64 Audio U12t In-Ear Headphones
64 Audio U12t In-Ear Headphones
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.
Our Take: The 64 Audio U12t is the quintessential endgame IEM for anyone looking for a natural sound. With detail in spades, the U12t delivers just enough bass impact with it's balanced armature drivers that it doesn't fall into boring territory like other BA IEMs but it also doesn't add an extreme amount of colour to the sound. The U12t is a staff favourite and has been years and will continue to be one of our top picks for years to come.
64 Audio U12t Review - The Consummate All-Rounder - Written Review by Precogvision
64 Audio U12t IEM Review - Written review by Resolve Reviews
64 Audio U12t Universal IEM Review & Comparison - Written review by Antdroid
The 64 AUDIO U12t Universal-Fit earphones with patent-pending tia™ technology provide the ultimate personal listening experience for audio professionals and the most discerning audiophiles. Incorporating the tia single-bore with 4 low drivers, 6 mid drivers, and the incredibly smooth tia high and high-mid drivers improves the already lively and three-dimensional soundstage.
The tia high-driver, located just inside the sound stem, completes the highs with a clean, smooth, and beautifully extended top-end. Lower-mids were masterfully refined while the low-frequency response remains intact, providing the familiar, warm and engaging sound of the U12. All of this technology is housed in an ergonomic aluminum shell for unmatched durability and beauty with a gorgeous brushed aluminum faceplate. The U12t with tia technology stands head and shoulders above the competition, offering a far superior listening experience with an immersive sound and impeccable spatial imaging.
Featured in the U12t is apex™, a pneumatically-interactive vent that relieves fatigue-causing sound pressure inherent in other earphone designs. Also featured is LID technology, ensuring the U12t maintains its sound signature regardless of the source - perfect for musicians and music lovers plugging into a variety of equipment.
tia HIGH DRIVER
The tia high driver is located in the tia single bore (canal stem). Because of the extremely short sound path of the high driver, we’ve achieved a remarkable high-frequency extension and smoothness.
A revolutionary technology that eliminates pneumatic pressure that causes excessive eardrum movement. By removing pneumatic pressure from the ear canal, sound is felt to be more spacious and outside the head when compared to traditional earphones.
A superior balanced armature driver design that pushes the diaphragms in the center. This yields a deeper, more dynamic bass response.
The single-bore design is a huge leap in eliminating unwanted tube resonance. The large bore itself serves as a sound-shaping chamber and aids the tia high driver in delivering a linear and coherent frequency response.
The patent-pending Linear Impedance Design allows the earphone to retain its intended frequency response no matter the source it’s plugged in to.
The body of the earphones are machined out of a solid piece of aluminum for ultimate durability and feature a beautiful matte finish.
Check out Andrew Park's (@Resolve) written review of the 64 Audio U12T.
"The U12T feels like a meticulously crafted and well-calculated execution of good ideas."
From 64 Audio
The U12t does it all, delivering immersive sound and impeccable spatial imaging. It's clean highs extend beautifully with a warm and engaging low-end response - just like its custom counterpart, the A12t. Offering reference-level detail, this IEM is among the best for multi-instrumentalists, engineers, sound monitors, and audiophiles.
Each ergonomic shell is machined out of a solid piece of aluminum and finished with an elegant brushed aluminum faceplate.
- Driver Type/Count: Twelve precision balanced armature drivers
- Driver Configuration: 1 tia high, 1 high-mid, 6 mid, 4 low
- Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 108db dB/mW
- Impedance: 12.6 +1/-2 Ω from 10Hz – 20kHz
- Crossover: Integrated 4-way passive crossover
- Isolation: -20dB w/ m20 module, -15dB w/ m15 module
In The Box
- U12t Universal In-Ear Monitors
- 64 Audio Sticker
- 64 Audio Premium Leather Case
- TrueFidelity Eartips (S,M,L)
- Silicone Eartips (S,M,L)
- 48" Detachable Premium Cable
- m20 apex Modules
- m15 apex Modules
- mX apex Modules
|Driver Type/Count||Twelve precision balanced armature drivers|
1 tia high
|Frequency Response||10Hz – 20kHz|
|Impedance||12.6 +1/-2 Ω from 10Hz – 20kHz|
|Crossover||Integrated 4-way passive crossover|
-20dB w/ m20 module
-15dB w/ m15 module
-10dB w/ mX module