Shozy’s affordable in-ear makes for a strong investment perhaps not due to sound alone, but the culmination of a build, features and pricing that all make the Hibiki Shozy’s most versatile earphone yet.
Author Ryan Soo
The P2 combines an accessible asking price with all-day comfort and tonal maturity even if their sound isn’t absolutely refined.
I can’t recommend the E2000 more, this is one of those rare instances where an earphone truly outperforms its price class rather than simply placing well within it.
Final’s new affordable in-ear provides a warm yet detailed sound that finds an easy listen and surprising technicality.
The dual dynamic driver Masya impresses with its delicate midrange, smooth high-end and innovative if not perfectly refined form factor.
The EROS II creates a compelling experience through its highly resolving tone complemented by class-leading transparency and build.
Newcomer Ourart shoot for the stars with their Ti7, an innovative earbud that sounds almost as good as it looks. Their laid-back tones won’t be to everyone’s liking, but beyond their thickness lies some convincing technicality.
The Polaris is a beast of coherence and tonal fineness. They are exceptionally well integrated for a hybrid and will be sure to put a smile on your face whether driven from a $1000 DAP or streaming Spotify from a smartphone.
Oriveti may not be known for cables but their new Affinity is one of the most ergonomic and sonically pleasing cables I’ve heard around their asking price.