While retaining the estimable clarity of the much-praised B3 the B3S is tuned quite differently–more forward, bassier, louder and less […]

Bosshifi B3S

Focal Sphear—warm, refined and very natural-sounding IEM from the high-end French speaker maker. Solidly (if not lavishly) built and easy […]

Focal Sphear

Thinksound TS02—light, very comfortable and easy-to-drive woody; isolation is below average because of vented shells.  Tonality is warm and syrupy, […]

Thinksound TS-02

Happy Trails – Quicksilver Messenger Service Basically two side-long, brain-frying versions of Bo Diddley songs, this 1969 record still sounds timeless. […]

November Part 1

Klipsch X11i—featherweight, extremely comfortable BA with very good isolation; however fragile-looking cable is extremely microphonic. Signature is warm, laid-back and […]

Klipsch X11i

RHA MA750i—Upgraded for  superior build quality, design and packaging, though these just make the cut sonically. Comfortable despite the heavy […]

RHA MA-750

RBH EP-2—very nicely built, comfortable dynamic with outstanding isolation. A classic “consumer” tuning, with substantially enhanced but well-controlled, musical subbass […]


TFZ Series 5—an aggressive L-shaped DD dominated by boosted, rumbling  subbass. These are the opposite of a neutral stage monitor– […]

TFZ Series 5

PIONEER SE-CH9T—highly touted dynamic which capably walks the tricky line between being reference-revealing and consumer-fun. Comfortable, with good isolation; build […]

Pioneer SE-CH9T

MusicMaker TK-13— a more refined,  less brutally forceful update of the giant-sounding TK-12; slightly warmer and more V-shaped with palpably […]

MusicMaker TK-13

MusicMaker TW1—aesthetically pleasing, comfortable little microdriver whose signature is highly dependent on source and tips—bass, in particular can sound either […]

MusicMaker TW1