For the nit-picker and nerdy ones here, I’m giving the specs and technical sheets. For all the others, you can just go to the next page to see how the AudioSense DT200 performs.
Dual Knowles drivers
Like the Crystal Pearl from Fearless Audio, the DT200 is a rare breed in 2020.
Now that we’ve been accustomed to hybrid and multi-BA IEMs, seeing a sub-three driver model like the AudioSense feels quite anachronistic. Look at the 64Audio A18s Linus reviewed, for example, 18 drivers per ears, for a total of 36 drivers!
So if the A18s is the Bugatti Chiron of in-ears, the DT200 is the Ford Focus RS. Only two Balanced Armature drivers, one dedicated to the Low/Mid frequencies and the other to the highs.
Nominal impedance is low and the DT200 is rated at 14ohms, which is not surprising for an IEM. On the other hand, sensitivity is pretty low too and at 99dB/mW you may have to crank up the volume on some sources.
The most eye-catching feature on this IEM, in my opinion, remains the fact that all the audio canals were 3D printed, directly into the shell. Usually, you can distinct small silicon tubes, coming from the driver to the nozzle, ending in small bores, but here everything is tightly merged into one solid piece. If I saw that only in a few CIEM, it’s even rarer in classic IEM.
So yes, nothing really quirky here but a neat IEM, even if I’d love to know which drivers were in use. Let’s check the specs one last time, and get to what’s really important: the sound performances.
Like all resin-made IEM, the AudioSense DT200 are very good noise-blockers.
If you were to compare those ears with acrylic-made IEM the improvement would be subtle, but real. And, obviously, if you were to put them head-to-head against metal-made IEM like the BGVP DMG, the DT200 would win, hands down.
Silicon tips also gave good results, but not as good as the foam, and as usual, the foam tips give the best results, properly stopping unwanted noises. My best choice remains SpinFit tips, so if you can, get some and pair them with the DT200.
I use a mechanical keyboard at the office, and if I can hear the click with silicon tips at low volume, once I’ve plugged the foam one, every unwanted noise is completely out of the picture.
3D Print + Resin + semi-custom shape = excellent fit
When you blend all those cool features, you end with one of the most comfortable ears I tried for a long time. The overall shape slides easily into the ears, and once you’ve found the right tip, the DT200 are fully locked in.
Comfort-wise nothing beats a good custom IEM, but those ears come pretty close, thanks to their small size. Unlike some of you might think, bigger doesn’t always mean better, and with its small form factor, the AudioSense DT200 offers one of the best fit out there.
To top all of that, the provided cable is light enough not to hinder your movements, while offering enough weight to maintain the ears in the right position. Simply said, this is another win for AudioSense.
- Type: IEM
- Style: Balanced armatures
- Drivers: 1x Knowles (Mid & Low) – 1x Knowles (High)
- Socket: MMCX
- Cable: 5N Silver-Plated Copper
- Shell: Medical grade resin
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 22 KHz
- Impedance: 14 ohms
- SPL: 99 +/- 3dB
- Sound Isolation (up to): 30 dB
- Cable length: 125 cm
- Price: $149
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