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Living in the fast-paced city of Los Angeles, ljokerl has been using portable audio gear to deal with lengthy commutes for the better part of a decade. He spends much of his time listening to music and occasionally writes portable audio reviews across several enthusiast sites, focusing mostly on in-ear earphones.

Deal Alert: HiFiMan RE-400 $79 + free US shipping (head-direct.com); Updated: now on Amazon

HiFiMan RE-400 Black Friday advert

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.

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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

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Brief Review: Custom Art Harmony 8 Pro & Pro 330v2

Custom Art Harmony 8 Pro

A brief review of two silicone-shelled custom in-ear monitors from Custom Art - the Harmony 8 Pro and Pro 330v2

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Brief Review: VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06 & Havi B3 Pro I

VSonic VSD3S

A head-to-head review of three popular sub-$100 earphones - the VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06 and Havi B3 Pro I

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The Headphone List: A Year in Review


The Headphone List officially launched last September. We wanted to thank all who have come along for the ride so far and share some statistics and takeaways from our first year.

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JAM Transit Buds wireless earphones review

JAM Transit Buds

The JAM Transit Buds deliver what they promise – easy-to-use Bluetooth functionality with a design that’s suitable for workouts thanks to sweat resistance and a secure fit in the ear.

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Introducing BuySonic – daily deals on headphones and earphones from Sonic Electronix


Introducing BuySonic, a new, members-only daily deal site focused on headphones and earphones worth keeping an eye on

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Brief Review: VSonic GR07 Classic (plus warning for GR07 buyers)

VSonic GR07 Classic - Blue

The VSonic GR07 Classic represents a cut in price but not quality for the acclaimed GR07. Beware of some sellers passing the Classic off as the GR07 mkII.

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Introducing CTC Audio – Authorized North American distributor for Fidue, Dunu, T-Peos, and more

CTC Audio Logo

Introducing CTC Audio, the official North American distributor for FIDUE, DUNU, T-Peos, and HiSound Audio

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Unique Melody launches 12-driver upgrade for JHAudio JH13/JH16 CIEMs with introductory discount

Unique Melody 12-driver Reshell

Unique Melody has introduced an upgrade service for owners of JHAudio JH13 and JH16, which will upgrade either unit to 12 drivers per earpiece

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