Rose Technics Aura Evo Review IEM With Peaky Treble and Powerful Bass

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Expensive audio doesn't automatically mean good sounding and the new Aura Evo by Rose Technics proves that proof of the pudding is, indeed, in the eating. Or in this case, the proof is in the listening!

The Rose Technics Aura Evo earphones are made of metal and plastic combo. The faceplate and top section is made of aluminum alloy, while the bottom section (including the nozzle) is made of plastic. Being classic wired earphones, the Rose Aura Evo come with non-detachable
monocrystalline copper cable, which is partially rubberized (y cabling section) and partially braided and has a straight down wearing style; hence no pre-shaped ear hooks.

The Aura Evo cable
features a chrome plastic barrel y-splitter, a gun style 3.5mm plug connector, thick strain reliefs and inline 3-button remote/microphone, which is optional. You can also get it without remote/mic, which is slightly cheaper. The Rose Aura Evo shell has a small and compact oval form factor and weigh 19 grams (including the cable). The Aura Evo are 3 grams heavier than the Rose Photon, which is interesting since the Rose Photon have a longer cable (1.4 meters).

The Aura Evo cable y-splitter is located 38cm down the cable, while the remote mic is located 18cm down the cable so, it dangles at jaw level. Th remote mic is made of lightweight plastic so, it doesn't drag the cable down. The remote mic measures 3cm long and 0.5cm thick and features clicky plastic buttons.The length of the cable is 1.2 meters long which is the same cable length you typically get with most IEM cables.

The Aura Evo are easy to power from a phone, thanks to the low impedance (20 ohms) and high sensitivity (105dB) of the single 10mm dynamic drivers, which are made with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) diaphragm. The sound is a similar V shape sound signature you get with the TinHifi T1S IEM as well as energetic clean bass but with a lot more energy in the upper range.

The peaky treble extension tames the bumpy mid-bass, making the bass not as bloated and midrange (vocals and instruments) sound a bit more forward (pronounced). The small form factor of the Aura Evo shell means the Aura Evo has a narrow sound stage; hence detail retrieval isn't like you typically get with a larger body shell earphone. The Aura Evo is an airy and fun to listen to IEM at mid volumes but can get a little fatiguing at high volume due to the brilliance in the treble.

Potential deal breakers

 Non-detachable cable prevents you from fitting a different/better cable. If the cable breaks you can't replace it, which is the reason why earphones with detachable audio cable are more popular. Also, you cannot convert the Rose Aura Evo to wireless like you can with a detachable IEM cable. The cable getting in the way of anything you do is also the same drawback you get with all wired earphones. The short nozzle and lack of pre-shaped ear hooks means the Aura Evo is not suited for running, gym or any vigorous activities.

Selling points

Half metal body construction, battery free and ready to use without worrying about charging. Less likely to lose them and/or misplace them compared to true wireless earbuds. Rubberized hard shell case for storing and transporting the earphones. Metal mesh guards on the nozzles and Short angled nozzles means the Rose Aura Evo IEM do not insert too deep inside the ear canal; hence they are more comfortable to wear for longer. Almost zero latency (~6ms) is another selling point, which is ideal for gaming. Available in 3 colorways.

Accessories included are a plastic croc clip, standard bowl shaped silicone ear tips and
a similar rubberized storage case you get with the Rose Technics Photon - same strong clamping hinge lid and suedette liner. The only difference with the Rose Aura Evo case is that it is larger and comes with a detachable foam insert that you can remove from the case. The dimensions of the Aura Evo case are 13cm long, 7.5cm wide and 2cm high. The weight is 107 grams. You can buy the Aura Evo from Linsoul. 

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