AUDIOSENSE DT200 - Reviews
Pros: Clean sound signature with airy highs, very good BA bass, fit and comfort is great. Decent soundstage for the price, great case and cable!
Cons: Slightly sibilant (depending on genres but mostly okay), upper-mids can be too aggressive, imaging needs some work.
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Driver Setup:
Dual Knowles BA, one high BA, one middle and low BA high BA, one middle and low BA

Price: $202 (SGD)


Disclaimer: I borrowed the Audiosense DT200 from mistereden on Carousell Singapore for review purposes. It currently retails at $202(SGD)

Audiosense is an audio company originating from china and they rose to fame when they released their flagship T800 (8BA) which was relatively well-received from the public and thus generated a huge following in the audiophile community. They seem to also have a competitive edge for its 3D-printing in its IEM offerings which explains why the DT200 felt so comfortable in my ears while maintaining a very good seal.


Packaging and accessories (Score: 7.5/10)

The DT200 comes with a very nice pelican-like case with 2 sets of ear tips, foam and silicone which I really appreciate. They also come with a very good-looking copper cable which I find it very aesthetically pleasing.
In general, the case is great, considerate with the tips, and a very nice cable to go along with it. They checked all my requirements and met my expectations for something in this price range. Kudos!

Build quality and fit (Score: 8/10)

The 3D printed shells were printed nicely, and they are very comfortable in my ears. They isolate well (and I am comparing them to Shures) to a point that they might be even better than Shures. These do not feel heavy at all and I wore them for 2 hours straight! Their braided cable feels softer than I expected which felt great and durable. As a whole, the DT200 build gave me the confidence and impression that they can last for quite some time without failing.

Sound (Overall Score: 7.5/10)

I consider the DT200 as bright sounding with a slight sub bass boost which gives it some body.

Frequency response graph of the Audiosense DT200 courtesy of Crinacle
Sources used
  • Ibasso DX120
  • IPhone XR
Music tracks listened to
  • Everybody Changes (Keane: Hopes and Fears)
  • Secrets (One Republic: Dreaming Out Loud)
  • Salute D’amour (YoYoMa)
  • Jay Chou/JJ Lin/Lala Hsu/Eric Chou etc
  • Cry (Cigarette After Sex: Cry)
  • Violin concerto in D major allegro
  • 1812 Overture
  • Magnum O Mysterium (Choir)
  • Ophelia (The Lumineers)
  • Hello (Adele)
Bass: (Score: 7/10)

Sub-bass is slightly boosted but it is done tastefully, mid bass wise it still has that punch and impact although it is done by a BA. Do expect a different kind of bass as compared to Dynamic driver units as the DT200’s bass is clean, quick, fast decay, and agile which might not suit everyone. Mid bass bleed here is minimal and does not mar its technicalities in its mids.

Mids (Score: 7.5/10)

The first thing that I noticed in the DT200 is its emphasis on upper-mid range aka female vocals, violins and synths which clearly stands out in the tuning of this IEM. They can be quite glaring sometimes depending on what type of tracks you are listening to, but I sometimes do have to turn down the volume because some female voices just become too aggressive and piercing. In most cases it brings that extra punch to the female vocals (depending on your preference) but such tuning do have it cons and if you are very sensitive to female vocals and instruments in this region, watch out. Male vocals on the other hand sounds calmer and not boosted in comparison, however sometimes it just leaves me wanting more bite and depth with its male voices after being exposed to a very dominant upper-mid range.

Treble (Score: 7.5/10)

Now this part is tricky as I do like the clarity and airiness of this unit, however sometimes I do find it sibilant and it might be due to some boosts in the 7-8khz region (my sensitive region) which makes it borderline unpleasant but mostly it flies right under that region, so no worries for like 90% of the time. The treble here is quite resolving, it is also quite well extended and exceeded my expectations for the price.


In general, I would say that it is mids and treble focused, bassline is present but not overpowering, some may consider this as bright-neutral or mid-forward. Treble heads should give this unit a shot if you are looking for something within this price range with pretty decent treble and not poorly done. Technicalities wise I feel the sound staging is decent and average. Imaging here I felt that it is not very good. Sometimes I just feel that several instruments are just coming from the same place, its just not very competent in this area. Tonality wise I find it coherent, very nimble throughout, no red flags here.


