The Top 1000 Most Comprehensive Earphones in 2022, Let Us Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Product - Mozano

The Top 1000 Most Comprehensive Earphones in 2022, Let Us Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Product

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GRADES

S: Must try. Experience what the best has to offer.
A: While not at the top of the summit, Grade-A IEMs are still very respectable performers that would still be considered as some of the best by many.
B: Can essentially be described as “very good”, or excellent performers in their own right.
C: Average in the grand scheme of things, anywhere from “passable” to “good”.
D: The threshold for “bad” starts here.
E: The truly horrible.
F: The failures. One needs to literally sound broken to reach the depths of F-tier.

Value Rating

★: “Worth the price” (MSRP)
– Only those with an overall rank of “C+” or above are considered for their first star.
– Discontinued models are not eligible.
★★: “Redefines the price bracket”
★★★: “Worth the Blind”

READ THIS: Notes & Disclaimers

  • The IEMs are ranked purely by sonic performance. Fit, isolation, durability, build quality etc. are ignored unless they interfere with the sound itself.
    • The IEMs are not ranked in terms of price-to-performance value. They are ranked according to what I think is “objectively” the best.
  • Most of the IEMs in this list are determined based off (universal) demo units from shops.
    • Customs tried will be specified as “custom”. A “Third party custom” is someone else’s customs that I forcefit into my ears. Any other use of the term “unit” will be universal.
  • The positions are not set in stone. I’m only human; I may miss out on certain details or traits that may only be apparent with repeated listening. Expect changes.
  • Ranks will be determined based on the best unit tried. Because of this, I am not accounting for unit variation. I cannot guarantee that what I’m hearing is what you will be hearing.
    • This will revert to the most recent unit tried if there is a significant time gap between the last and most recent times I tried a particular model.
  • Unreleased products will not be included in the ranking list until they are officially out of preorder stages or have production units sent to distributors. I will still be talking about them in my subreddit if I ever get the opportunity to try such units.
  • Prices are at MSRP in USD. Prices not directly available in USD are based off the exchange rate during the time of writing.
  • A (non-complete) list of IEMs that I’ve tried can be found on my measurements database.
    • If you can tell, some of the IEMs on the database (that I’ve tried) are not in this list. This is could be due to lack of interest or lack of enough ear time to make a proper decision on tier placement.
  • Yes, this is the opinion of one person on the internet. Please do not get too offended if your favourite IEM isn’t graded as highly as you’d like. (vice versa applies)
  • This list is meant to be used as a reference point. I highly recommend against blind-buying and suggest to have a listen to the IEMs yourself. By all means, use this to shortlist what you should try in the future but don’t take it as gospel.

Rank Value Rating Model Price (MSRP) Signature Comments Tone Grade Technical Grade Setup Based on Note weight
S ★★ ThieAudio Monarch Mk2 1000
Neutral with bass boost
S+ S 2EST 6BA 1DD Review unit
S 64 Audio A/U12t 2000 Neutral with bass boost Amazing bass (for a BA), top-tier resolution and detail-oriented signature. S S 12BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 0
S Elysian Annihilator (2021) 3700 U-shaped S S 2EST 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
S Sony IER-Z1R 1700 Mild V-shape Extended yet natural treble, realistic sub-bass focus and spacious imaging capabilities. S S 1BA 2DD Personal unit -3
S- ★★ ThieAudio Monarch 730 Neutral with bass boost A clean-sounding monitor with a bass boost near-exclusively in the sub-frequencies. S- S 2EST 6BA 1DD Review unit
S- 64 Audio Tia Trio 2300 Neutral with bass boost A more correct sounding version of the Fourte with slight cutbacks in staging and sheer resolution. S S- 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit 1
S- Vision Ears Erlkonig 4800 Variable Good tonality, high resolution and an overall decent all-rounder. S- S 13BA Third party unit 2
S- Empire Ears Odin 3400 Mild V-shape A Legend X with the bass properly controlled and the resolution one step higher. S- S- 4EST 5BA 2DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
S- Sony IER-M9 1000 Warm neutral Neutral tonality, highly coherent and decent detail pickup. The all-rounder of the IER lineup. S- S- 5BA Showfloor demo unit 2
A+ 64 Audio Nio 1700 Variable A decent bassy set with the m15/m20 modules, but really shines with the mX modules. S A+ 8BA 1DD Review unit
A+ qdc 8SS 1450 Neutral The neutral "studio monitor" of qdc's 8-series of IEMs, lacking a bit in overall extension. A+ S 8BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
A+ Jomo Samba Discont. V-shaped Lively and engaging with big clarity and detail, perhaps too much for some A+ S 8BA Music Sanctuary demo unit -4
A+ Vision Ears VE8 2700 Warm neutral Extremely coherent signature with a pleasing tuning and high technicalities. A+ S 8BA E1 demo unit 2
A+ ★★ Moondrop S8 700 Harman-neutral More faithful to the Harman target compared to the A8, with a smoother bass response. S- A+ 8BA
Oardio demo unit
A+ Campfire Andromeda (2020) 1100 Warm neutral Basically an Andromeda without the treble spike and slightly boosted midrange. A+ S- 5BA Third party unit
A+ Softears RS10 2100 Harman-neutral A little shouty and intense but very resolving and well-defined. A somewhat refined Moondrop S8. A+ S- 10BA
Showfloor demo unit
A+ 64 Audio A/U18 Tzar 3000 Warm neutral A rather simple and "mainstream" tuning refined to an extremely high level. A+ S- 18BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 1
A+ Elysian X 4600 V-shaped A+ S- 4EST 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A+ Oriolus Traillii 6000
Neutral with bass boost
S- A+ 4EST 8BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A+ Unique Melody MEST Mk2 1500 Neutral with bass boost Pretty much the same as the Mk1, though with extra sub-bass presence. A+ S- 1BC 2EST 4BA 1DD Third party unit
A+ Unique Melody MEST 1400 Neutral with bass boost A smooth, relaxing listen (in custom form) backed up with good technicalities. A+ S- 1BC 2EST 4BA 1DD Review custom
A+ InEar Prophile-8 1600 Neutral Very "studio" like sound, heavy priority on technicalities if a little dead-sounding. S- A+ 8BA Music Sanctuary demo unit -1
A+ Jomo Flamenco 2200 Warm neutral Tuned to be more pleasing and tonally accurate compared to the old Flamenco at the cost of sheer detail. A+ S- 11BA Showfloor demo unit -4
A+ Kumitate KL-Sirius 815 Neutral Excellent technical ability, well tuned with a dash of Japanese flavour. S- A+ 4BA Third party custom -4
A+ ★★ ThieAudio Clairvoyance 700 Neutral with bass boost Inoffensive, pleasant tuning specialising in extremely balanced tonality and bass control. S A 2EST 5BA 1DD Review unit
A+ qdc 8SH 1450 Mild V-shape Tonally, a slightly wonkier variation of the top-tier qdc IEMs. A S 8BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
A+ Ultimate Ears UE18+ Pro Gen 2 Discont. Warm neutral Somewhat reference tuning with emphasis on tonal accuracy and naturalness S A 6BA Personal unit 3
A+ ★★ Moondrop Variations 520 Harman-neutral Sub-bass-focused signature with Moondrop's clean tuning makes this one of the best $500 tribrids. S A 2EST 2BA 1DD Review unit
A+ Empire Ears Legend X 2300 V-shaped High resolution hybrid flawed only by lack of control in the bass regions. A+ A+ 5BA 2DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 1
A+ Hidition NT6 1050 DF-neutral If Etymotic made a multi-BA IEM, this would be the closest to that dream A+ A+ 6BA Null Audio demo unit -1
A+ Empire Ears Legend X SE 3250 V-shaped A more upper-mid-forward variation of the original Legend X, which could come off as slightly more mid-recessed. A+ A+ 5BA 2DD
BKK Audio demo unit
A+ qdc Anole V14 2740 Variable Rather bassy even in stock form; fun and engaging, though at the expense of sheer technical performance. A+ A+ 4EST 10BA
Jaben SG demo unit
A+ PEARS SH3 1100 Neutral Great detail pickup and solid all-rounder, perhaps a little strident. A+ A+ 3BA Third party unit -4
A+ Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor (UERM) Discont. Neutral The benchmark of an era, dead-flat with an upper treble boost A+ A+ 3BA Personal custom -3
A Campfire Andromeda (S) 1100 Warm U-shape Highly coherent, easy-to-love tuning and spacious headstage A S- 5BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit 2
A Empire Ears ESR Mk2 1100 Warm neutral Possibly the most pleasant-sounding of the Empire Ears lineup with decent detailing to boot. S- A 2EST 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A Mofasest M14 Discont. Neutral with bass boost Essentially a more tonally "correct" version of the ThieAudio V14. S- A 14BA Third party unit
A Elysian Hades V2 1550 Variable Upper-mid forward signature with intense upper treble response. A A+ 6BA
Showfloor demo unit
A Elysian Terminator V2 2500 V-shaped A more intense, upper-mid forward Terminator V1 with the same level of technical ability. A A+ 8BA
Showfloor demo unit
A Tansio Mirai TSMR-12 "Zodiac" 1330 Neutral Very clean, monitor/reference-style sound. A+ A 12BA Review unit
A Softears RSV 730 Neutral with bass boost Very well-balanced tonality with surprisingly good timbre, though slightly lacking definition. S A- 5BA Review unit
A ★★ ThieAudio Oracle 540 Neutral with bass boost Functionally similar to the Clairvoyance with slight cutbacks in overall clarity and resolution. S A- 2EST 2BA 1DD Review unit
A Hidition NT8 1850 Neutral Coloured neutral kind of sound that works better with Asian genres. A A+ 8BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit 0
A Hidition Waltz 900 Harman-neutral Neutral-fun signature that works both as a reference monitor and a rock-out IEM. A+ A 3BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit 0
A ★★ Fearless S8Z 590 Warm neutral Solid all-rounder with a safe, pleasing tuning. A+ A 8BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
A Hidition Violet 3300 Neutral with bass boost Strong sub-bass presence, slightly cut-back upper mids. A fun IEM through and through. A A+ 11BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A ★★ Kiwi Ears Orchestra 500 Mild V-shape Very well-tuned reference-y signature with a mild bass and treble emphasis for added energy. A+ A 8BA Review unit
A Kumitate KL-Focus 1600 U-shaped Selectable bass response with the rest of the FR following a more "Japanese reference" tuning. A+ A 5BA Treoo demo unit
A qdc 4SS 700 Neutral High clarity, high resolution reference-type monitor with spot-on tone. A+ A 4BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 0
A StereoPravada SB7 2500 Bright DF-neutral Technically proficient but marred by a sharp timbre. Interesting concept. A- S 7BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit -5
A Vision Ears Elysium 3200 Mild V-shape First decent implementation of Sonion's EST tweeters. A- S- 2EST 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
A ★★ DUNU SA6 550 Neutral with bass boost Tonality reminiscent of the Anole VX, though not up to the same level of technicalities. S- A- 6BA Review unit
A ★★ Sony IER-M7 500 Warm neutral Balanced across the board, though doesn't seem to excel in any particular area. S- A- 4BA Showfloor demo unit 2
A Moondrop A8 667 Harman-neutral An odd but surprisingly decent take on the Harman signature, with added midbass compared to the S8. A A 8BA
Oardio demo unit
A FiR M3 1200 Warm neutral Interesting tubeless technology, though the imaging improvements are minimal. A A 2BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
A FiR M4 1900 Warm neutral Too similar to the M3 to be worth the price markup. A A 3BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
A Moondrop Solis 1100 Warm DF-neutral A good implementation of the EST drivers with Moondrop's signature tuning specialties. A A 4BA 2EST Review unit
A ThieAudio Voyager 14 (V14) 1000 Neutral Evokes a qdc-ish house sound, though stumbles in both tuning refinement and technicalities. A A 14BA Third party unit
A FitEar MH334SR 2000 Warm neutral A MH334 with more treble extension and more opened imaging. A A 4BA Third party unit 3
A Symphonium Helios 1100
Neutral with bass boost
A A 4BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A Vision Ears VE7 1300 Warm neutral Fairly inoffensive tuning with solid technicalities. A A 7BA E1 demo unit
A Lime Ears Aether 1350 Neutral with bass boost Excellent clarity and tone but marred slightly by slightly lackluster resolution A A 5BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 1
A Lime Ears Model X 1000 Variable Technically capable IEM that goes from decently neutral to warm and smooth in a pinch. A A 4BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 0
A Noble K10 Encore 1850 Neutral Reference oriented sound focused on technicalities. A A 10BA Stereo SG demo unit -1
A Massdrop x Noble K10 700 Neutral with bass boost Very safe tuning, almost to the point of boredom. Does nothing wrong but nothing right either. A A 10BA Stereo SG demo unit 0
A Noble Katana 1850 Neutral with laid-back treble Like the K10, except with less bass. A A 9BA Stereo SG demo unit -1
A Ultimate Ears Reference Remastered (UERR) 1000 Neutral with laid-back treble Warm with good tonality. Good all-rounder albeit definitely not a reference signature. A A 3BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 1
A ★★★ 7Hz Timeless 220 Neutral with bass boost Easily the best-tuned planar IEM by a country mile, the Timeless is also no slouch on the technical front. A A Planar Review unit
A ★★ Fearless S8F/S8Pro 490 V-shaped Tonally pleasing V-shaped signature on a solid technical foundation. A A 8BA Music Sanctuary demo unit -3
A Westone ES60 1300 Neutral with laid-back treble Great timbre and well-tuned, held back by its resolution A A 6BA A2A Melbourne demo unit 2
A- Softears Turii 1400 Mild V-shape Resolving and fairly well-tuned dynamic-driver IEM. A- A+ DD
Showfloor demo unit
A- JVC HA-FW10000 2200 DF-neutral Intense and shouty DF-style signature with solid resolution. B+ S- DD
Stereo SG demo unit
A- Elysian Poseidon 1940 Neutral with bass boost Good, inoffensive midrange tone and bass tuning, marred by the lack of low-level detailing. A A- 6BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
A- FiR M5 2800 Warm Warmer than the M3 and M4 with lower resolution. A A- 1EST 3BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
A- ★★ Drop + JVC HA-FDX1 280 Neutral Highly technical sound with a clean, well-tuned neutral signature. A A- DD Review unit
A- Etymotic ER4XR 350 DF-neutral A more mainstream tuning of the ER4S/SR with slightly boosted bass. A A- BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
A- Hidition NT6 Pro 1100 Neutral with bass boost A V-shaped version of the NT6. The change in tuning kills the technical ability slightly A- A 6BA Null Audio demo unit 1
A- ThieAudio Excalibur 530 V-shaped Probably the weakest of the ThieAudio A- A 2EST 2BA 1DD Review unit
A- Unique Melody Mason V3+ 3200 Bright neutral Decent resolution, nothing really special otherwise. A- A 16BA
Munkong Gadget demo unit
A- InEar SD5 1100 Warm V-shape Excels in timbre reproduction and has an overall pleasant signature. A A- 5BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 2
A- Moondrop Blessing 400 Harman-neutral All rounder that comes the closest to the Harman Target. A A- 4BA 1DD Review unit -4
A- NocturnaL Atlantis 600 Neutral Reference signature with immense clarity and energy. A A- 4BA Treoo demo unit -3
A- Sony Justear XJE-MH2 "Club" 2150 Warm DF-neutral Nice, pleasant signature that is reminiscent of a more textured HS1551. A A- 1BA 1DD Third party custom 1
A- HYLA CE-5 915 U-shaped Probably the best bass response I've ever heard. Thin-ish midrange that sounds unnatural on certain instruments. B+ A+ 1Piezo 2BA 1DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
A- HYLA TE-5B 1300 U-shaped Similar to the CE-5 though ever-so-slightly thinner in the midrange. B+ A+ 1Piezo 2BA 1DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
A- HYLA Sarda 1250 U-shaped Standard "HYLA" house sound, doesn't do much different from the CE-5 and TE-5B. B+ A+ 1Piezo 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A- Shure KSE1200 2000 Bright U-shape Easily at the top in terms of resolution and definition, but comes with a big treble spike and slightly odd mids. B S+ Electrostatic A2A Melbourne demo unit -5
A- Dita Dream 1800 V-shaped Excellent resolution and detail let down by its metallic tonality and thin midrange B S DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -3
A- Acoustune HS1650 650 V-shaped Well textured and energetic with a sub-bass focus. A- A- DD -2
