The Fidue A83 combines great attention to detail with a punchy, slightly v-shaped sound, solid build quality, and good ergonomics.
The HA-FR301 is an earphone for bassheads, pure and simple; its v-shaped sound signature, while not without drawbacks, maintains better-than-expected clarity throughout.
Rock Jaw scores a value win with their very first official US release, the variable-tuning Alfa Genus.
The Tekfusion Twinwoofers are competent bass-heavy earphones that suffer from a spot of bass bloat but still offer up good midrange presence and a smooth, inoffensive top end.
The LEAR LUF-4 models offer a competitive, yet well-differentiated alternative to more mainstream multi-BA earphones with an unprecedented level of customization for universal IEMs
The budget-minded Nuforce NE-600X draws on the tuning of the company’s higher-end earphones to deliver an unabashedly bass-heavy sound without sacrificing overall performance
I’ve noticed that earphones in the $100-$150 range are let down by the sound quality more often than expected – maybe 1 in 3 are worth recommending on sound alone. This is not at all the case with the Brainwavz R3
With its comfortable form factor, sturdy construction, and headset functionality, the T-Peos Rich200 offers excellent practicality and matching audio performance.
The Brainwavz S1 combines plentiful bass and strong treble to deliver a lively, engaging sound with a popular v-shaped sound signature.