Review: 64 Audio Tia Trió – Arete

64 Audio Tia Trió

Package:

The Trió comes in a protective cardboard housing, in which you will find the monitors themselves, to which a 48” silver-plated copper cable is attached. You will also get a selection of three True Fidelity foam tips, three silicone eartips in the sizes S, M and L. There is also a hard-plastic carrying case included, which holds a cleaning tool, a shirt clip and a dehumidifier cap. Underneath the case you’ll see a round 64 Audio sticker and a short manual.

Personally, I would have liked to see a bigger selection of tips included, as the three sizes probably won’t fit everyone’s ears out there. The supplied case is very nice, as it lets you separate both earpieces from each other, making sure the aluminium shells won’t suffer from scratches, you want your IEMs to look as good as they did on day one, and that’s how you keep it that way.

64 Audio Tia Trió

64 Audio Tia Trió

Build Quality and Ergonomics:

Trió is fully made out of anodized aluminium shells. It’s a two piece design where the body itself is black and the top silverish grey. On the face plate there is a brushed aluminium inlay which has the 64 Audio logo on the right side and the word “tia” on the left.

The build quality is very good, with no traces of scratches or glue-residue anywhere. The finish of them is as good as you would expect it from a monitor in that price segment. Due to the sound chambers Trió does have an unusual body with a big part sitting right before the nozzle. This makes the Trió not go in too deep into your canals.

Trió uses a regular 0.78mm 2-pin connection with flush sockets. So the cable-rollistas out there can use any boutique cable they like with it. When you’re inspecting the shells of the Trió you will find two holes in it. One is for the internal apextm module and the other is for pressure relief of the dynamic driver. Trió does look like it could take a pretty hefty beating, though of course I don’t advise abusing your monitors.

The Trió sits comfortably in my ears, however I do have larger ones, so if your ears are smaller, you might find the fit of Trió a bit tricky. I never had any problems with fit or comfort during the past weeks when Trió became my daily driver. Once you have found the right tips for you, you should be good to go.

More about the tiatm Trió on the next page.

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A daytime code monkey with a passion for audio and his kids, Linus tends to look at gear with a technical approach, trying to understand why certain things sound the way they do. When there is no music around, Linus goes the extra mile and annoys the hell out of his colleagues with low level beatboxing.

    8 Comments

    • Reply March 22, 2019

      Noah

      Great review! I was also surprised at how much I liked the Trio all around. Personal favorite cable pairing – Leo II 4 wire? I’m using the Ares II 8 wire but looking to eke out better technicalities

      • Reply March 22, 2019

        Linus

        Hi Noah,
        thanks for your comment.
        My personal favorite would be the Leonidas II, yes. 🙂
        Cheers!

    • Reply March 24, 2019

      ILKER ONIER

      Hi Linus,

      So you’re saying Trio is worth replacing my U12t and/or U18t ?

      • Reply March 24, 2019

        Linus

        Hi Ilker,
        no, I am not saying that. I said the Trió is my favorite universal IEM, the 12t and 18 are both custom fit IEMs of mine 😉

    • Reply March 24, 2019

      ILKER ONIER

      oh I see, they’re in ciem category. But mine are universal, what to do? I’m always interested in hybrids with dd. Solaris is good but not very comfortable for me. Seriously considering Khan or Trio.

      • Reply March 24, 2019

        Linus

        Depends what you like. Trió is softer and more organic, Khan has more power and is richer up top – both are nice monitors.

    • Reply March 24, 2019

      ILKER ONIER

      Any Sony Ier-Z1r reviews in the foreseeable future?

      • Reply March 24, 2019

        Linus

        Not that I know of, sorry.

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