Audeo PFE 122 In-flight Edition Earphones by Phonak
Inflight Edition Packaging Includes
- 1 pair of Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones with microphone
- Silicone ear tips – 3 pairs (1 pair S, 1 pair M, 1 pair L)
- ComplyTM foam tips - 1 pair M
- Cleaning tool for ear tips
- Airplane adapter
- 30 Day Warranty (due to the fact that this product has been discontinued, the warranty has been reduced to 30 days)
Audeo PFE with microphone is compatible the iPhone and other mobile digital devices with a 3.5mm stereo jack.
Use Audéo PFE with microphone with your mobile phone or personal digital assistant. The microphone is equipped with a convenient button that allows you to pause your music to answer incoming calls.
Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones offer crystal clear, luscious sound. With easy-to-replace passive audio filters, the frequency response can be adapted to your individual listening preferences.
Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones are developed by the leading manufacturer of hearing systems so that they offer all music lovers a perfect, comfortable fit. A variety of replaceable ear tips allow for infinite enjoyment.
Audeo PFE 122 Review by Earphone Solutions
- Designed in Switzerland
- Lightweight design
- Comfortable fit
- Single balanced armature driver
- Passive audio filters
- Excellent build quality
Audeo PFE 122 In-flight Edition Earphones by Phonak Review by Earphone Solutions
The PFE122 is extremely comfortable and practical. With a natural sound signature, these are versatile and offer great way of enjoying your favorite music while being able to take calls without any hassle. Realistic sound, well balanced and very comfortable. Phonak's PFE122 is a great performer in this price range. The Swiss designed "Perfect Fit Earphones" are very light and the sound is very detailed from this single armature driver. The microphone works well with the iPhone but it features a 1-button control. Some people may prefer other models that have the 3-button control for volume.
Review of the Audeo Phonak PFE 122 Earphones By Earphone Solutions: The PFE 122 are great for their price range. They are fully equipped in both accessories and sound. The packing is very nice. Only the earphones are seen from the outside but underneath come all the accessories. The PFE 122 comes with,... - Continue to read our Full Review of the Phonak PFE 122 Earphones by Audeo
Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews
flat and clear enjoy your music
perfect fit in ear~!!
I got these free as part of the deal for purchases over $200. To reach that $200, I bought a pair of Westone W10's. In the end, I really prefer the free Audeo PFE 122's that came with Westones. They fit better, they (at least for me) sound better, they do very nicely for sleeping, and they feel rugged. It could be that the Westones require a longer break-in period, but even now, I feel the Audeos sound better. I have no regrets at all. I do wish I could find those silicon sleeves to allow better over-the-ear cable placement. These really work better when rotated such that the body of the earphone points upward with the cable looped over your ear from front to back, and they would be less prone to slipping off with the sleeves. I have searched all over the web to no avail - no one sells them as best I can tell.
Yes, sorry but those "archs" to secure the cable behind the ear are no longer available from the manufacturer. Thanks for your feedback!
Very comfortable, like it's not even on my ear. Very good sound compared to the price.
I like the Flat sound. It is satisfying to my ear earphones long time (pfe series). If you want a relaxing sound, unconditional purchase!
I have used triple fi.10 pro for 3 years and i heard that this earphones have less powerful sound than triple.fi. But i'm very satisfied with these earphones because the sound is very clear.
PFE 122 is very good earphone. Good Sound and Comfotable.. Especially I like Clear Sound.
I've used lots of earphones. Even though this version does not include black ear guide, definitely, I would say this Phonak PFE 122 In-flight edition is a wonderful chance to experience comfortable fit and good quality sounds. I highly recommend to use this.
Earphones sound good
Value for money. i carry it around for my daily use and commute. I actually use it more for my running :)
I gave these to my son because I have a pair of Shure SE 535's. He has been using earbuds for years now, but he has never had a pair that is this high quality. He has had some moderate price Sennheisers, and some other serviceable buds. These are far and away the best listening and comfort experience he has had. He has large ears but very small openings so it is challenging for him to be able to comfortably use in-ear buds. Having a variety of high quality inserts helped him find the perfect fit for his small ear openings. Additionally, he is a discriminating listener and along with his generation's usual listening fare, he listens to Classical, Straight Ahead Jazz, and so called Classic Rock. He loves these earphones and I regard these earphones as my son's entry into the world of audiophile listening.
