Yinyoo Z&W Earbud Review – Flashy Looks, Dynamic Sound

Introduction – Yinyoo are a small Chinese manufacturer who have probably the most divided product lineup I’ve ever seen. On one hand, they produce immensely affordable MX500 and Yuin style earbuds and on the other, they create some stunning in-ear designs that will run you almost 4-digits. Fortunately, what we’ll be looking at today is…

1More E1008 Earbud Review – More Than a Pretty Face

Introduction – Everyone knows earbuds, those cheap, tinny sounding throwaways included with almost every mp3 player. So then, it may come as a surprise that earbuds are making a comeback and not in the way that you might think. While there are many brilliant earbuds that can be had for just a few dollars, the…

Archeer AH09 Review – $15 Goes a Long Way

Introduction –  Brands such as Dunu and Shozy have demonstrated that budget earphones can provide performance that rivals and sometimes bests much more expensive models. But none of these manufacturers have yet produced wireless nor hyper budget offerings. With the release of the iPhone 7 and the shift towards wireless technology, it`s interesting to look at products…

Shozy Cygnus Review – Why Must All Good Things Come to an End?

Introduction –  They might be earbuds and they might be white, but make no mistake, these are no Apple Earpods, not even close. From the silver 3.5mm plug imported from Japan to the quad braid OCC cable to the mysterious NOS drivers, the Cygnus represent a testament to the bygone analogue era; offering a classic look and…

Venture Monk+ Review – Lee`s Invincible Budget Bud Returns

Introduction – This is getting ridiculous, with a $5 RRP, the VE Monk+ is cheaper than most cables. The VE Monk+ is an update to the highly regarded VE Monk, one of the most awarded and most popular budget buds on the market. I know these reviews go in one of two ways, “I can`t…

Mrz Music Maker Tomahawk Review – Fullmetal Overachiever

  Introduction –  The Mrz Tomahawk`s are an earbud from Chinese audio company Music Maker. They have received quite a bit of attention lately and represent the next step up from the likes of the Baldoor E100, Fiio EM3 and VE Monk, all budget champs with their own unique tonalities. The Tomahawk deviates from these…