BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Meze 99 Neo Classics

Twin reviews incoming!

Well of course I am not here to publish both in one go, I will have the other one saved for another day here at The Tech Kaiju. However, these two will have to be a pretty interesting review comparing their contrasts in spite of seemingly identical looks.

I give you: the Meze 99 Neo and Classics!

Both has their own personality given the material used, however in terms of dimensions and design they pretty much look alike. One would wonder then, what in the world got into Meze’s mind when they came up with identical cans instead of going for an opportunity to come up with a different design for each? Yes, they look pretty sexy, I be damned about it, but what really is different between these siblings apart from what is obvious? Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Meze 99 Neo Classics”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Bengkel Macro Edimun V3 (2.5mm TRRS)

I have become such a sucker for balanced termination. While single ended termination is much more common and convenient, balanced connection is definitely significantly cleaner. There are pros and cons, yes, but generally if done right, the connection should be able to yield immensely pleasurable experience.

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BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Focal Elear

I felt like a very giddy kid over the weekend with the loaner of the Focal Elear by Mikee Rodriguez. While there are contrasting feedback with the can, I still felt elated by the fact that I chanced upon a loaner of one of the highly raved cans recently released in the market. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Focal Elear”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Rock Jaw Audio Clarito

Hello! So this is some sort of a sequel of the Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2 review wherein we will get to tackle how its younger sibling, the Clarito, does in the newbie market. Sure there are some cheaper options for the said IEM, but let’s see how it does in the market proliferated by those cheaper alternatives. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Rock Jaw Audio Clarito”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Stax SRM-002

Portable electrostats. Wow.

Imagine the possibilities: a portable audio option that can yield some of the inherent qualities of the desktop comrades such as the Stax L500 and the Koss ESP950. Electrostats are known for its amazing speed of resolution, and are often enjoyed in desktop forms. With the SRM-002, we are being allowed with portable options of an erstwhile non-portable gear. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Stax SRM-002”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2

Hello and welcome to another installment of the Bus Ride Impression. As we find ourselves time to contemplate, I found this to be an opportunity to get myself to enjoy some really good music and gear and I happen to receive the Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2. This isn’t exactly a new IEM and has been out for about a year now, but this has sparked interest for some given the tuning options it comes along in the package. I suspected this to fit a lot of new audio enthusiasts in the market given it price and its capability so I am giving it a go in today’s review. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2”

BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Venture Electronic Zen 2.0

No other earbud has been famed or hyped as the Zen. For a couple of years now, Venture Electronics has been the go to source of excellent sounding earbuds without breaking the bank, and VE has proven this with their first edition of the Monks. The Monk has quite become the benchmark for quality earbuds given it’s less than a bucket of KFC Hot & Crispy chicken price and stellar sound quality. So when VE decided to come up with their TOTL earbuds, it was no wonder that people raved for it. I mean, come on, if the Monk has been quite a sensation, what would you expect for something worth several multiples of its price? Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Venture Electronic Zen 2.0”