I like these earphones: Balanced sound, good separation. Bass is ok but the earphones have to fit perfectly otherwise you'll loose the bass completely! I've resolved this issue with a pair of the comply foam tips. The PFE 122 as any other Audéo PFE is very comfortable to wear even for hours. Noise canceling is not perfect in a loud, noisy envoirement but that's not a big problem for me. Over all I'm very pleased with these earphones.
Since I got these as part of my order for my Shure SE 535s, I gave them to my son. He loves them, he has only used cheap earphones up to this point for his on the go music listening so these are a dramatic improvement for him. Thanks for the special offer on these earphones.
The PFE122's I received from this store was the "in-flight edition" which did not include additional filters, silicon ear guides and a case -- all of which are included in the "normal" edition of PFE 122. In terms of comfort, the PFE's are great. The silicone earguides do a great job of securing the IEMs and maintaining deep insertion. It's easy to forget they're even in your ear; very ergonomic. The sound of the PFE 122s is great, made even better by interchangeable filters (grey, black and green) which change sonic characteristics to suit your preference. The break-in period of these IEMs is rather long: they sounded quite bad out of the box, and I think it took around 50-60 hours of play time to break them in. Full bass articulation took the entire break-in period to manifest, and for the first 10 hours there was pretty much no bass to speak of. After the beak in period... Wow! It's amazing they got all this sound form a single balanced-armature driver. Some reviews say these are lacking in bass, I suspect they were reviewing without breaking them in first. Especially with the black or green filters, the bass is excellent both in quality and quantity. I am a die-hard EDM fan as well as an amateur DJ, so bass is very important for me. Bass extension is the best I've heard from any IEMs, even beating bass-biased dynamic drivers such as the Beyerdynamic MMX-101. As a trade-off however, the PFE122s won't have the same reverb that you hear from dynamic driver systems. However, that doesn't detract from the bass experience for me. The bass is incredibly accurate, tight and full. Excess reverb from dynamic-driver IEMs can actually make them sound muddy/messy. I play a lot of footwork, which has basslines ranging from 160-180bpm. This rapid-fire sub-bass stresses many audio systems, but not the PFE 122s. Footwork is reproduced with incredible accuracy, and bass stays "within the lines" no matter the tempo or volume--this cannot be said of other IEMs in this price range. Stepping out of the bass world, these IEMs still excel. The PFEs are known for its strengths at the mid- and upper-ranges, and my experience did not differ from the many other reviews who report the same thing. Instrument separation is top-notch; philharmonic recordings are excellent to listen to. Opera is also a pleasure to listen to; I'd say vocals are one of the primary strengths of these IEMs. Soundstage won't be as good as some of the best dynamic driver IEMs out there, but it is still quite respectable, especially considering how this has balanced-armature drivers. Pros: - Sound is analytical and "within the lines" yet still fun - Bass is excellent (even for EDM) despite reviews to the contrary - Interchangeable filters to suit sound characteristics to your preference - Super comfortable if used with silicone ear guides Cons: Receiving the "in-flight edition" rather than the "normal" edition
I ordered these for use with an Aviom stage monitoring system. After several months of using VModa in-ears, there was just something missing, so I decided to make the upgrade, hoping it would improve my playing. I route the monophonic output from the Aviom box, and the stereo "control room" output from my instrument mixer through a sub mixer so I can hear the stereo output from my synths along with the Axiom. I was a bit skeptical, but I must admit the Audeos have changed my life (on stage anyway). I even had my musical director come up to me and tell me how much better I was playing. I told him, "Yes, now I can hear everything!" A long story, but the bottom line is the clarity and presence the PFE 112s provide is outstanding. They are also comfortable (with the foam ear inserts) and can be left in for the entire performance. So far I love them and would definitely replace them if they became broken or lost. They are usually on back order, but well worth the wait. With the discount offered time to time on this site, they are also a great buy. I am completely happy and blown away by their quality. Pros: Comfortable, affordable, and the reproduction is excellent. Cons: the last 1/8" of the cord always pops out of the channel of the behind the ear clips, but a minor inconvenience.
