Signature Acoustics O16 Elements Live Metallic Earphones IEM’s-Review

Earphones are smartphones best friends, most of the smartphones comes with basic earphones package in the box. Almost all freebie earphones comes with poor sound quality and fit. Signature Acoustics is a company with hear the call tagline is back with its latest earphones or in-ear monitor SA O16 Elements.When I first took the SA O-16 Elements Metal IEMs out of its package, picked up a small stylishly looking metal IEM’s in my hand.

Must read: Signature Acoustics C-12 Elements Wooden IEM Review

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Build Quality, Design & Fit

We’ll start from the beginning, O16 have a metal shell whose slightly less in weight and holds perfect grip. Metal is often used to make earphones look sleek and expensive, in this product the company succeeded to make more sleek and less expensive. It come with a supremely generous set of tips to get you the best fit possible. The build quality of the cable is similar to C-12 Elements’, it is thick, strong and tangle free.

Box Open

The result of Signature Acoustics’ efforts, the O16 meld a gorgeous blend of modern styling, ergonomic design. Light weight comfortable earphones. With their glossy orange and black color, the O16 Elements are the most attractive in-ear monitors to grace our ears yet. Rather than leaving you to simply plug them into your ears, the O16 need a bit of moulding in order to get the right fit for small ears.

Upholding it’s Signature style.

Signature Acoustics O16 Elements Sound Quality

Leather Pouch

There’s also a pouch styled carry case, made with leather and looks stylish in hand. Once we did start making some comparisons, we satisfied with the quality.

IEM Signature Acoustics Sound Quality

Signature Acoustics O16 Elements Build Quality

Signature Acoustics O16 Elements Quality

Sound Quality

If you’re looking for something with a little more thump base we definitely recommend O16 elements. We spent some exhilarating hours with the O16 Elements paired with various sources to see how the company’s freshly designed sounds. We thoroughly enjoyed our quality of time with the requisite high bass, hip hop and motion picture soundtracks. We are able listen every detail of the track with good amount of bass. It delved much deeper into the bass then we expected. Overall it is a good budget friendly choice to please your ears.

SA 016 Build Quality

We should also note that the sound aperture of these earphones is absolutely loud and clear.  They really sounded best with music that had a lot of bass, like hip-hop and Bollywood songs. Remarkably, despite all of those great features and quality sound, the 016 Elements’ are really affordable. On the other end of the spectrum, we feel O16 as a light weight, tangle free best fit IEM’s.

Signature Acoustics Performance

Signature Acoustics O16

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Tech Specs

  • MODEL                  :      Elements O-16 Live
  • Type                        :      Open back
  • Driver                     :      8 mm (CCAW)
  • Impedance             :      17 Ohms @ 1Khz
  • Frequency             :      12 to 22 Khz
  • Sensitivity              :      102 dB
  • Total length            :      1.2 mts (split length 28 cms)
  • Channel Balance   :       < 2.5% dB @ 1 Khz
  • Connector:             : 3.5mm Gold Plated Stereo Pin

Accessories Included

  • Silicon Ear Tips (S,M,L)
  • Earphone Filters
  • Shirt Clip
  • Leather Case

Pro’s                                                       Con’s

  • Outstanding audio quality          None
  • Comfortable grip


The Signature Acoustics O16 Elements Live Metallic Earphones is, without question, one of the best IEM’s on the market. It offers rich, immersive sound experience to the ears with reasonable price tag.

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Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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