Shure Aonic 50 headphone review: not only good looks, but also good sound quality

time:2023-01-27 05:40:22 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Graphics card
Shure Aonic 50 headphone review: not only good looks, but also good sound quality

With the explosive growth of the category of active noise-cancelling headphones, noise-cancelling headphones have become the standard for trendy young people. Shure, a major manufacturer that has been focusing on HiFi, is also actively seeking changes. It has successively launched wireless active noise-cancelling headphones - AONIC 50 and the true wireless noise-cancelling headphones we reviewed before - AONIC FREE [Wait! Shure launched its first true wireless earphones, and it performed well. Appearance and accessories This time we are going to experience the latest Shure AONIC 50 white version, which looks full of technology. AONIC 50 is available in three versions of black, brown and white, which are very versatile and suit the taste of young people. The outer packaging of the Shure AONIC 50 adopts a circular "moon cake box" design. The front is the product map of the headset and the "SHURE" logo. The main selling points of ambient sound monitoring mode, adjustable active noise cancellation and 2-year warranty, and detailed functions and specifications of the headphones. Open the box, the first thing you see is Shure's iconic round hard-shell storage box, followed by the foldable AONIC 50 headphones, a USB A to USB C data cable, a 2.5mm To 3.5mm audio cable and a manual. The design style of the Shure AONIC 50 headphones is relatively simple. The head beam part is made of artificial leather headband, the inner side of the left and right earmuffs are made of sponge and soft leather materials, and the outer side is a matte high-grade plastic material with silver shiny "SHURE". logo. The foldable part of the connection between the head beam and the earphone is made of all-metal anodized aluminum, which reveals a high-quality texture as a whole. There is a 2.5mm audio interface at the bottom of the left unit of the earphone, which can be used as an analog audio input source with the original 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable; after inserting the conversion cable, the connection priority of the earphone will be automatically transferred to the 3.5mm wired interface. When the battery is low, the headset can be transformed into a normal wired headset. The outer rings of the earmuffs on both sides of the AONIC 50 are equipped with sound pickup microphones, which are used to pick up the sound source of the external environment, so as to measure, compare and respond in time, generate opposite cancelling sound waves, realize the function of active noise reduction, and also take into account the voice call function. Sound quality experience and endurance The Shure AONIC 50 uses a 50mm neodymium magnet moving coil diaphragm, the frequency response range is 20hz-22000hz, the sensitivity is 97.5dB, the impedance is 39 ohms, and the maximum power is 100mW. Judging from the data alone, the overall performance is quite good, and as for the actual listening experience, we also selected songs for audition. The first song was auditioned with "Yesterday" by The Beatles, which fully demonstrated the vocal advantages of this earphone. The sound is smooth and full, and the performance of details is quite rich; the second song selected Wu Bai's "Last Dance" as the audition song , the unique voice in the song has been restored very well, the sound field is also very wide, the rhythm points of the background instruments are clearly expressed and the paragraphs are clear, both the sense of rhythm and the sense of layering are performed very well under the interpretation of AONIC 50. During the experience, the overall sound quality of the AONIC 50 left me very satisfied. In the normal mode, although its low frequency is not as shocking as those headphones on the market that focus on rendering the low-frequency atmosphere with bass, the low frequency is good, and the elasticity is relatively full, and the overall performance is at a medium and normal level; the mid-frequency performance is Very close to the characteristics of high fidelity, the sound is just right from the ear, especially in the performance of piano and strings, it is more accurate, and the full tone is really pleasing; in terms of high frequency extension, the sound is transparent without piercing, which is I personally like it very much. The Shure AONIC 50 accepts almost all wireless encoding formats on the market, and can even digitally input lossless 96khz/24bit audio sources through the Type-C interface, basically making headphones based on the Hi-Fi standard. Thanks to the support for LDAC and Aptx protocols, the sound quality of the AONIC 50 equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection function is very good in Bluetooth mode. Since in the test environment with complex wireless