I have several one, two, three to six driver balanced armature earphones (The Harvey JH13PRO is on top). This phone is very balanced and sounds wonderful with instruments that don't require an AC outlet. Strings, brass and tympani are first rate! The bass is the better attribute, and considering that the PFE 112 is only a single armature, this isn't an empty statement. This exposure to Phonak has wet my appetite for the PFE 232, an itch I'll look forward too scratching. The phone is light in weight....not in construction. With care it should last a very long time! The carry case is the best I have encountered. It offers two compartments and has generous space for all the accessories that come with the earphone. The Phonak has an effortless quality that is seductive. It can make a good recording sound very real if mated with a good amp and source! Pros: A balanced and wonderful tonal nature Very comfortable, good ergonomics Good build quality Great value! Cons: Nothing I can find
I have only worn these twice. They don't fit as snugly as any of my Westones and don't feel secure. I haven't tried using them for phone calls, although that is what I bought them for. I think these may go the way of my old Shure earbuds and collect dust in a drawer. Not worth the money. Pros: I liked having a microphone. Cons: Fit and noise blocking aren't very good, don't like the way the cord goes over the ear andthe plastic guide is not comfortable, have gone back to my Westone 2s and 3s.
I lost the first pair of these. I went to many stores to try to find an alternative as good for the price, but I couldn't find anything. I ended up buying these agian, I don't regret it. I haven't listened to any earphones as good as these. Pros: Sound quality Sturdyness Price Cons: iPhone mic is not good Highs may be a bit harsh in some songs
First of all let just say that EarphoneSolutions business acumen is first rate. They were timely with delivery and responded to all my concerns with professionalism and resolve. So, about the Audeo Phonaks. Well after several tries I managed to to get the seal necessary to produce the bass these IEM's are capable of producing. Overall the sound is clean, balanced and reproduces the bass according to the production of each song. Compared to the stock earphones you get, these are far superior in every way. Pros: Build Superb Sound Tangle free cable Cons: Cumbersome ear clips. Should have built them within the cable. Should of had 5 sets of silicone tips. Two more sizes up from the largest.
I'm so disappointed, I can't bring myself to write a detailed review. This is a huge investment for me, so the money I'll lose is a big deal. Anyway. Pros: Cons: No bass, flat, response. The ear clips are cumbersome and the volume is not sufficient to block out ambient noise.
Dear Brian, thanks for your feedback. Please make sure you are using the "right" ear tips for your ear canal. You need to wear the correct size in order to get a good seal. With a good seal you will get the bass. Without it they will sound thin so the fit is critical. On average customers take 7-10 days to get a good fit and seal. Out of the box you almost never get it so please make sure you try all the eartip sizes. Thank you.
Although I haven't had much experience with headphones, the Audeo PFE 112 have impressed me with the overall quality. The sound is great. The build is also exceptional. I feel as though these are very durable headphones. Pros: Sound Quality Build Cons:
I must have weird shaped ear canals because I can not get a good seal with any of these canal-buds. The sound is good on these. It is a little weak if your device does not have enough power to boost the signal, but all new devices do have enough power. Also do not use an extension cord for your jack because there is no power at all and it is a very tinny sound. Pros: Good quality and sound. Cons: Does not fit my ear drum.
