The Pros realize Flares talk of excellence with enormous technical proficiency that is sometimes let down by some questionable tuning choices. Their titanium housings are robust and perfectly finished while their cable is ergonomically frustrating. Their wireless performance is the star of the show, easily matching a lot of better-wired sources while maintaining the convenience of low-latency apt-x streaming. However, the Pros are also an anomaly, few earphone slam so hard, fit so stably and isolate so strongly with such a visually open design and the Pro’s provide a truly unique listening experience. While treble needs some work, bass is phenomenal and their midrange is just as revealing as I could have hoped. The Pros are perhaps not a ground-breaking earphone, but one that is very innovative and capable, ironically, what they lack is some traditional damping and high-end attenuation.
Verdict – 8.75/10, The Flare Audio Pro is an accomplished in-ear that constantly trades compromises and redeeming factors. Their housings are sublime but their cable looks like a toy. Their bass is exquisite in every conceivable way but their peaky treble won’t find nearly as many fans. The Pro possesses class leading technical ability, but their tuning still requires a bit of work to maximise that potential.