Category Archives: Headphone

Soundpeats Air3 Pro True Wireless ANC Earphones review – High Performing

Welcome to my review of the Soundpeats Air3 Pro TWS earphones with ANC that retail for £59.

Key Features / Specifications

– 35db Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Technology
– QCC3046 & Bluetooth5.2 & aptX-Adaptive, AAC, SBC
– Low latency & Game Mode 60ms Ultra-Low Latency
– 12mm driver , 4 mics (2 mics per earbud)
– Battery 6 hours with ANC off, 5 hours ANC on, plus battery case gives 20 hours in total
– Weight case 35g, earbud 4.5g
– 2022 VGP GOLDEN AWARD
– In ear detection

The Touch Controls

– Double-tap L or R to play/pause the music
– Press R to increase the volume
– Press L to decrease the volume
– Click and hold R to go to the next song
– Press L to re-track
– Triple-click L or R to activate the voice assistant
– Normal Mode/ANC Mode/Transparency Mode: Long press the left for 1.5s
– Enter/Exit Game Mode: Triple tap the left

Video Review

Conclusion

Superb value for money. What more can you ask for! Highly recommended 9.0/10.

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Letshuoer S12 IEMs 14.8mm Planar Magnetic Hi-Fi Earphones Review – Blockbusters!

Welcome to my review of the Letshuoer S12 IEMs that retails for around $169.

The Key Features/Specifications

– 14.8mm custom planar magnetic driver.
– Either 3.5mm or 4.4mm balanced jack.
– Cable – 128 strands braided silver plated monocrystalline.
– 0.78mm qual pin connector, refined reproduction low distortion.
– Aluminum alloy chassis. Complicated CNC process.
– Chassis – 5 axis CNC processing
– Dual vent hole design – The chassis has two vent holes drilled to the side of the unit to reduce pressure against the ear drums, which in turns protect users’ hearing.
– Frequency response: 20-30000Hz
– Impedance: 16Ω
– Sensitivity: 102dB/mW
– Cable length: 1.2m
– IP Rating: IPX3

Audio Tracks used for Review

For all my audio reviews, I use the below tracks. Other tracks are also used, but these are the core songs.

– Roxy Music – True to Life (Remastered)
– Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
– Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (2012 Mix Master)
– Eric Clapton – Layla (Acoustic Live at MTV Unplugged)
– Axel F – From Beverly Hills Cop
– Natalie Merchant – Ophelia
– CeeLo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
– Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tin Pan Alley
– K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
– Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons
– Hans Zimmer – Mountains

Before you watch the video review of the Letshuoer S12, some of you may not have heard of the Letshuoer. In the useful links, I have included a link to the about us page on their website. The pedigree of the team at Letshuoer is world class.

Video Review

Conclusion

One of the best IEMs that I have heard in a long time, and my personal favourite going forward. Just be prepared to be stunned at its sonic performance and musicality. Highly recommended 9.9/10.

Useful Links

Shuoer Team – https://letshuoer.net/pages/who-we-are

Sport&outdo Mifo S True Wireless IPX7 Sport Earbuds with Active Noise Cancelling – Stunning!

Welcome to my review of the Mifo S TWS IPX7 Sport Earbuds with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation. These retail for around £139, but there is often a deal making these nearer to £110.

Key Features / Specifications

– Small size 2.5 cm³ / 3.5g per earbuds with horn design. Very lightweight and comfortable.
– Active Noise Canceling and Transparency mode – 6Mic ANC+ENC noise reduction for calls, clear voices can be heard and transmitted during calls. Transparent settings allow you to communicate face-to-face with people even while enjoying music.
– Bluetooth 5.2 and moving-iron technology, MIFO S wireless earbuds with microphone offer fast paring and a stable wireless connection with excellent sound quality.
– Easy Connection – Opening the charging case, they will connect automatically to your smart phones after first pairing and connection.
– Battery – 6h playtime per fully charged, an additional 34h playtime with charging case with built-in battery (up to 6 times)
– IPX7 water-resistant, IPX6 dust-proof, which are fitting for running, sports, gym, work, and travel, etc.
– Unique look, design, and premium materials, especially the charging case, make it different from the TWS market.

Video Review

Conclusion

Beautiful designed wireless earphones, ideal for the active users, highly recommended. 8.9/10.

