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

Havi B3 Pro II IEM Review

B9Scrambler posted on Head-Fi a review of the updated IEM Havi B3 Pro called the Pro II.  The Pro II has a bit more bass than the originals but from the review it sounds like the change didn’t overpower the positives of the original.  However, if you are looking for a neutralish treble forward IEM the Pro is likely your choice.

Pros – Punchy low end – Excellent clarity and detail – Immersive soundstage
Cons – At their best when amped

Review of B3 Pro II

Rose Technology Mini2 IEM Review

HiFiChris posted a review on Head-Fi of the Mini2 IEMs.  Priced at around $100 for the dual balanced armature drive IEM these gems are really small.  They might be ideal for folks with narrow ear canals as the Mini2 only has small silicone tubes which insert into your canals ( with tips of course).  Take a look at the review by clicking the link below.

Pros: detailed, coherent, tonally well-balanced, precise, inexpensive for what it is and delivers
Cons: nozzles are basically flexible silicone tubes

Review of the Mini2