When PFE 232 was announced back in February, there was plenty of interest, at least until the price tag was revealed. At £400 ($600), Phonak’s new flagship IEM is the most expensive dual-BA universals, even beating some triple-driver IEM’s in price. Phonak’s Audeo PFE series have been known as great bang for the buck IEM’s, so let’s see if the PFE 232’s are worth their £400 price tag.
Pros: sonically great, top notch build quality, incredible sound
Summary: Audeo Phonak PFE232
Let's start with comfort. I have an ear that doesn't work perfectly with the pfe232. This may be rare, but I get a lot of forward treble that is almost sibilant, but more "in your face" with instruments like cymbals. This is not normal, as I can tell it is too far unbalanced to be intended. The cymbals are so far forward I can't listen to the song comfortably. Any song with cymbals and like frequency instruments.
Summary: Well, its simply perfect sound, and I mean PERFECT. I tried to find better, and I couldnt, it tried with:
Custom builds: JH16, AlienEars (12 monitors)
Tried LCD2 Audeze
Senheisers (lame, all!)
Did I mention comfort? That you forget you wear earphones? Yes - they are that much fit!
Summary: Basically a great all rounder, works well with all genres and should appeal to anyone due to their balanced, slightly bassy sound sig, bass is never muddy and details are pronounced, great iem, but not so good for travel due to poor isolation, great for home listening and extremely comfy, almost as comfy as my Klipsch X10`s!