Useful Links

A special offer has been made available by Mifo. – 20% off Claim code:mifoSSSS – End Date:30/06/2022 11:59 PM PST. It can be used on the below Amazon stores and also Mifo’s own store.

https://sport-outdo.com/product/true-wireless/mifo-s-noise-cancelling-small-earbuds/

Amazon US- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09P326KSH

Amazon Canada- https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09P326KSH

Amazon Australia- https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09P326KSH

Amazon Germany- https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09W2LNMG7

1MORE EVO review – True Wireless Earphones with ANC – A Class Act!

Welcome to my review of the 1MORE EVO true wireless earphones that retail for £159.

Key Features/Specs

  • High-Res Audio Wireless Certified.
  • 10mm dynamic driver + balanced armature.
  • Low distortion, 3x details, 40 kHz frequency response – LDAC/AAC/SBC.
  • SoundID from Sonarworks: sound tailored to your taste via 1MORE MUSIC App.
  • Grammy Master Tuning.
  • QuietMax Intelligent Noise Cancellation Technology.
  • Multiple ANC modes – ANC Strong/ANC Mild/WNR/Adaptive ANC.
  • Dual transparency modes – Pass-through/Voice Enhancement.
  • Exceptional Call Clarity – total 6 mics with Ai-powered DNN to intelligently remove ambient noise
  • Dual-Device Connection, Bluetooth 5.2 technology: seamlessly switch between your devices
  • Unique 3D ceramic panel; less electromagnetic signal interference
  • Long-lasting comfort: improved ergonomics; antibacterial ear tips
  • Long battery life: up to 28 hours playtime
  • Qi wireless charging & fast charge (15mins = 4hrs)
  • IPX4 rated water resistance
  • Customizable touch control (including voice assistant)

Video Review

Conclusion

The 1MORE EVO true wireless earbuds are an incredible wireless earphone. Gold recommendation. 9.5/10.

During the first 30 days of release, 1MORE are running an offer of that reduces the price by £25 on either Amazon or their US website.

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1MORE ComfoBuds Mini review – 13 Winning Reasons!

Welcome to my review of the 1MORE ComfoBuds Mini that retail for £92.99. The ComfoBuds Mini are the World’s smallest true wireless earphones with ANC. But there’s so much more too.

Key Features

  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 3.7g weight of each buds
  • World’s smallest TWS with ANC
  • 6 hours playback plus 3 additional charges with case (ANC off)
  • 5 hours playback plus 3 additional charges with case (ANC on)
  • 10mins quick charge 90 mins playback
  • USB C & Qi charging
  • AAC/SBC
  • SoundID
  • Multiple Noise Cancellation modes (Strong/Mild/Wind Noise Reduction), Transparency, off
  • Up to 40db ANC
  • Four mics with DNN
  • 30 soothing sounds to help you relax with 5 auto off times from 30-150 mins
  • IPX5

Watch my video review, that details thirteen reasons that make the 1MORE ComfoBuds Mini such a compelling true wireless earphone.

Video Review

Conclusion

1MORE have produced an incredible true wireless earphone. Excellent noise reduction options, great sound and fit, all in a tiny package. Highly recommended 9.6/10.

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SoundPEATS Mini Pro review – Budget Champions!

Welcome to my review of the SoundPEATS Mini Pro TWS earphones that retail for £59.99.

Key Specs / Features

  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Qualcomn QCC3040 processor
  • AptX-Adaptive, AAC and SBC
  • 10m range
  • Hybrid Active Noise cancellation & Transparency Mode
  • Low latency gaming mode down to 60ms
  • 7 hours battery and 21 hours with case
  • USB C but no Qi charging
  • Clear call guaranteed by CVC 8.0 noise detection tech
  • IPX5
  • Weight single earbud 4.7g
  • 1.5 hours recharge for earbuds and case

Audio Music Tracks

Audio Music Test Tracks List

– Roxy Music – True to Life (Remastered)
– Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
– Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (2012 Mix Master)
– Eric Clapton – Layla (Acoustic Live at MTV Unplugged)
– Axel F – From Beverly Hills Cop
– Natalie Merchant – Ophelia
– CeeLo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
– Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tin Pan Alley
– K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
– Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons
– Hans Zimmer – Mountains

Video Review

Conclusion

A superb pair of TWS earphones at a stunning low price. Highly recommended 9/10.

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Sony Linkbuds review – wireless earphones with a hole in the middle!

The Sony Linkbuds retail for £149 and are without a doubt the weirdest wireless earphone I have ever reviewed.

I waited before I released my review so that I got the new firmware that also allowed the Sony Linkbuds to connect to the Sony headphone app. The new firmware is vital! It makes such a big difference to these wireless earphones.

