With swappable faceplates and a smooth, dynamic tonality, the EVO 10 sees Effect Audio play with sound and colour the only way they know how: With wit, finesse and a touch of flair.
Church-boy by day and audio-obsessee by night, Daniel Lesmana’s world revolves around the rhythms and melodies we lovingly call: Music. When he’s not behind a console mixing live for a congregation of thousands, engineering records in a studio environment, or making noise behind a drum set, you’ll find him on his laptop analysing audio gear with fervor and glee. Now a specialist in custom IEMs, cables and full-sized headphones, he’s looking to bring his unique sensibilities - as both an enthusiast and a professional - into the reviewer’s space; a place where no man has gone before.
Lotoo’s PAW S1 elevates the everyday USB DAC/amp with a laundry list of features, an even, relaxed tonality and world-class build at under $200 to boot; a true must-have for the audiophile on the go.
The ODIN is Empire Ears’ most intricate, most audacious piece yet; a vast, vivid, yet sophisticated flagship tailor-made for lovers of the immense, the enveloping and the dramatic.
64 Audio’s A18s is about as natural as reference gets; a warmer, mellower, more engineer-tailored take on their custom flagship that’s discerning all the same.
Easy on the eyes and ears, Metal Magic Research’s Gáe Bolg is a smooth, intimate, yet precise everyday-carry, with the company’s pristine metalwork and exotic stylings to boot.
PW Audio’s Monile imparts exuberance, intimacy and bite without losing sight of balance, realism or finesse.
A first look at Empire Ears’ new, tri-brid flagship Odin: A paragon of invention and one of the most resolving, immense-sounding in-ears on the market today.
Rhapsodio’s Orla is neutral-natural done right. Meaty in tone, yet well-defined too, it’s the ideal value option for smooth, laidback listening.
FiR Audio’s M5 represents the pinnacle of the company’s numerous technological and acoustical exploits, resulting in their most refined, precise and yet, musical piece yet.
FiR Audio’s M4 takes the company’s clean, airy, nuanced house sound with extra helpings of body, resolution and stereo imaging.