ACS T15 Universal Fit Monitors

November 2, 2011 by  
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If you’ve always wanted premium earphones, but couldn’t afford/justify the cost now there’s no excuse…

 

ACS T15 Universal Fit Monitors

Reviewed by Gordon Kelly (for TrustedReviews)
02 November 2011

Overall

10/10

Scores in detail

Design & Features
8/10
Sound Quality
9/10
Value
10/10

Features

  • Small, lightweight design
  • Kevlar bonded durable cable
  • Silicon soft moulded tips
  • Single driver
  • Bundled hard shell travelling case

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Small design makes for comfortable, light and secure fit
  • Class leading audio performance combines bass and accuracy
  • Premium cable is durable & eliminates cable noise

Cons

  • Be nice to have a mic option
  • Non modular cable

Manufacturer

ACS

Despite dividing millions of impassioned audiophiles, earphones hide a dark secret: many of their components are virtually identical. As such where the real magic happens is in the applied sound signature, the fit and any other extras you may want, and it is here we find a new affordable champion…

The ‘T15′ is made by ACS, the company behind the remarkable 10 out of 10 T2 custom IEM. The T15 represents two firsts for the company, namely it is the first time ACS has made an earphone that is relatively affordable for the mass market and it is also the first time ACS has offered an earphone with a universal fit. These seem strange risks to take for a company famed for no compromise audio and unique soft silicon custom moulds, but they are risks which look set to pay off in spectacular style.
6002 ACS T15 Universal Fit Monitors

Unpack the T15 and the earpieces aren’t much to look at. This is a compliment. Unlike so many earphones which have become akin to pushing lead bananas into your ears, the T15 earpieces are tiny. They weigh just 11g a piece and measure 15mm long. This means the majority of each earphone can fit right into your ear so their weight holds them in rather than hanging outside pulling them out. This makes them particularly good for runners and regular gym goers. The fit will also be sufficiently unobtrusive for some that, like the T2 and even the dedicated bedphones, the T15 can be worn side on against a pillow or train/plane seat.

In addition, while ACS supplies a range of different tips, what really stands out is its tweak of the classic triple flange design (a style many consumers we encounter normally like the least). Leveraging its custom expertise ACS has made the flange from the same medical grade silicon it uses in its high end monitors. This not only makes the tip softer and more comfortable than any other flange tips we’ve tried, but it moulds more tightly to the individual shape of your ear canal. The result is good noise isolation (-26dB) and improved bass response, which can be a little light with the single flange tips. We also rather like the addition of a tab at the back of the tip to make it easier to remove the ‘phones. Continue reading

 

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