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Phonak PFE 012 Reviews

Dr Claudio

HUGE sound from tiny buds


Pros: Detailed, balanced, realistic sound, build quality

Cons: Various fit, sometimes too sharp highs, useless on freeze

First of all I rarely listen to them apart from my rig that include iPod Nano 6 and RS Audio P-51 Mustang. After years they stand the time the best from whole system - none of cable wear nor plastic damages even jack plug still has pristine gold shine. But lets get back to the beginning...   My very first impression about them during listening The Doors was that Jim sings as if my ears were a studio mic and his mouth few centimeters away. It was so intimate yet detailed like never before, it sounded exactly like voice of living person standing next to me! Even later I couldn't believe how sweet Kate Bush or Stevie Nicks can sing. THE vocals. This is definitely the ultimate strong...
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Why did I wait to get these


Pros: All good

Cons: Could at least come with some kind of a case

 I am one of the crazy guys with a bucket full of IEMs.  I listen mostly to my beloved Cowon J3 because I can equalize most IEMs for a sound I like. I have an amp. Now I have the 012s, like I needed yet another in-ear! I purchased the black filters to swap with the installed green based on reviews I read but they're not really necessary but they do make a change. I'm going to make this a short review... I have not a thing con to say about these. These surprise me by being better than my memory of them each time I listen with them They're great with all genres. There's nothing about these that I need to forgive. I applaud Audeo. I really REALLY like these.

Detail that doesn't hurt


Pros: Detailed and smooth treble at the same time

Cons: Bass could have more weight

Very detailed and realistic. Really smooth treble. Sometimes the bass lacks some weight but it is fast and it extends very low when it is called to.
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