HomeAboutAbout us 2 Hello Thank you for visiting, this is Paul who is behind this website. About Audio is dedicated to portable audio content such as reviews, impressions, news, photographs, any other audio related articles that I would like to share. It has been nearly a decade since I gained interest in audio and its equipment. I used to scribble down impressions and reviews for myself as an “audio diary” or to share with close friends, as most writings were mostly done for my own satisfaction – so did the photographs. My first audio gear was a cheap Philips earbud with a small Samsung MP3 player and slowly escalated my setup to the current state. For me, music was not only for enjoyment but also a stress and pain reliever when going through struggles in life. Although I never expected music to become this big of a deal, here it is. Credibility All words and claims that I make here are solely from my honest thoughts and I will stay as objective as possible. I do not get paid to make either positive or negative comments for my words, nor do I cover clones or fake products. All products that are featured as reviews or impressions are either bought, supported by manufacturers or borrowed from fellow audiophiles. A disclaimer is added at the end of each article, stating how the item was acquired. My impressions stand solely and unaffected, regardless of that. Preference I am picky when talking about worthiness. This is something that would differ day and night by users, though I am confident that I am capable of rating a product as it is and to rule out my personal preference as much as possible. Though I would like to disclaim my taste from the get-go so that you would understand the background of my statements. My taste is fairly neutral – a sound that is clear, large, and full that forms a bold W-shaped sound signature. Though I have a very flexible taste and could enjoy other sound signatures that are completely different – for example, I would also enjoy a razor flat sound signature with little bass or a basshead sound with thundering lows instead. Reviews will never be a bible, so take them only as a reference! I would also like to remind you that reviews can never guarantee that your experience will match mine. Everybody has different thoughts and everybody’s impressions will vary, no matter how objective people were. Most importantly, people buy gears to like it themselves, not because they are objectively well made. It would be up for no good if you hate it regardless of what people say, wouldn’t it? But what a review can do is to give a rough (or even sometimes clear) idea about key factors, pros/cons, and the overall sound signature. I hope my impressions will do the same as well as bring enjoyment while you read. Rating for the reviews Please note that my rating system is different from general “rank tables”, and I would like to make this clear. My rating list is evaluated based upon multiple categories, including the worthiness for the price – which means that just because one rating is higher than the other one doesn’t necessarily mean that it is superior. It is often impossible to tell a product is better sounding than the other, unlike smartphones or cars. The rating lists from the main page will be displayed in chronological order, while the one from the ‘audio reviews’ menu will be showing in the ranking by points. That is all I have to say for now. Feel free to drop a comment if you have any questions or feedback. Thank you for your visit and happy listening. 2 Responses Ken July 30, 2019 Thanks a bunch for the excellent reviews and your “At a glance” ranking list, Paul. Regarding the list … what about 3-4 extra words next to any earphone on that list, main character or signature traits or oddities? Keep it up! Ken Reply aboutaudio August 6, 2019 Hi Ken, huge thanks for the kind words! It’s true that the lists are lacking details and I’ve also been receiving a good amount of requests to add details to them. There are some pending reviews that need to be completed and will work on the IEM lists ASAP. 😃 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.