A- Acoustune HS1695Ti Discont. U-shaped Sub-bass focused emphasis balanced out by midtreble peaks. A- A- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A- Etymotic ER4B Discont. DF-neutral A- A- BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A- qdc Dmagic 1900 Neutral Probably the best triple-DD IEM out there by virtue of not being a hot mess tonally. A- A- 3DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
A- See Audio Neo 1100 Neutral with bass boost Well-balanced tonality with good resolution; emphasised bass with good control. A- A- 10BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
A- Vision Ears EXT 3000 U-shaped A- A- 2EST 2DD E1 demo unit
B+ 64 Audio N8 1700 Bassy Sub-bass focus, rich and smooth yet relatively neutral in tone. B+ A 8BA 1DD Personal custom 4
B+ Elysian Terminator Discont. Warm V-shape Well rounded smooth signature that doesn't offend. B+ A 8BA Showfloor demo unit 3
B+ Fearless S6Pro 390 DF-neutral Technical tuning with very forward detailing. A B+ 6BA Music Sanctuary demo unit -3
B+ FitEar MH334 1900 Warm Perfect for female vocals, but otherwise quite coloured A B+ 4BA Third party custom 3
B+ 64 Audio A18S 3000 Warm Warning: the demo unit does not sound like the custom. Demos are sub-bass focused while customs are warm. B S- 18BA
Third party custom
B+ Clariar i640 1200 V-shaped A B+ 6BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ Empire Ears Legend EVO 3100 Bassy B+ A 5BA 2DD 1BC
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ ★★ Moondrop Kato 190 Harman-neutral A B+ DD Review unit
B+ Jomo Trinity SS 2800 V-shaped Highly detailed, well separated imaging though severely lacking in treble extension. B+ A 2EST 4BA 1DD Showfloor demo unit -3
B+ Massdrop Plus 300 Warm DF-neutral Reference-targeted sound with excellent clarity and detail, with a slightly more fun tuning. A B+ 3BA Review unit 3
B+ Oriolus Mellianus 2400 Mild V-shape Thin and sterile signature that isn't the most natural, but still technically proficient. B+ A 10BA Third party unit -4
B+ qdc 5SH 900 V-shaped Fun, lively signature that retains high levels of performance. B+ A 5BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 0
B+ Sony MDR-EX1000 Discont. Bright DF-neutral Outstanding imaging and detail retrieval though can be intense to listen to. B S- DD Third party unit -3
B+ Tanchjim Oxygen 270 Harman-neutral One of the best-tuned DDs tuned somewhat to Harman. Defined and detailed. A B+ DD Review unit
B+ Unique Melody Maestro V2 2000 Balanced It's... there. An IEM that exists. Hard to find words for this one. B+ A 12BA Stereo SG demo unit -3
B+ Soranik Ion 1100 Warm Clearly inspired by the 334, follows the same strengths in female vocals A B+ 5BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 3
B+ Sony MDR-EX800ST/MDR7550 350 Bright neutral A more forgiving, warmer version of the EX1000. B A+ DD Third party unit -2
B+ Gaudio Nair 862 Neutral Well-tuned neutral monitor bottlenecked by timbre and resolution. A+ B 3BA Review unit
B+ ★★ AKG N400 155 Harman-neutral Does away with the timbral issues of the Buds+ and sets itself as a superior. A+ B DD Personal unit
B+ ★★ Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 200 Warm Harman More lower mids than your average Harman-tuned IEM, but works in its favour by being more pleasant. A+ B 2DD Review unit
B+ Sennheiser IE900 1300 U-shaped Well-resolving DD IEM with excellent treble control, though with somewhat weak mid-high harmonics. B A+ DD Review loaner
B+ A&K T8iE Discont. Neutral with bass boost Hard-to-dislike tuning with excellent clarity and resolution. B A+ DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 0
B+ Beyerdynamic Xelento 1000 V-shaped Like the T8iE, with a little more treble and upper mids. B A+ DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 0
B+ Moondrop Illumination 800 Warm neutral Well-tuned with natural timbre, ultimately marred by subpar detail retrieval and definition. A+ B DD Review unit
B+ Prisma Azul 300 Neutral A well-balanced neutral monitor bottlenecked by sheer resolution and narrow imaging performance. A+ B 2BA Review unit
B+ Noble Khan 2300 U-shaped Clean yet lean, solid low-end rumble but treble get splashy. Technical but lacking naturalness. B A+ 1Piezo 4BA 1DD Third party unit -5
B+ Elysian Artemis V2 700 Neutral A detailed, somewhat neutral-sounding IEM that should fit most people's tastes. B+ A- 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
B+ DUNU DK-3001 Pro 470 Warm neutral Well-tuned and coherent. Does little wrong and very easy to like. A- B+ 3BA 1DD Review unit
B+ Acoustune HS1551 500 Warm V-shape Warm and smooth tonality with a pleasing tuning not many would hate. A- B+ DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 3
B+ Custom Art Harmony 8.2 1300 Warm Smooth and easy signature. No fatigue whatsoever. The definition of a lounging IEM. A- B+ 8BA Personal unit 5
B+ Etymotic ER4PT 300 Warm neutral Slightly rolled off treble with good detail and resolution, though imaging is too two-dimensional. A- B+ BA Personal unit -3
B+ FitEar TG334 1400 Dark Like the MH334 with quite a bit less treble A- B+ 4BA Personal unit 4
B+ HUM Reference 1300 DF-neutral Basically sounds like a shallow-fit ER4S. A- B+ BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
B+ 64 Audio A6t 1300 Warm Very warm and intimate presentation, though overall tonal balance is somewhat preserved. A- B+ 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B+ Custom Art FIBAE 7 1450 Neutral Neutral tuning with a more relaxed top end. Probably the best-tuned Custom Art. A- B+ 7BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B+ FAudio Dark Sky 1100 V-shaped A- B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ JQ Hua Jiang 750 Neutral with bass boost Somewhat subdued and "safe" tuning with decent resolving ability. A- B+ 2EST 6BA 1DD Third party unit
B+ MiM Dark Magician 500 Neutral A- B+ DD Third party unit
B+ Ultimate Ears UE4 Pro Discont. Neutral Pretty much a mini-UE7. A- B+ 2BA
AV One demo unit
B+ Jomo Quatre 1500 V-shaped Nicely tuned hybrid that serves as a good all-rounder. A- B+ 3BA 1DD Euphoria Audio demo unit 1
B+ Oriolus MK2 1100 V-shaped Lively yet non-fatiguing hybrid experience. A- B+ 3BA 1DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -2
B+ Ultimate Ears UE7 Pro 850 Warm neutral Good clarity and detail with boosted, warm bass and controlled treble. A- B+ 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ Unique Melody Martian 700 Neutral with bass boost Well-tuned hybrid with excellent bass response and smooth midrange. A- B+ 2BA 2DD Stereo SG demo unit 2
B+ ★★ Etymotic ER3SE/ER3XR 160 Warm neutral An ER4 with a bit less treble and upper extension. A- B+ BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ Audeze Euclid 1300 Mild V-shape Certainly far better tuned than its predecessors with the same excellent technicalities. B- S Planar Review unit
B+ 64 Audio tia Fourte 3600 W-shaped Unique sound; high clarity and bass response with immensely wide staging, held back by a wonky tonality. B- S 3BA 1DD E1 demo unit -3
B+ Vision Ears VE3.2 1200 Warm neutral Almost VE8-like in tonality, but lacks its technical abilities. A B 3BA E1 demo unit
B+ FAudio Minor 520 Mild V-shape Well-balanced tonality and tuning, held back by middling technicalities. A B DD Third party unit
B+ Campfire Solaris (SE) 1500 Balanced Coherent and well balanced hybrid though with slight midrange hollowness. B A 3BA 1DD E1 demo unit 0
B+ Empire Ears Hero 1350 U-shaped Well-controlled bass emphasis with a less-well-controlled treble emphasis makes this hard to appreciate. B A 3BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ Jomo Trinity Brass 2800 Warm The warmer of the Trinity models, sacrificing technical ability for a more pleasing and smoother tone. B A 2EST 4BA 1DD Showfloor demo unit 2
B+ NCM Bella 1050 U-shaped Powerful bass combined with clean sounding mids, though perhaps a tad aggressive at times. B A 8BA 1DD Review unit -1
B+ Sony XBA-N3 300 Neutral with bass boost Exceptional tonal balance only limited by its slightly smoothed over definition A B 1BA 1DD ConnectIT demo unit 3
B+ Softears Cerberus 2100 Dark neutral Lacking definition in the treble, otherwise a decently balanced tribrid IEM. B+ B+ 2EST 4BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
B+ AAW ASH 800 Warm neutral Smooth tonal balance with decent technicalities. B+ B+ 6BA 1DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 3
B+ Empire Ears EVR 800 Neutral A nicely tuned flat-ish signature with good technical ability all around. B+ B+ 3BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
B+ Empire Ears Vantage 1400 V-shaped A Legend-X-mini, essentially. Nice alternative on a "budget". B+ B+ 1BA 2DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 3
B+ HYLA TE-5T 1300 Bright U-shape Very Japanese-sounding with a massive upper harmonic focus, too much for many genres. B- A+ 1Piezo 2BA 1DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -5
B+ iBasso IT04 500 U-shaped A nice improvement over the IT03 though midrange hollowness still exists. B+ B+ 3BA 1DD E1 demo unit -1
B+ Acoustune HS1300 350 V-shaped A less warm, slightly brighter version of the coveted HS1551. B+ B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ iBasso AM05 300 Neutral Well-balanced tonality, slightly tilted towards brightness. Probably the best iBasso IEM yet. B+ B+ 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B+ Libratone Track Air Plus 250 Neutral with bass boost Deep and focused sub-bass response with a surprisingly balanced midrange tonality. A+ B- 2DD Review unit
B+ Tanchjim Darling 420 Warm DF-neutral A tad shouty but with excellent imaging performance. B+ B+ 2BA 1DD
B+ ★★ Unique Melody 2HT “Terminator” 200 U-shaped Tonality almost reminds me of a HYLA hybrid. Well tuned with strong technical performance. B+ B+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
B Empire Ears Valkyrie 1600 V-shaped Lots of sub-bass with extremely thin mids. Adequate technicalities. B A- 1EST 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B ★★ Moondrop KXXS 190 Harman-neutral Well-tuned single DD with proper timbre and decent technicalities. A- B DD Review unit
B ★★ Moondrop Starfield 110 Harman-neutral A cheaper KXXS. A- B DD Review unit
B ★★★ Moondrop Aria 80 Harman-neutral A cheaper Starfield. A- B DD Review unit
B AAW Canary 2170 V-shaped Poor implementation of the EST driver. Decent in tonality and timbre, but that's about it. B A- 2EST 4BA 2DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Acoustune HS1670 800 V-shaped Metallic and shrill timbre makes this hard to enjoy. B A- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Dita Fealty 1300 Mild V-shape The more natural sounding and less technical of the Dita twins. A- B DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Dita Fidelity 1300 V-shaped The more technical and less natural sounding of the Dita twins. B A- DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit -4
B Aya Siren 600 Neutral Very neutral, very well-tuned, though not very snappy in the treble. A- B 2EST 4BA Review unit
B Empire Ears Valkyrie Mk2 1600 V-shaped Not too dissimilar to its predecessor. B A- 1EST 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Fatfreq Sakura 950 Neutral A- B 6BA
Showfloor demo unit
B Fatfreq Tsuru 800 Bright neutral A- B 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
B iBasso IT07 900 U-shaped More similar to its predecessor the IT04, with more bass and less treble. B A- 6BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B JVC HA-FD01 300 Bright V-shape Upper-mid forward signature can get a little shouty, but a decently technical DD still. B A- DD
Stereo SG demo unit
B JVC HA-FD02 300 Bright V-shape Upper-mid forward signature can get a little shouty, but a decently technical DD still. B A- DD
Stereo SG demo unit
B Kinera Nanna 900 Mild V-shape Surprisingly well-extended for an EST implementation; somewhat blunted notes overall. A- B 2EST 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B See Audio Kaguya 1400 U-shaped Somewhat mid-scooped, decent bass and treble extension though with underwhelming resolving ability. B A- 4EST 4BA
Oardio demo unit
B ★★ Samsung Galaxy Buds 130 Harman-neutral A surprisingly well-tuned TWS with the technical chops to boot. A- B DD Personal unit
B Sony WF-1000XM3 230 Neutral with bass boost Proper tonality, solid technicalities yet with a consumer-friendly signature. A- B DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B Ultimate Ears UE18+ Pro Gen 3 1500 Balanced Perceived more neutrally compared to the Gen 2; less emotional, more boring. B A- 6BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 0
B Campfire Ara 1300 Bright neutral Very resolving set of IEMs, triggers the "uncanny valley" effect with its tuning. C+ S 7BA Third party unit
B Campfire Solaris (2020) 1500 Bright V-shape Similar (but not identical) upper midrange problems to the original, with added sibilance. B- A 4BA 1DD Third party unit
B 64 Audio tia Fourte Noir 3800 W-shaped A bassier and warmer Fourte though also strangely sharper and less technical. B- A 3BA 1DD E1 demo unit 0
B Final Audio A8000 2000 Bright V-shape Technically strong but going too far with the treble emphasis. B- A DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Kumitate KL-Corona 650 Neutral Well-tuned with somewhat disappointing technical performance. A B- 3BA Treoo demo unit
B Unique Melody Merlin V2 1000 Warm neutral Very tasteful and coherent tuning, if lacking in sheer resolution. A B- 4BA 1DD
Stereo SG demo unit
B DUNU Luna 1700 Mid-centric Needs more work on the tuning front. C+ S- DD Review unit
B Noble Tux 5 1300 U-shaped Deep, sub-bass focus with potentially sibilant treble. Scooped midrange. B+ B 4BA 1DD
Stereo SG demo unit
B Dita Dream XLS 1850 Neutral Standard Dita house sound with a non-standard bass roll-off. Decent, not amazing. B B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B ★★ Samsung Galaxy Buds+ 150 Harman-neutral Tuned even closer to the Harman IE target compared to the original. B+ B 2DD Personal unit
B DUNU DK-4001 900 U-shaped A little shrill with slight cutbacks in tone compared to the DK-3001 Pro. B B+ 4BA 1DD Review unit
B ThieAudio Legacy 9 (L9) 550 Bassy Bass a little too slow and sluggish with minor quirks in the midrange-treble transition. B+ B 8BA 1DD Third party unit
B AAW AXH (2019) 430 Bright neutral Sharp treble though not to the point of being piercing. Decent rendition of the bright-neutral signature. B B+ 4BA 1DD Music Sanctuary demo unit -3
B Acoustune HS1501 500 Warm V-shape A more textured, bassier and more energetic version of the HS1551. B B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B AKG N5005 1000 Neutral with bass boost Amazing bass control only let down by plastic timbre. B+ B 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Dita Truth Brass Discont. Warm V-shape Very nice tonal characteristics with good bass, though nothing special technically. B+ B DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Fearless S4 290 V-shaped Tonally accurate though can be a little heavy with its upper midrange. B+ B 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Fearless S5H 330 V-shaped Similar if not identical to the S4, though with a little less upper mids. B+ B 5BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Fearless S6Rui 390 V-shaped Similar to the S4/S5H though with smoother upper mids and treble response. B+ B 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B FiiO FH5 260 Neutral with bass boost Stellar bass response and decent technical ability, not much to fault. B+ B 3BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B 64 Audio A4t 1000 Neutral with bass boost Good tonal balance but lacking in definition and low-level detailing B+ B 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Acoustune HS1655Cu 750 V-shaped Deep V-shape signature with some odd treble spikes; very Acoustune. B B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Acoustune HS1657 750 V-shaped Deep V-shape signature with some odd treble spikes; very Acoustune. B B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Acoustune HS1677 900 V-shaped Deep V-shape signature with some odd treble spikes; very Acoustune. B B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Aroma Witch Girl W12 3150 Warm V-shape Warm response balanced out by a sparkly treble emphasis; good technicalities, if a little narrow-sounding. B B+ 12BA
AV One demo unit
B Audiosense DT600 250
Neutral with bass boost
B+ B 6BA Review unit
B Aune Jasper 300 Mild V-shape A little shouty but overall a well-balanced tonality that's more pleasing than divisive. B+ B DD Review unit
B BGVP DM7 300 Warm neutral Much more tonally-balanced take on the popular DM6. B+ B 6BA Review unit
B Craft Ears Aurum 1500
Neutral with bass boost
B+ B 2EST 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B DUNU DK-2001 300 V-shaped Slightly warm-tilted with a bit of treble spiciness. B+ B 3BA 1DD Review loaner
B DUNU EST 112 490 Neutral Good tonality, though the treble extension is its big Achille's Heel. B+ B 2EST 1BA 1DD Review unit
