4-Way Chifi IEM Fight – BLON BL-05, YinYoo V2, Revonext QT3, Revonext QT2 IEMs Review
Today’s review will focus on the entry-level, and it features BLON BL-05, priced at about 50 USD, depending on the configuration, which will be compared to KZ AS10, Final Audio E3000, and paired with HIDIZS AP80, YinYoo V2 priced at 40 USD, which will be compared to BGVP DS1 PRO, and paired with Shanling M0, and Revonext QT2 and QT3, which are really similar to each other, priced at 30 and 40 USD, and which will be compared to Shozy HIBIKI MK II, and which will be paired with FiiO M3 PRO, and FiiO M5.
The best part about Chifi at this moment is how affordable they are, and how friendly the shops selling them are. I had the bad luck of getting in touch with some of the factories at some points, for example, I did have a change of mails with the guys at BGVP, and man, I prefer working and talking with the shops rather than the companies producing them, so just like Linsoul is a really nice shop, the one providing the articles for today is. The name is AK Audio Store, and man, they have a nice offer with their product range. If you’re looking for more expensive IEMs, or even DAPs, they have it all, and they are even more friendly than most shops I worked with, although coming from China, and working in the entry-level area, where things can get really competitive, it is expected to see top quality service. They also have a LOT of sales going on, if you have a rush from getting a good price, on what already had a good price / performance ratio.
It should be noted that I have absolutely no affiliation with AK Audio, I am not receiving any incentive for this review or to sweeten things out. I’d like to thank AK Audio Store for providing the sample for this review. This review reflects my personal experience with Revonext QT2, QT3, YinYoo V2, and BLON BL-05. Every opinion expressed is mine and I stand by it, the purpose of this review is to help those interested in Revonext QT2, QT3, YinYoo V2, and BLON BL-05 find their next music companion.
YinYoo V2: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32949232131.html
Revonext QT3: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32898251950.html
Revonext QT2: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32867228334.html
BLON BL-05: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000932019151.html
First things first, let’s get the packaging out of the way:
The package is quite simple. You get the cable, 3 sets of tips, and the IEMs. Also the paperwork. Honestly, for this price point the package is okay, there’s not much else you could have asked for, and the whole IEM is well made, including the cable, but don’t expect to be impressed by this one.
Simple, Practical V3
The package is exactly the same as the one for QT2, no big differences. The cables seem slightly different on the pairs that I received, but the package itself is the same.
YinYoo V2 has a case included, so it is instantly better than both QT2 and QT3 in terms of packaging. Actually, given the case and all, it is better packaged than the likes of KZ AS10, KZ ZS10 and even better than Shozy Hibiki MK 2. The box itself is slightly different from the box of Tin Audio, so while the IEM feels and sounds a bit like a copy of the Tin series, the package is actually really nice.
Time for Fashion
The package for BL-05 is fashionable, it glows in many colors, and the IEMs are presented really nicely. There’s also a good amount of contents, including a pouch type of carrying case, and of course, there’s the cable and a good selection of tips. Not disappointing at all for their 50 USD price point. The pouch in particular has an artistic, painting cloth feeling to it.
What to look for when purchasing a entry-level earphone
(Build Quality, Sound Quality on second page)