This will be a little containment thread of sorts for myself to function as an outlet for me to talk about some things on a regular basis. Most of my reviews will be centered around portable gear, namely IEMs. DAP and cable reviews might come in the future. Index: Sony IER-Z1R review 64 audio A12t review Etymotic ER4SR review Sony IER-M7 & M9 review Sony WF-1000MX3 review Meze Rai Penta review Vision Ears Elysium review 64 audio Fourte Noir review Campfire Audio Solaris review JVC HA-FW10000 review Aminus Rants: Burn In FiiO FH7 review Hyla CE-5 review Hidition Viento review Audio-technica ATH-CK2000Ti review Aminus Rants: Driver types, hybrids, and what they mean to you: Part One Sennheiser IE400 Pro review Jomo Trinity Brass review InEar ProPhile 8 review Sony MH755 review Aminus Rants: Driver types, hybrids, and what they mean to you: Part Two Empire Ears Wraith review Empire Ears Valkyrie review JVC HA-FD01 review Astell & Kern AK T8iE MK II Aminus Rants: Power Who are you? I'm a Singaporean based musician and composer who also happens to be into high end audio gear. I've had a good amount of experience trying almost everything under the sun, and I figured it would be an interesting project in my free time to try and distill that into textual format, for benefit of reference for myself as well as for whoever cares to read. Why should I care? I dunno. Don't I guess. I just like to release my verbose diarrhea sometimes. What do you like? In short, I have a bias towards a U shaped sound. I need a strong bass boost, decent mids, and a nice clean treble extension. I have appreciation for strong technical capability and tonally accurate tunings, although ultimately something that matches my preferences is going to be more favorable in my eyes than something that isn't. What influenced your ideal sound signature? My reference was my Stax SR-L700 setup, plugged into a SRM-353X. This originally had a large influence on my preferred sound signature but I've moved away from it pretty drastically as time has gone on. Nowadays I pretty much have completely different tastes. The 64audio A12t and Sony IER-Z1R are largely to blame. D I S C L A I M E R (Read this, or don't say I didn't warn you!) Anything I write here, no matter how objective I may make it sound, is entirely subjective. Unless I cite a specific number (say, a frequency response feature) or make reference to a measurement or a graph, everything I say is entirely my opinion. This includes my fairly negative beliefs on a large majority of audio gear, and the few things I genuinely like a lot. Don't complain when I call your gear trash. You have been warned. Thanks to: Crinacle, for all those graphs, for putting up with my obnoxious behavior, and for being a real good guy overall. Toranku, for being a real inspiration on how to pull off reviews. MV95, for whooping me into shape. A certain fried rice for bothering to talk to me. That's all, happy reading.