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.
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 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.
The Mini 2 may not be the most vibrant earphone but there are plenty of models that already satisfy that craving. Rather, the Mini 2 occupies a vacancy around this price, offering some real neutrality with a taste of additional musicality.
The A8 is an excellent earphone at a competitive price point. While their polite treble won’t be for everyone, their brass build never fails to impress nor does their subterranean bass response and cavernous soundstage.
You would be excused for not knowing about OVC, but their new $50 active noise cancelling in-ear might be worth a look if not a listen.
The BR5 MKII offers the same sense of value provided by more budget orientated Chi-fI earphones, even at their arguably premium $300 asking price.
Why do I love her when she hurts me so? Why she gotta gnaw on my flesh?