Very accurate and realistic sounding. Could use a touch more bass. Grey filter is only way to go, the black filter is supposed to increase bass (which it does slightly), but they also appear to loose some midrange clarity and makes HF too bright. However, very happy with performance and comfort. Pros: Cons:
Good service from Earphone solutions, neatly packed and promptly shipped. Great IEMs for the price. I am used to Shure sound signature and compared to that these are bright and I like it. Easily driven with my iPhone 3G or the iPod. Great clarity at low volume. Finally I have found the perfect earphone to sleep with :) Pros: Fits nicely Easy to put on (comparing to M6) Smaller than expected, don't feel it after wearing. great for sleeping with. Clear and wide sound Nice instrument separation, voices are very clear. Cons: It's only been a week of owning and haven't found any cons.
go and find reviews to read, they are pretty spot on Pros: - cable feels durable - after some burn in, they sound great - seals well - comfortable Cons:
I was a little concerned that these would fall between two stools -- that I'd be getting mediocre earbuds for my iPod and a mediocre way to talk on my iPhone, the aural equivalent of those hateful VCR/TV combos from back in the day. I'm very pleased to have been proven wrong. Sound quality is excellent, and these even fended off my inner Amish person, allowing me to talk on my iPhone hands free. Next up: a set for the wife, so she won't be terrorizing the streets while she drives and talks on the phone, or throws her cell to the floor of the car midsentence because she thinks she may have caught a glimpse of the popo. Pros: Excellent sound quality on a variety of devices ease of use -- filters, replacements, etc. Cons: What, no pony? I was told it came with a pony.
Overall: a good set of phones for the money. Pros: Pros: excellent imaging, good clear mids and highs. Very musical, listenable. Had trouble getting a good seal with the various earpieces but the Etymotic triple flange (long stem) -which are my favorite earpieces, fit perfectly. Cons: Con: low end is on the weak side. Friction on the cabling transfers considerable sound but that is not uncommon.
before starting I must say I am terribly sad because after almost 3 weeks of owning and enjoying these pieces of art, yesterday they slipped out of my pocket and lost them forever. However, I was so in love with them that right know I am ordering a replacement. These sound beautifully right from the iPod 4G and mi PC, I haven´t had the chance to experience it through a decent setup but I can imagine how it would be. The design is impressive and the build quality is noticeably excellent. The cable was never entangled (well, during the 3 weeks I had them). I used to own the klipsch image s4 and the in ear bose and the cable was always a mess. With the included sound filters it is easy to customize the sound you want to get. The definition is outstanding, the first thing I listened with them was Feral (the WAV version) , by Radiohead and it was perfect. Coming from the bose ie, at first he bass seemed a little weak, but that was my main complain bout the bose, bass was somehow muddy. Aster some ours of listening I knew it was the right level. The sound is pure and it is not enhanced or modified by any way with these earphones, which is something that I like. Besides, the service of this store is incredible!! Good job. Pros: pure sound impressive definition and clarity best build quality best for the price Cons: none that I can notice
Those are my second earphones bought for my iPod after having lost the first ones. I chose those earphones after having reviewed a lot of earphones. I was looking for something not too pricey and for something reproducing sound in a natural way. The Phonak seemed to offer the best compromise. It seems to lack in reproducing low frequencies but overall, I am very satisfied since I am not fond of low frequencies and the sound I got with those earphones is detailed enough for my ears (I am not an expert). And for listening to podcasts, I found them perfect. I got no problem running with those earphones. The sound is not aggressive so it is very easy to listen to music for hours. FYI, I am using only the grey filter. Pros: - Detailed sound. - Easy to run with. - Listening music for hours is not a problem. Cons: - Low frequencies reproduction.
Once I coordinated the optimum sound filter with the optimum equalizer on my iPod, the sound quality was excellent. But this took a couple weeks of experimenting to achieve. I found the over-the-ears recommendation for wearing the earphones cumbersome, so I wear them with the cable hanging down on the chest. It took a while to master the proper twist to get the phones inside my ear. Outside sounds are not as well blocked as I would like. The thinness of the cable makes it loopy and easily tangled in the hands. Handle with extreme care! The heavier and longer cable on my old Shure was more to my liking. Pros: Sound quality Cons: Flimsy cable. Incomplete blocking of outside noise.
