When you think of luxury earphones, you might not think of Norcross, Georgia, but this is exactly where Empire Ears is situated. Having founded an already very successful IEM company called EarWerkz, Jack Vang decided to team up with his father Dean Vang to form Empire Ears in late 2015.Continue reading “Empire Ears Legend X Review –”
KZ “Knowledge Zenith” has come up with yet another budget offering, this time with a 10mm dynamic driver + 7 balanced armatures on each side for a total of 16 drivers in the KZ ZAX.Continue reading “KZ ZAX Review – More Drivers, More Betterness”
We review another great budget friendly giant killer earphone from Kinera, the H3.
I know what you’re thinking. The world of IEMs is fascinating, with all the balance armature drivers, planar magnetic , litz cables, and all these fancy technical things but… you’re just not quite ready to drop a couple G’s on a pair of earphones yet. And don’t worry, we get it. We’ve all been there and we all know what that feels like. That is why we here at AA decided to write this next review – a battle comparing five of the best earphones that 99 Chinese kuai can buy. Continue reading “Battle of 99 kuai – Episode 1”
Established in 2006, Audio Line Out (“ALO”) made its name by building high end audio cables for audio equipment. In 2015, ALO announced the creation of another branch that would be responsible for making IEMs called Campfire Audio (“CA”). Since then, CA has launched an impressive lineup of IEMs: the single BA Orion, the dual BA Nova, the single DD Beryllium driver Lyra and the four BA Jupiter. Their latest 5 driver flagship offering, the Andromeda caught my eye and I decided to take a leap and purchased it.
Continue reading “Campfire Audio Andromeda – Soaring into Space”
Note: the custom cables depicted here were not used for the review.
The Sennheiser “IE” series began with the IE6. Thick, round and bassy, it was well received for its staggering bass frequency but lacked embarrassingly in the mids and highs. Next, was the IE7. Sennheiser trimmed up the fat and cleared the mids and highs, but the fans felt that they had gone too far. In their pursuit for clarity, Sennheiser had cut the claws off their beast. Gone was the thundering subbass that made it clear to the world that the engineering department at Sennheiser understood that sound begins and ends with bass. In 2008, the Germans had finally struck a balance between vibrant mids and deep bass authority. The IE8 carried the Sennheiser flagship iem moniker for three years until it was given a slight tweak and a brushed aluminium facelift in 2011 and renamed the IE80. Continue reading “Sennheiser IE80 – A Single Driver Classic”