FiiO FH1 IEM Review

Ezekiel77 posted a review of the FH1 over on Head-Fi.  This single titanium dynamic driver IEM is priced at $75.  From Ezekiel77’s review it sounds like the FH1 is a very respectable IEM in the sub-$100 category.  Go check out the review in the link below.

Pros – Class-leading mids tuning, natural signature with good timbre, bass extension, robust build quality, classy design, ergonomic fit, two cables provided, price!
Cons – Overwhelming bass at times, soundstage depth and layering, treble extension and air, detail and resolution, MMCX connectors.

CLICK HERE to see the review of the FH1

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Review of the Bluewave GET Wireless Bluetooth HiFi Headphone Amplifier

Currawong posted a review of the Bluewave GET bluetooth portable receiver on Head-Fi.  He appears to like the product.  While I have not used this device I have acquired or trialled several other bluetooth portable receivers with mixed results.  Basically, these are a convenience play.  If you need to be wireless then these will work but they are bluetooth with all of its issues. This product supports all of the major protocols including AptX and AptX HD.  They are missing LDAC which is a new up and coming one.

My biggest problem here is the price.  At $99 – $129 you may want to think about simply investing in a good pair of wireless headphones.  But if you want your LCD-2’s to be portable this would work. Kinda.  It doesn’t have the power to drive anything more than the easiest to drive headphones.

Pros – Excellent sound for the money. Light. Alternative, position-adjustable clips very handy. Quick power-on. Sound quality-indicating LED. Can be paired with multiple devices. AAC, APTx and APTxHD supported.
Cons – Output power limited. USB input limited to 48k. Volume control fiddly and lacks position indicator.

Review of Bluewave Get

Koss Porta Pro Wireless Bluetooth Review

Joe an admin at Head-Fi posted a review of the new wireless bluetooth Porta Pro from Koss.  He says that the sound image is the same as the wired model which is great. Also, Joe mentions that there are far less signal cut outs with the Porta Pro than other bluetooth headphones.  Priced at $79 it is a great value for a bluetooth device.

Review of Koss Bluetooth Porta Pro

Simgot EN700 PRO Review

EagleWings has a nice review of the EN700 Pro IEMS on Head-Fi.  Since I own a pair of these earphones I can vouch for the comments in the review.  I find this dynamic driver  IEM to have a slight V presentation but nothing obnoxious.  I would say that these IEMs are musical and bass friendly.  I find that the bass in similarly priced (<$150) BA driver IEMS just don’t have sufficient bass for me.

I do own several well known IEMs in the $600-$2,500 range but I don’t take these out and about for fear something will happen to them so the  EN700 Pros are my go to earphones when out of the house and frequently when lounging at home.

Enjoy the review.

Pros – Balanced Tuning, Clear Sounding, Wide Soundstage, Controlled Yet Authoritative DD Bass
Cons – Can Get a Little Bright, Stage Lacks Depth

CanJam Singapore 2018 Review

Jude has posted his review of CanJam Singapore on Head-Fi.  As it typical at the Singapore event there will be great stuff to hear. Maybe I will bump into you as we try to hear the new Focal gear.

Singapore CanJam Review

FiiO F9 Hybrid Triple Driver IEM Review

Ryanjsoo posted a long and thorough review of the F9 over on Head-Fi.  He also compared it to a number of other IEMs in the same market space, including the quad driver 1More. The sub-$100 space is starting to heat up.

Pros – Great build and ergonomic, Excellent treble extension, Detailed, Relatively balanced, Tuning tips
Cons – May still be too bright for some, Average isolation, Still not especially linear

 

Review of F9

Review of the Xduoo X3 Entry Level Digital Audio Player

Zelda has a review of the X3 over on Head-Fi.  From the review it is clearly an entry level DAP priced at around $100.  There is some completion in the $75-$150 price range so you are looking for an entry point for HiFi DAPs you may want search my site for reviews of competitive products.  I do like the fact that it has two microSD slots.

Pros – Sound Quality: detail, transparency, air, separation; Build quality; Very portable; 2 micro SD slots; Good synergy; Solid firmware
Cons – Battery; Buttons layout; OLED screen is useless under the sun; Prone to scratches

Review of Xduoo X3