I did a lot of research on the internet about noise-blocking earphones. "On the internet" because here in Australia it is impossible to actually "try before you buy"--there is virtually no stock of any earphones at any brick-and-mortar shop. I wanted some earphones for an overseas trip, so they had to block out considerable aircraft noise, be comfortable to wear for many hours (the trip is 20+ hours in the air!), and be capable of being powered by an iPhone or iPod or laptop. Since they would also be used at home, I also wanted something that would respond well to a dedicated headphone amp connected to a high quality stereo system. And they needed to be reasonable in price. I ordered the Audeo PFE 112's because they seemed to fulfil all my requirements. They were delivered promptly, and here is what I found--(the trip is still upcoming). Packaging and accessories The phones were well-packaged and arrived without damage--a must for overseas mail delivery! Included were the earphones, a selection of 3 sizes of silicone earpieces, a set of foam earpieces, some "over the ear" guides for the wires, two sets each of midrange and bass/treble emphasis filters and changing tool in a tiny case, a cleaning tool, and a two compartment soft case for carrying everything. Performance The phones fit my ears best with the small silicone earpieces and slid neatly into place. They blocked out about 90% of the outside noise, and even with music playing very softly, I missed a telephone call! They are very comfortable and I can wear them for 4-5 hours easily. The over-the-ear guides work well and microphonics from cable movement is essentially zero. Among the various reviews I read (over 90% complimentary) was one that said the midrange filters were the best--and then went on to say that the bass and treble were recessed! This encouraged me to try the bass/treble emphasising filters first. I tried the midrange later but soon went back to the bass/treble as my preference. Compared to my previous phones (Sennheiser 300's and Grado 60's) the 112's went deeper into the bass, had smoother and more seductive mids, and highs that returned the sparkle to cymbals. The bass went very low, much lower than my speakers, and had a very nice balance--not overwhelming the rest of the music but providing a substantial underpinning. I listen to mostly rock and jazz. Female vocals are especially well rendered, and the midrange overall is excellent, with good presence. The higher frequencies are clear and add a lift to the music without the over-emphasis that can often make long listening sessions tiring. Straight from the "iThingy" they sound excellent, and they are capable of revealing much more when run by the high-end equipment. I would recommend them for anyone seeking a reasonable cost earphones which deliver an excellent and balanced presentation of the music. Pros: Value. Accessories included. Cons: Nothing
I have a pair of Shure e3c's and a Sennheiser HD595. The reason I started shopping for another IEM is because the e3c's were not transparent enough for my liking. My personal taste is for neutral sound. I want to hear what is actually in the recording and not a 'dressed up' version of the sound. To that end, I also own a pair of Spendor A6 speakers and Musical Fidelity A1 CD Pro and Amp. That plus the fact that I did not want to spend more than $200 after spending a small fortune on my hi-fi system is the reason that I decided to give the Audeo PFE's a shot after reading many reviews. My verdict is that the fit and comfort are excellent. I have to agree that the ear guides do not work very well for me but the medium silicone tips work fine for me and I can achieve about 90% of the seal that I had with the Shure e3c's with yellow foamies. Now on to the sound. If you like a really transparent sound and high end detail, you are going to love these! If you are a 'bass-head', there are better headphones for you. However, having said that, I subsequently added an iBasso T4 IEM amp to my rig and there is all the bass I could ask for while still keeping the sound pretty neutral. It also improved the soundstage significantly so the PFE's are very scalable with good amping. The other thing that I have to point out is that you have to feed it with a good source. I have been using LAME MP3's at the highest quality setting and Apple Lossless codecs only since switching to the PFE's because they really reveal poorer sources. My final verdict is that I am sure that there are better IEM's out there but I think that you will be paying many times the price of these little gems for a very small gain. For anyone who is serious about high-fidelity, I can recommend these headphones on the proviso that you add a decent headphone amp to them. As long as you can get a good seal, you should not be disappointed. Pros: Cons:
Thank you Nick for the review.
