At the very top of the cable offerings stands the magnificent IEM-R5, from unique cable manufacturer SilverFi.
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 new world of budget gear is upon us, and it’s a bright one.
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.
DD Audio’s foray into Personal Audio and headphones.
The last instalment of the affordable cable series features the PW Audio no. 5, a clean-sounding cable with an accurate timbre.
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.