Altec Lansing Muzx Core (MZX206)

?10mm Dynamic Driver


Altec Lansing's beautiful Muzx Core earphones do not provide the best build quality, or the most crystal clear mids, but they have enough warm bass to keep your attention. However, the highs are unpleasantly sharp and vocals sound sibilant and harsh.


  • The sound is pretty loud, with a decent bass quality and depth.
  • The included ear tips are something special indeed, if they fit you.
  • The inline remote is clicky and very comfortable to use.


  • The highs are quite sharp which causes vocals to be sibilant.
  • The build quality is actually disappointing - plastic parts and a thick and stiff cable.

Package & Accessories


Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, grey (translucent), grippy, ?6mm bores

Build & Materials


Plastic (glossy), ?5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs


Plastic (glossy), single-button


Plastic (glossy), no strain reliefs


Silicone-coated (smooth), 122cm, thick, extra stiff, mildly bent


Plastic (glossy), straight, long, no strain relief

Comfort & Fit

Those smooth grippy tips are something special indeed, but there are still some comfort issues because the housings are quite large and relatively short. You will have to get a perfect seal to actually hear what these earphones can do.

Lows / Bass

The bass sound pretty good and there's even some sub-bass to keep you interested.

Mids / Vocals

The vocals sound harsh, too bright and off-tone. Unpleasant vocal sibilance can be easily noticed.

Highs / Treble

The highs overemphasized and piercing. The level of clarity is quite nice, but listening to music with these is very fatiguing.

Frequency Response

Published on 2015-11-01 21:10:12 (GMT)
Muzx Core