Audiosense here went for a slightly bolder tuning with a more forward upper-mid range and extended treble which made the overall listen slightly bright and forward but at the same time with a decent average bass response. If you are exploring BA timbre and tonality options in this price range, I think the DT200 is a very decent choice if you are a treble-head or if you love crisp and energetic female voicing which are very common in mandopop. Furthermore, the package that comes with the set is actually quite commendable in terms of value.
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Pros: Extremely comfortable, good build.
Excellent isolation.
Coherent/organic tonality.
Non fatiguing.
Good timbre (for BA timbre).
Great imaging.
Generous accessories.
Easily drivable.
Cons: Average clarity and details at midfi range.
Notes have lack of edge definition.
Average soundstage width.
Subbass and higher treble roll off.
This Audiosense DT200 unit is a loaner review set from HIFIGO. After this review, I have passed the DT200 on to a fellow reviewer on Audioreviews. My views are my own.


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Driver Type: 2 Balanced Armatures
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 22 KHz
Impedance: 14 ohms
SPL: 99 +/- 3dB
Sound Isolation (up to): 30 dB
Cable type: Detachable MMCX
Retails at $149 USD

In addition to the IEM, it comes with:
1) 8 Core OFC cable - well braided, minimal microphonics, very sturdy
2) Pelican like hard case
3) Foam and silicone tips of various sizes

Essentially their accessories are exactly the same as that provided in their flagship Audiosense T800 IEM, which I self purchased about a year back. I'd take a good sounding IEM any day over good accessories, but I'd like to commend Audiosense for providing such goodies for even their non flagship models.


The DT200 has one of the most comfortable resin shells I've used in a non custom IEM, you can forget it is inside the ears for hours. It is similarly shaped and as well built as their flagship Audiosense T800's resin shell but with a much smaller profile of shell size than the flagship T800, which some folks had an issue with in comfort. (see photos below for size comparisons).

I've generally disliked MMCX connectors in IEMs due to their shorter shelf life compared to 2 pin type connectors, but the DT200's MMCX connectors are very sturdy and disconnect/connect easily with the stock cables.

Isolation is superb, at about 30 dB as claimed in the specs sheet, similar to its flagship bigger brother, the Audiosense T800.

The DT200 is pretty drivable from lower powered sources like smartphones, and amping isn't truly mandatory, though there is a slight scaling of dynamics, soundstage and details with good amping.

The DT200's soundstage is average in width, though depth and height of soundstage are above average.

Sound and Technicalities:
The DT200 has a warm neutralish sound signature. Tonality is very coherent and organic, unlike some budget multi BA/hybrids. It is very non fatiguing, with no harsh frequencies, and hence coupled with the comfortable fit, the DT200 is very suitable for long listening sessions. I appreciate that it doesn't have the typical upper mids CHIFI sawtooth harshness, and it is actually quite a "westernized" tuning. Strangely Audiosense is marketing the DT200 more for their local Asian market rather than the West, since the local Asian market seems to prefer boosted upper mids for their mainstay female vocal predominant songs.

Technicalities like details and clarity for the DT200 are average at the midfi region, and there are definitely more technically proficient sets at this price range. Imaging is very good but instrument separation may be congested occasionally due to the average soundstage width.

Timbre is very good for BA timbre, but not as good as some dedicated DD sets (eg BLON BL-03, KBEAR Diamond) in the timbre for acoustic instruments.

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DT200 graph courtesy of KopiOKaya of Audioreviews
Upper mids are actually pretty smooth and non fatiguing in contrast to the graphs.

Bass quantity on the DT200 is just slightly north of neutral, with more midbass predominance and a roll off at subbass. The midbass has good punch and it is very accurate and well textured with no midbass bleed. Those who like typical BA bass and speed will like it, but the lack of a DD type subbass decay/rumble may not be compatible with certain bass predominant music or bassheads.

Mids on the DT200 are very well balanced and coherent, with a slight boost in the upper mids that is not fatiguing or harsh (in contrast to the graphs). Vocals especially female ones, have a bit of a lack of bite/edge definition, which may be a pro or con depending on the music you listen to. Note weight is on the leaner side.

There's a roll off from lower treble all the way to upper treble, so this isn't an airy or treblehead set. As such it borders on being dark and hence the DT200's treble doesn't have a lot of detail compared to other multi BA type gear or brighter sets. The DT200's treble is very smooth with no sibilance, and hence it is suited for long listening sessions.

I decided to compare the DT200 against other all BA setups so as to compare apples to oranges, as IEMs with other transducers eg DD bass, may have different strengths and weaknesses.

Relative sizes from left to right in order (Audiosense DT200, Audiosense T800, Hisenior B5+, Westone W30):




1) Audiosense T800 (8 knowles BA; $298 USD)
The T800 is the current flagship jewel in the Audiosense crown, and it has 6 more BAs per side, but costs double the price of the DT200. The T800 is U shaped with an atypical BA bass that sounds like a DD bass in terms of decay and rumble due to its vented subwoofer design. As such it has more subbass quantity/extension than the DT200.

The DT200 is more comfortable than the T800 for long usages due to its smaller sized shell.

The T800 is better in technicalities (imaging, instrument separation, clarity, details and soundstage). Timbre and isolation is about on par.

The T800 is much brighter and may be fatiguing for long sessions due to the hyperdetail and boosted upper frequencies, whereas the DT200 is extremely non fatiguing and suited for long listening sessions.

2. Hisenior B5+ (5 knowles BA, $80 USD)
The Hisenior B5+ is half the price of the DT200, and it is a midcentric (N shaped) set with more marked subbass and higher treble roll off than the DT200.

The DT200 has better fit and comfort than the B5+. Timbre and isolation is better on the DT200. Bass is tighter, better textured and more accurate on the DT200. Technicalities and soundstage are better on the DT200.

The usual adage of tuning being of more importance than driver count applies here, with the 2 BA DT200 outperforming the 5 BA Hisenior B5+, though the latter is half the price. I wouldn't say the DT200 has double the sound quality compared to the B5+, but in this hobby, diminishing returns would be present the higher you go up. Nevertheless, the DT200 is on another league and is the more refined IEM for sure.

3. Westone W30 (3 BA, $400 USD)
The Westone W30 is a slight V shaped set, with better treble extension than the DT200. They both have a midbass hump with rolled off subbass typical of BA type bass.

Both the DT200 and W30 are very well fitting, but the DT200 is slightly better in comfort for me. Isolation is about on par. Timbre is much better on the DT200.

Technicalities and soundstage are just a tinge better on the W30. The W30's bass is more flabby and less accurate than the DT200, and the W30 is more fatiguing in the upper mids/treble than the DT200.

Hence, there's much better value to be had in the DT200 for sure, I would consider them sidegrades with the DT200 being less than half the price.

The price bracket the DT200 has released into has quite serious competition. The DT200 isn't a treblehead, basshead, analytical or "fun" sounding set and won't "wow" the listener on first impressions, but the DT200's sound signature is the kind that grows on you, and is a very "audiophile" like tuning. I would recommend the DT200 to those seeking a non fatiguing listen for long sessions with a warm-neutralish coherent and balanced tonality.

I think Audiosense did a good job with the tuning considering the DT200 just contains 2 BAs, so certain technical aspects were kind of limited by this, but as oft repeated, driver count is not as important as tuning.

In view of the excellent isolation, it may also possibly be an entry level stage/studio monitor for audio work, though the technicalities such as soundstage and details aren't classleading. However, it is very easy to find technically proficient CHIFI at the budget/midfi level, but much harder to find something with a well tuned organic and coherent tonality, such as in the DT200.

As always, enjoy the music and thanks for reading! Hope everyone and your loved ones stay safe during this coronavirus pandemic!
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Pros: Timbre
Treble quality, while keeping quantity lower makes it not as far away from sibilance as possible
Mid quantity and quality, excellent balancing between male/female vocals
Bass quantity
Build quality
Cons: Typical BA bass, Sub-bass quality suffers from that,
Average soundstage, instrument separation and details
Cable could be better

Disclaimer: I received this for free by Audiosense official store on AliExpress. Thank you very much

Price: 149 USD


Driver Type/Count
:2 precision BA drivers

Driver Configuration: one high BA, one middle and low BA

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 22 KHz

Impedance: 14 ohms

SPL: 99 +/- 3dB

Sound Isolation (up to): 30 dB

Cable length: 125 cm

Cable type: Detachable

S/M/L foam tips
S/M/L narrow bore silicone tips
Brushing tool
Pelican like hard case
8 core OFC cable

Cable: The cable is above average, with an L-shaped plug and high quality mmcx plugs with color for L/R identification (why don’t more do that…), the plugs are made out of plastic though. Although it has 8 cores, it is much thinner than average and even thinner than my own 4 core cable (cable 173).

The plastic “tube” for the ear hooks is very noticeable though and you can clearly feel and see the plastic covering it. Also have a working chin slider that is quite good and have “tracks” so you get a better grip on it.

Single ended cables are more suited for the DT200 since balanced usually have a higher output impedance so there is an extremely low amount of hissing with balanced and none with single ended. (at least on my Fiio M11).

Build: Made out of resin for most of the body, metal nozzle, metal dust filter and carbon fiber faceplate. The DT200 has the same resin quality as the Audiosense T800, which puts it in at the number one spot for resin made iems in my collection.

The DT200 does however have a nozzle made out of metal and with a lip, along with a dust filter made out of metal ( The T800 doesn’t have any dust filters at all, of course you can still easily add one yourself) so that does make it a bit better than the T800.

Fit: Best fitting iem for me, the custom like shape makes it fit and stay in place without needing to adjust it. (used it while biking, didn’t have to adjust it once) Has the exact same shape as the T800 but it is smaller so it fits me better, although if the T800 is the perfect size for you then the DT200 should have a worse fit.

Comfort: While it the fit is perfect for me; I don’t really like that it doesn’t have any vents at all. So, pressure builds up much faster and more than some other iems that have vents (the perfect fit also helps pressure build up faster because you get a much better seal). Other than that, the comfort is top tier but not the best like the fit was.

Isolation: the best isolation in an iem I have ever tried, Although the T800 does have better isolation but since It is too big for me the isolation takes a hit. Having no vents certainly helps the isolation.

Setup: Fiio M11, Cable 173, acoustune AET08 Large

Lows: If you are a basshead then you won’t like the bass at all, arguably even non-bassheads will dislike the bass quality (sub-bass for non-bassheads). Overall, it is mid-bass that is more focused rather than sub-bass, which is fortunate because the sub-bass is just lacking in many areas.

Quite the BA typical bass (Tight and fast without the “punch” feeling) and with a small boost that makes it a bit less analytical but more to my own preferred neutrality signature which I call “true neutral” (sub and mid-bass is just a bit boosted over true neutral).

Mid-bass: The mid-bass fast and tight, making it sound very clean and no bleed into the lower mids. While it doesn’t feel like a DD bass and therefore not a natural bass, it is however just barely acceptable for this price point.

Sub-bass: The sub-bass is quite disappointing for me and I do not consider myself a basshead. While the quantity is fine for me, the quality leaves much to be desired even though it is actually the tight and fast kind which is my preferred kind of bass.

There is no rumble at all and very little air if any at all with this and the “punch” isn’t as satisfying as even lower priced DD iems. The lack of rumbling and air makes the sub-bass sound unnatural, fortunately the quantity is there otherwise it would have been a laughing stock.

Mids: Balancing between male and female vocals is excellent. Actually, the best balancing of all my iems.

Female-vocals: female vocals sound heavenly, and detailed without being anywhere near sibilance. Female vocals only suffer from a bit of lack of air in the sound which does make it a bit less natural.

Male-vocals: while quantity wise the male and female vocals sounds on par with each other, the male vocals is not quite on the same level quality wise as the female vocals.

Highs: the treble´s naturality is on a very high level, only loses out to the Blon Bl-03. Which puts the DT200´s treble naturality at second place. It is however the lack of air and also its average details that makes the treble lose a few points and therefore not the best.

Soundstage: Since the DT200 only has 2 BA drivers, I believe that is the reason why the soundstage is just kind of average

Tonality: I would describe the DT200 as a true neutral + small bass boosted iem. The overall sound signature is a very natural one and the Timbre is extremely good. The only iems with better timbre are single DD´s such as the Blon BL-03 and the Final Audio E5000 (not all single DD´s have better timbre though, such as the Dunu DM-480 and the TFZ No.3 for example)

Details: Not the most detailed set out there but not bad either, so it is average. Since the sound signature isn’t that bright and I would say it is true neutral signature with a little bit bass boost, the average details are understandable (at least when compared to other brighter iems).

Instrument Separation: Good separation but it is bottlenecked (dragged down) by the average soundstage.

Songs that highlight the IEM: , ,
Good genres: the DT200 is a very versatile set but slower acoustics sounds amazing.

Bad genres: EDM… well any genre with an emphasis on Sub-bass.


Blon Bl-03:
They have very similar sound signature except in the bass. The bass on the 03 have more quantity and arguably better quality (rumbles more and have more natural impact but also much slower and looser making it sound very boomy). This affects the lower mids in the 03, making it not as clear as the DT200.

Mids is the very close to each other with the DT200 having improved quality and a bit better male/female balancing. Treble on the 03 have just a bit more quantity, making it artificially clearer, but the DT200 is just cleaner overall.

Technicalities are better on the DT200 but not by much. The 03 is a bit brighter and much bassier, while the DT200 is more neutral in comparison. DT200 is for people that thought that 03 has too much bass quantity and/or want a bit of a reduction in treble quantity. 03 is for the ones that want bass while still having a very even mid/treble. DT200 is a bit more versatile in what genres/songs it can play because it doesn’t have a boomy bass which is making some genres/songs sound muddy on the 03.

LZ A6(pink filter): The A6 has a much more Treble focused signature and has a much better bass due to its DD driver. Bass quantity is pretty similar in mid-bass, Sub-bass is a bit more boosted on the A6. Bass Quality is much better on the A6, since it moves a lot of air and you can feel the impact so it makes it a much more natural bass.

Mids have a more female focus to it, so the DT200 have a better male/female balancing. But quality is also better in the mids too, except maybe male vocals that are more equal. Treble is where the A6 completely stomps the DT200 in quality and quantity (although this does make it MUCH more prone to sibilance).

The A6 have a lot of air in its sound, so much that it actually makes it a bit more unnatural than the DT200. Technicalities are much better on the A6, extremely big soundstage, hyper detailed and a much higher resolution. A6 is for treble-heads and not for people that is treble-sensitive as there Is big risk for sibilance. DT200 is a much more relaxed sound signature.

Tin Hifi P1(micropore mod): The P1 have a brighter signature than the DT200. Treble quantity is more (not as much as the A6) and also quality is better (also not as good as the A6). Mids are much more female focused and balancing between male/female is quite bad, but the P1 has the best mids quality in my collection.

Bass….is actually worse than the DT200 because it has no bass quantity at all (even with micropore mod it is laughably low), quality is the same, tight and fast. Technicalities are even with the A6 meaning it is much better than the DT200.

Although when used with a desktop amp the bass does come to life a bit more, but it is still very low. Honestly, I can’t recommend the P1 to anyone except for those that are using it at home with a desktop amp, as it simply needs to much power to be used with a mobile/dap. (the fit is also horrible on the P1…)

Hisenior T2: The DT200 is just completely destroying the DT200 in every aspect. Quality is much better on the DT200 on everything, Mid quantity is the only thing the T2 does better and even then, the quality is simply no match for the DT200. If you can afford the DT200 don’t even look at the T2, if 100 usd is max for you then the T2 will probably be one of the best you could get.

Shozy Form 1.1: The 1.1 have a brighter and a more bassier signature (similar to the blon BL-03). The bass on the 1.1 is similarly tight and fast (a bit slower on the 1.1) but it has a much more impact and punch to it, bass quality is leagues better on the 1.1.

Balancing between male/female vocals on the 1.1 is not as good as the DT200, male quantity is lower on the 1.1. Mid quality is better on the DT200. Treble is brighter, but it is specifically around 5khz that can make some genres/songs sibilant. Overall resolution on the DT200 is better and technicalities are similar, except timbre that is actually more natural on the DT200.

If you want a more “fun” tuning with excellent bass the 1.1 is for you, but if you want a more natural sound the DT200 is better.

Final Audio E4000: E4000 has a warmer sound but also thinner sounding with worse resolution overall. Bass is looser and slower, but it has impact and a good punch, also more quantity to it. Mids is warmer due to the bass, so male vocals sound just a bit fuller than DT200 and female vocals is duller due to the warmness. Treble quantity and quality are a step below the DT200.

Technicalities is slightly better on the DT200 due it being brighter and having a clearer bass. If you prioritize a lot bass then E4000 is better, but otherwise I take the DT200 over the E4000. E4000 is also harder to drive.

Audiosense T800: The T800 is the bass and treble monster. It has a much more U-shaped sound to it. Technicalities are much better than the DT200. Bass on the T800 sounds very similar to an DD driver, it does have a much more boosted bass overall though especially the sub-bass. It has a much more impact and punch to it but is also slower and looser.

Mids are not recessed on the T800 but when compared to the DT200, the DT200 does have a more forward mid (likely because the T800 have more bass and treble quantity). Mid quality is better on the T800, because of the hyper detail.

Treble quantity is more boosted and this does increase detail quite a lot but it also makes it more prone to sibilance (and to me the T800 is extremely sibilant unfortunately). Timbre is better on the DT200, because it sounds more natural overall. (except the bass…but the boosted bass in the T800 does make it a bit unnatural.)

The T800 is more suited if you like a more U-shaped iem with hyper detail while also having a monster bass. DT200 is better if you want a more relaxed and warmer sound, L-shaped. (I personally prefer the DT200 over the T800)

Audiosense T800(Stock + green filter): The modded version of the T800, while still U-shaped it is that on a lower degree than stock version. In comparison to the DT200 this does make it have more treble quantity and bass quantity (treble and bass quality is better on the T800).

But the DT200 has better timbre and while being worse in other technicalities such as soundstage, separation and details, the mids is more forward on the DT200, better male/female balancing and just a slightly worse in quality.

DT200 is preferred for acoustic songs, vocal centric or if timbre is a high priority and also for better versatility. T800 is better if you want monster bass quantity (not too tight or too loose and a bit slower than average BA drivers, quality is also very high) or if technicalities is a high priority.

Thieaudio Voyager 3: Bass quantity is a bit more on the DT200 versus the Voyager 3 on stock switch configuration, but the Voyager 3 has a tiny bit faster and tighter bass while sounding a bit more natural (still not up to DD standards but better than DT200, but veeery small difference).

I believe both of them have the same mid quantity, but since the Voyager 3 has more treble quantity you will perceive the mids as more recessed in comparison. Voyager 3 has more treble quantity and can sound sharp at times.

Technicalities such as soundstage and instrument separation are just a bit better on the Voyager 3 and detail might be on the same level (but you will perceive more details in the Voyager 3 since it has more treble quantity). Timbre is definitely better on the DT200. There is more hissing in the Voyager 3 and it is much more sensitive (about 10 steps in volume to get them to the same loudness level). Build quality and packaging is better on the DT200 (except the cable, that is better on the Voyager 3).

DT200 is an overall more versatile iem that suits more genres than the more “Fun” Voyager 3 that is more of a U-shaped sound rather than the L-shape In the DT200

Conclusion: In conclusion the DT200 is an excellent iem that shows that driver count isn’t the deciding factor in sound quality (Looking at you, Voyager 3). With one of the best packaging in the price range (better than some in the higher price range too, for example the LZ A6) and with a relaxed sound that is excellent for longer listening sessions, L-shaped with that extra bass that helps it not sound dull and with the Timbre it is a versatility king in this price range ( although the LZ A6 is more versatile, but that is a higher price range).

You will like this if naturality, warm or versatility is appealing to you and you will dislike it if bass quality or high treble quantity is important. Thanks for reading.

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thanks for the review mate!
yo Rikudou, you got your hands on the t180?
if so, any details of comparison you could bring up?
@Fenhry Sorry I dont have it, my stuff is in my signature or profile page.
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