The Rise Of Chinese Hi-Fi
HWM Singapore|June 2018

The murky waters of Chi-Fi might be daunting, but therein lies some of the best audio bargains in the world.

Kenny Yeo

‘Chi-Fi’ is the term audiophiles have endearingly given to the cheap and value for money audio equipment coming out of China. These span the whole gamut of audio devices, from in-ear headphones to portable digital audio players, even amplifiers, and DACs (digital-to analog converters).

It is hard to say for certain when this little audio revolution of sorts began. But the proliferation of online marketplaces like Lazada, Shopee, and Carousell has made it easy for music lovers to find and buy Chi-Fi.

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