B HUM Dolores 1700 Neutral Slightly bright-tilted neutral, lacks upper treble extension. B+ B 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Oriolus Isabellae 600 Mild V-shape B+ B DD Third party unit
B PEARS SH2 860 Neutral An odd take on neutrality but not the worst. B B+ 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Shuoer EJ07 850 Dark neutral Tuned almost Etymotic-like but with underwhelming treble extension bottlenecking it all. B+ B 4EST 2BA 1DD Review unit
B ★★ Tanchjim New Hana (2021) 180 Harman-neutral B+ B DD Review unit
B Unique Melody Maven 2000 V-shaped Decently resolving, decent tonality; not bad, not amazing. B B+ 11BA
Stereo SG demo unit
B qdc Anole V3 600 Variable The bassier of the Anole brothers. Better timbre but worse technicalities. B+ B 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B qdc Anole V6 1100 Variable The more mid-centric of the Anole brothers. Better technicalities but worse timbre. B B+ 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Sony XBA-A3 480 Warm neutral Coherent hybrid with a warm-ish tilt to its tone. B+ B 2BA 1DD Third party unit
B Sony XBA-Z5 700 Balanced All-rounder. Somewhat neutral both in FR and tonality. B+ B 2BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
B JH Roxanne 1745 Warm Rich and smooth, perfect for male vocals B B+ 12BA A2A Melbourne demo unit 4
B VSonic GR07X Discont. Neutral Jack of all trades. Has all the fundamentals down to a T. B+ B DD Personal unit
B Moondrop Kanas Pro Discont. Warm V-shape Somewhat Harman-esque in tuning, not the best in terms of resolution. A- B- DD Review unit
B Acoustune HS1697 1150 V-shaped A little wonkier than your average Acoustune but still retains the signature V-shape. B- A- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B ★★ Audiosense DT200 150 Neutral Excellent tonality. Just excellent tuning overall. A+ C+ 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B FiR VxV 1000 Mild V-shape Interested coloured take on a neutral reference signature. A little uneven in the mids. B- A- 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Oriolus Percivali 2000 Neutral with bass boost Lacking body and very thin in the notes. Not recommended for sub-tenor instruments. B- A- 2EST 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B ★★ ThieAudio Legacy 4 (L4) 200 Neutral with bass boost Well-tuned if technically lacking in comparison. Could use some more power in the bass. A- B- 3BA 1DD
B Vision Ears EVE 20 1550 V-shaped Solid technicalities in tandem with an uninspired tuning. B- A- 6BA E1 demo unit
B Bose SoundSport Free 200 Neutral Solid tonal balance with wide soundstage, though not the best in detailing. A- B- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B Jomo Tango 1400 V-shaped Deep V-shape signature with a warm tilt; good technicalities. C+ A 6BA
Showfloor demo unit
B Moondrop Crescent 30 Neutral with bass boost Well-executed V-ish signature that's neither harsh nor bloated. A C+ DD Third party unit
B Fearless La Hire 610 Neutral Well-tuned neutral-style monitor with subpar treble extension. B B 2EST 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B ARC Mira 410 Neutral A well-tuned basic setup with strengths in versatility. B B 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
B Gaudio Clariden 862 V-shaped Somewhat reminiscent of a more mid-y Andromeda, though with extra wonkiness. B B 3BA Review unit
B ThieAudio Legacy 5 (L5) 250 Warm neutral A little lacking in the upper-mids but otherwise a competent set. B B 4BA 1DD
B Sennheiser IE300 300 V-shaped Fairly mainstream tuning with a treble response that's well done given its emphasis. B B DD
B AAW Mockingbird 1450 Neutral A "nothing special" kind of sound that is neither wrong nor exciting, even on a technical level. B B 8BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B Audio Technica ATH-E70 400 Neutral with bass boost Clean and clear sound with a slight warm tilt without losing treble sparkle. B B 3BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
B Empire Ears Bravado 700 V-shaped A basic hybrid sound with big bass and energetic treble. B B 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Empire Ears Nemesis 1600 V-shaped A lot more treble compared to the Vantage. B B 3BA 2DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 1
B Fidue A91 "Sirius" 900 Warm V-shape Uniquely tuned hybrid. Not very powerful DD bass with Diffuse-Field midrange. B B 4BA 1DD
LMUE demo unit
B FitEar F/A111 780 Warm neutral A laid-back take on reference with Suyama's FitEar colouration mixed in B B BA Jaben SG demo unit 3
B FitEar Parterre 1200 Warm Intimate, smooth and laidback sound B B 2BA? Jaben SG demo unit 2
B HUM Pristine Reference 1400 Warm Good detail pickup and generally inoffensive. Much better than the universal. B B 2BA Third party custom 2
B Acoustune HS1004 Discont. Bright V-shape Probably the most unique-sounding Acoustune in the safest way; slightly warmer with more focused treble. B B DD Third party unit
B Aroma Yao 2500 Warm Competent tonality, good technicalities, nothing terrible but certainly expected more. B B 12BA
AV One demo unit
B Aya Trident 800 U-shaped Somewhat strange tuning that seems to try to do everything, but results in a slightly wonky tonality. B B 4EST 4BA Review unit
B FitEar MH335DW 2250 Warm Warmer than your average 334 with a little more congested. Kind of like a custom-TG334. B B 5BA
Jaben SG demo unit
B Kinera Nanna 2.0 900 V-shaped Bass is a tad uncontrolled and the mids could use more refinement. The original is arguably superior. B B 2EST 1BA 1DD
B Kumitate KL-REF Type S Discont. Variable Triggers uncanny valley hard. Presentation is always slighty off in some area that I can't pinpoint. B B 3BA 2DD
Showfloor demo unit
B Oriveti OH300 300 V-shaped More similar than different to the OH500. Non-offensive tuning with decent technicalities. B B 2BA 1DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
B Oriveti OH500 500 V-shaped More similar than different to the OH300. Non-offensive tuning with decent technicalities. B B 4BA 1DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
B Sony XBA-H3 350 Warm neutral Coherent hybrid with a warm-ish tilt to its tone. Similar to the XBA-A3. B B 2BA 1DD Third party unit
B Tanchjim Prism 600 V-shaped B B 2BA 1DD Review unit
B TRI Starshine 500 Bright V-shape A good example of "too much of a good thing": treble extension. Sibilance issues abound, but otherwise fine. B B 2EST 2BA Review unit
B UFOEar UFO-112 350 V-shaped Well-controlled bass response with a peaky, slightly shouty midrange and treble profile. B B 2BA 1DD Review unit
B Unique Melody Mirage 1100 Mild V-shape Tonally-balanced, technically acceptable, nothing much to criticise though no big praises either. B B 3BA
Stereo SG demo unit
B Vision Ears VE5 1400 Neutral Tuning that avoids any fatiguing peaks, at the cost of midrange coherency. B B 5BA E1 demo unit
B XENNS UP 700
Neutral with bass boost
B B 2EST 4BA 1DD Review unit
B Periodic Audio Be 300 Mild V-shape Meaty with decent sparkle in the treble, whilst remaining clear and clean. B B DD Review unit
B Sennheiser IE400 Pro 350 V-shaped Heavy bass boost balanced out by good treble energy along with decent midrange tonality. B B DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B Shozy & Neo BG 280 Bright neutral Well balanced tuning with decent resolution, though suffers from slight timbral issues. B B 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Shure SE846 1000 Neutral with bass boost Deep reaching bass but with an odd tonality in the rest of the spectrum. B B 4BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B Stealthsonics U9 JDM 1100 Neutral with bass boost Does away with the timbre issues of the standard U9. B B 8BA 1DD Showfloor demo unit 0
B ACS Encore 1130 Neutral Good all-rounder. No slouch in the technicalities. B B 3BA
Jaben SG demo unit
B FLC8S Discont. Variable Very good technicalities with a well-tuned signature. Filters change the sound a lot. B B 2BA 1DD Personal unit
B Rhapsodio Galaxy Discont. V-shaped Lively and engaging but avoiding fatigue still. Rare combo B B DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 1
B Rhapsodio Solar 1550 Mild V-shape An all-rounder to a fault. Truly a master of none. B B 10BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit -1
B- Fearless Lancelot 1300 Warm Rather generic tuning with no redeeming qualities for its price and status. B- B+ 2EST 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- ARC Oculus 570 Warm Relaxing, warm signature with sub-par resolving ability. B+ B- 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
B- Itsfit R3 305 Neutral Similar to the lauded UERM, but without its resolution nor sparkle. B+ B- 3BA Review unit
B- Audio Technica ATH-IM02 Discont. Warm neutral As with most GQ setups: well-balanced, excellent tuning and decent technical ability. B+ B- 2BA Third party unit
B- Audio Technica ATH-LS200 250 Neutral Somewhat Diffuse-Field neutral with its own quirks. Good technical ability. B+ B- 2BA
Stereo SG demo unit
B- Custom Art FIBAE Black 500 Warm neutral Smooth, neutral-ish signature that serves as an all rounder. B+ B- 1BA
Third party custom
B- Audio Genetic AG2 450 Warm Warm, smooth presentation... perhaps a little too smoothed over for my liking. B+ B- 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Dita Truth Answer Edition 450 V-shaped Classic Dita V-shape; free of bloat, though notably forward and a little harsh on the ears. B- B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Dita Truth 750 V-shaped Classic Dita V-shape; free of bloat, though notably forward and a little harsh on the ears. B- B+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Lime Ears LE2 600 Neutral As with most GQ setups: well-balanced, excellent tuning and decent technical ability. B+ B- 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- Soranik Bastille Signature ? V-shaped Upper-mid and sub-bass forward, mids are scooped and can get hollow. B- B+ 4BA 1DD
Ear.Inc demo unit
B- Jabra Elite Active 65t 190 Neutral Excellent tonal balance and timbre, though technical ability isn't the best. B+ B- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B- Sony MH755 Discont. Harman-neutral Clean notes, proper sub-bass extension and a tonal balance beyond expectations. B+ B- DD Personal unit
B- Unique Melody MacBeth 600 U-shaped Extremely clear but may be too thin for some. B- B+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
B- Sony MDR-AS800AP Discont. Neutral with bass boost Extremely well-balanced tuning but with unfortunately middling technicalities. S- C DD Personal unit
B- ★★ Tin HiFi T2 Plus 60 Warm neutral A solidly-tuned, inoffensive signature with middling technicalities. A- C+ DD
B- Moondrop Sparks 90 Harman-neutral A tad too shouty and lacking low-level detail, but nothing too egregious as a whole. A- C+ DD Review unit
B- Alclair Studio3 750 Neutral with bass boost Competent tuning if limited by detail retrieval and upper treble extension. A- C+ 3BA
Ear.Inc demo unit
B- Audio Lokahi 240
Neutral with bass boost
A- C+ 7BA Third party unit
B- Eartech Dual Driver 350 Warm Very pleasant and smoothing tuning bottlenecked by subpar technical ability. A- C+ 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- JBL LIVE 300TWS 150 V-shaped Kind of Harman-ish, but not. Heavy on the bass and sharp in the treble. A- C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- JVC HA-FW03 250 Warm DF-neutral Slightly shouty but balanced out by a warm mid-bass hump. Lacking overall definition. A- C+ DD
Jaben SG demo unit
B- Nostalgia Benbulbin 900
Neutral with bass boost
A- C+ 4BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B- Shure Aonic 3 160 Neutral Slightly bright-tilted neutral, lacks upper treble extension. A- C+ BA
ConnectIT demo unit
B- Tin HiFi T4 110 Bright neutral A worthy successor to the legendary GR07. B B- DD Review unit
B- Vision Ears VE4.2 1440 V-shaped Decently tuned monitor with adequate resolution, but nothing that hasn't been done before for cheap. B- B 4BA E1 demo unit
B- Elysian Cora (2019) 1230 Neutral with bass boost A decent hybrid weird slightly odd midrange tonality. B- B 4BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
B- ARC Pollux 285 Neutral Well-tuned neutral single-BA IEM. B B- BA
Showfloor demo unit
B- Colorfly Quintet 900 Mild V-shape B- B 4BA 1DD Review loaner
B- Empire Ears ESR 1000 Bright V-shape Has the technical chops but is sharp and fatiguing. B- B 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Aroma Early 600 Neutral with bass boost Capable V-shaped hybrid. Could use a little more control in the bass. B B- 1BA 1DD
AV One demo unit
B- Clear Tune Monitors CT-6E 1000 Neutral Good, well-balanced tonality though falls apart from the treble upwards. B- B 6BA
Jaben SG demo unit
B- Dita Sakura 71 Discont. V-shaped Very upper-mid forward. Would appreciate the shout being dialed way down. B- B DD
Showfloor demo unit
B- DUNU Titan 1 110 Bright Bright, almost DF-ish in tonality. Shouty but with open imaging and decent detail. B B- DD Third party unit
B- DUNU Titan 3 140 Bright neutral A more reined-in variant of the Titan 3's sound, more peaky but also slightly more resolving. B- B DD Third party unit
B- Earsonics Purple 1500 Neutral Probably the most "normal-sounding" Earsonics IEM. Still some tonal problems but not horrible. B- B 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Eternal Melody EM-5 900 Warm Very warm, bordering on bloated. Could use a little less lower mids or a bit more upper mids. B B- 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Fatfreq Hayabusa 1320 Mild V-shape B- B 8BA
Showfloor demo unit
B- Fearless Shangri-la 230 V-shaped B- B 4BA 1DD Review unit
B- FiiO FA9 450 Neutral More of a downslope-neutral kind of tonality. A bit above average as far as technical performance goes. B B- 6BA
AV One demo unit
B- Final Audio B3 500 Warm neutral Probably the best tuned of Final's B-series. Reminiscent of the E-series with BA characteristics. B B- 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
B- InEar StageDiver SD-2 400 Neutral As with most GQ setups: well-balanced, excellent tuning and decent technical ability. B B- 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- QoA Adonis 220 Mild V-shape Somewhat balanced tonality if not for a bit of bass bleed. Not the most technical. B B- 2BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B- Shanling ME200 180 V-shaped Slight mid-scoop going on. A little shouty, a little bassy, but not bad overall. B B- 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B- Tralucent 1 Plus 2.2 Discont. Bright V-shape Decently tuned hybrid if a little inconsistent and past its prime. B B- 2BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
B- Unique Melody Miracle V2 1050 Mild V-shape Slight downsloping signature with a treble spike for sparkle. B- B 6BA
Stereo SG demo unit
B- VSonic GR07 Bass Edition Discont. Neutral Rather than a bassier GR07, this seems more like a darker GR07. B- B DD
LMUE demo unit
B- Meze Rai Penta 1100 Warm V-shape Pleasing tonality with subpar technical ability. B B- 4BA 1DD E1 demo unit
B- VSonic GR07 Classic Discont. Mild V-shape Well-balanced, well-tuned, good technicalities. The $100 benchmark since ever. B- B DD
LMUE demo unit
B- Apple AirPods Pro 250 Neutral Somewhat Diffuse-Field tuning with a smooth and natural midrange tonality. B B- DD Third party unit
B- Aroma Witch Girl S 900 Warm Pretty good technicalities but with a rather generic tuning. C+ B+ 5BA
AV One demo unit
B- Sennheiser IE800S 1200 Warm Very subtle refinement to the original IE800. C+ B+ DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
B- Shure Aonic 4 260 Neutral with bass boost Great tuning, but severely lacking upper octave air and extension. B+ C+ 1BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
B- Sennheiser IE800 800 Warm Good bass with shimmery treble. Downsloping response with slightly wonky tonality. C+ B+ DD Jaben SG demo unit 1
B- Westone W80 1500 Warm neutral Nicely balanced, intimate and slightly dry. Perhaps the least Westone-sounding Westone. C+ B+ 8BA A2A Melbourne demo unit 3
B- Aroma Ace 3700 Neutral Really odd take on neutrality. Not the worst... but it's not natural by any means. C A- 12BA
AV One demo unit
B- Hifiman RE400 Discont. Bright neutral The legend still holds up well today. Solid tonality with average technicalities. A- C DD Personal unit
B- NXEars Sonata 200 Neutral Pretty solid neutral tuning, though not very resolving and with one-dimensional imaging. A- C BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Ambient Dynamics AD-006 “Lyndale” 200 Warm neutral B- B- 1BA 1DD Review unit
B- Anthem Five E4 400 Neutral with bass boost The all-rounder; nothing stands out but nothing sounds terrible either. Safe, but perhaps too safe. B- B- 4BA Review custom
B- Aure Elixir 2000 Mild V-shape Sort of wonky-but-not tonality that reminds me of some of Audiosense's weird IEMs. B- B- 3BA 1DD
Ear.Inc demo unit
B- Aure Flame 2000 Mild V-shape A little better managed than the Elixir but not a massive improvement. Reminds me of a budget FH5. B- B- ?