Prior to buying these earphones I had read a lot of reviews of various high-quality IEMs including the higher-ranking models by Etymotic, Ultimate Ears, Shure, Westone and some others. I also has experience with some mid-level Shures like the SCL3 and SCL4. I picked the PFE 122 based on the fact the reviews ranked them very highly, the price and the fact that they have a built-in mic/controller that works with my iPhone 4. I also liked the fact that the included audio filters allow you to alter the tone somewhat to your preference. I find the sound quality to be outstanding. They allow you to hear details in music recordings that are difficult to hear, if not more-or-less completely masked, by other decent quality IEMs. However, they also have a very pleasant sound and are not harsh or cold sounding. They have a very balanced sound and, for my tastes, have enough bass. They are natural sounding. I have listened to other IEMs that have a more bass-oriented sound but I find those types usually mask a lot of the upper midrange and treble details and that the bass becomes more annoying after listening for a while - particularly given the lack of detail. The PFE 122s, with their natural sound, provide an open, balanced, full sound that is very enjoyable. These earphones are also very, very easy to fit into your ears. They achieve a good seal effortlessly and don't require you to cram the earpieces into your ear to get a good seal unlike some other brands. This leads to a more comfortable wearing experience and also means that they are not finicky because they just sit nicely where they're supposed to be without requiring constant re-adjustment. The cable is sturdy and of good quality without being too thin or too thick. They unravel reasonably easy and don't try to stay coiled and are therefore friendly to use and easy to route where you want them to go. They also bend reasonably easily because they're not stiff. The included accessories are very generous and the case is very nice and a good shape for packing and quite soft. The variety of ear pieces included should allow most people to find a set that fits them very well. Overall I rate these IEMs very highly and would definitely recommend them. Pros: Cons:
I really wanted to love these. Alas they are going back. I have had the Sure E5C's (great sound but hard to put in your ears) and Kipsch S4I (they tangled in an instant). I picked up an iphone 4 and decided to splurge on a great set of earphones/microphone. Optimally, i wanted one pair of earphones that i could use with my phone while at work, use for business calls but also use for running. With their over the ear format, i thought these'd do the trick. They just don't measure up. On the positive side, the cord is thick and sturdy and does NOT tangle easily. This is a huge plus. Unfortunately, that's where it ended. First of all, the plastic ear fitting tubing that ships with the product is removable. While that sounds like a good thing, the fact is that the end near the ear opening comes lose and therefore doesn't do it's primary job - keeping the earphone firmly in the ear without pressure. Second, because the tubing is loose the earbuds rotate within it which means you need to spend time untangling and reorienting the heads whenever you want to put them in your ears. This was a pretty poor build quality issue and not something i would expect from one with high scores. Third, the fit was poor (though admittedly this is personal view and it might be different for you). No matter which ear piece cover i tried (large rubber, medium rubber, foam) i just could get a good clean seal that would maintain. They slipped out. I did try running with them but found that the foam tips would clog up and block sound in one ear. Once i got them in, the music quality was decent but not overly impressive. Microphone also was fair but not great. Overall they didn't live up to the hype and will go back. Pros: Cord is pretty tangle free. Not many buttons to worry about. Nice options on ear pieces. Cons: bendable ear pieces do NOT hold the phones in your ears. Hard to get a good seal despite trying multiple headsets. Sound not that impressive.
