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Hey guys over the past few days I have made some big additions to the blog if you haven't seen already. The first big change is the ability to vote on what IEM you want to see reviewed next. I think this is important to see where the community stands in regard to their interest in certain IEMs. Another thing is that page will be updated with the IEM I am currently testing so you know whats coming up. The other new things is a chart that contains all the IEMs I have reviewed ranked by price bracket. The links to all these things are at the top of the page.

A new king has been crowned - The best IEM under $50 is now the BQEYZ KB100

Today I am reviewing the BQEYZ KB100 IEM’s provided to me by Penon audio in exchange for an honest review. Do you love the T2’s? Have you been waiting forever for a pair that had more bass and got mad when they didn’t fix it in the T2 PRO? Well if you answered yes then I have a treat for you all BQEYZ has done it they dethroned the T2 from the best budget IEM . What that can’t be you say! Yes it’s true the T2 is no longer the best $50 IEM in town.

Highs:

Stunning, if you thought that the T2 might have a little bit too much in the highs well you’ll be happy to know the KB100 is great in that regard. The KB100 has a slightly darker sound to it which removes the worry of having piercing highs like some IEMs tend to do. This does come with a small trade off the sparkle you normally hear is not as much as some may like. However I don’t think this is necessarily bad. Especially if you’re not a fan of a lot of treble and even if you are you’re still not really going to find it lacking.

Mids…

BQEYZ BQ3 Review - 5 drivers under $60!

Today I am reviewing the BQEYZ BQ3 to find out if a 5 driver IEM for under $60 can deliver high quality audio or if the amount of drivers compromises on the sound quality.

Highs:

These deliver nice highs with little worry about piercing highs. The BQ3 delivers nice detail in the upper regions with a slight roll off at the top. This is what helps not get those piercing highs that creates unpleasantness with some Chi-Fi IEMs. They have a very good frequency signature in the highs that creates a very pleasant sound. This makes them very slightly above the T2 in the quality of the high frequency range.

Mids:

This is where they falter a bit. The mids are good but not that great. It does a great job at proving good imaging and allowing the listener to hear where the sound is coming from. The mids do however sound slightly recessed compared to the rest of the frequency range. I find myself wanting the IEMs with maybe 1 or 2 more decibels in the mid frequency range to balance it out.

Lows:

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Is the TIN T2 still the under $50 budget Chi-fi king?

I wanted to revisit the Tin T2 because it was regarded as the best IEM for $50 when it was released.
Highs:
The highs are very detailed with nice handling of peaks in songs. There are times when I wish they had a little more sparkle at the top just to liven it up. Then I use other IEMs and relize its better to have a slightly less sparkly high than to over do it cough trn v80 cough
Mids:
A very well rounded IEM for this specific frequency range that makes vocals very enjoyable. I do wish it was a little more full sounding compared to something like my BQEYZ which has a very good ability to distance the sounds. Although I believe the vent mod helps this along with the bass which will be discussed next.
Low's:
Now I know some people will say it has no bass and I agree to an extent with the silicone tips ugh its hardly noticeable but with foam tips or the mod it brings it back. Once that's done it actually sounds very nice. Not as punchy as my RevoNext QT2 but still nice althoug…

Tenhz P4 Pro Review - Best IEM under $100

Ok so if your like me your skeptical of how good Chi-Fi can possibly get and if you should spend the money on a high end pair from China. The short answer is pull out your wallet now!

So the P4 Pro was purchased from Massdrop a few months ago and I just received them. First impressions are awesome. Also I'm not super great at describing sound but I'll do my best to portray how they sound.

Highs: Very nice and not very fatiguing for long periods of time. They are not as bright as some IEM's but this also means they don't suffer from the piercing highs of some Chi-fi IEM's.

Mids: Probably my favorite things about them it's has a very smooth almost silky quality to it that makes listening to music very enjoyable. The mids also manage to transition between highs and lows very well with no noticeable issues through the mid range.

Lows: I would say It's good but not amazing I'm a bass head so I always want more so take it as you will. It does deliver sub bas…

Who am I and what is this blog?

I am a college student (hence the Ramen in the name) in search of the best bang for your buck IEM available. This blog was created for you the reader to get a understanding of the current Chinese  IEM market and what your money is best spent on.

What this blog is not:

This blog is not a technical headphone review site. If you want to dive into graphs and measurements from machines feel free to go ahead to another website. If you want to know what a human hears from each headphone, without tons of technical jargon in a easy to understand manner well you've come to the right place.

Why should you care?

I wanted this to be a place that made finding the best IEM easy without digging through tons of data or form post. Not everyone has the time, patience,  or desire to dig through lots of pages of information to find the current best IEM. Finding what's good out of hundreds if not thousands of IEM's is why people are intimidated by Ch-Fi (Chinese Hifi Audio). I spend hours diggi…