Ear.Inc demo unit
B- Craft Ears Argentum 850 V-shaped B- B- 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Fatfreq Reference Pro 370 Neutral B- B- 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
B- INAIR M360 140 V-shaped A weird cross between an earbud and an IEM. Interesting sound though nothing special performance-wise. B- B- DD Third party unit
B- qdc Fusion 920 Warm Dulled transients and lacks detailing. Tonality is merely okay. B- B- 4BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- qdc Neptune 200 Warm neutral Tuning and configuration is simple but goes a long way when implemented well. B- B- BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- qdc Uranus 200 Warm Sounds like another variation of the qdc Fusion. Not sure which is worse though. B- B- 1BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
B- Shanling ME700 Lite 500 Neutral Rather radical change from the original ME700; far less warm with more upper-mid emphasis. B- B- 4BA 1DD Review unit
B- Tin HiFi P2 350 Warm U-shape A good upgrade over the original in terms of technicalities, but the bothersome sibilance still exists. B- B- Planar Review unit
B- ikko OH1 140 V-shaped Well controlled sub-bass focus, high clarity and has an inherent "Asian" signature. B- B- 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
B- Ultimate Ears UE6 Pro 700 Balanced A capable hybrid with little weaknesses. B- B- 1BA 2DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ Empire Ears Wraith 3500 Dark neutral A Zeus with almost nonexistent treble and clarity. C+ B 4EST 7BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Itsfit Fusion 950 Balanced Hard to pinpoint its exact signature, but the result is an odd tonality. C+ B 1MS 2BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Urbanfun YBF-ISS014 60 V-shaped Clear detailing marred slightly by an almost generic and sharp tuning. C+ B DD Review unit
C+ Shozy Form 1.1 75 Warm neutral Relaxing, non-fatiguing listen with minor cutbacks in detailing. B C+ 1BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Shozy Form 1.4 200 Warm neutral Very similar to the Form 1.1 in both tone and technicalities. B C+ 4BA 1DD Review unit
C+ ThieAudio Legacy 3 (L3) 130 Neutral Balanced tonality with a laid-back signature, nothing much to fault nor to praise. B C+ 2BA 1DD Review unit
C+ BGVP DM6 200 Warm V-shape Warm tilt in tone, decent detail retrieval though definition is a little too smoothed over. C+ B 5BA Third party unit
C+ Campfire Polaris V1 600 V-shaped Pseudo-Japanese tuning focusing on female vocals and a very lively signature. C+ B 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Fearless HyperS 12BA 900 DF-neutral Similar if not identical to the S10 Genie. C+ B 12BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ Fearless S10 Genie 700 DF-neutral Sounds like an attempt at DF-neutral gone wrong. Tonally evokes a sense of "uncanny valley". C+ B 10BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ FiiO FH7 450 V-shaped What is otherwise a pretty good hybrid marred by a strange tonality. C+ B 4BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ Alclair Electro 1500 Neutral with bass boost A decent performer in its own right, but nothing that its cheaper brothers aren't already doing. B C+ 2EST 4BA
Ear.Inc demo unit
C+ Alclair Studio4 950 Mild V-shape Transients are a little mushy and lacking snap, but at least the tuning's halfway decent. B C+ 4BA
Ear.Inc demo unit
C+ Aroma Twins 1700 Variable Swap between "too warm" or "too bright". Extremely coloured on both ends of the spectrum. C+ B 7BA
AV One demo unit
C+ Astell & Kern T9iE 1300 U-shaped Feels like a more neutral take on the T8iE, though I'm not sure if it works. Sounds off overall. C+ B DD
AV One demo unit
C+ DUNU Falcon Pro 220 Warm C+ B DD Review unit
C+ EarFun x Oluv Free Pro Discont. Dark neutral Pretty inoffensive overall, though clarity takes a hit due to the dark tilt in tonality. B C+ DD Review unit
C+ Empire Ears Phantom LE 2500 Warm A slightly more balanced Phantom, that is to say it's not complete lower-mid bloat. C+ B 5BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ Fender Ten 5 1200 Neutral with bass boost Probably Fender's best IEM. Well-tuned but lacking in resolution. B C+ 5BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C+ FiiO FD5 350 V-shaped Pretty standard V-shaped tuning though surprisingly proficient in technicalities. C+ B DD
AV One demo unit
C+ FitEar Monet 17 1550 Warm V-shape Somewhat bloated and sharp-sounding at the same time. Very coloured and very spicy, not for everyone. C+ B 4BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ ikko OH10 200 V-shaped Your standard "chifi V" but done fairly well. Decently technical. C+ B 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Lime Ears Aether R 1350 Variable A downgrade from the original with weirder midrange tonality. C+ B 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ SeeAudio Bravery 280
Neutral with bass boost
B C+ 4BA Review unit
C+ Shozy Black Hole 800 Bright Seems to go for a neutral tuning with the bass roll-off but ends up with a fatiguing and sharp presentation. C+ B DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Sony MDR-EX600 200 Balanced Significantly different from the EX800/EX1000. Notable hole in the upper mids. C+ B DD Third party unit
C+ Soranik SP3 250 Bright V-shape Thin-sounding, a little strong with the BA timbre and can be fatiguing. C+ B 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
C+ Tansio Mirai TSMR-3 Pro 200 Variable Mostly just variations of "warm". Pleasant tuning but lacking detail and clarity. B C+ 3BA Review unit
C+ Tansio Mirai TSMR-5 430 Warm V-shape Alright tonality, decent detailing but nothing that makes it stand out. B C+ 5BA Review unit
C+ Tralucent 1 Plus 1.2 650 Warm WARNING: the IEM is not compatible with eartips. Sounds alright, but also an extremely stupid design. B C+ 1BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ Tripowin x HBB Mele 50 V-shaped B C+ DD Review unit
C+ Unique Melody Mini MEST 600 V-shaped Bone conduction driver doesn't seem to be doing much. Just your average V-shaped BA IEM. C+ B 1BC 3BA Review unit
C+ Vision Ears VE6 1500 Warm neutral A little incoherent and could use more midrange evenness. C+ B 6BA E1 demo unit
C+ Whizzer A15 Pro 120 DF-neutral Interesting Etymotic-like DF tuning, though far more thin-sounding and rather shouty. B C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Stealthsonics U9 1100 Neutral An otherwise capable hybrid caught out by nasally and odd midrange. C+ B 8BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
C+ KZ E10 60 DF-neutral A little bright, almost edging on shoutiness, but overall a decent attempt at neutrality. B C+ 4BA 1DD Review unit
C+ ★★ QCY T5 35 Neutral An odd take on a reference-style signature, but definitely not the worst attempt out there. B C+ DD Third party unit
C+ Campfire Jupiter 800 Balanced Great clarity and staging though with odd upper midrange. C+ B 4BA ConnectIT demo unit 1
C+ FAudio Major 1400 V-shaped Piercing sharp treble and overwhelming bass makes this hard to listen to. C B+ DD Third party unit
C+ FitEar Private 333 1500 Bright Very exciting and sharp signature. Fatiguing and not for everyone. C B+ 3BA Jaben SG demo unit -5
C+ JVC HA-FX99X-B 170 Neutral with bass boost Surprisingly well-controlled bass boost with a slightly warm tilt. Limited resolution. B+ C DD Third party unit
C+ Lypertek Bevi 50 Neutral Solid, well-balanced tonality. Narrow imaging and subpar resolution. B+ C BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C+ Mangird MT4 200
Neutral with bass boost
B+ C 3BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Whizzer HE01 80 V-shaped A pretty well-done V-shaped tonality, though limited by its resolving ability. B+ C DD Review unit
C+ Kumitate KL-REF Type-S 1350 Variable Well tuned but unfortunately suffers from very odd timbre. C B+ 3BA 2DD Third party unit
C+ ThieAudio Voyager 3 (V3) 160 Warm V-shape Slightly esoteric signature that somewhat works. C+ B- 3BA Review unit
C+ NiceHCK NX7 Pro 132 Bright V-shape Superb midrange tonality marred by a painfully piercing treble response. C+ B- 1Piezo 4BA 2DD Review unit
C+ Tanchjim Hana 160 Mild V-shape Somewhat strange upper-midrange tonality. Not a "mini-Oxygen". C+ B- DD Review unit
C+ AAW A3H Pro V2 370 Warm Decent technicalities with well controlled bass and treble rolloff. B- C+ 2BA 1DD
Personal custom
C+ Campfire Atlas 1300 Bassy Gobs of bass with added treble sparkle that prevents complete congestion and muddiness. C+ B- DD Zeppelin & Co demo unit 4
C+ Campfire Dorado 1000 Warm Extremely coherent albeit slightly congested. Great for intimacy lovers. B- C+ 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Campfire Vega 1300 V-shaped Powerful bass, sharp treble and muffled midrange. C+ B- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Elysian Artemis 600 Warm Thick, warm and smooth signature without complete sacrifice in technicalities. B- C+ 3BA Review unit
C+ ★★ Final Audio E1000 30 Neutral Balanced tuning with good clarity and acceptable resolution. Surprising pick. B- C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Final Audio E2000 45 V-shaped Not too dissimiliar to a GR07, though lacking in that last octave of bass extension. B- C+ DD E1 demo unit
C+ Final Audio E3000 55 Warm A warmer, bassier E2000. B- C+ DD E1 demo unit
C+ Final Audio E4000 180 V-shaped Rather standard sounding, non-offensive and neutral in tone. B- C+ DD E1 demo unit
C+ Final Audio E5000 280 Warm Less treble than the E4000 for a slightly different flavour. B- C+ DD E1 demo unit
C+ iBasso IT01S 200 V-shaped Balanced tuning, slight lean towards brightness. Should be pleasing for most ears. C+ B- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ 1Custom SA05 ? Warm V-shape Warm lower-mid response balanced out by a forward treble presentation. B- C+ 5BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ AAW A3H Plus 250 Warm neutral A lot more balanced compared to the 2019 version. Good tonality if limited by resolution. B- C+ 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ AAW Halcyon 1500 Warm V-shape Filters change the bass response. Congested presentation and lacks definition. B- C+ 4EST 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ AAW x Custom Art Project 4+2 750 Variable Competent tuning overall, though lacking definition and clarity. B- C+ 4BA 2DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 100 U-shaped A lot of sub-bass and a lot of treble. Fun, but very fatiguing. B- C+ DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ Craft Ears Cuprum 800 U-shaped C+ B- 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Custom Art FIBAE 4 900 Warm Warm, bordering on bloat. Could use some extra sharpness in its attack to round it off. C+ B- 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ DUNU DN-1000 200 Neutral Balanced, almost conservative tonality. A bit uncontrolled in the treble but otherwise not bad. B- C+ 2BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ Eartech Triple Driver 450 Warm Standard lower-mid focused signature with almost the bare minimum of treble required to balance it all out. C+ B- 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ Eternal Melody EM-5H 750 Dark Just a worse EM-5 in every way. Odd midrange and no treble extension to speak of. C+ B- 5BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ FiiO FH3 150 V-shaped Does come off as sort of a broken FH5, but the FH5 elements are mostly there. C+ B- 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C+ HYLA Nerva-X 2750 Warm Pretty dead-sounding, and the lack of treble extension isn't doing it any favours. B- C+ 10BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ IMR Zenith 550 Variable Assuming blue filters, probably the best tuned IMR IEM. Every other filter is garbage. B- C+ 1Piezo 1DD Third party unit
C+ JH Audio JH16v2 1300 Warm V-shape Shades of a downsloping response regardless of bass setting. Too coloured and too much. C- A- 10BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ JH Audio Rosie 1000 Warm V-shape One of the better-tuned JH IEMs. Still has some bloat issues and unnaturally sharp. B- C+ 6BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ JH Audio Roxanne 2 2300 Warm V-shape The usual JH house sound of a downsloping response with a painful treble spike. C- A- 12BA
AV One demo unit
C+ KBEar Aurora 170 V-shaped B- C+ DD Review unit
C+ ★★ Moondrop Spaceship 20 Warm DF-neutral Shouty with a slight warm tilt as a counterbalance. Not the worst DF-ish IEM out there. C+ B- DD Third party unit
C+ NiceHCK NX7 Mk3 120 U-shaped Piercing treble probably due to the piezo driver. Competent tonality otherwise. C+ B- 1Piezo 4BA 2DD Review unit
C+ qdc 3SH 500 Warm Probably the worst-tuned qdc IEM. Noticeable upper-mid scoop results in lacking bite and energy. B- C+ 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ Shuoer Tape 130 V-shaped Decent technicalities but it basically screams in your face. C+ B- MS
Oardio demo unit
C+ Tanchjim Cora 50 V-shaped Well-controlled bass boost, though coupled with a slightly odd midrange tonality. B- C+ DD
Oardio demo unit
C+ Tralucent 1+Xplus 1200 U-shaped WARNING: comes with solid tips. Decent once you get a proper seal, but nothing exceptional. C+ B- 1Planar 1BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Intime Sora 45 U-shaped Well controlled bass boost with slightly skewed tonality. Potential is there. B- C+ DD Third party unit
C+ Oriolus Forsteni 375 U-shaped Spacious staging, good clarity, but thin in the mids and overly sharp. C+ B- 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ Periodic Audio Mg 100 Warm Not the most clear or detailed but a very clean sound with good timbre. B- C+ DD Review unit
C+ TFZ King Pro 170 V-shaped Powerful yet controlled bass response, good snap in the treble, doesn't sacrifice too much in the midrange. C+ B- DD Third party unit
C+ Tin HiFi T2 50 Neutral Well-balanced tuning and an all-rounder signature that works for most. B- C+ 2DD Review unit
C+ Tin HiFi T3 80 Mild V-shape Somewhat generic hybrid signature, tuned well with good transient ability. B- C+ 1BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Fostex TM2 300 V-shaped A little thin, a little bright and a little shouty, but not bad overall. C+ B- DD Third party unit
C+ Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro 150 V-shaped Impressive sub-focused bass response, limited by its shouty and sharp midrange and treble. B- C+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C+ Edifier TWS5 80 V-shaped Good tone and bass response, but unfortunately lacking detail retrieval. B- C+ DD Third party unit
C+ Final Audio Heaven II 90 Bright neutral Solid technical ability though might be a little too sterile at times. B- C+ BA
A2A Melbourne demo unit
C+ Vive XE800 Discont. Mild V-shape A mini GR07. Need I say more? B- C+ DD Third party unit
C+ Audiosense AQ3 180 Bassy Well-controlled bass despite the emphasis, limited by overall resolving ability. B C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Ambient Acoustics MAD24 3500 Warm C B 24BA Review loaner
C+ Audiosense DT100 110 Neutral B C BA Review unit
C+ Edifier TWS6 120 U-shaped Well-controlled bass response, though can come off as a bit hollow and pulled-back. B C BA Third party unit
C+ Fatfreq Reference 150 Neutral B C BA
Showfloor demo unit
C+ JH Audio x L-Acoustics Contour XO 1950 Variable Not as much of a downsloping response as your average JH IEM, but treble issues are further exacerbated. C B 10BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ Lark Studio LSX 1700 Warm V-shape Pretty weird tonality with no real direction. No specialties but at least isn't completely horrible. C B 10BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ MMR Homunculus 1700 Warm neutral Not the worst thing out there, but also nothing special about it. C B 2EST 1BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ MMR Thummim 4500 V-shaped More resolving than the Homunculus, but also comes with bass bloat. C B 4EST 4BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C+ Moondrop SSP 40 Warm DF-neutral Extra bass on top of the SSR does help it a little, but also results in a more hollow presentation. C B DD Review unit
C+ Neusonik direm E3 50 Harman-neutral Sounds like an attempt at a MH755. B C DD Review unit
C+ NF Audio NM2+ 170 Bright V-shape Tonality can get a little intense and is fairly underwhelming, though surprisingly resolving. C B DD Review unit
C+ Noble Sage 600 Warm neutral Probably the safest tuning in Noble's arsenal. Expectedly limited in sheer technicalities. B C 2BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C+ ★★★ Samsung AKG EO-IG955 10 V-shaped That freebie you get with Samsung phones. Surprisingly competent and worth keeping. B C DD Personal unit
C+ JH Audio JH13v2 Performance Series 1000 V-shaped Good all rounder, slightly warmer and more coherent than the custom version C B 8BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ JH Audio Angie 1400 Warm V-shape Somewhat mid-centric though in various strange ways. Treble issues not as serious as its brothers. C- B+ 8BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ ThieAudio Legacy 2 (L2) 100 Neutral B+ C- 1BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Audio Technica ATH-SPORT7TW 200 U-shaped Clean bass and decent midrange tonality, though comes with strident treble. C+ C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ FiiO F9 100 Bright V-shape Good technicalities, average timbre, perhaps a little excessive on the highs. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD Review unit
