Dripping in funky urban looks and DJ appeal. The Audiofly Clublife Paradise has been developed with input from DJ Tiesto. See if they can live up to the hype in our Audiofly Clublife Paradise review.
The Clublife range from Audiofly is a new line that has been endorsed by Tiesto that aims to create a true club sound in an earphone. For those of you who may not be entirely familiar with Tiesto, here’s a snippet from his bio on Google Play music: “Recently voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag and widely regarded as the world’s biggest DJ/Producer”. On the box there is also a line that states “Proudly manufactured by Audiofly to Tiesto’s specifications”. Those are some pretty big statements that are being associated with these earphones. The Paradise are the cheapest model in the range (rrp £29.99) – the top end of the range reaches £149.99 rrp…can these live up to the expectations at this low price?
There has obviously been a decent marketing budget for the Clublife range – the design has been given a club like lifestyle feel that will appeal to a lot of people.
The Paradise earphones come in a few colours – we have the glow in the dark, Aqua – which does indeed, glow in the dark. The earpieces have a nicely designed look to them – they look and feel like they are made of plastic (but we may be wrong). the cable exit strain relief has some flex to it & looks like it should stand up to some abuse. The cable does feel a little cheap & is prone to tangles/kinks – this may be part of the glow in the dark colouring & may not apply to other colours. On the left cable you’ll find the microphone/button control. There is actually no button as such – the whole microphone unit squeezes together to act as they button…this makes it a lot easier to press than some others that have a small button on the microphone. The cable split is a molded plastic that has some flex to it – again it looks like it should stand up to some rough treatment. At the end of the cable, the gold plated 3.5mm jack plug is a small, straight type – finished off with a Tiesto logo.
Also in the box, you’ll find a fabric pouch with Clublife logo & 3 sets of silicone eartips (small, medium & large).
Overall, the Audiofly Clublife Paradise look very nice, well designed, feel light & well made.
What should we expect from a ‘true club sound’? Presumably, that means a DJ style sound – big bass, scooped out mid range and boosted treble rather than an accurate, balanced listening experience…with that in mind, we’ll continue.
There is no doubting the fact that the Audiofly Clublife Paradise earphones deliver bass. There’s bucket loads of it…in a club style. The bass is very deep and wide, sub like – it isn’t natural or precise. The mid range has indeed been scooped out – quite aggressively. This means that there is a good amount of punch and drive missing. The higher frequencies are all clean & give plenty of detail – this can be a bit sharp and aggressive at times depending on the listening material.
While this isn’t advantageous for most music styles – it does work if you listen to Tiesto and the club sound starts to make sense. While this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea – Tiesto fans may like to hear the energized pulsing bass and softer dynamics that the Audiofly Club Life Paradise produce.
Overall, the sound is of a club or DJ style – most definitely not for audiophiles or anyone that wants an accurate listening experience. They are best suited to dance music, but do manage (to a lesser extent) to cope pretty well with other genres as well.
Audiofly Clublife Paradise Review Conclusion
The Audiofly Clublife Paradise have definitely been aimed at a distinct target audience, and if you are a big Tiesto fan – then these may well be for you. They look great, feel light in use & are very comfortable. However, the sound lets them down a bit mainly thanks to the scooping of the mid range & the slight harshness in the top end. As an entry level set of earphones – they do perform better than cheaper earphones, but, in our opinion, there are better options out there in this price range (see our sub £30 page).
- Great design
- Big bass
- Overly scooped mid range
- Slightly harsh top end
- Cable prone to tangles/kinks
Sound - The sound is club/DJ in style, not accurate & lacks punch
Design - Great looks & styling
Quality - Well made, although cable could be better
Value - Ok for the price, nothing special
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