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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Great build and comfort

Premium packaging

Very balanced tuning

Pretty good technicalities
Cons: MMCX Connectors (Subjective)

A little dry and dull timbre

Questionable design choice
EPZ Q5 is the brand's newest IEM that is aimed at the budget market. As far as I know it is only sold on Aliexpress and the price is not constant. However for convenience’s sake I will say it is a...
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Headphones and Coffee

Previously known as Wretched Stare
Pros: Bass, Build, and looks great.
Cons: Tuning will not be for some.

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New Head-Fier
Pros: Versatile tuning
Smooth sonics
Sweet Treble
Free of harshness
Cons: Not the most resolving
Switch tuning selection can lead to added treble crispness


The Hisenior Okavango is another recent release from the company whose claim to fame is supplying music professionals (prosumers) with their iems. Now...
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Headphones and Coffee

Previously known as Wretched Stare
Pros: Build is typical DDhifi always well made, accessories are good, and they are comfortable.
Cons: No more dual socket it's just MMCX now.

Inside the Box
1 x DDHIFI E2023 Janus3
User Manual

Technical Details
E2023 (Janus3)
10mm ultra-low...
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Headphones and Coffee

Previously known as Wretched Stare
Pros: Small and easy to transport.
Cons: Plastic build , no LDAC

Performance Specifications (measured)
Frequency Response 13 Hz to 20 kHz +0 dB / – 3 dB
THD < 0.05%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 1 mW
SNR 98 dB...
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Thanks all! Note we went with a plastic (custom blended thermopolymer) case to keep the weight down, and also improve Bluetooth range. Similar to the Qudelix 5K and Eosone ES100. Metals and ceramics hurt range and add a lot of weight, so we made a decision to go with function over form, and choose lighter, better Bluetooth range, and more resiliency when dropped versus the typical metal and ceramic type enclosures.

We considered LDAC, but it was either LDAC or the dual source support, and we ultimately chose to go with just AptX, AAC - and the dual source support. LDAC is pretty memory intensive and not well supported amongst most phones without going in to developer mode and such. We wanted something that just sounded very good right out of the box, with just about anything you can attach to it. And feedback about the dual source switching has been quite positive so we may have made the right tradeoff there - time will tell!

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Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: Premium built quality, enhances bass, mids, highs and stage
Cons: None
Arctic Cables- Sonoro

High purity cables made from premium materials will enhance your experience in comparison to the stock cables, whether you will hear better bass performance, wider...
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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Revolutionary R2R "Himalaya" Ladder-DAC technology pushes audio quality to the limit via "Hi-fidelity mode".

Excellent X-axis staging with impressive depth-of-field and separation compared to its TWS rivals

Brutalist/Angular design matches the price point appropriately.

Luscious and enveloping midrange performance with class-leading micro-detail retrieval and timbre in the TWS space.

Noteworthy ergonomics for a snug and comfortable fit.

Polycarbonate outer shells and Carbon-fibre inner shells are feather-light.

Sensors accurately detect when the earphones are taken outside of the ears, pausing any audio playback appropriately.

Good battery life
Cons: "Ambient" mode fails to capture surrounding conversations.

"ANC" mode doesn't effectively block out extraneous noise from the surrounding environment

The lower-mid-to-sub-bass floor lacks finesse, resulting in sub-bass bloom that masks subtler microdetails in the mid-to-upper-mid bands.

They are charging and carrying cases awkwardly shaped for day-to-day usage.
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New Head-Fier
Pros: Comfortable
Very light
Easy to drive
Well defined and plentiful bass
Treble is clear and never hot
Cons: Ear tips
Sub bass rolls off a little early
Not much else for the price

I bought the iems with my own money and the opinions are mine.

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Kathiravan JLR

New Head-Fier
Pros: Warm Neutral Signature
Neutral Tone and Timbre
Thicker Bass Profile
Smoother Presentation
Detachable Cable with DSP
Fit and Isolation
Cons: Mid Bass Bleed ( subtle )

Tanchjim, the brand which needs no introduction is based out in China with a well reputed name in the ChiFi audio market. Their products have a unique in house sound...
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Nice review, Kathir!
Kathiravan JLR
Kathiravan JLR


100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Great Soundstage
Customizable design
Bass is impactful
Timbre is amazing. Everything sounds right.
Cons: Slight U shape
Can be slightly energetic or exhausting
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great review. i have them on while reading and feel the exact same way. For gamming is a perfect 10/10
Spot on reviews for an exceptional IEM. Thank you.
Great review! I'm kind of on the fence between this set (Monarch MKiii at 1000$) and MEST MKII , which I can get for about $1300 with a discount and a voucher.
One thing is clear: the UM mest II is much better in build quality than any ThieAudio, from my perspective, because I have the OG Oracles and I hate the very thin shell , also one faceplate fell off.


500+ Head-Fier
Pros: -WDC Partnership
-Price to performance (especially at the early bird price)
-Exceptional Build Quality
-Gorgeous Design Aesthetic
-Accessories are all very nice
-Tuning nozzles which do help to change up the sound
-Macro-dynamics for days
-Transient attack/decay
-Thick authoritative Bass (darn near basshead depending on tuning options)
-Lush and detailed midrange
-Snappy treble with great extension
-Soundstage is enormous
-Crazy Layering ability
Cons: -These earphones are enormous, they may not work for smaller ears
-Fit may be an issue
-Needs Burn-in (my opinion)
-The earhooks don’t exactly always go behind my ears
-Honestly, I can’t think of another “Hard Con”
Denis Iastrebov
Denis Iastrebov
Thanks a lot for the review, especially for the comparison with S12Pro, which I own too. I really liked them when got them, but later I found out about the Z12, which has a bit more sub-bass and a bit more sparkle. I wonder how Z12 would compare with MP145... I also had Hook X HBB, which had both driver flex and less energy in highs, but wider soundstage though.
J Weiner
Funny how some reviewers find the bass average and others lean towards basshead descriptors. I hope when mine arrive I fully agree with you! Soundstage is another source disagreement!


New Head-Fier
Pros: Good quality cables
Good looking cables
Customer Support
Everything made by hand
Cons: Lack of packaging protection(to be fixed)
One man operation(resulting in longer build time)


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New Head-Fier
Pros: > Powerful dual ESS Sabre ES9219C SoCs
> Neutral, analytical reference sound with a tad lower-mid warmth
> Expansive, airy soundstaging
> Capable gushing out tons of micro/macrodetails
> Rigid, smoothly angled aluminium alloy chassis
> Dual filter settings
> Balanced output
> Bobby-dazzling RGB LED light show with 15 effects
Cons: < Digital filter could not be turned off
< Warms up easily even without playing anything, which gets even warmer with the lights on
< Inefficient power rating
< Huge volume gain jump (caution IEM users with low impedance + high sensitivity)
< Absence of gain switch or external volume button for something this powerful
< 2.5mm (BAL) output which rapidly losing relevance

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