C+ iBasso IT03 260 U-shaped Excellent bass and clarity. Hollow midrange and somewhat metallic treble. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ 1Custom SA03 300 Warm V-shape Warm lower-mid response balanced out by a forward treble presentation. C+ C+ 3BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ Aroma Star 300 V-shaped Fairly normal "single BA tuning", nothing exceptional nor terrible. C+ C+ BA
AV One demo unit
C+ ★★ CCA C10 40 V-shaped Surprisingly well-tuned hybrid from a KZ-style company. Definitely the best in its lineup. C+ C+ 4BA 1DD
Oardio demo unit
C+ Craft Ears Craft TWO 400 Warm neutral General downsloping response; not the worst performer but nothing that stands out either. C+ C+ 2BA
Ear.Inc demo unit
C+ DUNU DN-2000 300 Balanced Lacking that necessary bite and forwardness in the upper mids, but otherwise fine. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ DUNU DN-2002 380 Warm Slightly bassier and warmer version of the DN-2000. C+ C+ 2BA 2DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ FiiO F9 Pro 150 Bright V-shape Pretty indistinguishable from the original F9. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ Final Audio B2 300 Neutral Fairly normal "single BA tuning", but severely lacking in upper treble extension. C+ C+ BA
Showfloor demo unit
C+ Final Audio Heaven 4 170 Warm neutral The black sheep of the "Final single BA" lineup. More normal sounding and also the warmest sounding. C+ C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ ikko OH7 950 V-shaped Well-controlled bass response, though the rest leaves a lot to be desired. C+ C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C+ JVC HA-FW02 370 V-shaped Very warm yet with some shoutiness. Too many conflicting things going on. C+ C+ DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C+ KBEar TRI I3 200 V-shaped Surprisingly decent tonality, though somewhat average in the grand scheme of things. C+ C+ 1BA 1DD 1Planar Third party unit
C+ LH Stella 1300 Warm U-shaped Slightly bloated, odd colouration, not a great hybrid presentation. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD Review unit
C+ Meccaudio ME20 300 Neutral Uneven in the upper mids and treble, but otherwise fine. C+ C+ 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C+ Moondrop Nekocake 50 Neutral C+ C+ DD Review unit
C+ ★★ Moondrop Quarks 15
Warm DF-neutral
C+ C+ DD Review unit
C+ Neusonik direm PRO ? V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C+ DD Review unit
C+ Noble Sultan 2900 V-shaped Somewhat generic tuning, poor technicalities, lacking treble extension, overpriced. C+ C+ 2EST 4BA 1DD
Stereo SG demo unit
C+ NocturnaL Eden 950 Neutral A weird take on neutrality. Limp bass, uneven mids, not very resolving. C+ C+ 5BA Treoo demo unit
C+ Soranik BMT 180 V-shaped Good sub-bass presence but a bit too intense and forward in the upper mids. C+ C+ EST DD
Showfloor demo unit
C+ ★★ Tanchjim Tanya 25
Warm DF-neutral
C+ C+ DD Review unit
C+ Tin HiFi P1 Plus 170 Warm neutral C+ C+ Planar Review unit
C+ VSonic Ares 200 V-shaped The true "GR07 Bass Edition", but not necessarily in a positive direction. C+ C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C+ VSonic VSD1S Discont. Warm Bloated and overly-warm, but not the worst VSonic IEM out there. C+ C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C+ IMR R2 Aten 500 Variable Decent sounding mids with bass that ranges from bleeding to non-existent. C+ C+ 1Piezo 1DD Third party unit
C+ Shozy & Neo CP 165 Warm Reference-style tuning, decent tonal balance, solid technical ability. C+ C+ 3BA
LMUE demo unit
C+ TFZ Secret Garden 200 V-shaped Decent bass response and peaky treble, not much to say. C+ C+ 2DD
LMUE demo unit
C+ Ultimate Ears UE11 Pro 1150 Bassy Quite a bit of low-end emphasis. Overly-congested and smeared transients. C+ C+ 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C+ Zero Audio Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT 40 V-shaped A well-tuned V-shaped signature that maintains solid midrange and excellent clarity. C+ C+ DD Personal unit
C Noble Savant 2 500 Warm Decent tonal balance with subpar detail retrieval. B- C 2BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C FiiO FH5s 280 V-shaped Varying degrees of "V-shape". Sounds like a regression from the original. C B- 2BA 2DD Review unit
C Advanced Evo X 60 Neutral A well-balanced Bluetooth IEM. A very nice surprise. B- C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Audeze LCDi4 (No Cipher) 2500 Balanced Low distortion, high resolution and excellent clarity marred by poor tuning which destroys timbre. D S+ Planar Stereo SG demo unit 2
C FiiO F3 25 U-shaped Well-balanced U-shaped sound that's rather atypical of a chifi dynamic IEM. B- C DD E1 demo unit
C FiiO F5 65 V-shaped Typical chifi V-shaped sound, nothing much to report on. B- C DD E1 demo unit
C Aroma Witch Girl Pro 1100 Warm Downsloping response that sounds muted. Treble extension is its big weakness. C B- 4BA 2DD
AV One demo unit
C BGVP ES12 1500 Variable Slightly honky midrange tonality with the usual EST tweeter roll-off. C B- 4EST 8BA
Oardio demo unit
C BQEYZ Spring 1 140 V-shaped Piezo treble is notably sharp and unpleasant, while overall detail and clarity is surprisingly high. C B- 1Piezo 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C Dita Project 71 Discont. Warm Too much of a downward tilt; clarity is lost and overall technicalities aren't up to par either. C B- DD
Showfloor demo unit
C Eartech Quad Driver 600 Warm Warm and congested presentation. Noticeably coloured and not the most natural. C B- 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Fearless Provence 140
Neutral with bass boost
B- C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C Final Audio B1 750 V-shaped The most V-shaped of the B-series. Fatiguing, sharp treble and slightly bloated bass. C B- 1BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
C Future Sonics MG5HX 875 V-shaped Typical V-shaped DD signature with minimal focus on technicalities. C B- DD
Third party custom
C ikko OH1S 200 Bright neutral C B- 1BA 1DD Review unit
C Mangird Tea 300 Balanced In a weird place, tonally. Not quite wrong enough to be "wonky", but certainly not right either. C B- 6BA 1DD Review unit
C NocturnaL Gorham 350 V-shaped Somewhat well-tuned with no errant peaks or dips, though limited by its resolution. B- C 2BA Treoo demo unit
C Simgot EK3 350 Bright neutral Technically decent if a little spicy up in the treble. C B- 2BA 1DD Review unit
C Simphonio VR1 2300 Mild V-shape C B- DD Third party unit
C Soranik ION-4 350 Neutral with bass boost Fairly detailed with good imaging performance, though tuning needs more refinement. C B- 1EST 2BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
C Stax SR-001 Mk1 w/ CES-A1 Discont. Neutral Sounds surprisingly dull and undetailed for a "true" electrostatic. B- C Electrostatic Third party unit
C Stax SR-001 Mk2 Discont. Mid-centric Slight technical improvement over the Mk1, though tuning remains largely the same. C B- EST Third party unit
C Symphonium Aurora 250 Warm neutral Fair standard warm-neutral tuning, limited by resolution. B- C 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Tralucent 1 Plus 5.2 2380 Balanced Tonally all over the place with a persistent lack of energy and bite in the higher frequencies. C B- 5BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 100 Neutral Well tuned, though not the most technical nor the most natural sounding. B- C 3BA Review unit
C Oriolus Finschi 180 Bright Energetic and bright, overall a well built hybrid that can be strident for some ears. B- C 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C AKG N40 400 Variable A rather typical hybrid tuned to the Harman Target. Nothing special especially for the asking price. B- C 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Empire Ears Zeus-XIV 2730 Bright neutral Top tier detail and resolution with poor tone and timbre reproduction. D S 14BA Music Sanctuary demo unit -4
C Audeze LCD-i3 (No Cipher) 900 Balanced Low distortion, high resolution and excellent clarity marred by poor tuning which destroys timbre. D S Planar Review unit
C Kumitate KL-Sanka B 1250 Bright U-shape Very, very spicy tuning that's not for everyone. Big bass response and sharp, piercing highs. D+ A- 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Kumitate KL-Sanka K 1250 Bright U-shape Very, very spicy tuning that's not for everyone. Big bass response and sharp, piercing highs. D+ A- 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
C IMR RAH Discont. Variable Not much point to the filter system when it's just varying degrees of mediocre. C- B 1Piezo 1Planar 1DD Third party unit
C Moondrop SSR 40 DF-neutral Probably as close as one can get to "true DF", though it's extremely shouty as a result. C- B DD Review unit
C Acoustune HS1503 400 V-shaped Shrill, odd timbre and way too intense for normal listening. C- B DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Audeze iSine 10/20 (No Cipher) 400 Unique Low distortion, high resolution and excellent clarity marred by poor tuning which destroys timbre. D S- Planar
Stereo SG demo unit
C Empire Ears Phantom 1800 Warm Heavy, rich and decadent. Way too coloured and ultimately a one-trick pony. C- B 5BA Zeppelin & Co demo unit 5
C FitEar EST 1300 Warm Smooth and relaxing listen, though definition is not its strong suit. B C- 1EST 1BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Ambient Acoustics MAD16 2500 Warm V-shape C- B 16BA Review loaner
C InEar StageDiver SD-4 600 Warm V-shape Needs more upper mids. Weird tonality caused by a mid-scoop. C- B 4BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C KBEar F1 40 Warm neutral Fairly normal "single BA tuning", nothing exceptional nor terrible. B C- BA Review unit
C Stax SR-002 500 Balanced Somewhat technical as expected of its estat tech, but sounds rather uneven and honky. C- B Electrostatic Third party unit
C TRI Starlight 800 U-shaped Painful sibilance due to uncontrolled upper treble. C- B 4EST 2BA 1DD Review unit
C JH Audio Layla 2725 Variable Suppressed upper mids and odd treble tuning. Decent technicalities. C- B 12BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C Hifiman RE2000 2000 Mild V-shape Lively sound with great technicalities and substandard tonality. C- B DD
A2A Melbourne demo unit
C BLON BL05 43 Bright V-shape A more technical but far less pleasing BL03. C C+ DD Review unit
C BGVP DMG 140 Bassy Decent tonal balance though bass response is not up to par. C+ C 4BA 1DD Review unit
C FiiO FA1 100 Neutral A pretty standard reference-style tuning that just works. C+ C BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C Final Audio LAB 1 Discont. Warm Pretty standard tuning that doesn't live up to its build, pricing or prestige. C C+ 2BA Third party unit
C Focal Sphear 150 Mild V-shape Good timbre, good bass and well-balanced tuning. C+ C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C 64 Audio A2e 500 V-shaped A rather interesting "V-but-also-not" signature. Can get a little hot in the treble. C C+ 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C AAW Halycon 1450 Variable A little too sluggish in the bass with fatiguing treble. C C+ 4EST 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Azla 01R Mk2 500 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C+ DD Third party unit
C Azla Horizon 300 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Campfire Orion Discont. Warm V-shape Uneven mids and lacking treble extension. C C+ BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C CCA CSN 15 V-shaped C+ C 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C Clear Tune Monitors CT-200 500 Neutral Fairly decent neutral tuning if not for the odd roll-off on both extremities. C+ C 2BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Custom Art Ei.3 Discont. Mild V-shape Oddly tuned upper mids, underwhelming detailing, mediocre imaging. C+ C 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Custom Art FIBAE 2 550 Warm Slight downsloping response with a generally platable tonality but uneven treble. C C+ 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C EarFun x Oluv Free 50 Bassy Bassy bordering on bleeding into the mids. Somewhat non-fatiguing but lacking resolution. C+ C 2DD Personal unit
C Eternal Melody EM-6W ? Warm A slight improvement over the EM-6 but still has issues with mid-bass bloat. C C+ 6BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Fatfreq 20.8 950 Warm C C+ 8BA
Showfloor demo unit
C FiiO FH1 90 V-shaped Surprisingly better tuned than its successor. Sparkly but non-sibilant treble with good bass response. C+ C 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C Final Audio F4100 350 Balanced Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids and one-note treble. C C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Final Audio F7200 550 Balanced Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids and one-note treble. C C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Final Audio Heaven 7 700 Neutral Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids and one-note treble. C C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Final Audio Heaven S Discont. Warm V-shape Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids and one-note treble. C C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C FitEar Aya 1650 Warm Slight warm tilt in tonality with uneven mids. C C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Grado iGe 100 U-shaped Generally mid-scooped with emphases in sub-bass and mid-treble. C+ C DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C Horluchs HL4300 700 Mild V-shape Nothing much to praise or rag on. Average tonality and technicalities. C C+ 3BA Third party unit
C Jomo Salsa 1050 Warm V-shape Slightly bloated and sharp-sounding signature, and somewhat odd midrange tonality. C C+ 4BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Klipsch T5 True Wireless 200 Neutral with bass boost A little nasally with muted upper mids with the usual limitations of a TWS. C C+ DD Third party unit
C Kumitate KL-Meteo 850 V-shaped Very bassy with a lower-mid scoop. A bit of an odd tonal profile all things considered. C C+ 4BA Treoo demo unit
C Kumitate KL-Sanka 1200 Warm V-shape Kind of a "nothing IEM" if I'm honest. Nothing bad nor good to say about it. C C+ 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
C KZ EDX Pro 14 V-shaped C+ C DD Review unit
C KZ ZAS 80 V-shaped C C+ 7BA 1DD Review unit
C KZ ZAX 60 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C+ C 7BA 1DD Review unit
C KZ ZS10 Pro 50 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C+ C 4BA 1DD Review unit
C KZ ZSN Pro X 20 V-shaped C+ C 1BA 1DD Review unit
C KZ ZSX 50 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C+ C 5BA 1DD Review unit
C LG Tone Free 150 U-shaped Sub-bass boosted with a slight downsloping bias. Not the worst in terms of TWS. C+ C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Meze 12 Classics 70 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C+ DD
AV One demo unit
C Monoprice Monolith M-TWE 100 V-shaped Feels like an attempt on a Harman-ish response, but ends up in an odd V-shape instead. C+ C DD Third party unit
C NocturnaL Avalon 500 Warm V-shape Too warm, too bloated, treble spike doesn't do enough to balance it all out. C C+ 3BA Treoo demo unit
C Onkyo E900 Discont. V-shaped Sharp and fatiguing, needs a bit more refinement up top. C C+ 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C QoA Pink Lady 150 V-shaped Sounds like a slightly warmer and less balanced version of the Adonis. C C+ 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C QoA Vesper 70 V-shaped Pretty much a dead ringer for the Pink Lady. C C+ 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C Rhapsodio Infinity Mk2 3600 Warm Nothing exceptional in either tonality or technical performance. C+ C 6BA Review loaner
C Shanling ME500 270 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C+ 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C Shozy B2 450 Warm Bass bleeds into the mids though treble somewhat balances it out. C+ C DD
Showfloor demo unit
C Shure Aonic 5 450 Neutral The spiritual successor to the SE535. A slight tonal problem but still equally dead with no extension. C+ C 3BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C Simgot EN700 Pro 150 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C Sony WF-XB700 150 U-shaped Very intense U-shaped signature leaning towards the bass. A little too imbalanced, but not the worst. C+ C DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C Tansio Mirai Land 600 Variable C C+ 2EST 3BA 1DD Review unit
