Acoustune HS1501AL and HS1551CU earphone reviews – Industrial Immersion

earphonia.com review of the Acoustune HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU

Acoustune HS1501AL- HS1551CU

Acoustune HS1501AL- HS1551CU
8.8

Sound Signature

8/10

    Build Quality

    9/10

      Value

      9/10

        Pros

        • Striking design with precise solid build quality
        • Rich velvety bass, full bodied signature, very musical/accessible, no sibilance
        • Excellent stock cable, great tip selection and carry case

        Cons

        • Specific fit positioning required to ensure comfort
        • Memory wire on cables would be handy
        • Transparency and micro detail may be lacking for some

        Acoustune have just released some impressive looking dynamic driver in ear earphones the HS1501AL and the HS1551CU models

        These striking industrial looking dynamic driver earphones are made and engineered in Japan.

        The HS1501 AL comes in a number of colour styles (Grand Blue X Silver is the one in the review) – specifications below

        HS1501 AL
        Transducer :Φ10mm Single Dynamic Driver
        Impedance :32Ω
        Sound Pressure Level :110dB/mW
        Frequency Range :10Hz~25KHz
        Cable :MMCX Re-cable, L=1.2m (4-core)
        Plug :Φ3.5mm plug (gold plated), L-type
        Shell :Chamber and Housing – 100% aluminum CNC milling
        Color :Grand Blue & Silver
        Accessories :Earphone, Cable, Ear-tips (4 types)*, Earphone Case, Cable Clip & Tie, Warranty, Safety Instruction
        * Ear-tips: AET02 (F), AET06 (M+), AET07 (S/M/L), AET08 (S/M/L)

        The HS1551 CU comes in a number of colour styles, HS1551 CU and the HS1551 CU (Grand Blue X Gold and Burgandy X Gold are featured in this review) – specifications below

         HS1551 CU
        Transducer :Φ10mm Single Dynamic Driver
        Impedance :32Ω
        Sound Pressure Level :110dB/mW
        Frequency Range :10Hz~25KHz
        Cable :MMCX Re-cable, L=1.2m (4-core)
        Plug :Φ3.5mm plug (gold plated), L-type
        Shell :Chamber – 100% Brass CNC milling, Housing – 100% aluminum CNC milling
        Color :Grand Blue & Silver / Burgundy & Silver
        Accessories :Earphone, Cable, Ear-tips (4 types)*, Earphone Case, Cable Clip & Tie, Warranty, Safety Instruction
        * Ear-tips: AET02 (F), AET06 (M+), AET07 (S/M/L), AET08 (S/M/L)

        Both models were released on the 18 June 2017.

        Features:

        3rd Generation Myrinx membrane thinning process to create a more uniform thin film as well as an optimised Myrinx dirver structure for more precise resolution, richer sound field and reduced noise and distortion effects.

        Modular metal body design completely separates the acoustic chamber (containing driver) and the mechanical housing for less interference, stronger housing strength and ensure easier maintenance.

        The chamber is fitted with a profile metal rod for less resonance and to assist with dampening.

        Using the expertise of a Japanese audio cable expert, Acoustune have a newly designed OFC cable ensuring less conductor resistance and excellent usability. 114 of fine pitch OFC wires are triple shielded for reduction of both noise across the full frequency spectrum and minimised audio signal transmission loss in order to deliver clarity of sound. These utilise precision MMCX connectors to ensure longevity and durability for sustained use.

        Engineered and assembled in Japan.

        Packaging/Presentation/Accessories/Cables

        The packaging has an outer sleeve proudly showing of the ‘Made in Japan’ status.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        The back of the box has the earphone specifications,package contents shown in both English and Japanese.
        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.comAcoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Inside the outer packaging there is a solid looking metal case with the acoustune name present on a metal plate.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Opening the box reveals the impressive looking reflective metal industrial style earphones, well protected with precisely machined foam.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Lifting the foam insert cover reveals the high quality brown leather case with a high end feel to it. The quality MMCX 3.5mm single ended cable is coiled around the foam raised circular block.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        The case has a leather strip for securing the cables when not in use, there is also a Velcro branded cable tie also supplied

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Tip selection and build is very impressive and these tips are produced by Acoustune – called the AET07 tips.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        The case supplied with the blue Acoustune models have a different blue finish along with the blue cable tie.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        For review purposes we also elected for the 4.4mm balanced connector to use with the excellent Sony NW-WM1Z high end audio player

        Using the high end 4.4mm Pentaconn jack to ensure solid connection to the player.

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

        Stock cable below

        Acoustune Unboxing HS1501 AL / HS1551 CU at earphonia.com

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