Reviews

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.

The IEM I like more than headphones - Hisenior Mega5-EST Review
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The IEM I like more than headphones - Hisenior Mega5-EST Review

Join DMS as he takes a look at Hisenior's Mega5-EST. Is this the king of IEMs under $1k? Watch the video and find out!

Sennheiser HD 660S2: Strike Two

Sennheiser HD 660S2 vs. HD 600 and 650: Which is REALLY better?

Sennheiser is the only company that gets the entire headphone sphere excited when they release a new product, but it seems they've forgotten why people love them—and the 6 series—in the first place. Let’s talk about why I think so, how their new HD 660S2 embodies this disconnect, and what I think they can do to fix it.

Moondrop x Crinacle DUSK: An Inconvenient Truth

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?

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?

Ferrum WANDLA GoldenSound Edition Measurements & Discussion

Ferrum WANDLA GoldenSound Edition Measurements & Discussion

The WANDLA GoldenSound Edition features several changes over the original, and slightly different measured behaviour.

Tanchjim Origin - Back to Basics?

Tanchjim Origin: Back to Basics?

The Origin is Tanchjim's latest flagship DD IEM. The brand last struck gold with their Oyxgen IEM - almost five years ago. Does the Origin capture some of that original magic?

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro: Incrementalist

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro: Incrementalist

In a world that doesn't include HD 600 or 650, I might actually take HD 490 Pro over most of the other stuff in its price range. While it's not as good as I had hoped, I still found myself using it without EQ for extended periods of time without glaring comfort or sound issues... and frankly, I’m not sure I could do that with most of the other headphones at its price.

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.

GizAudio x Binary Acoustics Chopin Impressions

GizAudio x Binary Acoustics Chopin Impressions

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?

Letshuoer S15

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.

Moondrop Dark Saber Impressions

Moondrop Dark Saber Impressions - Flagship Worthy?

In many respects, Moondrop peaked several years ago with their Solution S8 IEM. Their last several flagship IEMs haven't quite measured up. But does the Dark Saber represent the beginning of a possible redemption arc?

Symphonium Crimson Review - A Demanding

Symphonium Crimson Review - Precog's Take

Symphonium is a small Singaporean IEM brand that has been making bigger waves. The Crimson is the brand's latest release, as well as their new flagship IEM. After several listening sessions with the Crimson, Precog discusses how it stacks up. 

iFi Diablo 2 Review & Measurements - Manufacturers need to stop doing this!
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iFi Diablo 2 Review & Measurements - Manufacturers need to stop doing this!

Audeze MM-100: Mid-Fi Mainstay or Missed Opportunity?

Audeze MM-100: Mid-Fi Mainstay or Missed Opportunity?

MM-100 is advertised to target those who need a solid headphone for mix referencing, similar to what it’s big brother MM-500—as well as the legendary Sennheiser 6x0 series—attempt to offer. But does it do so well enough to be a compelling option in the headphone world's most competitive price bracket?

64 Audio Volür Review:

64 Audio Volür Review: A Nio Evolution?

The 64 Audio Volür is the successor to the basshead's delight Nio using 64 Audio's new True Isobaric Configuration technology to double the bass drivers. But can it deliver a performance worthy of the $800 price increase?

Hisenior Mega5EST: Task Failed Successfully

Hisenior Mega5EST: Task Failed Successfully

Hisenior claim their $550 tribrid is tuned to Harman's IE Target, yet it has garnered recognition for measuring closely to the beloved—and not Harman IE compliant—Subtonic Storm. Is it Harman? Is it a "baby Storm"? Join listener as they discuss why Mega5EST is one of the happiest accidents in today's IEM market.

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE

Samsung Galaxy Buds FE Review: The TWS Earbuds I Thought I Wanted

The Samsung Galaxy Buds FE is the cheapest TWS product with proper ANC from a big tech company. Is it finally time to make the switch?