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KZ has released their new model: KZ DQ6S

KZ has released their new model: KZ DQ6S

Hi everyone, Today, KZ, an In-Ear Monitor (IEM) headphone maker, has launched a new IEM model: the KZ DQ6S: This IEM should be an optimized version of the KZ DQ6 and is a collaboration between KZ and HBB. It has the same 10mm and the same dual 6mm drivers as the KZ DQ6. It is just tuned differently. How well will it sound? That’s something we’ll need to figure out. I have enjoyed the original KZ DQ6 sound, so I…

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KZ ZEX Pro Unboxing and initial sound impressions

KZ ZEX Pro Unboxing and initial sound impressions

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing my KZ ZEX Pro Unboxing photos as well as my initial impressions review. The KZ ZEX Pro is the “upgraded” version of the previously released KZ ZEX IEM. This model is also known as the KZ x Crinacle CRN due to it being a collaboration between KZ and Crinacle. The KZ ZEX Pro features a dynamic driver, and electret driver, and a 30095 Balanced Armature that KZ normally uses on its hybrid IEMs. The regular…

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Upcoming Reviews

Upcoming Reviews

UPDATE 1/15/2022: The KZ ZEX Pro Review is now live. You can read it here. Hi everyone, On the following days, I will be writing about the following 2 products: KZ ZEX Pro I have finally received the KZ ZEX Pro, which is a 3-driver per side IEM. I’m currently listening to it. Groove Onn CD Player with FM Radio I found this CD Player at Walmart and was cheap enough to grab one. I will be testing it soon.

KZ ZEX Unboxing and Sound Impressions

KZ ZEX Unboxing and Sound Impressions

Hi everyone, Today, we will be looking at the KZ ZEX. This is a 2-driver IEM featuring a dynamic driver and an “electrostatic” (electret) driver. This is their first IEM with this configuration, being their first hybrid to feature an electret driver. Unboxing The box we get is the typical KZ box. Inside, we can see both units. The design is also similar to previous KZ models: Included are also an additional set of tips and the usual cable. I…

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Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago, I got the LG GP96Y (GP96YB70) External Slim CD/DVD drive. This drive is marketed as a Multi-OS drive with compatibility with Android and compatible TV’s. One thing that some LG drives have is that they can mount a disk as a FAT32 filesystem, allowing browsing the disc on systems that do not officially support disc drives. What I did not know is that when an Audio CD is inserted, it can mount it and show…

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Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Hi everyone, As a long-time user of Tidal, I’ve been enjoying the app for my music listening sessions, except that it did not support MQA (Tidal Masters) bitstreaming to USB DACs. This meant that the audio always got resampled to either 48Khz at first, and then to 192Khz in later versions. Up until several weeks ago, this was the case. We were forced to use third-party apps like USB Audio Player Pro or the Hiby Music app which added MQA…

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KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

Hi everyone, Today, I got the KZ DQ6. This IEM contains 3 dynamic drivers per side, which is a bit different than the usual BA and dynamic drivers combination they usually make. It is made of a single 10mm “Xun” unit that handles the bass and 2x 6mm drivers that handles the mids and treble. KZ is well known to experiment with different driver configurations and this is no exception. We’ll see how they perform below. Unboxing The box is…

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Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hi everyone, It seems Hidizs released today a firmware for the Hidizs AP80 and AP80 Pro Digital Audio Players (DAP). The only improvement here seems to be the addition of MQA support. The new firmware version is 1.5 for the AP80 Pro and 2.3 for the AP80 The official changelog for both firmware states the same: You can download the firmware for these players at the following links: Hidizs AP80 v2.3 Hidizs AP80 Pro v1.5 This update comes as Hidizs…

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The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll present you the Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player. Yes, a CD Player, and this one has Bluetooth in it. As you may know, nowadays people use streaming services to listen to music, which includes services with lossless audio quality. However, some people also prefer to buy CDs and listen to them, as some may argue that CDs offer better quality than lossless streaming services. Others buy them to collect them. I’m one of the few who…

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Starting the 2021 year with new Audio Gear

Starting the 2021 year with new Audio Gear

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I wrote about how my 2020 was in terms of audio gear. Today, I’ll be talking about my initial purchases and what’s to come over the next few days and weeks. I’m always looking to try new digital audio players and DACs mainly, followed by some headphones, usually from KZ. This year, I’m starting it with new products from Hiby, Hidizs, and Fiio. Let’s see the products below. Hiby R2 The Hiby R2 is Hiby’s newest ultra-portable…

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