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A successor of previous model! Smooth and detail sound signature. Pros: mid-high freq. Cons: bottom
Phonak was always a reliable and trusting hearing aid company that produced the best hearings aids that my brother had ever come across. When they came out with the Audeo PFE, i had to get it, it was definitely no regret. The earphone themselves were very very comfortable, now looking at them may not be. But they are, you barely feel them in your ear. The old version used to have a problem of the cables cracking, but with the new revision that i current own (second pair), the cables are much more rigid and don't seem like they will crack. Sound quality wise, these are very pleasant to listen to. The biggest advantage of the PFE is that they are extremely transparent, crisp, and full of detail. The overall sound is clean, and bright so you get a really fresh sense of audio. Lots of detail, with a great decay in the high frequencies, paired with a smooth, detailed, and lush mid-range. The mid-range is put a little forward so vocals sound closer, and more realistic. Low frequencies, or so called bass is very quick, accurate and punchy. The tone of the lows are very well done. The only thing that i would say it lacks is just a bit of power in the low frequencies, or else these earphoness will be no doubtfully the best earphones under $250 that i have tried, not to mention it's $150 price tag. Interesting feature i like about the PFE is the ability to switch filters. grey offers a little more high frequency presentation where the black filter changes the signature to having a less pronounced high frequency reproduction and a deeper, more powerful bass presentation. Customer service form both Earphonesolutions, and Phonak are fantastic. You probably won't have to contact either regarding warranty as the build quality on this new version is absolutely fantastic. Pros: -Flawless Highs -Near to Flawless Mids -Clean, quick, accurate lows -Lots of accessories -Able to alter sound with filters -Extremely comfortable -Affordable, yet perform to earphones/headsets twice it's price Cons: -Subtle bass response
Phonak was always a reliable and trusting hearing aid company that produced the best hearings aids that my brother had ever come across. When they came out with the Audeo PFE, i had to get it, it was definitely no regret. The earphone themselves were very very comfortable, now looking at them may not be. But they are, you barely feel them in your ear. The old version used to have a problem of the cables cracking, but with the new revision that i current own (second pair), the cables are much more rigid and don't seem like they will crack. Sound quality wise, these are very pleasant to listen to. The biggest advantage of the PFE is that they are extremely transparent, crisp, and full of detail. The overall sound is clean, and bright so you get a really fresh sense of audio. Lots of detail, with a great decay in the high frequencies, paired with a smooth, detailed, and lush mid-range. The mid-range is put a little forward so vocals sound closer, and more realistic. Low frequencies, or so called bass is very quick, accurate and punchy. The tone of the lows are very well done. The only thing that i would say it lacks is just a bit of power in the low frequencies, or else these earphoness will be no doubtfully the best earphones under $250 that i have tried, not to mention it's $150 price tag. Interesting feature i like about the PFE is the ability to switch filters. grey offers a little more high frequency presentation where the black filter changes the signature to having a less pronounced high frequency reproduction and a deeper, more powerful bass presentation. Customer service form both Earphonesolutions, and Phonak are fantastic. You probably won't have to contact either regarding warranty as the build quality on this new version is absolutely fantastic. Last but not least, being a professional, and pioneers of hearing aids. The microphone on the the PFE121 (with mic version) is extremely impressive. Clarity in channeling the voice is unmatched. I have never used a headset that is so user friendly and built this well! Pros: -Flawless Highs -Near to Flawless Mids -Clean, quick, accurate lows -Lots of accessories -Able to alter sound with filters -Ultra-Clear Microphone -Extremely comfortable -Affordable, yet perform to earphones/headsets twice it's price Cons: -Subtle bass response
thanks to phonak company Pros: special design that fit comfortably. sound quality is great. And extras Cons: bass is may not enough for some.
I bought these earphones as a replacement for my Bose, which broke after 2 years. The sound quality is excellent. The only issue I have is that the plastic inserts which fit over the wires behind the ears are clumsy. Pros: Great sound. Cons: A little clumsy to set up and use.
Question & Answers
Questions on Audeo PFE 122 In-flight Edition Earphones by Phonak
Other than the additional accessories, what is the main difference between this model and the Audeo PFE 022? The Audeo websites says that it can navigate the music list, but I don't see any additional buttons that let you do that, also I don't see that feature mentioned anywhere in the description on this website. If that feature does work for this model, will it also be compatible with an Android phone?
- Tech Support answered:
- I use these with an Android phone. There's no menu-navigating or anything, just one button (the pause/answer-phone button) and a microphone, both of which work fine with Android.
I haven't used the 022, but my sense was that the sound reproduction was different: the 022 is meant to be bassier and more "consumer"-sounding, while the 122 is meant to be more accurate. The 122 sounds pretty great, but definitely doesn't have the head-rattling thump that lots of consumer sets have; the frequency response is pretty much dead-flat, and might sound anemic to people used to something more bass-heavy. I do find that I tend to have my overall volume set a little higher than with other sets, to make them feel a little more full. I think the tradeoff you get, though, is solid mids and highs, a low sound floor, and great detail. It all depends on what you're looking for; these IEMs seem well-suited to my particular musical tastes and listening preferences, but might not be ideal for everyone.
