The Drop + Sennheiser PC38X is the best analog gaming headset we tested to date. It sounds astonishingly good, has a very good microphone, and is exceptionally comfortable to wear. Although it comes with a $169 price tag, it's worth every penny.
The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth is a versatile gaming headset. Adding Bluetooth to the regular 3.5-mm analog connectivity, it can be used for Discord and other VoIP apps regardless of the platform you're gaming on. You can hold phone calls without interrupting the gameplay, too!
Campfire Audio shows how accuracy and a neutral frequency response can still be fun with the new Holocene in-ear monitors. It uses a similarly colorful and eco-friendly design for the case as for the Mammoth released alongside, but adopts a more reference-like tuning that is executed well too.
Our first review from MOONDROP is the all-new KATO in-ear monitors. It debuts a new ultra-low distortion dynamic driver setup built on the KXXS as the base, and we examine it with the Kinera Leyding upgrade cable that offers modular plug connectivity options.
Campfire Audio opens up a can of fun with the new Mammoth in-ear monitors. It's bold, it's brash, and it won't apologize for it! With a hybrid driver setup utilizing some custom drivers that aim to provide an energetic W-shaped tuning, we test its technical prowess objectively and subjectively today.
JDS Labs merits recognition for its value-oriented DACs and amplifiers in the desktop audio community. But did you know they also have a more premium Element line? Today, we examine the Element II, an integrated DAC/amp that aims to be a one-stop shop for performance, build quality, customization, and aesthetics alike.
Audeze has updated its popular LCD-X and LCD-XC reference headphones. Today, we examine the LCD-XC closed-back headphones to see how well it meets studio monitoring and general consumer needs. We also pair the LCD-XC (2021) with Embody's Immerse Virtual Studio plug-in for more personalized audio presets.
DUNU brings its patented ECLIPSƎ driver to a more affordable price point with the all-new FALCON PRO. It uses a highly tuned and customized single dynamic driver to generate a satisfying sound signature and ups the ante for in-the-box accessories by including four types of ear tips, a nice case, and a premium modular connector cable!
Cleer Audio has always emphasized value for money in its products, with a lot of Bluetooth headphones and ear buds on the market already. Today, we examine its least expensive set yet with the Roam NC ticking off features such as active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.2 support, integrated microphones, a first-party app, and more, all for a low price!
HarmonicDyne is Linsoul's second house brand, with an emphasis on headphones. Its latest product, the P.D.1, is actually a set of IEMs that boasts a hybrid setup of dynamic drivers and a planar magnetic driver which promises a lot with premium accessories, great build quality, and tuning we put through the paces today!
Cambridge Audio is a stellar name when it comes to Hi-Fi amplifiers and streamers, and now wants to do the same with headphones. Today, we put the Melomania 1+ true wireless earphones through its paces, which is a fairly unique-looking set of ear buds that promises an award-winning British sound!
You may not have heard of Qudelix, but Sony sure has, because they helped them develop LDAC support for Qualcomm chipsets, which in turn helped develop the Qudelix-5K, a portable DAC/amp that is inexpensive, performs extremely well, has a fantastic app, and a new set of "QX-Over" active digital crossover earphones as accessories.
EarMen, a new brand from an established audio source company, focuses on portable audio, and the EarMen Sparrow is an ultra-portable DAC/amp with a flagship ESS Sabre ES9281PRO SoC that allows for high-res output as well as native MQA rendering on phones and PCs alike.
Today, we examine the FiiO BTR5 aiming to bring some wireless freedom back to wired headphones courtesy a mobile flagship DAC and amplifier SoC supporting Bluetooth 5 and LDAC. In fact, there are two of those for both a 3.5 mm stereo output and a truly balanced 2.5 mm output for higher power drive.
If you were feeling down about all the expensive headphones reviewed recently, Tripowin has just the remedy for you. The new TC-01 IEMs cost under $50, feature a 10 mm dynamic driver backed by a strong bass-heavy tuning, and look and feel more premium than the price tag suggests!
Shanling leverages over three decade of experience in the audio industry in its true wireless earphones lineup. Today, we examine the MTW300, a carbon nanotubed diaphragm dynamic driver setup designed similarly to IEMs with ergonomics, comfort, and a deliberate audiophile tuning in mind.
ThieAudio breaks the sub-$100 barrier with the all-new Legacy 2 hybrid IEMs using one beryllium dynamic driver and one balanced armature driver. Promising ultra-fast and impactful bass coupled to neutral and accurate mids and highs, the former in particular is going to interest audiophiles.
Monoprice pushes into the prosumer audio market with its Monolith product lineup aiming for high-end audio at a lower price. Today, we take a look at its first true wireless earphones, the Monolith M-TWE boasting hybrid noise cancellation on top of native SoundID support for personalized audio profiles.
The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless is the newest addition to this famous gaming headset family. This $150 wireless headset offers excellent build quality, good battery life, an above-average omnidirectional microphone, and a Dolby Atmos license, enabling you to enjoy the best virtual surround sound experience currently on the market.
We have a two-in-one from FiiO as we look at the recently launched FD3 in-ear monitors and New K3 desktop USB DAC/amplifier. The FD3 uses a single dynamic driver for each channel and has a lot of trickle-down tech from the more expensive FD5. The New K3 updates the DAC with higher SNR and lower distortion, too.
The Audeze Euclid is a true force of engineering and design, taking the company's latest Fazor-enriched planar magnetic technology and shrinking it down to fit inside proper IEMs for the first time. These are also closed-back in design, but have a soundstage that rivals some open-back, over-ear headphones!
Mangird, or XENNS as of recently, is a new brand that came out of nowhere to occupy many top IEM ranking lists with the Mangird Tea. Today, we test these hybrid earphones promising to be a premium offering with flagship-level performance for a far more attainable price point of $299.
Etymotic is synonymous with its probing acoustic chamber, single-driver tuning with a neutral and accurate response. This changes with the new Etymotic EVO that adopts an ergonomic design and the company's first multi-driver setup in an attempt to be more accurate while also increasing soundstage and presence.
FiiO is a brand synonymous with good quality, high value portable audio, especially music players, DACs, and amps. A pairing for these is the brand's extensive IEM lineup, which gets a new addition with the new FH5s hybrid earphones featuring four driver units and a plethora of customization options!
ThieAudio makes a return with our first-ever Tribrid IEM review. The $729 ThieAudio Monarch uses a combination of dynamic, balanced armature, and electrostatic tweeter drivers paired with a deliberate reference tuning and unique abalone shell-based aesthetic to set a new high standard.