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BLUE AURORA

TIPSY

Rating

Price

7.9

65 €

Review published:

03/2020

Driver

1

per Side

0

Dynamic

1

Balanced

Impedance

16 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

7.5

Bass

8

Mids

7.5

Trebles

Sensitivity

105 dB

7.7

Handling

9

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

20 - 20000 Hz

Intro

The TIPSY BLUE AURORA is currently the company's most affordable model and is equipped with a BA driver. I appreciate it for its relaxed and smooth presentation, however, it should be a bit more detailed and have more depth.

Handling

Packaging and contents are similar to the DUNMER PRO (3 sizes of silicone tips, carrying case, cable and foam tips).

Likewise, the cabinet is nearly identical. Each front panel has its own independent design, but the blue is predefined, as the name (BLUE AURORA) already reveals. With the DUNMER PRO, different colors are included randommäßig. However, the sound openings are slightly different. The AURORA has slightly thinner and a more pronounced lip to hold the tips. I notice this directly in the wearing comfort. The BLUE AURORA doesn't feel as clunky in the ear canal, which makes it more comfortable over time.

However, the isolation is just as excellent as with the DUNMER PRO. The sound of the BLUE AURORA is also not as strongly tip-dependent.

Sound

The AURORA has a very relaxed and balanced signature.
The bass doesn't have the low end of the DUNMER PRO, but romps mostly in the mid-bass. This doesn't mean that it lacks resolution and that you can't hear lower frequencies, however, these are then only to be guessed at and followed with concentration. It's a typical, mellow BA bass that focuses on detail rather than punch and fun. It is fast and clean, but could be a bit more definite and tighter. However, the AURORA is by no means lacking in bass. It forms a warm and soft foundation on which the mids and highs build just as loosely. This has something refreshing and unobtrusive.

The mids are equally convincing with their even, balanced nature. Voices are not quite as prominent as they were on the DUNMER PRO, which places them more within the mix. Here, however, I prefer it a bit more direct. Thus, the AURORA sometimes just purrs away without you even paying attention to the music. This makes listening very relaxed, but you don't get lost in the music, but rather consider it a nice accessory. The AUDIOSENSE T260 (also 2 BA drivers) does this much better. The separation is not as successful as with the DUNMER PRO, but suffers with musical diversity. However, the natural instrument reproduction has to be emphasized positively. More clarity would still be desirable. Sibilant emphasis is a foreign word to the BLUE AURORA.

The trebles have no particular radiance. Like a good horse, they only jump as high as they have to, but lack level stability and brilliance in the high frequency range. Resolution is at a good level, however, and they bring out subtleties well, especially with unexciting music. However, there is a lack of extension and that certain something. For those sensitive to high frequencies, this is just the right thing, but I would still wish for more effervescence. Here the comparison to the AUDIOSENSE T180 is obvious. Both are more mid-centered and less impressive with the highs. However, some sharpness creeps in with the T180, which the AURORA is completely free of. The treble reads a bit negatively, but I don't want to denigrate it in any way. Transparency, resolution and details are on a really good level, but just nothing for analytical listening or for treble junkies.

The stage is similar in scale to the DUNMER PRO but not in depth. The AURORA is more limited to an impeccable stereo image, but without great complexity.

Outro

If the DUNMER PRO overdoes it in the highs in some places, the opposite can be said of the BLUE AURORA. However, due to its consistently balanced tuning, it is the perfect companion for unagitated listening in between. It is also very well suited for audiobooks or podcasts, as it shines with natural voice reproduction and unrestricted audibility. Likewise, it will certainly satisfy the average consumer with its detailed reproduction, pleasantly warm signature and natural mids. However, critical music lovers will probably miss something. Nevertheless, I like the BLUE AURORA very much. For me, it's sonically between the AUDIOSENSE T180 (1*BA) and the T260 (2*BA), though it has the most relaxed signature of the three and is very pleasant to listen to. Likewise, it is much airier, brighter and not as intimate and muffled as the AUDIOSENSE models though not as powerful either.

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​

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CHI-FIEAR © 2020 by David Hahn

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