Local born does not always mean kaya+toast. Symphonium Audio founders came to us to test how far #supportlocal goes in 2018, and we heard it and we liked what they were doing.
Ergonomically one of the best-designed shells available, the Symphoniums fit almost every ear. These audiophile founders turned something they love and created Aurora, and it sits easy as one of the top choices for just under three hundred bucks. Not overly bright, effortless to drive, it's plug and play through phone or DAP.
Zepp recommends this if you enjoy listening out to the instruments and layers rather than having them overly blurred out in the background like a bokeh F1.4 when you should be looking at aperture F8.0.
We shot in aperture setting F1.4, in hope of relating to the text.
If undistracted vocals is your preference, have a look at Mirage.
/ Photography by Zepp Crew