In today’s audio world, you will be bombarded by numerous digital audio players (DAPs) in the market that you will often be left in quandary as to which one to choose. It will always be a battle of which offers better sound and value out of your hard earned cash, but at the end of the day, it will always be up to one’s preference. You see, some people will put value in first, as it is natural for someone to look for something worth ripping their wallets for. Some others would not mind the price as long as they get to the sound they really want.

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The difficult part of being a reviewer¬†particularly for personal audio is the plethora of gears that comes out over time. You see, it is a given fact that almost every week something new comes out. What’s even tougher is to select which one to review. As for the choices, it is limited by what is readily available and which one actually sounds interesting (not necessarily good as it kind of wastes away the purpose of a review). I oftentimes get approached asking what is in line for Bus Ride Impression and at some fortunate situations, I get offered some gears to review. However, I will have to drop being picky and subject myself to a review even if I really have no inclination towards a certain gear being offered. On a flipside, being offered something allows me to try a new gear and at some point, I get to discover gems that I didn’t realize to be one in the first place. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Advanced EVO-X”


Hello! Welcome to another episode of the Bus Ride Impression!

Why am I so damn jolly? Because today we are going to do a bit of a change in the BRI as most would normally know it. Yeah, I know I have done a shootout before, but that was for the trinity of entry level IEMs offered by Knowledge Zenith. Today, however, is going to be mighty different as I thought it might benefit you, our dear readers, if we will try something a little different. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: The Budget DAP Shootout”


One can’t simply define beauty of sound especially based on their own preference. You will have to find it and once found, one will have to look for the IEM that will best match the said signature. Just like a dish, one will have to find the right dish and how it was flavored. Then it will be a quest to find the restaurant to offer such dish.

Thankfully for us audio enthusiasts, this is no longer quite a daunting task as custom in-ear monitors (CIEMs) are pretty much easily accessible and can be found in a lot of countries in the world. This makes our quest for our favored sound a lot easier to find. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Advanced-AAW M5”


Fresh off a BRI for the Questyle QP1-R and Aune M1S, I was not expecting for another impression/review for yet another DAP as I thought that the next one might be a good idea if I go for a shootout for $200 DAPs (yes, please standby for it, just amassing materials for that) so I thought I might hold off a DAP review in the meantime. Lo and behold, very good friend John Michael Jalata (Bugoy-Fi!) indulged me with yet another DAP BRI, this time with his Sony PCMD100. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Sony PCMD100”


Hello and welcome to another edition of Bus Ride Impression! I have had several reviews tucked on me trusty belt and I thought of veering away just for the mean time from such as I cook¬†more for the next episodes. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION:Acquiring Gears”


I wanted an Aune M2S. I do. Badly. Too bad for me though, the missus isn’t a big fan of me toting yet another DAP for no business reasons at all (honestly, I only get away getting another DAP by asking the CFO of Aurem Fidelitatem and Cruz Residence by saying that I intend to add the DAP to our growing product line). Sometimes I am lucky, sometimes I am not. However, in the absence of an Aune M2S, I got lucky by scoring the newest DAP from Aune, the Aune M1S. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Aune M1S”