    Nicely done!
  8. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'Burson Audio Play'

    @Dobrescu George Thanks! I had to hike out 30 minutes to get to that spot.
  9. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'ZMF Headphones Omni'

    @smodtactical I currently listen to the Advanced Sound Alpha.
  10. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'ZMF Headphones Omni'

    @smodtactical "but I did miss the rumble I’d get out of my 99 Classics". So in a comparative sense, the rumble of the Omni didn't quite show through. Since my tastes, writing, and critical listening skill have matured and I have greater access to more neutral transducers I would have likely...
  11. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'ZMF Headphones Omni'

    @smodtactical My frame of reference at that point for bass emphasis was probably different from the other reviewers. I don't know how I'd feel about these headphones now (two years later) given how my tastes have changed.
  12. Cinder

    Reply to review by 'Cinder' on item 'Jabra Elite 65t'

    That's a pretty good review! It's not often you get to read one by someone who has really put a "sport" product through its paces while still providing a reasonably thorough sound analysis.
  13. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Canfield Pro In-Ear Monitors'

    Campfire x Shinola Canfield IEM Pro Review: Beauty in Simplicity The Canfield IEM Pro is a new product by Shinola, a luxury watchmaker based in Detroit. They’ve partnered with Campfire Audio to build class-leading IEMs that are built to last, and look as good as they sound. Such a partnership...
  14. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'ADVANCED GT-R'

    Advanced Sound GT-R Review: Immense Resolution, Small Footprint 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 GT-R is...
  15. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Massdrop x NuForce EDC3'

    Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 Review: Natural Neutral Beauty NuForce is no stranger to the audiophile industry. A sub-brand of Optoma, Nuforce has released a complete lineup of compelling IEMs, from the HEM2 to the Primo8. They’ve partnered with Massdrop for the second time to bring the EDC3 (Every...
  16. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Shinola The Canfield In-Ear Monitors'

    Canfield In Ear Monitors Review: Smooth and Cohesive The Canfield IEM is a new product by Shinola, a luxury watchmaker based in Detroit. They’ve partnered with Campfire Audio to build class-leading luxury IEMs that are built to last, and look as good as they sound. Such a partnership seems only...
  17. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'DUNU-TOPSOUND DK-3001 (Hybrid Earphone for High Resource Sound Generator)'

    DUNU DK-3001: Your Friendly Neighborhood Hybrid A hybrid IEM is one that uses at least one dynamic driver in concert with at least one other balanced armature driver. This, in theory, allows the IEM to leverage the strengths of the dynamic driver to compensate for the weaknesses of balanced...
  18. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Penon BS1 Official Version'

    BS1 Official Version Review: Extra-Aural Luxury Penon Audio is a distributor for ChiFi products. They operate, unlike many audiophile shops based in China, on their own platform, rather than inside a larger market such as Aliexpress. They’ve established themselves as a trustworthy business, and...
  19. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Rose North Forest'

    Rose North Forest Review: Budget Bass Rose Audio, now Rose Technics, has made a name for itself by building beautiful IEMs with compelling and unique sound characteristics. The North Forest is their cheapest IEM yet, in a form-factor that Rose has never used before. But how does it sound? Well...
  20. Cinder

    Review by 'Cinder' on item 'Accutone Studio S2'

    Accutone Studio S2 Review: Articulation Through Simplicity Accutone is a consumer-electronics 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...
  21. Cinder

    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...
  22. Cinder

    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...
  23. Cinder

    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...
  24. Cinder

    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...
  25. Cinder

    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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