Audio-Technica’s ADX5000 is an uncompromising reference piece that unites its pristine clarity with wonderful presence, texture and impact.
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.
A first look at DITA Audio’s most balanced, transparent and natural-sounding effort yet: The Dream XLS.
A first look at Audiofly’s hybrid AF140 MK2 – one of the well-executed bass-emphasised signatures the entry level has ever seen.
64 Audio’s magnum opus returns with a new look, a new voice and the same impeccable technique.
A first look at the Argent from newcomers AME Custom: A crisp, clean and lively electrostatic hybrid with the body to match.
A first look at Custom Art’s brand-new co-flagship – their most natural-sounding, spacious and balanced effort yet.
A first look at some of 2019’s most exciting budget beasts from Rhapsodio, TP Audio, Astrotec and BGVP.
A first look at newcomer itsfit Lab’s exceptional tri-brid flagship – one of the most bang-for-your-buck TOTLs in the market today.
Lime Ears’ Aether R is a revitalisation of their acclaimed flagship with marked improvements in extension, resolution and midrange presence – all whilst maintaining their signature blend of energy and control.
With the 8-wire Aegis, Han Sound Audio achieve stunning depth, spaciousness and air, whilst preserving an organic, effortless and wholesomely-textured timbre throughout.