When you are looking at an entire product range from a company as you get lower down the stack usually the products lack many features, but it is nice that Audiofly maintains many of their features through their entire line of in-ear headphones. Things like the Audioflex cabling, longer gold-plated 3.5mm connector, multiple ear tips and a carry case are included on all three Audiofly in-ear headphones we’ve reviewed. That definitely shows that you know what you are getting when it comes to an Audiofly product.
The AF45’s are the third tier down from the company’s high-end AF78’s and you can definitely tell. This is not a bad thing as Audiofly has designed ear set of in-ear headphones for a specific price category. With that said after using all three headsets you can distinctly tell the difference between them. The AF45’s have a great overall sound, but are strongest suited for lows and mids. They do have a tendency to distort when it comes to highs. One thing I really liked about all the Audiofly headphones is that they don’t have an overpowering bass like many other name brand headphones do. As I said before these headphones are best suited to listening to music.
As far as comfort goes the AF45’s are pretty comfortable, although as I said after about an hour my ear did become irritated and I had to remove the headphones for a few seconds. Again, I am not sure if this was just my ears or what. It is weird because once I put them back in I don’t have the problem anymore. The ear tips that come with the AF45’s are silicon, but Comply does make some really awesome memory foam tips for the AF45’s if you wanted better comfort.
At the end of the day you really are getting a quality product with the AF45’s and that is not something you can say about many headphones in this price range. Right now they are selling for around $35 on Amazon, which is a great deal. Most cheap in-ear headphones sell for around $20 and don’t have half the quality or even near the sound quality as the AF45’s, so do yourself a favor and spend the extra $15, you’ll thank me later.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Audiofly AF45 In-Ear headphones an 8 out of 10 score.
– Good overall sound
– Quality design
– Audioflex cable
– Longer connector
– Carrying pouch
– The highs do distort a bit
– Not as comfortable as other in-ear headphones