AFUL MagicOne Review

AFUL MagicOne review featured

In today’s article, I’m reviewing the AFUL MagicOne IEM. The MagicOne features a self-developed wide-frequency response balanced armature driver unit and Nautilus acoustic maze technology. It’s priced at $139.

Disclaimer: This sample was provided by HiFiGo for an honest review. All observations and opinions here are my own, based on my experience with the product.

AFUL MagicOne Review
Verdict
The AFUL MagicOne is here to show us that single BA driver IEMs can still deliver.
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Pros
Design and build quality
Clear, vibrant midrange
Non-fatiguing treble
Good stock cable
Cons
Lacks sub-bass impact
3.5
Our Score

AFUL MagicOne

Specifications
  • Impedance: 38Ω.
  • Sensitivity: 103dB/mW.
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz-25kHz.
  • Passive Isolation: 26dB.
  • Connectors: 2-pin 0.78mm.
  • Termination: 3.5mm/4.4mm.
What's in the box
In the Box
  • AFUL MagicOne IEMs
  • High-Purity 2-pin Hybrid Stock Cable
  • Metal carrying case
  • 6x pairs of silicone eartips
AFUL MagicOne design

Design

AFUL MagicOne’s housings are manufactured from 3D-printed resin. The transparent shells allow a clear view of the internals, including the Nautilus acoustic tube and self-developed balanced armature.

The white faceplates have an intricate silver pattern resulting in a striking and elegant appearance. Although there’s no lip on the nozzles, I didn’t experience any loose eartips.

The shells are comfortable for my ears and fit snugly and naturally. I can wear the MagicOne for hours at a time. Because it’s a single BA driver IEM, the MagicOne doesn’t require any acoustic vents. This gives the MagicOne above-average passive noise isolation but might be discomforting for those who are sensitive to pressure build-up.

The IEMs come with a hybrid OCC and SPC 2-pin Litz cable. It’s an attractive white and silver braided cable with all metal components. The cable looks great and handles well.

MagicOne clear shells

Sound

AFUL MagicOne frequency response graph
Bass

 The bass on the AFUL MagicOne is speedy and has no bloat or bleeding into the mids. Despite being a single BA driver, the bass delivers good warmth and even some decent mid-bass impact. Sub-bass notes don’t feel very powerful but even the lowest notes can be heard albeit not felt. The bass is perfect for those who prefer a courteous and punchy sound.

Midrange

The midrange is clean with a neutral tone. The neutral note size could perhaps use a hint more roundness for naturalness but is still convincing and engaging. Vocals are articulate but not clinically dry. Good spacing between instruments makes it easy to distinguish between different sounds. The midrange lets you hear the details in your music without any colouration or distortion.

Treble

The treble on the AFUL MagicOne is fairly subdued but because of the tight bass and overall speed, treble notes come through clearly without being pushed forward in the mix. The treble extension and timbre are impressive. The treble here harmonizes cohesively, inviting the nuances of each musical note to come through without harshness or unwelcome sibilance.

AFUL MagicOne with DAP
AFUL MagicOne with HiBy R3 II

Verdict

Overall, the AFUL MagicOne is an earphone for those who prefer a neutral sound signature. The bass is speedy and controlled, the midrange is clean and engaging, and the treble is clear and detailed. It’s a good choice for those who want to hear their music without any colouration or distortion.


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