CanJam at RMAF: Phonak

Swiss hearing aid giant Phonak came to show off their new IEM: the Audéo PFE232 ($599), a dual balanced armature design. On quick listen they seemed a tad bright, but I reviewed the PFE 112 recently and liked it quite a bit. (A very clean sounding IEM.)

I spent quite a bit of time talking to Christoph Umbricht, Director of Business Development, about some of the technical goals they were trying to achieve. My experience with their low cost PFE was that they did a very good job technically. I have high hopes for their new $599 earphone, but at that price, they're going to be running up agains some pretty stiff competition.