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The Fighter is a lightweight and surprisingly comfortable earphone with plentiful bass and smooth (perhaps even smoothed-over) sound courtesy of somewhat recessed upper mids.
A brief look at the 1964EARS 1964 ADEL A12 custom in-ear monitors with comparisons to the StageDiver SD-2, 1964EARS V6-Stage, Noble 4S, JHAudio JH13, and Custom Art H8P.
A brief roundup of the Bluetooth headphones I’ve tried to date, with a couple of quick recommendations for the holiday season.
Hidition is known for their detailed, clear, and precise CIEMs that are on the brighter and analytical side. Find out how their latest release, the Viento-R, stacks up to the other well regarded Hidition products and many more.
The Minerva Mi-Artist Pro custom in-ear monitors utilize the Sonion AcuPass dual balanced armature driver, but the differentiator is the ease of purchase, with a one-stop-shop approach, simplifying the process of getting a CIEM.
The Fidue A83 combines great attention to detail with a punchy, slightly v-shaped sound, solid build quality, and good ergonomics.
The HA-FR301 is an earphone for bassheads, pure and simple; its v-shaped sound signature, while not without drawbacks, maintains better-than-expected clarity throughout.
Spacious, natural, and detailed with the ability to adjust the amount of bass from a little to a lot with ultra-high level performance. What more could you want in an in-ear monitor? Check out the Lear LCM BD4.2 review for more info on an instant classic.
A brief review of two silicone-shelled custom in-ear monitors from Custom Art – the Harmony 8 Pro and Pro 330v2
Find out the best of the best to get the audiophile in your life that is always on the go in the 2014 traveling Audiophile holiday gift guide
The new Advanced AcouticWerkes AAW W500 -AHMoprth hybrid custom in-ear monitor is the first that allows changing the sound from pure balanced armature to hybrid sound.
More noteworthy deals (updated for Cyber Weekend): SteelSeries Flux ($10), Brainwavz M1 ($30), M2 ($35), M3($50), R3 ($80), Phonak Perfect Bass ($45), Creative Aurvana Live ($50)
In this thread I will keep posting whatever Black Friday / Cyber Week deals I think are no-brainers for those in the market for new headphones (list is being updated continuously)
Discounts on custom IEMs are quite rare – in fact, Black Friday is about the only time of the year they occur with some consistency. Here’s two noteworthy promos that hit our feeds in the past 24 hours.
HiFiMan is running a “pre-Black Friday” sale on the fantastic RE-400 in-ear monitors through their official website at Head-Direct.com. Normally $99, the RE-400 is currently $79.
Guest article from Tim Wickstrom of Knowles describing the evolution of sound reproduction through the years and highlighting how balanced armature technology can benefit the listener.
Deal Alert: Brainwavz R3 Dual Dynamic earphones + Brainwavz AP001 Amp $89.50 or less + free shipping (mp4nation)
Brainwavz’ flagship dual dynamic earphone, the R3 version 2, can temporarily be had for $89.50 including shipping (down from $130) with a free mini-amp and free shipping
Taking self-impressions can save time and money or waste it. Here’s what you need to know about making your own ear impressions for custom in-ear monitors.
EarWerkz is a new custom in-ear monitor manufacturer with complete lineup ranging from a dual driver CIEM to a 8-driver, 7-way design.
The EarSonics Velvet universal custom in-ear monitor has been officially launched, offering sound tuning and fitting in the lineup between the SM64 & S-EM6.