signals such as the office, the LDAC mode with the highest sound quality is more likely to be interfered, so the mode that takes into account both audio and connection quality can be turned on. After opening, it can enhance its anti-interference ability. Although the audio transmission performance will be lost, because of the excellent foundation of the headphone sounding unit and Shure's excellent adjustment, the overall sense of hearing still maintains a high level. The sound quality is still very wide. In general, Shure's sound quality performance under the blessing of high-quality wireless transmission protocol is not inferior to that of wired mode, and it still maintains the top level. Accurate restoration and balanced tri-band make this headset very good for us. The most important feature is the "clear" human voice, without too much polishing of the sound, which is especially in line with the characteristics of Shure's products. In terms of battery life, the 20-hour battery life of AONIC 50 also maintains the average level of products at the same price. For small partners who are only used for daily commuting or listening to songs in the office, this battery life is indeed There is a sense of security, and there is no need to worry about the lack of battery life of the headset or the need for multiple charging. And it is worth mentioning that the Shure AONIC 50 can also support charging and using in various modes, which is really happy. Functional operation and interactive experience On the right headphone unit, we can intuitively see a row of physical buttons, from top to bottom: noise reduction adjustment buttons, volume and playback control buttons, power switch, and the Type-C interface at the bottom, Can be used either for charging or as a digital port for high quality audio output. The ambient sound/active noise reduction switch at the top is the core functional area of ​​the Shure AONIC 50. This button has three segments. The first gear is ambient sound mode, the second gear is normal mode, and the third gear is active noise reduction. Noise mode, as long as you flip the button, you can switch back and forth between the three modes, which is very convenient. The functions of the play/pause key in the middle of the volume keys are even richer. In music mode, click play/pause respectively, double-click to switch to the next song, triple-click to switch back to the previous song; In the call state, click to answer/hang up the call, press and hold for 2 seconds to refuse to answer; in other states, press and hold for 2 seconds to activate the built-in voice assistant of the phone; Noise mode and other settings, you only need to plug in the charger in the off state and press and hold the button for 7 seconds. The bottom is the power switch. When we press and hold the power button for 2 seconds, it can be turned on/off; while in the off state, press and hold for 6 seconds to enter the Bluetooth pairing mode, and you will hear the prompt tone of "Buletooth pairing mode". , when the pairing is successful, you can hear the "Connected" prompt; double-click the button in the power-on state to prompt the current power of the headset. The default prompt sounds for these steps are all in English. If you want to use other languages, you can also change the language prompt sounds on the supporting software. In addition, we can also adjust the ambient mode level and select the active noise reduction effect on the AONIC 50 on the mobile phone by downloading the ShurePlus PLAY APP for Android or IOS. In the App, we can also adjust the equalizer. Not only are there 7 preset modes of "bass boost, bass cut, treble boost, treble cut, vocal boost, tooth reduction, loud" to choose from, but also manual Make custom settings and adjust to a listening mode you like best. Summary As Shure's flagship wireless headset, AONIC 50 not only looks online, has excellent sound quality, but is also very convenient to use in terms of operation design and intelligent interaction. Users can easily eliminate external noise and enjoy an immersive music experience with just the touch of a button. They can also freely adjust the noise reduction level and ambient sound mode, set the equalizer, etc. through the ShurePlus™ PLAY APP for iOS and Android. . Obviously, Shure AONIC 50's excellent sound restoration ability inherits the advantages of its own products, plus the integration of Bluetooth connection and active noise reduction function, it has successfully realized the characteristics of its own monitor-grade headphones and the needs of the office crowd. ground connection. Therefore, after the whole experience, the AONIC 50 feels quite good to me, and it is an amazing product in the wireless noise-cancelling headset market. If you like to enjoy your music time on the commute or in the office, and you are a music lover who has high requirements for sound quality, then AONIC 50 is just right for you!

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