Review ACS T1 Custom-Fit IEM - say hello TMA!
ACS' newly overhauled T1 is a very nice earphone which will get some lovin' at TMA in the short term (think April). Similar to Sennsaphonics 2X-s, it is made of medical silicon and has a fixed cable. But unlike the Sensaphonics, that cable isn't twisted, and it is much longer. As you can see, ACS can also print onto the custom silicon. It is etched and ten coloured and looks great. My wife gave me the thumbs up - a first regarding customs which she thinks look like worms.
I can't help but feel the similarities in design which prompted both companies to adopt silicon, but the T1, with its hot instruction booklet, leather/pleather carrying pouch, and customisation options sure feels like it was meant to bridge the gap between audiophile and professional.
It is triple balanced armature and sounds it: thick and powerful, but not raw, and unlike the 2X-s, lacks slight treble fatigue. Let's leave it at that for now: more to come when TMA's review is ready.
A great review of the ACS T1 is at headfi by royhendo - check it out!
Here are the piccies:
silicon vs. acrylic comfortwise
Hi shigzweo, I'm very intrigued with this all-silicon custom IEM.
I'm on the selection process of a custom IEM, and so far have reduced my options to SM5, UE Miracle, ACS T1 and maybe 1964 Ears.
Being a universal IEM user I have never tried a custom before, and living in South America, wonít be able to demo any of them, so will try an educated guess based on reviews at several forums. But Iím confident any of the mentioned custom models will be superior to the few universals I have heard before.
Currently me preferred universal is Fischer Audio DBA-02, I love their level of detail and transparency they produce. On the other hand, didnít enjoy much Sennheiser IE8 despite its powerful bass and huge soundstage. So, I consider myself a sucker for detailed sound. But donít mind a controlled, strong bass reproduction.
My main concern about going Custom relates to the fit and comfort, so I hope you could tell me a few things about how silicone and hard acrylic material differentiate regarding those aspects. Hope your comments will help me decide which way to go. Thanks in advance