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Meze Alba Review: Meze (Mostly) Makes its Mark
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Meze Alba Review: Meze (Mostly) Makes its Mark

If you've heard of Meze, it's for their cult favourites headphones such as the Meze Empyrean, Elite, and 99 Classics. But they've flown under the radar when it comes to IEMs. With the release of their new $160 Alba, Meze hopes to change that. Fc-Construct discusses if the Alba will put Meze on the map.

Elysian Acoustics Pilgrim Review: A Step Along the Journey
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Elysian Acoustics Pilgrim Review: A Step Along the Journey

Elysian Acoustics a boutique IEM brand from Malaysia that's produced a number of highly acclaimed IEMs. However, they often cost a few thousand dollars and production can take quite a bit of time. Enter the Pilgrim. At $400, it offers a taste of the Elysian Acoustics sound at a fraction of the price. How well does that promise hold true? Fc-Construct takes a look.

Truthear GATe - New Ultra-Budget King?
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Truthear GATe - New Ultra-Budget King?

The Hola was Truthear’s first entry into the ultra-budget space, and it was an exceptionally-balanced offering. Now we’ve gotten its replacement with the GATe, and the question must be answered: after Truthear discontinued what was arguably their most universally-beloved IEM, is the GATe actually a worthy replacement?

IO Audio Volare Fc-Construct
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I\O Acoustics Volare Review: Highlights of Yesterday

The Chinese IEM scene has seen many new brands rise to prominence with high performing products debut. I\O Audio is one of the latest companies to join this trend with the release of the $600 Volare. Fc-Construct takes a listen and explains why it might be worth a look... and why it might not.

DUNU x Gizaudio DaVinci: Are we in the Renaissance of IEMs?
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DUNU x Gizaudio DaVinci: Are we in the Renaissance of IEMs?

The DUNU x Gizaudio DaVinci is an IEM that’s making waves in the community for its compliance with what many are calling “the new tuning meta.” But does it live up to the hype? Join listener as they discuss why—with IEMs like DaVinci—we may in fact be in the midst of an IEM Renaissance.

Subtonic STORM by Fc-Construct
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Subtonic STORM Review: Chasing the Dragon

The Subtonic STORM has been hailed as The Greatest IEM in the World. That is a heavy crown. Fc-Construct gives us an overly enthusiastic deep dive on why the STORM is deserving of that title.

Moondrop x Crinacle DUSK: An Inconvenient Truth
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Moondrop x Crinacle DUSK: An Inconvenient Truth

Crinacle's new DUSK was an IEM that was uniquely positioned to fulfill the wishes of consumers asking for an IEM tuned with the Brüel and Kjaer Type 5128 in mind. However, due to the reliance on the DSP cable to grant that wish, saying "Buy DUSK" isn't quite as simple this time around.

Sennheiser IE 200 Review: Affordable, but is it good?
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Sennheiser IE 200 Review: Affordable, but is it good?

The Sennheiser IE 200 is the most affordable in-ear monitor in their IE line-up. At $150, it's meant to bring the Sennheiser sound to the masses. But how much has changed from its bigger brothers IE 600 and IE 900 and is it any good?

Thieaudio Hype 2 vs 4 vs 10 Triple Comparison Review: Worth the Hype?
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Thieaudio Hype 2 vs 4 vs 10 Triple Comparison Review: Worth the Hype?

Thieaudio is one of the most popular brands in the IEM space. Their newest line-up of Hype IEMs share Thieaudio's Impact2 bass dynamic drivers and differ in the number of balanced armatures: 2, 4, and 10. Fc-Construct takes a look to see if these IEMs are worth the hype.

A Reviewer's Guide to Understanding Graphs - the B&K 5128 Edition
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A Reviewer's Guide to Understanding Graphs - the B&K 5128 Edition

The introduction of the B&K 5128 measurement system heralded a revolution in the headphone hobby with our visualization of frequency response graphs. But how does it compare to the old GRAS standard and how will calibrated graphs improve our understanding of measurements? In this article, we break it all down for you.

Letshuoer S15
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Letshuoer S15 Review: Not At This Price

The Letshuoer S15 is the successor to the wildly popular Letshuoer S12 planar IEM. At $330, the S15 has two tricks up its sleeve: a 3rd generation planar drive and Letshuoer's R-Sonic filter technology. But will it be worth triple the MSRP? Fc-Construct takes a look.

The Best In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) to Start 2024
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The Best In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) to Start 2024

As 2023 comes to a close, join us as we take a look back at the in-ear monitors (IEMs) worth talking about to begin 2024. From $20 to $5,000, you're sure to find something to elevate your listening experience.

Nightjar Singularity Review: Single Dynamic Dreams
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Nightjar Singularity Review: Single Driver Dreams

The Nightjar Singularity aims to be the best basshead single dynamic driver out there. It's a lofty dream, but it's one that's gotten support from avid fans. Fc-Construct breaks down the hype and gives his take on whether it's all warranted.

The Shape of IEMs To Come
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The Shape of IEMs To Come

IEMs sound pretty different to headphones, but why? Why isn't there an "HD 650" of IEMs? Is it even possible to make one? Join listener as they discuss the Brüel and Kjaer Type 5128 Head and Torso Simulator, the previous generation of IEMs, and where we might be heading to capture the sound of over-ear headphones in IEMs.

Unique Melody MEST MkIII
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Unique Melody MEST MkIII Review: Moments of Magic

Thieaudio Monarch MkII and MkIII
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The Ranking of Kings: Thieaudio Monarch MkII and MkIII Comparative Review

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The Best In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) in Summer 2023

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LETSHUOER Cadenza 12: Form vs Function

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Truthear x Crinacle ZERO: RED: Dissecting the Hype

Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite Review: The Return of Multi-BA Midrange IEM?
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Kiwi Ears Orchestra Lite: The Return of Multi-BA Midrange IEM?

BLON x HBB Z300 and Tripowin Piccolo and Simgot EW100P
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Budget IEM Round-Up: Blon x HBB Z300, Tripowin Piccolo, and Simgot EW100P

64 Audio U4s vs Nio
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64 Audio’s Next Generation: Comparing the U4s vs Nio

Hidizs MS5
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Hidizs MS5: Big Bass and Bigger Marketing

CanJam NYC 2023: A Look at MEMS - The Next Step for In-Ear Monitors?
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CanJam NYC 2023: A Look at MEMS - The Next Step for In-Ear Monitors?

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Campfire Audio Trifecta, Equinox, Solstice, and Supermoon Impressions

ThieAudio Prestige Review - Too Close to the Sun
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ThieAudio Prestige Review - Too Close to the Sun?