BUDGET
IN-EAR

LYRA

ACCUTONE

Rating

Price

7.4

35 €

Review published:

02/2019

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7.5

Bass

7

Mids

7

Trebles

Sensitivity

92 dB

7.2

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

+

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

The Accutone Lyra is the first of three in-ears of the company I received for review and also the cheapest (35 €) of the trio (Pavo - 70 € | Studio S1 - 175 €).
So it is one of the entry-level models of the company.
Now it remains to be found out whether the relatively expensive entry with 35 € also meets the expectations connected with it, because there are also far more inexpensive models with more exciting configuration, or in the same price range already 5-driver models (CCA C10, KZ ZS7 - in the Flash Sale).

Handling

The Lyra is a typical in-ear that can be worn straight down. The design is very pretty, but not unusual. What stands out positively is the lightweight metal construction. The Lyra is a flyweight and fits through its size in every ear. It is also very comfortable to wear.

The cable is not removable, the sheathing feels soft and is also quite flexible, which I prefer to the rigid, though robust looking cables, because you hardly ever get them smooth. Unfortunately it's a bit thin, but we're a bit spoiled about the new releases of KZ, CCA or the Tin Audio T3.

The remote has three buttons and serves its purpose. Some cable noise is present, but it's bearable.

Due to the closed construction, not much outside noise penetrates inside, as well as outside.

Sound

Lyra uses a single-dynamic driver to cover the entire frequency spectrum. The package displays a balanced sound, which can indeed be confirmed, even if we rather have a slight V-signature. The sound can be described as warm and soft.

The bass operates at a moderate speed. It's not particularly tight, but it doesn't seem to be worn out and therefore booming, as it withdraws sufficiently quickly.
It is quite balanced as far as the sub-bass and the mid-bass are concerned, which makes it suitable for almost every genre. Hardcore-Bassheads might lack some kick, but for me it fulfills the criteria more than enough.

The mids fit well into the warm sound signature. Voices are pushed into the foreground, which helps the mids with the separation, as they are always clearly and independently in focus, without getting lost in space. I am very satisfied with the mid-range over long distances in terms of three-dimensionality, naturalness and weighting. Only very overloaded tracks get a bit spongy and inaccurate.

The highs are also convincing, which makes the Lyra really round and well balanced in-ears. They have a pleasant presence, without ever becoming sharp, or strongly emphasizing the sibilants. Like the rest, they sound quite natural, with no effort at all. This makes them very pleasant even over long periods of listening. But you don't have to compromise on details and clarity. Even with drums, the cymbals don't sound clinking or tiring. You shouldn't expect miracles here when it comes to resolution and expansion, but the highs have a fair share in the lively, natural and tidy sound and always manage to make the music more interesting.

The stage won't knock any audiophiles out of their mountain pines, but it's on a good average and partly goes beyond the width and height of the head. For daily use on the go, more than sufficient, but certainly not suitable for critical listening sessions.

Outro

With their entry-level model, Accutone certainly doesn't do much wrong, but much right. However, I would rather classify it around 20 € than at the current price. Then the Lyra would be for me a great companion for the everyday life, which can win some fans by its good tuning and the comfort surely!

https://www.audio.accutone.com/lyra

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

LYRA

LYRA

PAVO

PAVO

STUDIO S1

STUDIO S1

Second Opinion

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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