Twister 6 posted a review of the custom Weston ES80 8BA driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like Westone is moving away from laid back sound signature to a more audiophile neutral.
George Dobrescu posted an extensive review of the DK-3001 over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like a great 3BA/1dynamic driver IEM. Priced around $500, it is middle of the road for a quad-driver IEM.
Pros – Relaxed Signature, Smooth Sound, Strong Bass, Large Soundstage, Good Instrument Separation, Good Comfort, Large Number of Accessories Included, Useful Carrying Case, Great Value, Musical, Romantic, Natural
Cons – A tad too polite for metal music, The sound Might be too relaxed for some.
Army-Firedawg posted a great written and video review of the Ly2 amplifier over on Head-Fi. I’m certain you will enjoy the thorough review and as a bonus there are others on the same page just below Army-Firedawg’s review.
Pros – Incredible price/quality sound, solid build, great looks, plenty of power
Cons – No balanced outputs, stock tubes drastically hold back what amp is capable of.
Blueshound24 has a review over on Head-Fi of the Focal Elear headphones. They are an amazing headphone priced right around $1,000. The characteristics of the Elear, taken directly from the review, are: “Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.” Click the link below to read the entire review.
Pros – Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.
Cons – The slight basshead in me might prefer a tad more bass.
Ryanjsoo has posted a review of the six BA driver AF1120 IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like these are great IEMs for the money. Read the extensive review by clicking the link below.
Pros – Stunningly balanced, Exceptionally linear bass and midrange, Very detailed, Great soundstage depth and imaging, Perfect comfort
Cons – May be a bit neutral and polite for some, Thin, tangle-prone cable, Loose, keyed MMCX connectors, Sub-bass extension isn’t as exceptional as the rest of the sound
Bangkokkid (Brannon) just announced a 45th anniversary Noble Audio sale over on Head-Fi. Take 20% off all universal IEMs. If you purchase a universal Katana or Encore you get a free “legacy” Savant IEM as well! Now this is a deal!! 20% off a Katana and a free $599 Savant.
Lieven posted a review of the newish ER4-XR and SR IEM over on Headfonia. They have a bit of a bass boost from the original ER4-S. Read the review of the for your by clicking the link below. Personally, I’m sticking with my 2003 ER4-S and if I need more bass I’ll EQ it. Interestingly, the original S and P models are going for about the same price as the XR and ST models.