Audiofly AF1120 In-ear Earphone Review

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Introduction –

Audiofly are an Australian manufacturer that has gradually risen from obscurity to modest popularity, though you still won’t see talk of their new models as you would of something from Sennheiser and even some more popular Chi-fi iems. And that’s because Audiofly is a much more professional orientated company, much like 64Audio and Westone, the majority of whose products are dedicated towards stage and recording use. Of course, despite this focus, Audiofly’s products also hold great value to the audio enthusiast community due to their neutral, technically proficient tones.

I actually have a personal affinity for the company, they’re local and I had a great experience with their triple driver hybrid, the AF140. I also admire the originality of their designs and the variety of their tuning between different models. So when I heard about Audiofly’s new 6-driver AF1120, I was nothing but intrigued. Let’s see how Audiofly’s newest premium in-ear performs when compared to in-ears from some of the most respected brands on the market.

 

 

Disclaimer –

I would like to thank Audiofly very much for their quick communication and for providing me with the AF1120 for the purpose of review. All words are my own and there is no monetary incentive for a positive review. Despite receiving the earphones free of cost, I will attempt to be as objective as possible in my evaluation.

 

About Me, Background, Gear of choice, Preferences and Biases – 

I generally prefer a u-shaped sound that is close to neutral. I like a lot of detail and clarity but can appreciate a smooth, laid back sound. I’m not particularly treble sensitive so I may be more forgiving of brightness over darkness. I will note if I use a different eartip/pad/cover during the review and describe the sound changes.

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Accessories –

My review unit didn’t come with any packaging though the models I’ve purchased in the past were packaged within a nice box. Retail AF1120’s will too though I’m not too fussed about the lack of box anyway.

Instead, my set came simply within the waxed canvas carry case which provides fantastic drop protection to the in-ears in addition to some water resistance. The case is quite large, fitting a medium sized DAP in addition to the earphones and some accessories though an additional soft pouch would be nice for more portable use.

The case also contains the accessories and papers, Audiofly provide the buyer with a comprehensive setup that guarantees a solid fit and seal. The AF1120 comes with Medium Comply T100’s preinstalled with small and large tips in separate bags. In addition, Audiofly include 3 triple flange and 3 single flange silicone tips. The earphones also come packaged with an aeroplane adaptor and 3.5mm to 1/4″ adaptor.

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Avid writer, passionate photographer and full-time student, Ryan's audio origins and enduring interests lie within all aspects of portable audio. An ongoing desire to bring quality audio to the regular reader underpins his reviewer ethos as he seeks to bring a new perspective on the cutting edge and budget dredge alike.

4 Comments

  1. nicolas cajigal on

    hi ryan.

    can u compare the 64audio u6 against af1120 please.

    cheers.

    • Ryan Soo on

      The U6 has the same shell as the U3, so it’s not quite as comfortable and portrudes from the ear a lot more than the Audiofly. The cable is much better, using a regular 2-pin. Their sound is considerably bassier and more u-shaped rather than the slightly mid-forward AF1120. The U6 has a more soundstage space and detailing is more aggressive. For pure sound, I would take the U6 by a fair margin, but if you’re very fit sensitive, perhaps the Audiofly is a better choice.

      • nicolas cajigal on

        thanks ryan.

        and af1120 vs 64audio u4se?, im looking for this preference sound>build quality>fit.
        cheers.

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