Caleb Loo

Caleb Loo

@FC Construct

Caleb’s first introduction into the audio world was as FOH engineer and pianist for church bands and live events. Desiring better music in everyday life, he started looking into personal audio gear. And like many new to the hobby, Caleb began with budget IEMs. Specifically, the popular Tin Audio T2.

In fact, it was his first short review of the Tin Audio T2 that put it in the spotlight and opened up the doors to a hobby in reviewing. Linsoul reached out and offered to send him products to review, which he agreed on the condition that there can be no censorship of opinion. Thus, Fc-Construct was born. One thing led to another and soon Fc-Construct wrote alongside Antdroid at AudioDiscourse.com before being invited to join the Headphones.com team in May 2021.

Fc-Construct’s articles follow a single principle: What would I want to know if I wanted to buy? That is the reason Caleb started writing. Existing reviews either didn’t address key questions or were filled with unbounded praise with nary a mention of imperfection. He wanted honest thoughts that carefully analyzed the many dimensions of a product and finds nuance in its strengths and weaknesses. In his eyes, buying audio is a personal commitment to discovering what suits you. As such, his reviews strive to provide a critical look at sound with a focus on what is practical, meaningful, and understandable for a prospective customer. He pulls from his experience in live audio mixing to try and translate the technical into the musical. After all, musical enjoyment is crux of this hobby.

Rock and similar genres make up the majority of his library, though he enjoys music across a wide spectrum. He hasn’t gotten too much into EDM or rap just yet. Outside of audio, Caleb majored in biochemistry (hence the Fc-Construct handle) and completed a master’s in biotechnology where he now works in the field of oncology in the biopharmaceutical industry.

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IO Audio Volare Fc-Construct

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.

Focal Azurys and Hadenys Dual Review: The Focal Evolution

Focal Azurys and Hadenys Dual Review: The Focal Evolution

Focal recently announced two new headphones: the closed-back Azurys ($549) and open-back Hadenys ($699). Fc-Constructs gives us a deep dive into their sound and compares them against other benchmark headphones to see where they stand in the market.

Subtonic STORM by Fc-Construct

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.

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

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?

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.

Sennheiser IE 600 vs IE 900

Sennheiser IE 600 Comparative Review: A Cheaper IE 900?

The Sennheiser IE 600 is the 2nd IEM in Sennheiser's modern IE line-up. At $800, it's a little more than half the price of the flagship IE 900. The question is, what are you giving up? Fc-Construct takes a deep dive to see if the IE 600 is just a cheaper IE 900 or if there are key differences you should be aware of.

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

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.

Sennheiser IE 900

Sennheiser IE 900 Review: This is the Bass I've Been Looking For!

Sennheiser's returned to the high end IEM scene with the release of the IE 900. In a sea of multi-driver and hybrid configurations, it's a 7 mm single DD with a couple neat tricks up its sleeve. Can the IE 900 establish Sennheiser as a key player in the IEM space?