After nearly 100 years in business, Shure is one of the world’s best-known brands for studio and live performance microphones and in-ear headphones. Today, the company is adding another member to its Aonic line of IEH sound insulators: the Aonic Free. Unlike the other True Wireless Aonic models, the Aonic Free doesn’t have ear hooks, but the company says its headphones will stay securely in place thanks to a thoughtful design and Comply foam ear tips included in three different sizes.
Those olives should offer excellent sound isolation, and are rated to block up to 37 dB of ambient sound. If necessary, you can activate an ambient mode to activate outdoor microphones at the touch of a button, so you can hear your surroundings. Additionally, strategically placed microphones work in conjunction with the beamforming DSP to support crystal clear phone calls with noise suppression technology that blocks out ambient noise while your voice is heard clearly.
When it comes to sound quality, the Aonic Free is designed from decades of experience designing professional in-house monitors. A combination of a premium amplifier and a single dynamic driver was tuned and tested as a complete system to achieve a frequency response of 21 Hz to 17.5 kHz.
Like all IEH True Wireless, the Aonic Free uses Bluetooth to connect to the source device. It implements Bluetooth 5 and supports multiple codecs, including aptX, AAC, and SBC.
Personalization is increasingly important in headphones these days, and Aonic Free offers a multi-band EQ in the ShurePlus Play app for iOS and Android. The application also allows you to adjust the level of the environment mode and provides a full-featured music player that supports high-resolution audio files. Additionally, you can customize the tone and voice prompts for things like on / off, connection confirmation, and low battery, as well as the single-button function on each earbud.
Speaking of the battery, Shure says the headphones can run for seven hours straight, and the included carrying case can charge them two more times before they need to be plugged in. A quick charge feature provides one hour of playback after just 15 minutes in the case.
The Shure Aonic Free offers excellent sound quality and isolation with a long battery life, clear phone calls, and extensive customization for $ 199. For more information, you can visit Shure website.