What is Chi Fi?

Chi Fi is Chinese Hi Fi. Specifically, low priced products designed and manufactured in China that compete with much higher priced items designed by big name brands, themselves usually manufactured in China. The rise in Chinese manufacturing capability combined with some reverse engineering has led to a flood of great products from China. Are they as good as the very top end audiophile products? No, they aren’t magic. But there are certainly $15 Chi Fi headphones that rival or best some of the big name products costing 10 times more.

ChiFiAudio.com will profile headphones, IEMs, DACs, headphone amps, music players and other products available on Amazon and Aliexpress.