Malevolent posted a great review of Noble’s Kaiser Encore with detailed comparisons to the venerable K10 over on Head-Fi. Click on the link below to read the review.
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Ezekiel77 posted a review of the Flamenco 11 driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From this and other reviews its performance doesn’t match its price point of around $2,300. Plenty of other worthy competitors at and well under that price.
Pros – The final word in clarity, detail and resolution; class-leading imaging and separation capabilities; plays nice with bad recordings despite the level of detail, engaging and fun signature, musicality, flexibility in sound signature via switches.
Cons – Bass lacks genuine impact and slam, inadequate emotional resonance in the mids, smaller soundstage compared to others in the same tier.
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
Audio123 has a review of the Earsonics ES3 triple BA driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review they sound like an interesting IEM to which audio123 thought were superior to the well reviewed Noble Trident. It should be noted that the ES3 is nearly 40% more expensive than the Trident.
Pros – Full-bodied presentation, Midrange, Soundstage
Cons – Accessories
Dobrescu George posted an extensive review of the new Primacy in ear monitors over on Head-Fi. The Primacy is another of the new hybrid trend with dual BA and single dynamic drivers. While there are comparisons with various IEMs I wish there was one with the well received 1-More hybrids since they are priced around 1/3 of the Primacy.
Pros – Smooth Sound, Build Quality, Soundstage Width, Excellent Travel Case, Well-Defined Bass, Non-Fatigue Treble, Natural Sound, Price
Cons – Minor Driver Flex for some people
According to audio123’s review of the TO65 over on Head-Fi the IEM is “politely smooth” with its laid back treble (as compared to the TO150. Like the TO150 the TO65 is a single dynamic driver earbud. From one online market site it appears that the difference between the TO65, TO150 and TO200 is simply the impedance with the prices of all three within a few dollars of each other.
Pros – Smooth, Stage, Detachable Cable
Cons – More Extension