Today we look at the AudioSense DT600, the latest IEM of the brand selling for $249 USD.
Disclaimer: the Audiosense DT600 was sent to us, free of charge, by the brand in exchange for our honest opinion.
Based in Shenzhen, China, AudioSense seems pretty elusive regarding its origin. I couldn’t find any information about when, and who founded the brand. Still, they achieved to produce a good range of IEMs, for a very affordable price. The T800, for example, is an 8 BA driver IEM, sold for less than 300 bucks, a price somehow similar to Fearless, BGVP, or TinHifi my reference chi-fi brands.
I had the chance to review the AudioSense DT200 and was pretty amazed by how good they were for a « simple » 2BA IEM. Even more, considering the asking price ($149) so it’s no surprise that I was very curious to try the upper models. Thankfully, the time has come, and here comes the new DT600!
The T Series
As usual, we’ll have a quick tour into the brand’s catalog. But, if you prefer to get directly to the main review, just click this link!
The AudioSense T200 came out just a few months ago and came as a big surprise for me. With just two drivers, it was supposed to be an enhanced version of the T260 Pro with a Skin-Friendly resin shell, a custom panel for the faceplate, and 2 BA drivers from Knowles.
And after a few weeks with them, I had to say that I’d been more than pleased by those IEMs. Here is a quick quote of this review:
” The AudioSense DT200 are great IEM, in every way.
If I didn’t expect much from those ears at first, I was immediately hooked on the moment I put them in my ears. The DT200 sounds and feels like a major in-ear: deep bass, clean mids, and sharp highs, with just two drivers. “
The AudioSense T180 Pro is the entry-level IEM from the brand. Priced just under $45 it sports a single Balanced Armature driver, removable MMCX cables, and a polycarbonate shell, instead of an acrylic one like the upper models.
We haven’t reviewed that one yet, but sub $50 IEMs keep getting better and better, so I’d be curious to give them a try. It seems like a Dynamic model named T100 also existed, but I couldn’t grasp any information.
Sold for just $15-20 more than the T180, the AudioSense T260 Pro looks exactly the same but gains an additional driver.
Once again, each driver was provided by Knowles : 1x ED-29689 for mid-high frequencies and 1x CI-22955 for low frequencies. A simple, yet powerful combination on paper, sold for just 60 bucks.
Again, the AudioSense T300 Pro looks exactly like the T180 Pro and T260 Pro, if not the color. Yet, it’s what’s inside that matters. Instead of a sole or dual BA driver, AudioSense combines three Knowles drivers, to cover the full audio spectrum and reduce the level of distortion.
For the lows, the brand used a CI-22955 which offers “stretchy and rich sound”, while they chose a set of 30017 for the mid-high range. Again, the shell is made of polycarbonate, with a distinctive star on the outer face and superb OFC silver-plated cable. For just $110!
The AudioSense AQ3 is vastly different from its smaller siblings. Instead of a balanced or dynamic driver, the brand chose to implement both to make a hybrid. Of course, we’ve seen many hybrid IEM those last years, be it FiiO, BGVP, or even Unique Melody
Visually, the AQ3 looks a lot like the T800 (the brand TOTL) but as I said, the inner topology is quite different: 1x medium/high from Knowles, 1x very-high also from Knowles, and 1x Dynamic Driver with a 10 mm titanium diaphragm for the lows.
Finally, AudioSense also got a flagship IEM. With 8 balanced armature drivers, 3D-printed resin shells, some classy faceplate, and a convoluted tube audio guide system, the AudioSense T800 could easily compete with most TOTL IEM, if not for the price.
Sold for less than $299, the T800 is one of the most affordable 8BA IEM on the market. As it seems, most reviewers praised it for its exceptional quality/price ratio, so we hope to feel the same if we review that one someday.
And now, it’s time to discover the latest model, the DT600!
The review continues on Page Two, after the click HERE or by using the jump below.
Page 2: Design & Build Quality
Page 3: Comfort & Usage
Page 4:Sound performances
Page 5:Tonality and conclusion