Design & Build Quality
Like most modern IEM, the AudioSense DT200 enjoys a 3D Printed shell. To quote the manufacturer, a bio-adaptive resin shell is “durable and skin-friendly” while offering an exquisite quality. And truth to be told, I have to agree on that.
The shells are fairly small and if you’d compare them to FiiO’s IEM like the FA7 or the new FA9, you’d be surprised to see how big the latter feel in the hand, or ear. Obviously, the fact that the DT200 only gets 2 BA drivers allowed the brand to make smaller enclosures for its IEM.
Compared to my BGVP DM6, another pair of semi-custom IEM that I use from time to time, the AudioSense stand their ground. It feels sturdy, the face plate isn’t too ostentatious and the metallic nozzle is another nice touch.
Personally, if I didn’t expect much from a $150 IEM but I was pretty surprised to see how well all of those features blended together.
Build quality of the AudioSense DT200 is top-notch, from head to toe.
The MMCX port fits perfectly, the metallic nozzle makes the tips easy to change and the junction between the nozzle and the shells doesn’t show any gap. Once again, I’m amazed by how far 3D-Printing has advanced: no steps, no shard, just one smooth surface all-over the shell.
Closer inspection allows you to see how neat the IEM looks inside too. No cable’s mess, no bubbles, just two Knowles drivers, one big caps, and the audio tubes, directly printed into the shell.
The cable bundled with the DT200 enjoyed the same treatment. The braiding is superb, the silicon guide doesn’t crack and it feels as right over the ear, as in your hand. Moreover, the cable explicitly shows which side is which, thanks to the red/blue ring, fitted on the MMCX plugs.
On a daily basis, the IEM withstood small abuses, but don’t expect the DT200 to be as sturdy as the TinHifi P1 for example. Yet, I was more confident to use them than the BGVP DM6, thanks to its thicker shell and MMCX ports.
All in all, it’s a great IEM in this regard, even more for the price. So now, let’s see what’s bundled with our ears.
Inside the box
The AudioSense DT200 comes in a medium-sized black box, so I have to admit that I was expecting more than I got. Yet, it’s still a good bundle, in my opinion, so you got :
- the AudioSense T200
- 1 braided OFC MMCX cable (3.5mm)
- one pelican/otterbox like box
- 3 pairs of silicons + 3 pairs of foams
- some documentation
The strict minimum in my opinion, even if the nice box and the superb cable saves the day. If you want to fit the IEMs, the cables, and a small USB-DAC like the Dragonfly Cobalt or the NuPrime Hi-mDAC, the DT200 allows that.
Out of curiosity, I checked the Hifigo website to see what kind of accessories you could get with the DT200. The MMC socket allows you to plug any cable you want, as long as it’s the same micro BNC plug, but some thanks/due to their price, most cables will cost you more than the IEM itself.
The best option would be to simply add a 2.5mm cable, or a 4.4mm so you could get a balanced output with your DAP or AMP
So, time to check the specs!
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