Shozy have made a name for themselves in recent times with their astounding Alien portable player which far outperforms its meagre price tag so when the opportunity came to try out a pair of their incredibly affordable, wood-housed dynamic IEM, I jumped at the chance!
For earphones that use rubber or foam tips to seal into your ear canal
I’ve recently reviewed two other earphones from Campfire Audio, the Orion and the Jupiter. Both were excellent in their own ways so I expected good things from Campfire’s premium dynamic model, the Lyra. Sadly, my experience with it has been underwhelming…
The FLC8 earphone from FLC Technology is a truly unique earphone because the FLC8 comes with the ability to adjust its sound signature. You might think, “Sure, but so do the Shure SE846 and AKGK3003”, but what makes the FLC8 so different is that you can tune the sub-bass, bass, and mids / treble all separately so you can create a fairly neutral / flat sound, or a v-shaped sound, or a warm and bassy sound – whatever you want. It’s pretty clever!
The Orions are a single driver IEM, but not a single dynamic as you might expect. No, the Orions are packing a single balanced armature rather than a single dynamic driver. While not a strange configuration per se, the single BA design becomes surprising when you look at the specs, particularly the frequency response…
The Jupiters are the top of the line IEM from Campfire Audio, ALO Audio’s earphone brand. Based on ALO Audio’s stellar reputation and some early glowing reviews of the Jupiters, I was keen to get them in my ears… and I did!