Launched at a time when “high end IEM” was synonymous with “balanced armature”, the Sennheiser IE8 re-introduced dynamic drivers into the world of ultraportable hi-fi and firmly established Sennheiser, a late entrant in the IEM game, in the realm of top-tier earphones.
Though the VSonic GR01 strays little from the dual-armature monitor formula, it is one of the more competent such earphones I’ve heard
Despite the crop of excellent mid-range earphones currently available to the average consumer, the year-old Phonak Audeo PFEs still amaze with their incredibly coherent presentation and musical sound signature.
Despite being a three-year-old design, the JAYS q-JAYS still impress greatly with their ergonomics, aesthetics, and of course sonic qualities.
It is difficult enough putting a value on earphones costing $400, but the price tag of the Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS is nothing short of ridiculous.
A much more reasonably priced alternative to the flagship MDR-EX1000, the Sony MDR-EX600 is a perfect look into the law of diminishing returns.
The Yamaha EPH-100 is easily one of the best-sounding earphones – and one of the best overall packages – in its price class.
Reviewed Apr 2011 Details: Dual-driver model from French audio firm Earsonics Current Price: N/A (discontinued)…
The Final Audio Design FI-BA-SA is a slightly more conservative version of the FI-BA-SB, both in sound and appearance.