C TFZ 2S 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ 4S 100 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Exclusive 1 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Exclusive 5 100 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Mylove 60 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C Tralucent 1 Plus 2.3 2100 Warm V-shape Bloated, oddly recessed mids, and not all that technical either. C C+ 2BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C Venture Electronics BIE 20 V-shaped Generic V-shaped DD with alright midrange tonality and technicalities. C+ C DD Third party unit
C VSonic VC02 Discont. Warm U-shape Severe upper-mid depression with sibilant treble. C C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C Westone W20 350 Warm A darker, arguably inferior variation of the typical GQ driver sound. C+ C 2BA Treoo demo unit
C Yamaha EPH100 Discont. V-shaped Interesting W-shaped signature with recessed lower and upper midrange. C C+ DD Third party unit
C Kinera Odin 800 Neutral Sounds like a rather basic tuning and a resolution not fitting of its driver count. C+ C 8BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Symphonium Audio Aurora 220 Warm neutral Solid tuning, though average in technicalities. C+ C 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Tin Audio T2 Pro 50 Bright neutral A T2 tuned with less sub-bass and more treble. High clarity but may not be for everyone. C C+ 2DD Review unit
C VSonic VS7 120 Warm A less fatiguing, less technical version of its predecessor. C+ C DD Review unit
C Alpha&Delta D6 95 Bright Well balanced bright response. Good detail and doesn't sound odd in any place. C+ C DD Review unit
C Earsonics EM10/Grace 2300 Warm Oddly low dynamics makes this sound rather dead and lifeless. C+ C 10BA Music Sanctuary demo unit 2
C Acoustune HS2000MX “SHO-笙-“ 2000 Bright D A DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Custom Art FIBAE 3 625 Mid-centric A clarity-focused IEM. Weak in staging, perhaps too thin on the note weight. C- B- 3BA Review unit -4
C Fatfreq 20.6 810 Warm C- B- 6BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Fearless Barcelona 120 Bassy C- B- 1BA 1DD Review unit
C FitEar Private 222 1050 Bright V-shape Sharp, almost piercing treble with surprisingly little air extension. C- B- 2BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C FitEar Private C435 Discont. Dark Quirky tuning with barely any treble extension. Not the most natural IEM. C- B- 5BA Third party unit
C IMR Aten 550 Variable Bass noticeably bleeds into the mids, with the classic piezo treble sharpness. C- B- Piezo DD Third party unit
C VSonic GR01 Discont. Neutral Dead-flat on FR and also dead-flat in imaging and dynamics. B- C- 2BA
LMUE demo unit
C Fearless Roland 1010 Dark An almost total lack of treble results in a muffled, dark presentation. D+ B 2EST 2BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Audiosense AQ7 500 Unique Sub-bass boost, odd midrange and rolled-off treble. Not for everyone. D+ B 6BA 1DD Review unit
C JH Audio Lola 1600 Variable Noticeable upper-mid recession and seems to work only with distortion guitars. Everything else is a wash. D+ B 6BA 2DD
AV One demo unit
C Lear LCM-BD4.2 1030 Bright V-shape Harsh, overly-textured and extremely fatiguing. Excellent technical ability completely shut down by tuning and timbre mismatch. D A- 4BA 2DD Treoo demo unit
C Tin HiFi T2000 110 V-shaped Pretty standard chifi V-shaped sound, nothing special. C C 2DD Review unit
C Campfire Satsuma 200 Warm Basically a rehashed Comet in a negative profile fit. C C BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C AAW A3H (2019) 290 V-shaped Emphasised midbass and upper mids. Generic hybrid. C C 2BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Campfire Comet 200 Warm Rolled-off at the top end, warm and bassy single-BA sound reminiscent of Final's offerings. C C BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Creative Aurvana Trio 250 Warm Surprising lack of BA timbre, but still rather average in technicalities. C C 3BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C Elysian Eros 400 Warm Typical "dual driver" sound. Not very impressive. C C 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Fearless Start 180 V-shaped Typical chifi V-shaped sound, nothing much to report on. C C DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C FitEar Air 2/Titan 1700 Warm V-shape Generic hybrid sound. Doesn't really perform up to par either. C C 1BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C iBasso IT01 110 V-shaped Nothing really stands out as "excellent" to me, but it does a lot of things well and little wrong. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Advanced S2000 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Alclair Versa 350 Warm V-shape No further comments; fairly standard warm-ish signature with middling technicalities. C C 2BA
Ear.Inc demo unit
C Alpha & Delta KS3 150 Mid-centric Shouty, lacking bass extension and ultimately too oddly coloured. C C DD Review unit
C Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Discont. U-shaped Focused and sharp treble response with a fairly well-controlled bass response. C C 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW 200 V-shaped Weirdly bloated, weirdly sibilant, not the best presentation. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Audiosense T800 300 V-shaped Generic tuning that's nothing special in terms of tonal accuracy nor technicalities. C C 8BA Treoo demo unit
C BGVP DMS 150 Warm Somewhat downsloping response but lacking that last bit of treble air. C C 6BA 1DD Review unit
C BGVP DS1 Pro 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C BLON BL01 23 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
C BLON BL-A8 Prometheus 85 Warm V-shape C C DD Review unit
C CatEar Mia 80 Bassy Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD Review unit
C CCA C12 50 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C C 5BA 1DD
Oardio demo unit
C CCA CST 20 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 2DD Third party unit
C Dynamic Motion DM200H 180 V-shaped Generic V-shaped hybrid without any special traits. C C 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C Empire Ears Bravado Mk2 800 Bassy Very recessed and unfocused mids with poor bass control. C C 2EST 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Fatfreq Musician 150 Warm neutral C C BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Fearless Tequila 400 Neutral Low dynamics, no treble extension, boring tuning. C C 6BA 1DD Review unit
C FiiO FD1 70 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
AV One demo unit
C FiiO FH1S 80 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C FitEar Air 2 2050 Warm V-shape Similar if not identical to the FitEar Titan. C C 1BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C FitEar Fitear 900 Warm Sounds like an even warmer variation of the F111. C C BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C Flicker Ear Norma 450 Dark Extremely warm, lacking definition and clarity. C C 4BA
Third party custom
C iBasso IT00 90 V-shaped Basically a IT01. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C iBasso IT01X 120 V-shaped C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C iBasso IT03w 260 Bright V-shape Its sibilant and sharp treble is a tough trait to endure. C C 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C IMR R1 Zenith Discont. Variable Not very detailed with a persistently odd tonal balance regardless of filters used. C C 1Piezo 1DD Third party unit
C Jomo Jazz 500 Warm neutral Feels like an attempt at an all-rounder signature, but forgot about tuning in upper treble. C C 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
C Jomo x Pantheon Percussion P3 500 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C KBEar TRI I4 70 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 1BA 1DD Review unit
C Kinera BD005 Pro 60 Mild U-shape Far better balanced in tonality than the original. Could use more damping the treble though. C C 1BA 1DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C Kinera IDUN Deluxe Discont. Neutral Doesn't sound too different from the original, though it depends on which unit you get... C C 2BA 1DD Third party unit
C Kinera IDUN 140 Warm neutral WARNING: wide unit variation noted. Varies between "weird V-shape" and "trying to be neutral". C C 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
C KZ BA10 60 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C C 5BA Review unit
C KZ DQ6 30 V-shaped C C 3DD Review unit
C KZ ED16 Discont. U-shaped Sibilant, sharp, and lacking any finesse in the bass. C C 2BA 1DD Third party unit
C KZ ZSN Pro 20 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C C 1BA 1DD
Oardio demo unit
C MEE M6 Pro 60 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD E1 demo unit
C NF Audio NF2u 200 Warm neutral Fairly balanced tonality, lacking treble extension and resolution. C C 2BA Review unit
C Noble Savanna 500 Bright neutral Fairly balanced tuning if not for a rather distracting treble spike. C C 4BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C Nuarl NT110 120 V-shaped Similar to the NT100. C C DD
Stereo SG demo unit
C Peacock Audio P1 200 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD Review unit
C QKZ AK6 10 V-shaped C C DD Third party unit
C QoA Mojito 400 Neutral Average tuning, average technicalities. C C 6BA Review unit
C RHA MA750 100 Mild V-shape Somewhat shouty with a conservative bass boost. C C DD
Stereo SG demo unit
C RHA T20i 200 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Stereo SG demo unit
C RHA TrueConnect 100 U-shaped Goes too far with the bass boost and treble can get a little too hot sometimes. C C DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C Satolex Tubomi DH298-A1Bk 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Satolex Tubomi DH302-A1Bs 130 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Satolex Tubomi DH310-A1SS 200 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Satolex Tumuri DH303-A1 100 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Shuoer H27 110 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C Sony XBA-300 300 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 3BA Third party unit
C Sony XBA-40 Discont. V-shaped General downsloping response with an odd upper midrange tuning. C C 4BA Third party unit
C Soundmagic E11 40 Mild U-shape A little suppressed in the upper mids but somewhat balanced out by a midtreble emphasis. C C DD E1 demo unit
C Symphonium Mirage 170 Warm Attempted neutral tuning that dies after the mids. C C BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C Technics EAH-AZ70W 250 U-shaped Sounds a bit all over the place. Weird lower-mid hole, sharp treble, no clear direction of what's going on. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C TFZ Balance 2M 200 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Exclusive 3 60 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Tequila 1 150 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 2DD
LMUE demo unit
C TFZ Ti Galaxy 30 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
LMUE demo unit
C Tiandirenhe TD1 25 V-shaped Generic V-shaped DD with alright midrange tonality and technicalities. C C DD Third party unit
C Tin HiFi T1 Plus 30 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
C Tin HiFi T5 130 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD Review unit
C Tipsy Dunmer Pro 200 Bright V-shape Rather forward treble and gets intense real fast. C C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C Tipsy Dunmer 120 Bassy Bass bleeds into the mids. The bassier of the Dunmer twins. C C DD Review unit
C Tripowin TC-01 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD Review unit
C TRN V90 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C 4BA 1DD Third party unit
C Unknown Custom UCD-2 220 Warm V-shape A common 2-driver signature with passable resolution. C C 2BA E1 demo unit
C Whizzer A15 70 Warm U-shape Slightly bloated, slightly sharp, not a great combination. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Zero Audio Carbo Basso ZH-DX210-CB 50 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Zero Audio Duoza ZH-DWX10 100 Warm V-shape A bit too far with the lower-mid emphasis. Some sibilance is noted. C C 2DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C JH Billie Jean 350 V-shaped Follows the JH house sound but otherwise nothing special. C C 2BA
AV One demo unit
C JVC HA-FW01 380 Dark Very heavy and very dark sounding IEM whose signature marrs technical ability slightly. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C NuForce HEM1 150 Neutral Reference tuning with tonal balance. Unfortunately limited by its technicalities. C C BA E1 demo unit
C Oriveti New Primacy 300 Warm neutral Rather balanced, almost neutral hybrid. All rounder. C C 2BA 1DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C Rose BR5 Mk2 305 Neutral Not a bad IEM, though plagued by BA timbre. Not the most technical but it does the job when called for it. C C 5BA Third party unit
C Shure SE535 500 Neutral Tonally dead. One-note bass. No treble worth mentioning. C C 3BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C Simgot EN700 100 Bright V-shape Good clarity and energetic signature. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Stealthsonics U2 250 V-shaped Sharp, emphasised treble and boosted bass, sounds more mainstream than audiophile. C C 1BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
C TFZ 5S 80 V-shaped Warm and somewhat slow in transients. Good timbre, average tuning. C C DD
LMUE demo unit
C Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10 "TF10" Discont. Warm Decent tonality and timbre. Not as detailed as the new kids on the block but has the fundamentals down. C C 3BA Personal unit
C KZ S2 50 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C C 1BA 1DD Review unit
C Edifier TWS1 50 V-shaped Decent bass response, subpar treble, overall passable. C C DD Third party unit
C AAW W100 Discont. V-shaped Bassy and has that typical "chifi DD" sound. C C DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C AVIOT TE-D01b/TE-D01d 177 V-shaped Standard V-shaped siganture with passable transients. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Campfire Lyra II 700 V-shaped Campfire's take on a V-shaped dynamic sound. Wouldn't call it exceptional. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Earsonics SM3 Discont. Warm Non-fatiguing, relaxing listen. "Normal". C C 3BA
AV One demo unit
C Fostex TE100 1800 Warm neutral A little boring and dead in dynamics. Not fun but not really reference either. Average. C C 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C JH Michelle 500 Warm Still sounds typically "JH" with a slightly V tuning, with slower transients and a non-fatiguing signature. C C 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C MEE Pinnacle P1 200 Warm V-shape Upper midrange emphasis with soft, warm bass. Nice for mainstream listening. C C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C Nuarl NT01 150 Warm V-shape Generic V-shaped tuning with not much clarity or detailing capability. C C DD
Oardio demo unit
C Nuarl NT100 100 V-shaped Generic V-shaped tuning that doesn't stand out technically from other similar IEMs. C C DD
Oardio demo unit
C TFZ King 100 V-shaped Better tuned than the 5S with a little extra treble which improves clarity and overall staging. C C DD
LMUE demo unit
C- FiiO FA7 300 Warm Boring, overly warm tuning that lacks detailing. C- C+ 4BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C- Acoustune HS1003 Discont. V-shaped Intensely V-shaped resulting in thinned-out, recessed mids. C- C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Advanced M4 40 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C+ C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Audio Technica ATH-IM03 450 Warm V-shape Decently technical but ruined by its sibilant treble. C- C+ 3BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- Audio Technica ATH-LS300 400 Warm V-shape Seems alright up till the treble. Very odd treble timbre. C- C+ 3BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- Audio Technica ATH-LS400 580 Warm V-shape Seems alright up till the treble. Very odd treble timbre. C- C+ 4BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- AZLA Orta 130 V-shaped Uneven mids, peaky treble, not a great listen. C- C+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- CCA C16 100 V-shaped Shouty and bassy at the same time. Not a great combo. C- C+ 8BA Third party unit
C- Clear Tune Monitors CT-500 Elite 800 Balanced Just a weird-sounding tuning that doesn't seem to fit any kind of classification. C- C+ 5BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Custom Art FIBAE 1 Discont. Bright Peaky, uneven mids and probably more uneven treble. C- C+ BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- Earsonics ES2 300 Mid-centric Slightly honky and lacking extension on both ends. C- C+ 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Earsonics ES3 400 U-shaped Typical Earsonics weirdness, though bass is well-controlled. C- C+ 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Final Audio FI-DO6SS ANT20 Discont. Warm Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids, one-note treble and a more downsloping response. C- C+ BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Final Audio Heaven 8 700 Warm Unique "Final single BA" sound; coloured mids, one-note treble and a more downsloping response. C- C+ BA Third party unit
