Flightless IEM Ranking


  • Added Yanyin Aladdin
  • Changed Fiio FD5: B- → C+ // C → D+
  • Added Shuoer EJ07M, 7Hz Timeless, GS Audio
  • Changed BLON A8 (C- → D / D → D+)
  • Changed CCA NRA (D+ → D / C-)
  • Changed Moondrop Variations (S- / A- → A)
  • Changed Sennheiser IE 300 (C / C- → D+)
  • Changed Carbo Tenore (D- → E+ / D → D-)
  • Added ThieAudio Excalibur
  • Added Tripowin x HBB Mele
  • Added KZ DQ6
  • Changed Tin T3 Plus, Shure SE215, Tripowin Lea and KZ ZEX Pro to reflect the new additions and their ranking in relation
  • Added Dunu SA6
  • Added Sennheiser IE300
  • Changed Moondrop Blessing 2:Dusk (due to SA6)
  • Changed Tripowin Lea (it’s worse than I initially thought)
  • Ranking now includes + and – ratings (A+, D-, …)
  • Added Moondrop Variations
  • Changed Moondrop Blessing 2:Dusk, Zero Audio Carbon Tenore
  • Updated distribution graph
  • Tin T3 Plus
  • KZ ZEX Pro / CRN


My goal – inspired by Crinacle – is to more or less achieve a normal distribution with my ratings. Only the best of the best should receive the best rating, most IEMs tend to be mediocre.

I’ll regularly try to check this for myself and redistribute the rating accordingly to achieve as close to a normal distribution as possible. You can see the most recent distribution here: