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Auglamour F200

Rating:
4.33333/5,
  • Description

    Brilliant industrial design, specially upgraded technology and comfort level

    Honorable enjoy simple sense | The voice of the dynamic driver | Shock the heart | Comfortable to wear

    Comprehensive appreciation, surprise design

    Multi-surface engineering design aesthetics, new height for wearing and vision

    Pinpoint technique, manufactured by heart

    Fine manual grinding, Zinc magnesium alloy material, create a new experience of texture, acoustics and comfort, build the heart of the brand craftsman

    Zinc magnesium alloy high temperature melting and casting integrated molding, High density alloy materials greatly enhance sound cohesion. It can effectively avoid the physical resonance effect of “plastic earphone”, high fidelity music never misses any details.

    The F200 uses a leading-edge graphene diaphragm driver.

    Sound integrity: three-frequency balance, medium-high-frequency sound warm-smooth, low-frequency surging elastic force.

    Omnivorous style: Adapted to a variety of wind music, all can be handled with ease.

    Mobile phones are easy to handle: Graphene ultrathin diaphragm, Mobile phones of various types can achieve high quality sound quality.

    Huge potential: Graphene has excellent vibro-film toughness, with the HIFI front end, the sound quality is further improved.

    Professional tuning, satisfying the nitpicking

    Senior HIFI graduate engineer commissioning thousands of times, just to enjoy music

    Comfortable listening, instant enjoyment

    delicate , design of inclined ear catheter

    The fuselage simulates the engineering structure of human ear, up to 95% of auricle fit.

    Change your mind, change your mode

    Daily wear: easily wear into 66°. It satisfies the daily listening and voice, and it is not tired to wear it for a long time.

    Sports wear: Wear around the ear, double stable, more relaxed, suitable for outdoor sports.

    Intelligent remote control, clear call

    Music switches between one key and the call without removing the earphone Android / IOS is general and easy to use.

    Wide compatibility, four times gilded

    3.5mm standard plug, compatible with all sound source equipment with 3.5mm round hole

    Screw thread core cable, beautiful and durable

    TPE wire wrapped copper wire core, sound quality transmission more quickly, durable, anti-winding

    Product experience 723 times quality control tests

    Current test, treble and bass test, impedance test, low temperature test, high temperature test, dust test, PH test, drop test, wire bearing, temperature test, drying test, housing life test

    Specification

    Product type: dynamic driver earphone

    Product material: MIM zinc magnesium alloy

    Drive unit: Φ 10mm Graphene diaphragm actuator

    Sensitivity: 105±2dB/Mw

    Frequency response range: 20Hz-20kHz

    The input impedance: 24ohm

    The length of the cable: 120cm

    The plug diameter: 3.5mm

    Package

    AUGLAMOUR F200

    Silicon eartips

    Earhook

    Clip

    Storage bag

Recent Reviews

  1. Cinder
    Auglamour F200 Review: Metal on a Budget
    Written by Cinder
    Published Nov 26, 2018
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Metal build, quality cable, good bass, reasonable treble, reasonable accessory package
    Cons - Lacking midrange presence, minor bass bleed
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    Auglamour F200 Review: Metal on a Budget

    Ever since I saw the Auglamour R8, the company’s first mainstream IEM, I was captivated by its design language. A seamless blend of organic curves and hard edges made me wonder why I’d never heard of them before. The R8 kept it simple with a metal shell and a single dynamic driver. This formula worked well and I really enjoyed the R8 as a result. Since then, I’ve heard the RT-1, another metal-clad IEM, and now, today, the F2000. Is this IEM as good amongst its peers as its older siblings were?

    You can find the F200 for sale here, on Penon Audio, for $19.90

    About My Preferences: Heads up, I’m a person! As such, these words are my opinion, and they are tinged by my personal preferences. While I try to mitigate this as much as possible during my review process, I’d be lying if I said my biases are completely erased. So for you, my readers, keep this in mind:

    • My ideal sound signature would be an extended sub-bass with a leveled, but textured, mid-bass.
    • I have a mild treble sensitivity.
    Source: The F200 was powered like so:

    LG V40 -> earphones

    or

    Hidizs AP100 3.5mm out -> FiiO A5 3.5mm out -> earphones

    or

    HiFiMAN SuperMini -> earphones

    or

    PC optical out -> HiFiMe SPDIF 9018 Sabre DAC 3.5mm out -> earphones

    All music was served as MP3 @320Kbps or as FLAC.

    Tech Specs
    • Product material: MIM zinc-magnesium alloy
    • Drive unit: 10mm Graphene diaphragm actuator
    • Sensitivity: 105±2dB/Mw
    • Frequency response range: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Input impedance: 24 ohm
    • Length of the cable: 120cm
    Sound Signature
    Sonic Overview:
    The F200 has a simple V-shaped sound signature. It does well to keep within the bounds of its driver, not overstepping into sonic territory beyond its capabilities. It’s clear that Auglamour knew very well the budget nature of the F200’s driver and tuned it with that in mind.

    Sonic Breakdown:
    Treble: Songs used: In One Ear, Midnight City, Outlands, Satisfy, Little One, Show Me How To Live (Live at the Quart Festival)

    The F200’s treble is about as extended as one might expect from a Chi-Fi $20 IEM. Its reasonable for the price, in reference to the competition, but doesn’t run away with any accolades. I was, however, surprised with how much detail the F200 was able to capture with its more limited articulations. I was satisfied with the F200’s performance in Little One and Show Me How To Live, and I did not experience any sibilance in Satisfy, my benchmark for detecting harsh and unbalanced treble spikes.

    Midrange: Songs used: Flagpole Sitta, Jacked Up, I Am The Highway, Dreams, Too Close, Little Black Submarines

    The midrange that the F200 is outfitted with is recessed behind the F200’s treble and bass. It has a warm tilt that leads to it filling out dryer mastering styles, such as that of Flagpole Sitta, well. The F200 has a preference for male vocals due to its warmer nature.

    Bass: Songs used: Moth, Gold Dust, In For The Kill (Skream Remix), War Pigs (Celldweller Remix)

    The F200’s bass follows the general outline of most consumer V-shaped IEMs: an elevated midbass that slopes downwards into a slowly diminishing sub-bass. It does so without creating too much midrange bleed or messy enunciation. Genres such as Dubstep, Hip Hop, and Rock are well suited to the F200’s wetter lower register presentation.

    Packaging / Unboxing

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    Build
    Construction Quality

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    The F200’s shells are built out of a magnesium-zinc alloy, one that feels light and cool to the touch. It has a semi-matte finish that makes it look and feel a little more premium than your average $20 IEM.


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    The F200’s nozzles are a little better than what you’d expect from a budget product. While it does have a plastic lip, the nozzle has a metal-plate debris filter affixed just below its ridge. Most budget IEMs opt for the cheaper metal mesh option.


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    Auglamour outfitted the F200 with a pretty good cable, for its price. The cable feels sturdy in the hand and has stress relief where it matters most. It features a mono-button mic/control combo unit clad in a matte black plastic. The 3.5mm jack and Y-splitter are housed in the same zinc-alloy as the driver-housings.

    Comfort
    The F200 was plenty comfortable to wear for an extended period of time, given my fairly average ears (both in shape and size).

    Accessories
    Inside the box you will find:


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    • 2x pairs of spare eartips
    • 1x set of earguides
    • 1x semi-hard carrying case
    I’m surprised that Auglamour was able to even fit this many accessories into the budget for the F200 after considering the fairly high-quality construction it also packs in. What you get with the F200 seems to be a little more than what you pay for.

    Comparisons
    1: Rose North Forest ($25)

    The North Forest is a more bassy IEM. It has a little more upper-treble emphasis but does so by simply making itself more V-shaped. The North Forest’s bass is more mid-bass-centric than the F200’s is. The F200 will suite listeners who prefer some warmth, but still balance, while the North Forest will suit those who want much more warmth and bass.

    2: KZ ZSR ($30)

    The ZSR is a more even IEM than the F200. It has a much higher level of treble presence and less bass responsiveness. Its midrange is cooler than that of the F200, bringing forward more of the upper-midrange and reducing, relative to the F200, its lower-midrange's presence. This posits the ZSR as a much more “business-first” IEM than the F200 which plays to a more “fun” presentation.

    Summary
    In conclusion, the F200 is another reasonable pick in the $20 price point. It does well in comparison to its peers, and positions itself as an easy-to-listen-to IEM that carefully implements a standard V-shaped sound signature. Its great build quality, for the price, combined with its above-average accessory package in this bracket makes it stand out a little more from its more sparsely-equipped peers. All in all, the F200 is an IEM that you probably won’t regret picking up if you need a new pair of beater IEMs. For $20, its hard to go wrong.

    As always, happy listening!
  2. B9Scrambler
    Auglamour F200: Headliner
    Written by B9Scrambler
    Published Aug 22, 2018
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Nice materials - Well balanced signature - Lots of useful accessories - Cost
    Cons - Fit and finish
    Greetings,

    Today we're checking out the newest member of Auglamour's lineup, the F200.

    Having reviewed everything in Auglamour's lineup except the F100, this is a brand I have grown to appreciate. They seem to consistently find a great balance between price, performance, material/build quality, and design, and as such all of their products are solid picks. At under 20 bucks, the F200 sits in a very competitive bracket, one in which it holds a commanding presence.

    Let's take a closer look.

    Disclaimer:

    I purchased the F200 from Penon Audio at their full retail price of 19.90 USD shortly after release. The thoughts within this review are my own and do not represent Auglamour, Penon Audio, or any other entity.

    Source and Amping:

    For at home use the F200 was powered by a TEAC HA-501 desktop amp with my Asus FX53V laptop sourcing music. For portable use it was paired with an LG G5, Shanling M1, HiFiMan MegaMini, or HiFi E.T. MA8. The F200 gets up to volume easily enough, but despite their specs I found them benefiting from an amp. They scale nicely, showing greater control and clarity through high quality equipment.

    Personal Preferences:

    I listen primarily to various EDM sub-genres (liquid drum and bass, breakbeat, drumstep, etc.), hip hop, and classic rock. While I enjoy a variety of signatures in my headphones I generally lean towards slightly warm with elevated treble and sub-bass, an even and natural mid-range response, with reduced mid-bass. The HiFiMan RE800, Brainwavz B400, and thinksound On2 offer examples of signatures I enjoy. I generally listen at very low volumes, so keep this in mind when reading my thoughts on how an earphone sounds

    Specifications:
    • Driver: 10mm dynamic
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 25KHz
    • Sensitivity: 110dB@1KHz
    • Impedance: 15+/-1ohm
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    Packaging and Accessories:

    For a wallet friendly offering like the F200, the packaging is pretty nice. You get none of that flimsy cheap cardboard others saddle their products with. No, Auglamour used the same extremely dense and tough cardboard they make their other packages with. Good thing to, because the F200 was shipped with little protective padding and the delivery services that eventually maneouvered it to my door abused the heck out of it.

    On the front of the lid is a clean image of the F200's ear pieces while on the back you've got a few bullet-pointed features along with two unusually tiny images. One is of the earphones construction and the other a frequency response chart. I found it odd that they chose to make these images, and the specifications below, so tiny. The feature list takes up a ton of surface area, along with a lot of white space. Not the most efficient use of space, but it's packaging. Most people toss it out anyway.

    The interior is divided into two segments with the bottom portion being taken up by an Auglamour branded clamshell carrying case with a carbon fibre texture. Inside the accessories are stored. Above is a foam insert securely holding the F200, the cable neatly wrapped beneath. In all you get:
    • F200 earphones
    • Clam shell carrying case
    • Single flange silicone ear tips (s/m/l)
    • Silicone ear guides
    • Shirt clip
    • Owners manual
    For a sub-20 USD earphone, this is a great lineup of items. The case is well-built, the tips are the same as those included with their pricier RT-1 and are quite comfortable and durable. The ear guides are useful, and so is the shirt clip. What could you possibly complain about?

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    Build, Comfort, and Isolation:

    The F200's features shapely, zinc magnesium housings that continue the trend of bullet proof Auglamour products. The general shape is similar to an ear bud, but with a nozzle. The logo on the exterior is cleanly printed in the metal. The curved upper and lower portions of the housing are smooth and cup the tip of your fingers perfectly when inserting the earphone into your ear. My only qualm with the housings is that the component parts do not fit together perfectly and are slightly off set. Materials and build are great, but fit and finish could be better.

    The cable is similar to others Auglamour has used. The sepia sheath has a slightly sticky texture too it, but I didn't find it prone to snagging on anything, nor was it particularly tangly. Memory is virtually non-existent, though it does transmit some mild noise up the cable if it happens to rub or bump against your shirt. Strain relief at the compact metal straight jack is very effective, but lacking at the metal y-split and leading into the ear pieces. Oddly, cable above the y-split leading up to the right ear piece is about an inch shorter than the left. Thankfully it was not noticeable in use since cable length discrepancies can be very, very annoying when they are invasive.

    In terms of comfort, I have zero issues with the F200. The metal ear pieces are fairly weighty, but ergonomics are excellent letting the weight spread evenly to prevent hot spots. While designed to be worn cable down, you can wear them cable up if you swap channels. This isn't ideal for purists, but the general public probably won't care.

    Isolation is pretty average. The F200 has a fairly shallow fit and the vent at the base of the nozzle let's in a fair bit of outside noise. They do a good enough job blocking out quiet to mid-level sound slike typing and people around you chatting, but more invasive noises like those experienced while riding a bus will require you to up the volume to compensate.

    Sound:

    If you're a fan of the Auglamour brand you'll be right at home with the F200 which shares a house sound with the F100 and R8. It is smooth and warm with a full, punchy presentation.

    Treble is fairly well-extended with some roll off in the upper regions. Emphasis seems to be in the lower treble so they have some sparkle with cymbals, chimes, etc. but not a ton. Detail and clarity is good for the segment with the lower treble bump helping out even down into the middle mid-range. The lack of upper treble emphasis keeps the F200 from having as airy as presentation as some of the competition, especially hybrid offerings which seem really keen on overemphasized treble, but they certainly don't sound congested.

    The mid-range is slightly recessed, but maintains a strong presence through a fairly natural, accurate sounding timbre and fair amounts of micro-detail. Notes are well weighted with ample warmth, but they're not overly thick, dark, or brooding like the M100 from Brainwavz. I enjoyed my time just as much with instrumental tracks like Incubus' “Movement of the Odyssey” parts 2 to 4, as I did with vocal-focused tracks like Aesop Rocks “Nickel Plated Pockets” from the Daylight EP.

    Bass on the F200 is robust and reasonably visceral with a solid mid-bass punch. It is elevated but not so much as to take over. Texturing is quite impressive as evidenced tossing them on with The Prodigy's “The Day is My Enemy” where all the grime and grunge of their bass effects is in full effect. Extension is good but rolls off before getting into the really deep notes. The opening moments of Kavinski's “Solli” is a good example of this, giving you some physical feedback during the opening bass line, but not as much as say, the Shozy Hibiki MKII. I think Auglamour fond a nice balance is the way the low end is presented.

    The F200's sound stage is wider and taller than it is deep. This gives the F200 a large feel, but without placing instruments too far away from you. They're far from being stuffy or congested though, with good separation and layering qualities for a single dynamic at this price points. Imaging performance is solid too with the F200's stereo movement coming across fairly stepped and precise.

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    Select Comparisons (Volumes match with Dayton Audio iMM-6):

    Geek Wold MK3 (19.99 USD): The GK3 is triple dynamic driver earphone from newcomers Geek Wold, and was released to some pretty overwhelmingly positive reviews. While it is a solid earphone for under 20 bucks, the F200 for essentially the same price is a better value. First off, the GK3's plastic shells feel price appropriate vs. the F200's which feel like they belong on a significantly more expensive product. The GK3's braided cable looks more impressive, but I found it frustratingly tangly compared to the F200's, even when stored and unpacked carefully. Comfort is pretty much a wash with the GK3 getting a slight edge due to a light weight, low profile design that fills the ear nicely. Comparing accessories, the GK3 only comes with three pairs of tips. The stock tips are a poor match that need to be replaced immediately, unlike the F200's. In addition to a high quality tip set, Auglamour also includes a case, shirt clip, and ear hooks. The GK3 is much easier to drive and hits some pretty ridiculous volumes.

    In terms of sound, I found the F200 a much more pleasant product. The GK3 has a slightly hollow ring to it's presentation, most prevalent in the mid-range. Vocals take on a slightly shouty aspect compared to the F200 thanks to an especially boosted upper mid-range that also makes the GK3 more fatiguing on vocal heavy albums. Timbre also comes overly light and brittle compared to the F200 which offers some of the most realistic instrument reproduction I've heard at this price range. Treble on the GK3 has a more rebellious presentation in the presence region, but with less control and detail. Running some frequency sweeps, it also seems to take a swan dive after 10k whereas the F200 treble remains audible well after. Bass on the GK3 has more mid-bass presence, lacking tightness and texture compared to the F200. Sub-bass extension is similar, but like the top end, seems to dive off quickly losing out on the visceral feedback the F200 provides. I found the GK3 to have a very intimate and forward presentation versus the F200 which sets you back from the music. Imaging was more precise on the F200, as too were it's layering and separation. These last two were pretty close though, with the GK3's lack of micro-detail holding it back. The GK3 sounds fine for a 20 USD product, while the F200 sounds outstanding.

    KZ ES4 (~20.00 USD): The ES4 is a dual driver hybrid and another earphone that seems to be getting very positive feedback from the community. While I certainly like it's design, particularly with the crossover worked in as a prominent aspect, overall material quality doesn't impress like it does on the F200. I'll give the KZ props for fit and finish, however, as there is nothing off kilter about the way they are put together. Comfort goes to the larger ES4 which hugs my ear wonderfully. They'll be too big for many I suspect, so if you have had issues with larger earphones fitting you in the past it's probably best to stick with the F200. The ES4's cable is removable and braided. It also likes to tangle above the y-split, though not nearly as badly as the Geek Wold GK3's cable. The ES4 comes with a very basic accessory kit that cannot compete with the F200; three sets of tips. In the ES4's favor, the included tips are KZ's “Starline” model which is one of my favorite tips on the market. The ES4 is easier to drive than the F200.

    These two made for an interesting comparison. The ES4 shows off slightly better treble extension but with a similarly relaxed, though more energetic presentation, than the F200. Micro-detail goes to the KZ while control is in favor of the F200. The ES4's mid-range is refreshingly forward for a KZ. With the stock ti[s, it sounds a little veiled compared to the F200, but that goes away swapping over to wide bore tips. Toss the F200 on my HA-501, and it's mid-range clarity steps up again to surpass the ES4 which doesn't scale the same way. Timbre has never been KZ' s forte, but the ES4 sounds pretty good. Not quite as right as the F200 though and like the GK3 is a bit light sounding. Bass on the ES4 is less balanced and more mid-bass heavy, but still extends quite well to give off a satisfying amount of visceral feedback. The ES4 gives off a very in-the-head presentation but shows off impressive layering and separation qualities that best the F200. Imaging is more accurate too. The ES4's limited sound stage and tip sensitivity have me choosing the F200 over it.

    Hypersense HEX02 (25.00 USD): The HEX02 was a newcomer that really impressed with it's balanced sound and unique design. Compared to the F200, it's design isn't as clean and stylish but it is more recognizable. Material quality is equally as nice with the HEX02 showing off improved fit and finish. When it comes to the cable, the HEX02 has better strain relief everywhere but the straight jack. Hypersense's plain black rubber sheath doesn't looks as interesting as Auglamour's sepia colored sheath, but it's smoother and more resistant to tangling. In terms of accessories the HEX02 fares better than others in this section with a carrying bag in addition to extra tips. Still not enough to topple the F200 though. The HEX02 is slightly easier to drive than the F200.

    The HEX02 has more emphasis at the extremes than the F200. Bass digs a little deeper on the HEX02 and has more texture, but feels a little looser. The F200's mid-range is slightly more forward with a richer, more natural timbre. Treble on the HEX02 is more lively and energetic with more sparkle and shimmer. The HEX02 has a more intimate presentation than the F200, but with greater depth of stage. Imaging, layering and separation are all equally good. The F200 is slightly more crisp and detailed through the treble and mids, but provides less information in the bass. I'm not really sure which I like more to be honest. They're both excellent products and perform on equal levels.

    Final Thoughts:

    If you've only got 20 bucks to spend, or that's all you're willing to spend, there aren't many earphones I've tested that really challenge the F200. The combination of excellent materials, an extensive accessory kit composed of useful items, and a fairly well balanced and entertaining sound signature make this an easy recommendation. Great job Auglamour!

    Thanks for reading!

    - B9Scrambler

    *If you enjoyed this review, head over to The Contraptionist for more just like it.*​

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    Some Test Tunes:

    Aesop Rock - Skelethon (Album)
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (Album)
    Elton John - Yellow Golden Brick Road (Album)
    King Crimson - Lark's Tongues in Aspic (Album)
    King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black (Track)
    Supertramp - Crime of the Century (Album)
    Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians (Album)
    Infected Mushroom - Legend of the Black Shawarma (Album)
    Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Album)
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine (Album)
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumors (Album)
    Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels (Album)
    The Prodigy - The Day is My Enemy (Album)
    Tobacco - F****d Up Friends (Album)
    Felt - Felt 2 (A Tribute to Lisa Bone) (Album)
  3. Kervsky
    Budget Commuters Solace
    Written by Kervsky
    Published Aug 21, 2018
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Good sounding bass, really good mids, safe highs (for those treble sensitive folks), great build quality and fit, pretty good value for price on overall package.
    Cons - Treble could have a bit more reach and less of a drastic dip in the high frequencies.
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    Introduction: Auglamour is the brand of Shenzhen Bushengsheng Technology Co., Ltd. which started in 2015 developing equipment like Hi-Fi headphones and decoding amps. I've been quietly interested in the past year or so in how they sound considering the rather premium and sturdy looking build they use for their products. And now I'm getting the full experience of one by reviewing their latest budget IEM, the Auglamour F200.

    I would like to thank Auglamour and Penon for providing me with a review sample in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. You can buy the Auglamour F200 at the Penon store or locally if your retailer has them in stock.

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    Specification:
    Driver: 10mm Graphene diaphragm actuator dynamic driver
    Product Material: MIM zinc magnesium alloy
    Sensitivity: 105±2dB/Mw
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
    Impedance: 24Ω
    Cable: 1.2m
    Plug: 3.5mm

    As generally expected in the budget range, the F200 performs quite well on mobile devices like my Xperia and does scale up with better sources. Loudness is pretty good with the 105db sensitivity and is still easily driven at 24Ω of impedance. The microphone has good sensitivity for calls and your voice can be heard well on the other side.

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    Unboxing: The Auglamour F200 box is a little more minimalist than normal and is made of sturdy cardboard. It has a lot of information you can browse around the box about the contents, the company and the IEM. Inside, the box contains the following:

    1x pair of silicone ear hooks
    3x pairs of silicone eartips (S, M, L)
    Shirt clip
    Zippered semi-hard case
    Auglamour F200 IEM
    An information booklet/user manual

    Overall the package is modestly generous, the case is a nice and useful touch for storage of the IEM and it's accessories. The ear hooks I feel aren't necessary though, as the F200 does fine hanging like an earbud. Turning it up and looping the wire over the ear pulls the microphone further away from your mouth, not important if you really want it that way, and wont be using the F200 for calls. The rest of the accessories are pretty much standard fare.

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    Cable: The Auglamour F200 cable is a screw thread core copper wire coated by a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) jacket for better durability. The standard 3.5mm gold plated plug is protected by a metallic shell and has a simple rubberized plastic strain relief that's flexible and extends by around half an inch. The Y-split is the same metal material as the plug and is a simple bar with no strain relief but does hold tightly to the cable. On the right cable line, there is a single button microphone module with the microphone hole on the opposite side of the button. There is only one switch under the button even if it has two dimples which may have suggested a volume up/down switch. Pressing the button once will Play/Pause the music, pressing twice in quick succession will skip to the next track and pressing and holding the button down will start the Google Assistant or Siri. There is no chin slider (most likely due to the microphone) but I found that the fit of the F200 is good enough to keep the IEM securely in my ears. There is also a little bit of microphonics with the cable roughly moving around but it's pretty manageable and not very distracting.

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    Build/Design: The F200 shell are made of a Zinc Magnesium alloy that is designed to look like brushed metal, the texture is smooth and feels strong in my hand. Inside the shell beats a 10mm Graphine diaphram, on the outer facing shell, the Auglamour logo is beautifully engraved into the shell and treated with a weathered style. The inner side of the shell has the words "FEAT F200" and is made of the same Zinc Magnesium material, the nozzle is efficiently angled to fit comfortably in most ears, at the end of the prominent nozzle is a deeply grooved tip lip. The nozzle is protected by a copper/gold metal screen to help prevent incursions from earwax, dust and/or debris. The overall design is almost like that of an earbud, especially with the stem guide at the end of the shell, but instead of a the typical earbud diaphragm cover, there is an IEM type nozzle that guides the sound directly into your ear. This ensures better isolation with the right tip and a better fit for most ears. Near the nozzle (and before the diaphragm) is a port which acts like an exhaust to prevent driver flex when inserting the F200. And thanks to Alex Twister's (a fellow reviewer) similar experience with another IEM, I realized that covering this port with tape or even a bit of blu-tack will increase the bass impact of the F200, with the only drawback is possible flexing of the diaphragm when inserted directly, without lifting the tips of your ears before insertion of the F200. The F200 is easy to insert and remove into the ear and with the right tip, and I can comfortably wear the F200 for a long time.

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    Sound Analysis: When I first heard the Auglamour F200, I had mentioned that it was a warm and balanced sounding IEM, with a slight advantage in the mids. But like most initial impressions, it can either benefit from in-depth analysis or change as the excitement wanes and the the more analytical side takes over. The F200 went through 200+ hours of use with critical and not-so critical listening in between, before being subjected to this review. Note that I have used the Symbio W tips to assess the sound of the F200.

    Bass: The F200's sub-bass has a good level of extension that Way Down Deep's pounding reaches a good depth and the subsequent propagation has good quantity. The rumbles feels good and lingers naturally through an average level of decay. Bass impact is on the average side where you can feel the impact and hits your ear with with some weight. Though the overall bass is enjoyable, smooth and doesn't overwhelm, it will not satisfy the typical basshead.

    Mids: The lower mids where male vocals reside are placed in a more neutral position and benefit from a good level of thickness that leads to an enjoyable sounding presence; September's vocals sound engaging and bodied for example without sounding overly done. On the upper mids, there's a bit of forwardness that gives female vocals a bit of intimacy, combined with some warmth, Sarah's voice on Do What You Have to Do gives a near emotive performance. Separation is a bit above average as voices and instruments do not blend into each other, remaining relatively distinct and still harmonious. Detail retrieval and clarity is on the average for an IEM in this price range.

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    Treble: The F200's treble is tuned in a safe manner where the extension is average and with a more relaxed and smooth tonality. There is a bit of sparkle especially with acoustic guitar strings and a general sense of airiness and clarity can be heard. There is however, a dip in the 7-8khz region where cymbal crashes occur and makes them sound a bit recessed. Overall, the treble sounds nice and compliments the over all tonality of the F200 by injecting a bit of excitement and energy to the musical flow.

    Soundstage: There is an adequate stage with the F200 where the horizontal width is larger than the vertical depth. Sounds generally come from the threshold of the ear canal and extends a few inches outward. The height tops out at around my forehead and an inch or two from my nose and about an inch from the back of my head. Expansion sounds natural overall. Layering is on the average side where sounds, vocals and/or instruments can sound close to each other on busy tracks but never sound congested or compressed. Spatial imaging is pretty accurate.

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    Conclusion: There is no doubt in my mind that the Auglamour F200 is a good commuter friendly budget beater. It features a relatively balanced sound that has a focus on great sounding mids, a reactively beautiful bass and safe yet entertaining highs. The benefit of having basic in-line controls for your music via mobile phone and the ability to receive calls without taking your device out is a convenience you'll appreciate on your daily travels. At it's price, the F200 comes with a few essentials some overlook in the budget segment while still looking quite premium, durable and yes, sounding quite good.

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    Sound testing was done using a Sony WM1a (Primarily), a Hiby R6, Zishan Z1(for comparison), Audirect Beam (for computer convenience) and a phone (for checking driveability) volume matched to 90.X db of max volume for safe hearing below 8 hours of use and calibrated using a 1kh tone on a dedicated DB Meter, all sources patched through a switcher. More information will be available on the About Me page (once I find the time to write it up.)
    1. vickie2006
      I never heard about the beam DAC.
      Can you give information about it?
      What the difference between this and the IDEA?
      Or maybe give us a review :wink:
      vickie2006, Aug 21, 2018
    2. Kervsky
      I'm working on the review of the beam now, it should be out tomorrow or saturday. You can check it out on audirect.cc but generally its a usb type dac, small as a little lighter. And thin as 2-3 sd cards stacked. You can use it for macs/pc and mobile phones on android or iphones.
      Kervsky, Aug 22, 2018

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