The Astrotec Lyra Classic caters towards vocals lovers and those searching for an earbud with a neutral tone without the associated thinness.
The Cascade isn’t balanced, neutral or realistic, but executes its tuning through marvellous control and clear yet natural voicing.
The Asura 2.0S discards all notion of seal in favour of crystal clarity and a grand soundstage presentation. This is an incredibly refined take on a neutrally-orientated earbud sound.
Shozy’s affordable in-ear makes for a strong investment perhaps not due to sound alone, but the culmination of a build, features and pricing that all make the Hibiki Shozy’s most versatile earphone yet.
I can’t recommend the E2000 more, this is one of those rare instances where an earphone truly outperforms its price class rather than simply placing well within it.
The dual dynamic driver Masya impresses with its delicate midrange, smooth high-end and innovative if not perfectly refined form factor.
Newcomer Ourart shoot for the stars with their Ti7, an innovative earbud that sounds almost as good as it looks. Their laid-back tones won’t be to everyone’s liking, but beyond their thickness lies some convincing technicality.
The BS1 is a comfortable, well constructed and mature sounding earbud at a very affordable price.