The Good The Phonak Audeo PFE 132 earphones are comfortable, sound great, and come with two Acoustic Filters that alter the headphones' tonal balance.
The Bad It has bland styling and below average noise isolation for an in-ear headphone.
The Bottom Line The Phonak Audeo PFE 132 is a remarkably clear and accurate headphone and deserves the ears of a true audiophile.
Phonak Audeo PFE 132
Headphone manufacturers are hip to the fact that most people prefer headphones with pumped-up bass, so they rarely make truly accurate-sounding headphones. But what if you could buy a pair that gives you accuracy and extra bass when you want it? The Phonak Audeo PFE 132 is such a headphone.
How does it do that? The PFE 132 features proprietary Acoustic Filters that change the sound. The PFE 132's strong suit is clarity and an exceptionally open, not stuck-inside-your-head sound; it's well ahead of the similarly priced in-ear headphone competition in those two areas. In that sense, it's a true audiophile headphone.
Phonak is one of the world's largest hearing aid manufacturers, so the company knows more about sound than your average startup or celebrity-endorsed manufacturer that's just now dipping toes into the lucrative headphone market.