C- Gold Planar GL20 150 Warm The usual "open-backed planar IEM" sound of "wonk". D- A+ Planar Third party unit
C- Hidizs Mermaid MS4 250 V-shaped Generic V-shape tuning with middling technicalities. C- C+ 3BA 1DD Third party unit
C- HUM TT 500 Neutral A misguided attempt at neutrality with virtually no treble extension. C+ C- 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- IMR R1 550 Variable Just various shades of wonky. Not recommended for the shout-intolerant. C- C+ 2DD Third party unit
C- InEar StageDiver SD-3 600 Warm Too much warmth, not enough balance and definition. C- C+ 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- Noble Dulce Bass 700 Warm V-shape A little bloated with the barest amount of treble required to balance the lower mids out. C- C+ 5BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- Shozy Black Hole Mini 650 Warm V-shape The bass roll-off issue of the original is somewhat fixed, though at the cost of everything else. C- C+ DD Review unit
C- Tin HiFI T1 36 Warm Could use some more high frequency response. Seems like squandered potential. C+ C- DD
Oardio demo unit
C- VSonic VSD2S Discont. Warm V-shape Dangerous combo of recessed upper mids and strong treble emphasis. C- C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C- VSonic VSD3S Discont. U-shaped Dangerous combo of recessed upper mids and strong treble emphasis. C- C+ DD
LMUE demo unit
C- Tin HiFi P1 170 Warm neutral One of the rare few IEM-style planars with proper tonal balance without EQ, but lacking detail retrieval. C+ C- Planar Review unit
C- Ultimate Ears UE5 Pro 600 Warm Dead dynamics, overly warm and congested. C+ C- 2BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Jabra Elite 75t 180 U-shaped Overdone sub-bass response, sharp treble, thin midrange. C- C+ DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C- HarmonicDyne P.D.1 380 U-shaped D+ B- 1Planar 1DD Review unit
C- Acoustune HS1001 Discont. V-shaped Very very deep V-shape resulting in recessed mids, bloated bass and piercing highs. D+ B- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Earsonics ES5 1150 Balanced Very, very uneven tuning. No clear direction, just sounds wrong. D+ B- 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Earsonics Velvet 850 U-shaped Lower-mid recession pushed too far with your usual Earsonics weirdness. D+ B- 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- FitEar Private 223 1030 Bright Sharp and fatiguing presentation. Treble really needs taming in this one. D+ B- 3BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Meze Rai Solo 200 V-shaped Very wonky upper-midrange tuning that's also shouty at the same time. D+ B- DD E1 demo unit
C- FiR M2 800 V-shaped Shrill, unnatural tone in an otherwise acceptable technical package. D B 1BA 1DD
Showfloor demo unit
C- AAW Nightingale 1000 Balanced Horribly tuned midrange that sounds wrong and lacks energy. D B Planar
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Earsonics S-EM9 1500 Balanced Honky, no upper mids, not a great experience. D B 9BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- EarWerkz Legend Omega Discont. Warm Tuning that is really a product of its time. Does not hold up well today. D B 8BA Third party unit
C- Fender FXA9 1300 Dark Pretty severe downsloping response, also results in low clarity and resolution. D B 6BA E1 demo unit
C- Tipsy Aurora 80 Warm neutral Very well-tuned, but not technical at all. B D BA Review unit
C- Spiral Ears SE5U 2000 Balanced Weird phasing, horrible tonal balance with near zero regard for treble. D B 5BA
Third party custom
C- Anthem Five E2 150 Bassy Lots of bass and not a lot of treble to balance it out. Alright midrange tone but resolution is poor. C C- 1BA 1DD
Review unit (custom)
C- 1More Quad Driver 200 Balanced Okay-ish technical ability in a mainstream tuning. Can get congested. C C- 3BA 1DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C- Advanced M3 80 Bassy Too much bass results in heavy tonal imbalance. Not great for timbre sticklers. C C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Audio Technica ATH-IM01 200 Warm Bloated and congested presentation. Needs more treble extension. C- C BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- Aurisonics Kicker Discont. V-shaped Rather generic tuning though with narrow staging and limited resolution. C- C DD Third party unit
C- Brainwavz B400 150 Neutral Dulled transients and dynamics makes this a boring listen. C C- 4BA Third party unit
C- Campfire Solstice 1500 Warm Doesn't sound like an Andromeda at all. A muddy, husky mess. C- C 5BA E1 demo unit
C- Cardas A8 350 Balanced A really weird take on neutrality. At least the bass is relatively well-controlled. C- C DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Cayin YB04 500 Balanced An odd take on neutrality that sounds weird and uneven. C- C 4BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Custom Art FIBAE ME 800 Warm Downsloping signature, bloated bass, and imprecise treble. C- C 6BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- Custom Art Pro330v2 Discont. Warm Boxy mids, slightly bloated, congested imaging, not great. C- C 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- Eternal Melody EM-4 ? Balanced Downsloping response with uneven mids. C- C 4BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Eternal Melody EM-6 ? Balanced Uneven mids, odd tonality, sounds like someone shoved drivers in there without any tuning. C- C 6BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Fatfreq Eden 220 Balanced A strange sounding monitor with no clear direction in its tuning. C- C 2BA Third party unit
C- Fatfreq Musician Plus 220 Warm C- C 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Fatfreq Musician Pro 370 Warm C- C 3BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Fatfreq Reference Plus 220 Warm neutral C- C 2BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Grado GR8 300 Warm neutral Weird mids, somewhat hot treble. Not... great. C- C DD
Jaben SG demo unit
C- Heir Audio Tzar 350 Discont. Bright Its detail would be appreciated if it didn't come with ear-splitting treble. C- C 2BA Third party unit
C- HiBy WH3 150 V-shaped Gives off that "generic V-shape" impression, but it's weirder than that on more listening. C- C 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Kinera SIF 30 V-shaped Bloated bass with sharp and sibilant treble. C- C DD E1 demo unit
C- KZ AS10 50 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C- C 5BA Third party unit
C- KZ ES4 30 V-shaped Has that ZS5/ZS6 signature: boosted bass and oddly piercing treble. C- C 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C- KZ ZS5 30 Bright U-shape Goes way too far with the treble emphasis. Very sharp and very fatiguing. C- C 2BA 2DD Third party unit
C- KZ ZS6 50 Bright U-shape Goes way too far with the treble emphasis. Very sharp and very fatiguing. C- C 2BA 2DD Third party unit
C- KZ ZSR 40 Bright U-shape Goes way too far with the treble emphasis. Very sharp and very fatiguing. C- C 4BA 2DD Third party unit
C- MUNITIO Bullet In-Ear Discont. V-shaped Deep V signature with bloated bass and piercing highs. C- C DD E1 demo unit
C- Phonak PFE Discont. Warm Somewhat warm-ish and non-offensive tonality, but with very flat-sounding dynamics. C C- 2BA Third party unit
C- Pioneer SE-CX9 300 Bassy Final-ish single BA tuning with the interesting "bass exciter" technology vibrating your ears with bass. C C- Exciter BA Personal unit
C- Shozy Rouge 180 V-shaped Sounds surprisingly to certain units of the Kinera IDUN (the same driver config too). C- C 2BA 1DD Review unit
C- Shure SE425 300 Neutral Reinforces the fact that Shure somehow hates upper treble. C- C 2BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C- TRN BA5 70 V-shaped Low resolution, passable tonality. C C- 5BA Third party unit
C- Ultimate Ears UE900S 400 Warm Very, very boxy and nasal midrange. Limited technical ability. C- C 4BA Third party unit
C- Westone W30 400 Warm Fairly balanced as far as Westones go, but still suffers from subpar definition. C- C 3BA Treoo demo unit
C- Zero Audio Carbo Doppio ZH-BX700 250 Neutral Severely lacking in treble extension and detailing. C C- 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Sennheiser IE40 Pro 100 Neutral An odd take on a balanced signature that sounds dead and lifeless. C C- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
C- Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 300 V-shaped Similar but not identical to its wired counterpart. A weirdly tuned V-shaped response. C- C DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Shanling ME100 120 V-shaped An odd take on the typical "chifi DD" sound, rolling off the bass for extra clarity at the expense of tonality. C- C DD Review unit
C- Stealthsonics U4 500 Warm An odd character, simultaneously bassy and thin at the same time. C- C 4BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Ultimate Ears Live 2200 Warm Soft, muddy, low resolution and lacks any sort of definition. C C- 6BA 1DD
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- AAW Nebula Two 150 U-shaped Excellent clarity and wide staging due to semi-open design. DD bass manages to shine through. C C- 1BA 1DD
Null Audio demo unit
C- Campfire Nova 500 Neutral with laid-back treble Somewhat dead-sounding with no shimmer or sparkle in the upper registers. C- C 2BA
ConnectIT demo unit
C- Fostex TE-02WP Discont. Neutral-bright Balanced and clear. Very good value. C C- DD
A2A Melbourne demo unit
C- Heygears Anora 80 Neutral with laid-back treble Very good tuning, well-balanced signature. C C- BA
LMUE demo unit
C- Super Audio "Supermeme" 2BA+2DD 150 V-shaped A decently tuned V-shaped hybrid with energetic upper midrange. May be intense for some. C- C 2BA 2DD Personal unit
C- HiBy Crystal6 Discont. Bright V-shape Surprisingly thin and sharp-sounding thing. At least it's somewhat technical. D+ C+ 6BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Kumitate KL-Kanon 1250 Variable Pot adjusts bass and lower mids. Intense V-shape, bright-and-shouty, and everything else in-between. D+ C+ 4BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Shuoer Singer 70 V-shaped Less "sing" and more "scream". Needs those upper-mids toned down, desperately. D+ C+ EST DD Review unit
C- Shuoer Tape Pro 130 V-shaped An attempt to fix the original Tapes by targeting not the upper mids, but the treble. Just makes things worse. D+ C+ DD
Oardio demo unit
C- Tin HiFi T2 Evo 60 Bright V-shape D+ C+ DD Review unit
C- Yinyoo Ash 20 V-shaped Wonky tone and sharp treble is not a great combo. D+ C+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C- Cayin Fantasy 800 Bright D B- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Earsonics EM32 1100 U-shaped Lots of bass, recessed lower mids, strange upper mids, just an oddball all round. D B- 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- JH Audio Jolene 1800 Variable Really only usable at-or-near max bass settings. Honky, lacking upper mids and just wonky overall. D B- 8BA 4DD
AV One demo unit
C- Ocharaku Flat-4 Akakeyaki 800 Bright As with the other Flat-4s, rather weird and imaging with an intensely shouty and uneven midrange. D B- 2DD Third party unit
C- Ocharaku Flat-4 Akazakura 800 Bright V-shape As with the other Flat-4s, rather weird and imaging with an intensely shouty and uneven midrange. D B- 2DD Third party unit
C- Ocharaku Flat-4 Kaede Type 1 Discont. Bright V-shape As with the other Flat-4s, rather weird and imaging with an intensely shouty and uneven midrange. D B- 2DD Third party unit
C- Ocharaku Flat-4 Kaede Type 2 750 Bright As with the other Flat-4s, rather weird and imaging with an intensely shouty and uneven midrange. D B- 2DD Third party unit
C- Ocharaku Flat-4 Ti Plus 1000 Bright V-shape As with the other Flat-4s, rather weird and imaging with an intensely shouty and uneven midrange. D B- 2DD Third party unit
C- UFOEar UFO-111 200 U-shaped Truly wild-and-whacky tonality that makes most instruments sound wrong. Pretty decent resolution though. D B- 1BA 1DD Review unit
C- Rhapsodio Zombie 1800 Bassy Not the cleanest bass and with coherency issues that shouldn't exist for an IEM of its asking price. D B- 8BA 1DD Review unit
C- Advanced Elise 30 Bassy Boomy and heavy sounding. Smoothed over details but not the worst out there. C- C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Campfire Polaris V2 500 Bassy Overwhelming amounts of bass only slightly balanced out by a midtreble emphasis. C- C- 1BA 1DD Third party unit
C- Elysian Minerva 900 Warm V-shape Wonky tone with blunted notes, not very revealing. C- C- 4BA
Showfloor demo unit
C- Fearless Crystal Pearl 200 Warm Veiled, weird sounding and lacking details. C- C- 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
C- 1More Dual Driver Discont. Warm Somewhat balanced tonality though not the greatest in technical performance. C- C- 1BA 1DD
AV One demo unit
C- Advanced 747 60 Bassy Way too much bass. Interferes with instrument timbre and not even that detailed either. C- C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- CCA NRA 20 Warm V-shape C- C- 1MS 1DD Third party unit
C- Clear Tune Monitors CT-300 Pro 600 Warm Overly-bloated and warm with virtually zero definition. C- C- 3BA
Jaben SG demo unit
C- I-INTO i8 25 Balanced Somewhat downsloping signature. It's an IEM that exists. C- C- 3DD Third party unit
C- KZ ZEX 20 Warm V-shape C- C- 1MS 1DD Review unit
C- KZ ZS3 10 V-shaped Simple DD tuning. It's an IEM that exists. C- C- DD
Oardio demo unit
C- Meccaudio ME-04 Discont. Neutral A not-quite-neutral "neutral" monitor. C- C- 4BA E1 demo unit
C- Noble Django 1000 Warm Lower-mid bloat and lacking definition. C- C- 6BA
Stereo SG demo unit
C- Pai Audio DM2A 140 V-shaped Weird midrange. Oddly similar to the Kinera IDUN. C- C- 2BA 1DD Third party unit
C- Stax SR-001 Mk1 Discont. Mid-centric Sounds like an old-school on-ear headphone from the 80s. C- C- Electrostatic Third party unit
C- TRN MT1 5 V-shaped C- C- DD Third party unit
C- Venture Electronics Duke Discont. Warm Oddly tuned dynamic, but at least it's not the Monk IEs. C- C- DD
Third party custom
C- WG T-One 100 V-shaped Lacks definition, lacks resolution, weird V-shaped tuning. C- C- DD Review unit
C- Zero Audio Carbo Singolo ZH-BS150-CS 170 Warm neutral Lacks definition and has virtually zero upper treble. C- C- BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Kinera Idun (Deluxe) 140 V-shaped Not a bad hybrid, considering Kinera's track record. C- C- 2BA 1DD Third party unit
C- Oriveti Basic 100 Bassy Lots of sub-bass rumble with an energetic midrange. Roll-off for non-fatigue. C- C- DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
C- Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear 100 V-shaped Fuzzy, typical V-shaped sound but nothing too egregious. C- C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
C- Westone 4R Discont. Dark Low resolution, extremely blunted and narrow imaging. C- C- 4BA Third party unit
C- Whizzer A-HE03 "Kylin" 160 Warm V-shape Odd tonality and lacklustre technical ability overall. C- C- 2BA 1DD Review unit
C- Noble Falcon 156 V-shaped Harsh midrange with strong bass and treble. Very mainstream sound. C- C- DD
Stereo SG demo unit
C- BGVP Q2 100 Bright neutral Poor bass, thin notes, shouty midrange and sharp treble. C- C- 2BA Review unit
D+ Advanced M5-5D 650 Bright neutral An otherwise capable hybrid unfortunately let down by its ridiculous treble spike. D+ C 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D+ fineEars TSH-HR1000K 70 V-shaped Pretty decent tonality but is severely lacking details. C D+ DD Third party unit
D+ Kennerton Jimo 300 Bassy Cloying, overpowering bass response. Truly a muddy IEM. D+ C 2DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D+ KZ ASF 60 V-shaped One of those "weird KZs". Midrange scooped out, slightly shouty, not great. D+ C 5BA Review unit
D+ KZ ASX 100 V-shaped One of those "weird KZs". Midrange scooped out, slightly shouty, not great. D+ C 10BA Review unit
D+ KZ S4 Discont. V-shaped Extreme V with very shouty mids, piercing treble and bloated bass. D+ C DD Third party unit
D+ Noble M3 600 V-shaped Strident and harsh midrange only saved by its somewhat competent bass presentation. D+ C 1MS 1DD
Munkong Gadget demo unit
D+ Ocharaku Co-Donguri Shizuku S2 50 V-shaped Not an improvement over the original, that's for sure. D+ C DD Third party unit
D+ Ocharaku Co-Donguri Shizuku Discont. V-shaped Spiciness as expected of an Ocharaku. More shouty than bright, and weirdly thin. D+ C DD Third party unit
D+ Ocharaku Donguri Keyaki 400 Bright V-shape It's not necessarily V-shaped... but certainly very sharp. D+ C DD Third party unit
D+ Ocharaku Donguri Ti Plus 500 V-shaped Spiciness as expected of an Ocharaku. More shouty than bright, and weirdly thin. D+ C DD Third party unit
D+ Shure SE315 200 Dark Honky mids, limp bass, no upper treble. D+ C BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
D+ Rose Mini2 110 Warm It's somewhat natural in timbre but lacks a lot of technical proficiency. C D+ 2BA Third party unit
D+ Unique Melody ME1 760 Warm Soft transients, low definition and odd timbre makes this the worst planar I've listened to. D- B Planar
Stereo SG demo unit
