Just like some of you, my audiophile journey started with in-ear monitors specifically a Sennheiser CX200. At the time I thought “hey what’s wrong with earphones?” Plus they’re not as expensive as headphones. Fast forward to today, about 97% of what I own and have tried are headphones, and earphones have taken a backseat for […]
Audiophiles have generally been a fan of Etymotic IEMs though it can be argued that their line has gone a little stale in the last 10 years or so and that many IEMs or earphones have surpassed them in one way or another. Released in 2017, the ER4SR and ER4XR have been the much-needed update […]
I love headphones that sound neutral and accurate, period. It just brings out the ‘enthusiast’ inside me whenever I’m listening to a piece of equipment where I can hear the music as a whole with very little to no coloration. That’s why when I learned about Etymotic many many years ago I knew it would be […]
We previously reviewed the JBL S100 and S200 in-ear monitors from JBL and found them decent but a bit expensive for the sound quality that they offer. Now we have the other IEM line which happens to be a bit cheaper but how does it sound compared to the previous earphone line? We will know […]
If you think we’re done with JBL headphones and earphones then you are definitely not correct. 🙂 When we reviewed our first IEM from JBL last week, we were just getting started. The S100 is definitely not a bad in-ear monitor and in this review, we will see how far of an improvement the S200 […]
JBL’s entry into the consumer headphone market is not to be understated. The number of headphones and earphones (plus variations) that they produced in the past year or so speak volumes of how serious they are into getting their names out again for this market. We are fortunate to be offered some of them for […]
For Etymotic, it’s always been neutrality and accuracy. Aside from in-ear monitors, they’re also known for making hearing aids and they’ve been doing this for a long time. That gives you an idea that they really know their stuff. In this review, we will be showcasing the Etymotic HF5 which sits under their flagship ER4.
Judging from the previous post, you should realize that I’m fond of wooden headphones. They certainly look better than the typical headphone and if they sound good, they normally sound warm which means you’ll enjoy music without necessarily dissecting details from an audio track. In this post, we will review the Meze 11 Classics earphones.