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[REVIEW] Fanmusic MS-E1011 – Big And Bassy

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Fanmusic is a distributor and a brand of Chinese audio-equipment which also has an eBay store. I was contacted by Tony, their manager a while ago and he informed me that they were working on an IEM (under their brand as far as I know), with a dual-dynamic setup in a metal housing with a user replaceable cable, simply named “MS-E1011”. Tony offered to send me a pre-production/prototype to review it and the MS-E1011 is going to be the subject of this review. Read more of this post

[REVIEW] HiFiMan RE-400 – A New Standard

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Introduction

HiFiMan is a very well regarded Chinese Headphones, Earphones and Portable Players manufacturer that was founded in 2007 by Dr. Fang Bian. Their IEMs line is known to give a very good value for the money; from the RE0 & the RE-ZERO to the RE262 & the RE272, all are known for that. Lately, the company has announced two new models, which are going to replace their whole lineup (which has been discontinued following that announcement). The new models are the $99 MSRP’d RE-400 and the RE-600 (its MSRP is currently unknown, but it should be around $400). The RE-400 has already been released to the market a few weeks ago, while the RE-600 is said to be released around April-May. Like all of HiFiMan’s past IEMs, the RE-400 utilizes a dynamic-driver; Titanium coated 8.5mm sized one in this case.

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HiFiMan RE-400 Unboxing & First Look

Here’s my unboxing video of the newly released HiFiMan RE-400 IEMs – my written review of it will be posted soon on this website.

[REVIEW] TDK IE800 – Another Winner From TDK

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Introduction

TDK Life on Record is a huge, very well known data storage, recordable media and audio manufacturer. In the 90s, almost every cassette and VHS Tape was manufactured by them. In the 2000s, when the DVD had begun to be the most used media, TDK started to slowly disappear from the market. Fast forward to 2007, Imation, an American corporation from Oakdale, Minnesota, had purchased TDK’s brand name, and made a new TDK brand: TDK Performance, which offers mostly portable audio products: Headphones, IEMs, “Digital Boom-boxes”, etc. About the same time a year ago, I have reviewed TDK’s BA200, an IEM which is actually my personal-favorite. I found it to be on the best in its price range and even above it – an IEM which some people say that it can compete even with IEMs that cost double than it. A few months ago the company announced about a few additions to their Headphones & IEMs line – one of these additions was the IE800, a Dual-Dynamic IEM, which I immediately knew that I’d like to review, after having such a nice experience with the BA200.

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[REVIEW] SWP Shinwoo T-PEOS H-100KR

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Introduction

SWP (or in its full name, SWP-Shinwoo-Tech) is a South Korean earphones, speakers and microphones manufacturer founded in 1986. Until recently, the company has been solely an OEM manufacturer for some of the leading cellular-phone companies, such as Samsung, LG and Motorola, manufacturing some of their audio components. Recently, the company has moved out of “the backstage” and introduced their own IEMs brand, called “T-PEOS” (an acronym of “The Premium Earphones of Shinwoo”). Just after that, the company introduced the brand’s first products, including IEMs in several price-ranges; out of them, their current flagship, the H-100 has caught my eyes. It is a Hybrid IEM, based on a single BA driver and a single 8mm Dynamic driver per-earpiece. I had already tried a Hybrid IEM before, the Audiofly AF-78, which honestly, I wasn’t too impressed with, so I hoped that the H-100 could fix that and be a good sounding Hybrid.

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REVIEW: Fischer Audio Tandem

Introduction

In the last few years, “Fischer Audio” (On this review, I’ll refer to them also as FA), a Russian Headphones & Earphones company, had been a quite common name in the audio discussion boards. Earlier this year, I reviewed their flagship IEM, the DBA-02 MKII, which I was very impressed with, and I hope that their product that I’ll be reviewing today would be as satisfying as the DBAs. This review is going to be about the highest dynamic-driver based IEMs in their range; the Dual-Dynamic “Tandem”. This is actually my first pair of DDs (Dual-Dynamics), so honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect from these.

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REVIEW: DUNU DN-19 “Tai-Chi”

Introduction

Prior to the review, I’d like to thank Rocky for the review unit.

Dunu is a China based IEMs manufacturer, which released their 2012-2013 flagship product recently. It is called “Tai-Chi” (or DN-19) because Dunu tried to resemble the Ying-Yang’s (the Tai-Chi’s symbol) principles into these IEMs. The DN-19 is the newest “member” of the company’s “Silver Impact” a line that consists of IEMs with silver-cables; due to the fact that it’s the flagship, it’s also the most expensive out of them.

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