Pros: Bass, design & look, wire
Cons: Mids, highs, comfort with stock tips
Packaging & Accessories: 3/10 (my pair), 6/10 (released version)
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 8/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
My final Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: June 2012
Purchase Price: £40
First and foremost, I would like to thank Carol, from Audiofly, for sending me the AF45’s to review. Audiofly is a new Australian company, and thus just starting up, and getting internationally known for their earphones.
The AF45 is priced at around £40, which comes in at a very competitive market, and thus makes it very interesting to draw comparisons and create a review. I received a pre-released version of the AF45’s, thus the packaging and accessories ratings are split in two, by what I received, and what will be in the final version.
I should also note, that Audiofly sent me the iPhone version, which at first I thought was their only version, but was quickly told that they also had a non-mic version. My mic version, went under the “famous tape mod” that I had to apply to the RedGiant A03’s in order to listen to my music normally. I often found myself quite frustrated, and more often than not un-plugged the earphones, and listened to another pair, as it kept “zoning out” from either my phone and/or PC. If only I had known beforehand, that there was two versions, I would have definitely picked the non-mic version to review.