Audiofly AF56m Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

Audiofly may not have existed six years ago, but what makes the difference? The important thing is they exist now. Here at APH Networks, we take our audio reviews very seriously -- and even with our most critical evaluation criteria, I will have to say the AF56m is a pair of earphones that matter. On the physical side of things, the AF56m's cord with CORDURA fabric outer sheath is very lightweight with great microphonics characteristics, which I like. The best part is, even though the AF56m is lightweight, the whole thing feels like it is made well, and this is probably because it is actually made well. Furthermore, despite housing large 13mm drivers, they fit well in my average sized ears, and does a great job at blocking out environmental noise. Of course, being an APH Networks review, we will have to talk about how they actually sound. The Audiofly AF56m has a fun V-shaped sound signature, with a powerful and strong bass. Soundstaging is definitely a highlight of these earphones. The overall sound is very clean, and even the microphone works great for talking to your friends on your smartphone while you are on the train. There are some areas for improvement, however. Firstly, the midrange is too cold for my liking, making it hard to capture the essence of the songs I listen to. Secondly, and perhaps the weakest point of the AF56m, is its relatively dry treble. Even though it is sharp and clear, it was a bit uncomfortable to listen to at times. I also have a couple of miscellaneous items to pick on. I am personally not a big fan of the Blue Tweed color scheme, especially considering it does not go well with most clothing. That said, you can buy it in more conservative colors, like Edison Black, which is more fashion neutral. Also, the tin carrying case is poorly designed, as it was hard to keep closed. For about $110 at press time from the manufacturer's website, the Audiofly AF56m is a reasonably priced pair of earphones for what it promises: A fun and dynamic sound signature in a quality package.

Audiofly provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

The Audiofly AF56m are well-built earphones with a fun V-shaped sound signature, clean output, and superior soundstaging.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis
4. Conclusion