D+ Warbler Prelude 1100 Dark Rolled off on both ends with a very typical single-BA sound. D+ C BA
Third party custom
D+ Audio Technica ATH-IEX1 1200 V-shaped Sounds weird, sounds wrong, needs a complete overhaul. D C+ 2BA 2DD
Stereo SG demo unit
D+ Jade Audio EA3 50 Bright V-shape Painful treble. Very painful. D C+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
D+ KBEar Neon 50 Neutral C+ D BA Review unit
D+ LZ A4 Pro 250 Variable D C+ 3BA 1DD Review unit
D+ Noble Trident 400 Warm V-shape Strident. D C+ 3BA
Stereo SG demo unit
D+ Hifiman RE1000 1000 V-shaped A strange take on a V response. Intense yet with no upper treble to speak of. D C+ DD
A2A Melbourne demo unit
D+ Advanced GT3 Superbass 200 Balanced Acceptable resolution though the tone is off in many ways. Filters don't seem to address that issue. C- D+ DD Personal unit
D+ Cozoy Trio 450 Unique Odd tuning, doesn't sound too bad but it's overall not very impressive at all. C- D+ 3BA E1 demo unit
D+ IMR Semper 1300 Variable An incoherent mess with bloated bass and piercing-sharp treble. D+ C- 2EST Piezo Planar DD Third party unit
D+ KZ AS16 125 V-shaped Nothing much to say; typical KZ-style tuning with shouty midrange and subpar technicalities. C- D+ 8BA
Oardio demo unit
D+ Master & Dynamic MW07 Go 200 V-shaped Not much different from the MW07. D+ C- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D+ Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus 300 V-shaped Not much different from the MW07. D+ C- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D+ Master & Dynamic MW07 300 V-shaped Tonally imbalanced, with too much of the mids being pushed back into the mix. D+ C- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D+ Shure SE215 100 V-shaped Sounds like a typical dynamic IEM. Slightly bloated bass and narrow staging. C- D+ DD
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
D+ Symphonium Audio Mirage 150 Dark Typical single-BA sound that doesn't offer anything special. C- D+ BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
D+ Tripowin TP10 50 Bright V-shape Skewed towards the higher frequencies with wonky mids and your average KZ technicalities. D C 5BA Review unit
D+ Westone W40 500 Warm V-shape Overbearing lower mids, weird treble, odd tonality overall. Definitely a Westone. D C 4BA Treoo demo unit
D+ NXEars Opera 800 Warm One word: bloat. D- C+ 8BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D+ Fearless S5T 330 Warm Tonally off and lacking details. Not enough bite or energy either. D+ D+ 5BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
D+ Unknown Custom Juno 640 Variable Something odd going on in the midrange. Same issues in resolution. D+ D+ 6BA E1 demo unit
D+ Unknown Custom Quad 2.0 390 V-shaped Low-resolution, low-detail, passable tonality. D+ D+ 4BA E1 demo unit
D+ Westone W60 1000 Warm A little better tuned than your average Westone, but suffers from the usual lack of definition. D+ D+ 6BA Treoo demo unit
D+ Kinera SEED 50 Balanced Lacking in bass extension and tonally skewed too much to the higher frequencies. D+ D+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
D+ Advanced Model X Discont. V-shaped Extreme treble and bass response to a fault. D+ D+ DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D+ Jaybirds Vista 180 V-shaped Extremely scooped out midrange with piercing treble. D+ D+ DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D Earsonics Blade 610 Warm Typical Earsonics house sound of "screwed up midrange", now with DD bass. D C- 2BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Earsonics Stark 1540 Warm Typical Earsonics house sound of "screwed up midrange", now with DD bass. D C- 4BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D 1More Triple Driver 100 V-shaped Subpar tuning with unfortunately thin midrange. Flat bass, not in a good way. C- D 2BA 1DD
Stereo SG demo unit
D Advanced GT3 200 V-shaped Sharp, shrill and overall unpleasant. C- D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Advanced M5-1D 400 V-shaped Typical chifi DD sound. Nothing special. C- D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Eternal Melody EM-2 290 V-shaped It just sounds "meh" to be. Nothing much to say. C- D 2BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D 1More Piston 15 V-shaped Tonally alright, technically distrastrous. C- D DD
AV One demo unit
D Advanced Sleeper 20 Bassy Too much bass, not enough clarity, and definitely not enough resolution. C- D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Aroma Shock Discont. V-shaped At least its technicalities aren't as bad as its tonality. D C- 2EST 2BA
AV One demo unit
D KZ ED Special Edition 7 V-shaped Certainly an eSpecially V-shaped set. D C- DD Third party unit
D LH Verb 40 V-shaped Midrange is pushed all the way back and if that doesn't push you away, the treble will. D C- DD Third party unit
D LZ A2 Pro 140 V-shaped D C- 2BA 1DD Review unit
D MUNITIO Billets Discont. Bassy Extremely, extremely bloated. Absolutely zero sense of anything "balance". D C- DD E1 demo unit
D oBravo Cupid 270 V-shaped Incoherent, broken imaging, overly-shouty, sharp treble, just a cacophony. D C- Planar DD Review unit
D Qudelix Qx-over 30 Bassy D C- 2DD Review unit
D RHA CL2 900 V-shaped Some of the weirdest mids around, oddly shouty with no cohesiveness in its tonality. D C- Planar
AV One demo unit
D Shozy x AAW Hibiki SE Discont. V-shaped All around wonky with the weirdest timbre I've heard in a dynamic driver. D C- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Sennheiser IE80S 350 V-shaped Warm, bassy, congested and lacking in dynamics. Oddly sharp yet lacking in sparkle C- D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Astrotec Delphinus 5 500 Balanced Sounds plain wrong. Instruments are nowhere close to how they should on proper gear. D- C 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Effect Audio Symphony 890 Warm A muddy, overly warm sound with that struggles with surface-level detailing. D D+ 3BA Third party unit
D Campfire Dorado (2020) 1100 V-shaped Bloated bass just barely saved by a midtreble peak. Most of its resolution seem to come from its BA driver. D D+ 1BA 1DD Third party unit
D Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Extra Bass (SF5EB) Discont. Bassy The world's first hybrid IEM. Very dated sound, with far too much bass and not enough resolution. D D+ 1BA 1DD Personal unit
D Ambient Acoustics AM7 1750 Variable Unreliable switches, mediocre technical ability and the tone is slightly off. D+ D 7BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D B&O Beoplay E8 350 Balanced An extremely odd take on a neutral sound signature that simply doesn't work. D+ D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Fidue A71 80 Bassy Boomy and bleeds into the mids. Not a lot of definition. D+ D 2DD E1 demo unit
D AAW ACH/Kingfisher 190 Warm Persasive warmth just puts a blanket on all the transients. Lacks definition. D+ D 1Piezo 1BA 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D CCA A10 60 Bright V-shape Typical KZ-style tuning with even shoutier midrange. D+ D 5BA
Oardio demo unit
D Fearless Crystal Ball 200 Warm V-shape Definitely evokes real "Westone" vibes here. D D+ 2BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
D HiFi Boy OS V3 150 Warm neutral Bloated, lacks definition and treble extension too. D+ D 2BA 1DD E1 demo unit
D Massdrop x MEE Planamic 150 V-shaped Severely lacks resolution and in dire need of tonal refinements. D+ D Planar Review unit
D Origami Audio Silver 900 Warm A slow, plodding mess without the courtesy of having a decent tuning. D+ D DD E1 demo unit
D Sound Linear Fitz 3X Discont. Balanced An attempt at neutrality, but looks like someone forgot that upper-mids exist. D D+ 3BA E1 demo unit
D Westone W50 800 Warm Per usual: Westone's stubborn downsloping tuning with abysmal technical performance. D D+ 5BA Treoo demo unit
D Jomo Haka 365 Dark Mushy, blobby and low resolution. D+ D BA
Euphoria Audio demo unit
D Sennheiser IE500 Pro 600 Dark Heavy, undefined sound with bloated bass and little energy. D+ D DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D 1More Stylish 100 Bassy Pretty standard "consumer signature" that panders to those who want bass and nothing else. D+ D 2DD E1 demo unit
D Audiofly AF160 430 Dark Not just dead but almost completely devoid of treble. Double whammy. D D+ 3BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
D Jomo PLB 510 Dark Bloated, congested and oh-so-slow. D+ D 3BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
D AAW A2H-Pro V2 220 Dark Good coherency but sub-par tuning and sluggishy slow. C- D- 1BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
D KZ ZST 30 V-shaped Decent bass. Odd timbre. Odd tuning. C- D- 1BA 1DD Third party unit
D Ambient Acoustics AM16 Discont. Balanced Sounds weird and is completely average in pure technicalities. Disappointing. D D 16BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Ambient Acoustics AM24 Discont. Balanced See above. Perhaps even slightly worse. D D 24BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Fearless ACME8 1100 Bassy Weird and bloaty bass in conjunction with tonally weird midrange. D D 8BA
Music Sanctuary demo unit
D 1More Single Driver 40 Bright V-shape Shouty with bass bleed sprinkled in. D D DD
AV One demo unit
D Audio Technica ATH-LS50 60 Bassy Really weird and wonky tonality. Really struggles to resolve... things. D D 2DD
Stereo SG demo unit
D BGVP Zero 80 Warm I have no idea what this is trying to accomplish. D D DD
Oardio demo unit
D Campfire Equinox 1500 Bassy Extremely different from the Atlas. It's a lot worse. D D DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D FAAEAL Hibiscus 40 Balanced D D DD Third party unit
D Future Sonics G10 220 V-shaped Shouty, bassy, yet oddly dull. D D DD Third party unit
D Kinera BD005 30 Bassy Bass is begging to be reined in on this one. D D 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
D NXEars Basso 500 Warm V-shape Definitely evokes real "Westone" vibes here. At least it has treble. D D 4BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Sennheiser IE80 Discont. V-shaped An oddly-tuned, technically-underwhelming set that has not aged well. D D DD Third party unit
D Unknown Custom UCD-3 270 Warm Mushy, blunted transients with a warm yet strangely sibilant tuning. D D 3BA E1 demo unit
D NuForce Primo 8 500 Dark Tone is off, detailing is low, things sound wrong. Lies on a spectrum of "average" to "no". D D 4BA E1 demo unit
D Sound Linear Fitz 10 Flat 2200 Balanced It sounds dead and boring. Nothing about it stands out at all. D D 10BA E1 demo unit
D Audio Technica ATH-CK3TW 100 V-shaped Loose and uncontrolled bass in combination with a sharp and piercing treble. D D DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D Earsonics SM64v2 500 Warm Weirdly incoherent and disjointed. Good warmth, though. D D 3BA
AV One demo unit
D TFZ 3S 65 V-shaped It's okay. It's a Chinese dynamic IEM, nothing special. D D DD
LMUE demo unit
D- Campfire Vega (2020) 900 Bassy Uncontrolled bass, lacks definition and with barely any resolution. D+ D- DD Third party unit
D- ddHiFi Janus 250 Mid-centric Someone forgot to tune bass into this... thing. D- D+ DD
AV One demo unit
D- Sony WF-SP800N 220 Bassy It's all bass. D- D+ DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D- Westone UM Pro 50 750 Dark In true Westone fashion: the "downslope" signature at its worst. D- D+ 5BA Treoo demo unit
D- Nuforce HEM4 330 Warm Dead as a doornail. Missing bits and pieces in its tuning. D+ D- 2BA
Jaben SG demo unit
D- Nuforce HEM6 450 Warm Refer to the above. D+ D- 3BA
Jaben SG demo unit
D- Campfire Honeydew 250 Bassy Bloated bass, recessed upper-mids, generally off-tone, and simply lacking surface-level detailing. D- D DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D- Dethonray Tender I 640 Balanced D- D Planar Review unit
D- oBravo Ra 21 C 7000 Unique Noted tuning improvements over its predecessor, but still a fundamentally flawed IEM design. D- D 1AMT 1DD E1 demo unit
D- Raycon E25 80 V-shaped It's a lot of bass. A ridiculous amount of bass. Bloated, muddy and piercing all at the same time. D- D DD Personal unit
D- Seahf AWK-009 15 Bright Phasing issues, weirdly incoherent and yet a strangely compelling listen. D D- DD Third party unit
D- Shozy Elsa 750 Warm D- D 5BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D- Westone UM Pro 10 150 Dark Attempted neutrality but someone forgot the treble. D D- BA Treoo demo unit
D- Westone UM Pro 20 300 Warm V-shape In true Westone fashion: the "downslope" signature at its worst, with a random treble spike to boot. D- D 2BA Treoo demo unit
D- Westone UM Pro 30 500 Warm V-shape In true Westone fashion: the "downslope" signature at its worst, with a random treble spike to boot. D- D 3BA Treoo demo unit
D- RHA CL750 100 Bright Ear-piercing treble makes it hard to listen to. D- D DD
AV One demo unit
D- Shozy x AAW Hibiki 60 Bright Sharp, shrill tonality. Average everything else. D D- DD Personal unit
D- Audio Technica ATH-CKS5TW 150 Dark Muddy bass with virtually nonexistent treble. D D- DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D- Rhapsodio Clipper 55 Bassy Lots and lots of bass. Slams you in the face with bass. D D-
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
D- Effect Audio King Arthur 7000 Dark A joke, both in price and sound. Nobody's laughing. D- D- 16BA Third party unit
D- Westone W10 250 Dark Attempted neutrality but someone forgot the treble. D- D- BA Treoo demo unit
D- TFZ 1S 40 V-shaped A little bloated at times and definitely congested. D- D- DD
LMUE demo unit
D- Audio Technica ATH-CKR7TW 250 Bright Shrill, sharp and screams in your face. D- D- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
D- Kinera YH263 70 Bassy Almost nothing but bass. Zero semblance of any sort of balance. D- D- DD Review unit
E Hifiman RE800 700 Bright No bass extension, piercing highs, all round simply just... unpleasant. E B DD
AV One demo unit
E RHA CL1 280 Bright So much treble to the point where nothing sounds correct. Like raining metal balls on a tin roof. E B DD
AV One demo unit
E Empire Ears EVR Mk2 950 Neutral Not even the vocals; just terribly unnatural everything. E B- 2EST 3BA
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
E Unique Melody 3DD-Ti 700 Bright It's not the quantity of the treble, but the quality. Reserved only for the most esoteric of tastes. E C+ 3DD
Stereo SG demo unit
E Final Audio LAB 2 7400 Unique Fancy artisanal garbage that fails at the very thing it's supposed to be: an IEM. E C DD Third party unit
E Hifiman TWS600 200 Mid-centric Telephonic mess. The worst TWS IEM I have ever heard. E C- DD
ConnectIT demo unit
E Kinera H3 100 V-shaped Completely off timbre, extremely recessed midrange and sharp, painful treble. E C- 2BA 1DD Personal unit
E Campfire IO 300 Balanced Tonality and timbre is all sorts of wrong. Lacks the technicalities to redeem it. E D 2BA Third party unit
E Fender Thirteen 6 1800 Dark Instruments sound wrong. Everything is underwater. Help. E D 6BA 1DD E1 demo unit
E Astrotec Volans 330 Warm Mediocre tuning, virtually zero technicalities, no redeeming qualities. D E DD Review loaner
E Final Audio Adagio 3 60 V-shaped A case study on how NOT to do a V-shape. E D DD
Jaben SG demo unit
E JH Audio Diana 700 Dark Mushy transients and the detailing capability of free phone earbuds. E D 3BA
ConnectIT demo unit
E Shozy Ceres 180 Warm E D 1BA 1DD Review unit
E AAW A2H Pro V1 Discont. Dark Dead, bloated, congested. Feels like I have to strain to hear even surface-level detailing. D E 1BA 1DD
Jaben SG demo unit
E Sensaphonics 2MAX 850 Bright neutral Odd timbre. Technical ability isn't even that great. E D 2BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
E Sensaphonics 2X-S 750 Bright neutral Sharp and shrill yet surprisingly dead. Like shoving blunted icepicks into your ears. E D 2BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
E Sensaphonics 3MAX 1050 Warm It's a slight improvement over the 2MAX but not by much. E D 3BA
Jaben Melbourne demo unit
E Geek Wold GK3 20 Dark Incoherent, imaging is all over the place and sounds like a mess. E D- 3DD Third party unit
E Shozy x AAW Pola 800 Dark Dark, muffled, veiled, muddy, congested etc. etc. basically every permutation of similar descriptors. E D- 2EST 1DD
Zeppelin & Co demo unit
E Fischer Omega Spark 60 Bright Someone should harvest their drivers for tweeters since I hear nothing below the upper mids. E E DD E1 demo unit
E LEAR NatroSound NS-U1 250 Variable An IEM that supposedly sacrifices tuning for staging, ends up killing both. E E 2DD Treoo demo unit
E Sendiy M1221 200 V-shaped It literally sounds out of phase. It's an accomplishment in itself. E E 1BA 1DD E1 demo unit
E VE Monk IE Smalls Discont. Dark Sounds exactly like what would happen if you shoved an earbud driver into an IEM housing. E E DD Third party unit
F VE Monk IE Biggie Discont. Dark Absolute mud and congestion. Could work as a subwoofer since it barely plays anything above 500Hz anyways. F E DD Third party unit
F SIA complimentary earphones 0 Dark Its full potential can only be unleashed by an Airbus A380. F F DD Personal unit
F Oppo MH130 14 Complete failure The horribleness of this can only be experienced in real life. F F DD Third party unit

 

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