Do you guys have replacement audio filters for the Audeo PFE 112? I searched your site, but I could not find them.
- Tech Support answered:
- Yes, under Filters, while supplies last.
How do these, or any other earphones, work with hearing aids. I have aids with a receiver behind the ear and a small speaker in the ear canal, which makes wearing my current canalphones uncomfortable, and may be cutting out reception for them. Of the aids I wear, only one is able to accept bluetooth wireless.
- Tech Support answered:
- We apologize for the severe delay. These are supposed to be inserted in the ear canal and you must get a good seal in order to get good sound. If your hearing aids are supposed to be inserted in the ear canal as well, then our guess would be that they are not compatible.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
How does the music in these earphones work? Is it from the radio or can I load music into them?
- Tech Support answered:
- These earphones require a source such as an iPod, iPhone, iPad or any other MP3 player, CD player, portable radio, etc.
I bought these PFE 122 from you last year and I need some replacement silicon ear tip, do you cary them and how much please.
- Tech Support answered:
- Here are the Audeo silicone tips:
All of a sudden mine lost volume can barely hear music when I have volume all the way up. Tried other headphonee in the same iphone so I know it's these earphones. I can't seem to recover previous volume level, is there something I can adjust?
- Tech Support answered:
- It could be the filter that "moved down" in the nozzle or something else. At any rate please send us an email and we will be glad to send you instructions on getting warranty.
will they work with my 6th generation nano
- Tech Support answered:
- This product is compatible with the iPod Nano.
how will this product work with the 6th generation nano
- Tech Support answered:
- This product will work with the iPod Nano.
I'm seeking to replace my Westone UM1's with a set that reproduces bass accurately for jazz and classical. I don't want any emphasis, treble or bass, just accuracy. The UM1's have sounded great to me, but are do not produce bass as accurately in level as treble and midrange. Would these PFE 112's do this better? I prefer the Comply tips. Are the PFE 112's the same as the 132, but without the mic and control? Thanks!
- Tech Support answered:
- The PFE112 will offer more bass than the UM1; it will also provide more detail on the highs. The PFE132 comes with the 3 button control and offers a similar sound signature.
I AM INCLINED TO ORDER THESE. DO THEY HAVE AN EAR CLIP TO HELP THEM STAY IN? HOW DOES THE SOUND COMPARE TO BOSE MIE2I? CAN I FIND SPECIFICATIONS ON THE AUDEO PFE 112
- Tech Support answered:
- The PFE112 does not come with ear guides. These can be purchased separately here:
http://www.earphonesolutions.com/audeo-ear-guide.html These sound much better than the Bose MIE2I.
These are the specs provided by the manufacturer:
-Sound pressure level: 107 dB SPL/mW, 1 kHz
-Impedance: 32 ohms, 1 kHz
-Frequency range: 5Hz - 17kHz
-Cable length: 3.6 ft/110 cm
-Weight: 0.5 oz/14 g
-Connection: Gold-plated 1/8 in/3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Christmas gift for 12 year old daughter. Got her klipsch S4 last year. She understands the proper seal now and listens to a wide variety of music, including classic rock, classical, and today's hits. No rap or country. Considering Westone 1, Audeo PFE 112, and Shure SE 215 LTD. WHICH ONE do you think she would enjoy the most, considering ease of use, comfort, and overall sound reproduction.
- Tech Support answered:
- Definitely the UM PRO 10 - that's what my 11 year old daughter uses :)
When will new stocks come in?
- Tech Support answered:
- This model is on backorder at Audeo. As soon as they receive it, they ship it out to us. Unfortunately we do not have a date at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
which earbuds are best for conversation (not music)
- Tech Support answered:
- Westone UM PRO 10. We like to recommend these because they offer a good mid-range.
Does this item include filters and guide? Or do I need to order those?
- Tech Support answered:
- We have the "full edition" and "Inflight Version" of the PFE122 in stock. If you order the FULL EDITION now, filters and guide will be included.