BUDGET
IN-EAR

PAVO

ACCUTONE

Rating

Price

7.7

70 €

Review published:

02/2019

Driver

2

per Side

2

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

9 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7.5

Bass

7.5

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

97 dB

7.7

Handling

8

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

After the ACCUTONE LYRA it's now the PAVO's turn to review. It costs twice as much, but comes with a dual driver configuration and can be found on the company's website under "Pro Line" (LYRA - "Standard Line"). After the warmer and more lively sound of the LYRA, it now becomes a bit clearer and more direct in its response, making the Pavo more transparent and tidy.

Handling

The Pavo has some twins on the market that look at least very similar to it. Here we have the TIN AUDIO T515 (2*DD), HIFI WALKER A1 (1*DD), or the OCTONE DYNAMIC DUO (2*DD).

As with the LYRA, the cable is unacceptable, but the sheathing is a bit stiffer, which makes the cable more robust, but also more unruly. But it has a slipper to hold the cables together after the Y-split.

The remote also has 3 buttons, but is a different model. The keys are more embedded compared to the LYRA, but still easy to operate blindly.

The isolation is quite good, but the Lyra seals better to the outside. Inside, both don't take anything and move on a good level, especially with FoamTips.

Sound

In contrast to the LYRA, the PAVO is more audiophile and can convince with its good resolution and frequency separation.

The bass is very neutral. It rolls off a little faster in the sub-bass and thus appears more powerful in the mid-bass. It is by no means a drum field hooligan, but very textured and directly responsive. It is not quite as sluggish as the bass of the LYRA, so that even fast successive bass beats are reproduced cleanly. The pressure could be a bit higher.

The mids are really very accurate. They are not the warmest, but have enough body to reproduce voices naturally, no matter if they are male or female. A small point of criticism is the slight increase in the upper mid-range. Sometimes I have the feeling that the peaks are getting a little hot here. However, this usually only remains a feeling and so the PAVO is a border crosser in this area, but without passing it. The mids are in the upper range of the harder kind and especially guitars are crisp, but without getting shrill. But here I wish for a little more fullness and enthusiasm.

The highs are a bit the hobbyhorse of the PAVO. Just as the second dynamic driver can reproduce the higher frequencies, some BA drivers do not. It brings a nice dynamic and lightness without straining the hearing. The highs are a lot brighter than those of the LYRA, which were detailed and clear, but can't stand up to comparison. With the PAVO you really have to pay attention to what you offer him as source material, because he not only brings positive details to light. The expansion is also not to be despised here and micro details can be spotted.

The stage is a clear step forward to the LYRA. This one seems much airier and more sorted. The separation is also better, because the instrument separation works better due to the clear and not quite so warm mids, as well as the better resolution and more detailed highs.

Outro

The ACCUTONE PAVO are really very good in-ears, which have a fine tuning and especially convince in the high range. But here you could expect a lot, because with over 70 € the PAVO belongs to the more expensive models in the budget range. I don't want to consult the unconditional comparison with the T2 yet, but the PAVO makes a good step in this direction. However, he lets some bounce in the midrange, which can sometimes seem too thin and lack a bit of liveliness. But if you like it more analytical and colder and if you value correctness especially in the highs, this is the right place for you.

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

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

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