Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro Review (Page 1 of 4)

About a year ago, I wrote a review on the ZealSound HDE-300 earphones, which sported a wood housing. In the introduction for that review, I talked a little bit about nature and what it might have to offer for acoustics and sound, especially with wood and its history in many different stringed instruments. I think it is unnecessary to continue to explain why wood is good to use for sound. However, this week we have the Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro earphones, which does not attempt to harness all the acoustic properties of wood. Instead, it goes down a more futuristic route compared to wood with a metal housing for durability. Many different instruments are also designed with different types of metal, such as brass and some woodwind instruments, although I think the Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro headphones are probably not made out of the same metal. Acoustic properties of metal can be good, but just like wood, it depends on more factors than just the material. For example, these smaller sized earphones do not necessarily house a whole lot of space for sound to bounce around. As well, the sound is directly aimed into your ear instead of allowing the sound waves to bounce around beforehand. Both of these factors play a bigger role than the use of material for acoustics. Regardless, the metal does offer a sense of quality as well as durability. Let us read on to find out what the Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro has to offer.

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