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IEM’s have perhaps gone through the most rapid and high profile transformation in the last 3-4 years in the world of the audiophile. It used to be the flagship would be something churned out for around $200-300 with a sin...

 
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Chinese IEM specialists Fidue have just recently released their new flagship hybrid IEM, the A83, and Headfonics was lucky enough to be contacted by Fidue and asked if we could put the A83 through its paces with a review. I mus...


 
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What with the increased mobility in present-day lifestyle, headphones have gained a heretofore unheard of popularity. From the commuters in public transport to jetsetters in airport lounges to passengers aboard flights, consume...

 
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Westone have been revamping a lot of their universal IEM lineup of late. Well in actual fact pretty much all of it from the UM10 upwards since last last year. I had a chance to review the UM Pro 10 and Alpha series a while back...

 
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I was one of the rare few who managed to get a nice fit on UE’s classic and much loved TF10 IEM. I remember it was at the same time I acquired the Sennheiser IE8 and after a brief comparison of both the IE8 was shown the ...

 
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I tried the NOCS brand before with the NS700 cans and although they looked suspiciously like the Platten range from Urbanears I was suitably impressed by the sound quality and thought them to be a cut above what I was expecting...


 
 
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HiFiMAN has been making DAPs since about 2009, but they’d always been hulking slabs of audio gear. The HM-801, while smaller than the iPod+amp stacks that were the norm then, was still a 4.5×3 inches and an inch thick, not...

 
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I am in a rare position this month of having more than one custom IEM on my desk thanks to the wonderful team at Minerva UK who kindly sent me their latest creations – the Mi-Performer Pro and Mi-Performer Artist customs ...

 
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I have been swimming in IEM’s of late, some seriously good like the RHA MA750i, some less so like the ADV Alpha but nothing beats the initial eyebrow when presented with an Urbanears IEM review request. Ah now with the Zi...

 
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Westone have always been one of my favored earphones, particularly the UM3 I reviewed way back when we just got the blog up and running. I was slightly less in love with the more limited UM1 but I still recognized it’s ap...