Key Specs

  • Codecs SBC , AAC
  • IPX4
  • 10 mins quick charge – 90 mins usage
  • Battery life 5.5 hours plus 12 hours extra from case
  • No Qi charging
  • USB C

Video Index

00:00 Intro plus firmware
00:40 In the box
01:03 Fitment
01:18 Shake Test
01:34 Gym & Codecs
01:48 Battery test
02:15 Sony Headphone app & recommended settings
02:51 Sound Concept & Feedback
06:12 Comfort
06:56 Mic Quality
07:20 Latency
07:48 Sound Quality

Video Review

Conclusion

Recommended providing you need the USP of these wireless earphones that I discussed at length in my review. I personally really like them.

HiFiMan Edition XS review – Redefining the £500 threshold!

Welcome to my review of the HiFiMan Edition XS which retails for around $459.

Key Features

  • NEO Supernano Diaphragm – the new NSD is 75% thinner than previous designs , more detail and more sonics
  • Stealth Magnets – enables the waves to pass through the magnets without generating interference
  • Natural, wide soundstage puts you in the best seat in the house
  • Headband – designed for max comfort , filled with high grade memory foam
  • HiFiman 3.5mm sockets standard audio size , changeable and replaceable
  • Frequency response 8hz – 50kHz
  • Impedance 18 ohms
  • Sensitivity 92dB
  • Weight 405g

Audio Music Test Tracks

Below are the key music tracks that I use in every audio review. Many other songs are listened to as well.

– Roxy Music – True to Life (Remastered)
– Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
– Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (2012 Mix Master)
– Eric Clapton – Layla (Acoustic Live at MTV Unplugged)
– Axel F – From Beverly Hills Cop
– Natalie Merchant – Ophelia
– CeeLo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
– Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tin Pan Alley
– K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
– Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons
– Hans Zimmer – Mountains

Video Review & Comparisons

Conclusion

The HiFiMan Edition XS redefine what is possible at the $500 mark. Truly exceptional sounding. Highly recommended 9.5/10.

Useful Links

HiFiMan – https://store.hifiman.com/index.php/edition-xs.html

Fiio (Jade Audio) JD3 IEMs review – 🔥magical bass!🔥

Welcome to my review of the Fiio (Jade Audio) JD3 IEMs which retail for around £24.

Key Features

  • Unibody stainless steel construction
  • Dual cavity dynamic driver
  • Sound reflection absorbing design
  • Powerful neodymium driver
  • Semi-open acoustic design
  • HD microphone and volume controls, play/pause and accept/hang up calls
  • Aluminium alloy audio plugs
  • Sensitivity 107db
  • 9.2mm dynamic driver
  • 16 ohms
  • Hi-Res Certified 10-40kHz

Audio Music Test Tracks List

  • Roxy Music – True to Life (Remastered)
  • Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
  • Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (2012 Mix Master)
  • Eric Clapton – Layla (Acoustic Live at MTV Unplugged)
  • Axel F – From Beverly Hills Cop
  • Natalie Merchant – Ophelia
  • CeeLo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tin Pan Alley
  • K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
  • Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons
  • Hans Zimmer – Mountains

Video Review

Conclusion

The Fiio (Jade Audio) JD3 are an excellent fun IEM. If you love epic proportions of bass, you will love these, and around £24 are superb value. Recommended 8.9/10.

Useful Links

Fiio – https://www.fiio.com/jd3

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-JadeAudio-Earphone-Headphone-JD3-Silver/dp/B09MH3345X/

Sivga Phoenix (Polycarbonate Film Zebrano) Headphone review

Welcome to my review of the Sivga Phoenix headphones that retail for £235.

Key Specs/Features

– Energy conversion method: Moving-coil
– Loudhailer diameter: 50mm
– Impedance: 32Ω
– Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
– Sensitivity: 103dB
– Weight: 296g

Audio Tracks used for Review

– Roxy Music – True to Life (Remastered)
– Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
– Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (2012 Mix Master)
– Eric Clapton – Layla (Acoustic Live at MTV Unplugged)
– Axel F – From Beverly Hills Cop
– Natalie Merchant – Ophelia
– CeeLo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
– Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tin Pan Alley
– K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
– Nigel Kennedy – The New Four Seasons
– Hans Zimmer – Mountains

Video Time Index

00:00 Intro
00:38 Specs
01:19 In the Box
02:50 Sound Quality & Comparison

Video Review

Conclusion

A beautifully finished headphone, very comfortable and with a fresh, engaging and dynamic. sound. A delight to listen to! Highly recommended 9.5/10.

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