Fostex's TE-04

After the TH-900 Mk II and the TH-610, Fostex sent me two of their IEMs to try out. I've had them for about two weeks at the time of writing this. The review for their higher end IEM, the TE-05 should be released next Friday, if all goes according to plan. The subject of this review, the TE-04, however, runs for around $80, and features a single dynamic driver in a very unique enclosure.

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Venture Electronic's Asura 2.0s

After my review of the famous Monk+, Lee at Venture Electronics sent me one of their mid-range offerings: the Asura 2.0s. In the configuration that I received, it costs a cool $88, with a TRRS 1/8" auxiliary connector as the termination. Although it has a very high impedance (150 Ω), its high sensitivity (110 dB SPL/mW) allows it to be relatively competently driven from a phone or portable player.

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Venture Electronic's Monk+ Earbud

These are absolutely famous, so I won't do too much in the way of introductions. I purchased these myself, simply because they're just so cheap, and I needed to hear them. I bought the balanced configuration, terminating in a TRRS 1/8" auxiliary connector. No microphone, no controller, no fancy frills, just the headphones and a cable.

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Advanced Sound's Model 3

Advanced Sound kindly sent me a sample of their Model 3 wireless IEMs in exchange for my honest opinion. I’ve had them in my ears for the past month or so, and have had a pleasure using them. Advanced Sound has employed a very unique and, in my opinion, great design that intuitively offers a better user experience than I have come to expect from wireless IEMs.

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1More's Triple Driver

1More sent me an evaluation sample of both their 1More Triple Driver and 1More Quad Driver, and I've spent the past 3 or so weeks with them. After the full respective reviews of each, I'll run them A/B as close as I can and post a direct comparison of the two, so that those that are stuck between the two can have a (hopefully) better perspective as to their differences.

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Impressions: VE's Monk+

These things are absolutely legendary among the chi-fi world, so I feel they don't need much introduction. Since my lowest price-category is still pretty wide, I'd like to clarify that these are $10. And you get a whole lot for your money, as I know has been echoed around since their release. I purchased this pair, myself, for review.

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