Introduction Welcome to the very first instalment of An Inner View – a programme where I…
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.
Rhapsodio’s Eden is an immensely unique monitor with a penchant for purity – transparent in timbre, yet moving in delivery.
Jomo Audio’s Trinity makes an outstanding first impression – one of the most technically-capable yet tonally-adequate pieces I’ve heard in such a long time.
The Jomo Audio Déux is a melting pot of fat, mellow tones with a dose of DD thrown into the mix.
AAW’s 2018 revisions of the A1D and A3H bring new stars to the entry-level market.
The Effect Audio Leonidas II is an industry icon perfected – revealing new heights in organic clarity, refined transparency and spatial finesse.
The Han Sound Aegis proves that raw energy and tonal finesse can co-exist within the same, impeccably-braided package.
The Lime Ears Model X marks yet another home-run for the Polish veterans. Vibrant, airy and crystal clear, it sets the bar high for all-rounders everywhere in 2018.
Kumitate Lab’s NEXT 5 in-ear monitors fuse excellent sonic performance with outstanding Japanese artistry – resulting in three of the most exciting prospects in the mid-tier market today.
The Effect Audio Janus Dynamic is tonal richness and clinical precision in perfect harmony – delivering technical aplomb and organic refinement at every turn.