The Phantom is a tour de force – richly nuanced, tonally refined and divisively accurate.
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.
An interview with Custom Art’s Piotr Granicki where he delivers his insight on past progress, current affairs and future aims.
64 Audio’s A6t transcends mid-tier through youthful zing, tonal finesse and an outstandingly solid midrange.
MrSpeakers’ ETHER 2 is the epitome of reference-grade: An uncoloured, unadulterated, pristine listening experience as compelling in the studio as it is in any audiophile’s collection.
A closer look behind Japan’s no.1 portable audio store and their collection of in-ear monitors.
An interview with Kumitate Lab’s CEO Mr. Ryosuke Ito – exploring his humble beginnings, his thoughts on modern vs. traditional techniques, and his new 5-driver flagship Focus.
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.