A DIY product that you can find under different names, mainly sold by popular AliExpress sellers. Surely, you would expect something extraordinary from earbuds that claim to have "Graphene Drivers", but I wasn't impressed at all. Sure, they are very loud and are very easy to drive. Sure, they have a very nice design and build quality and you can pick the cable you like the most. And sure, the highs have some special appeal to them. That, however, is easily negated by the monsterous bass response and headache-inducing mid-range peak. While might seem mild when you start using them, after a while I got nauseous, and that not something I would pay to experience.
Package & Accessories
2 × Red
6 × Black
Black, 360° cable holder, generic
Black + red, rectangular, generic
Build & Materials
Plastic (glossy), ?17mm, plastic faceplate
Metal, no strain reliefs
Silicone (smooth), 120cm, semi-soft, mildly bent
Metal, straight, short, stiff strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The housings are slightly too bulky for my ears, and although I had no issues fitting them in properly, they did put some mild pressure on my ears after a while. Still, not bad, and definitely better than the usual MX500-style housing.
Lows / Bass
The bass is heavy, and I mean REALLY heavy. It's stable and deep, and is extremely boomy. If you're a basshead, sure, maybe give them a try. Myself, being a fan of deep and fun bass, was completely overwhelmed with that fat mid-bass. The bassline's constant humming sound surely gave me a headache after a while.
Mids / Vocals
My main criticism is of the mids. I was comparing these earbuds with some of my other earbuds, and couldn't help but notice that the mids are not in balance with the lows and the highs. They seem to be faded and blurry, and tonally not that pleasing. Moreover, and that's the biggest concern of them all, these mids are extremely nasal/tubby/bloated. If you don't know what I mean, try playing some compositions with prominent snare drums or trumpets. The impact will be so extreme that fatigue and a huge headache will be with you shortly.
Highs / Treble
Despite all I had to say about the lows and mids, the highs are actually not that bad at all. They are actually great. Crisp, delicate, and yet not edgy and don't cause any discomfort. I did enjoy the microdetail, until the trumpets came in and blew my brains out.
Published on 2018-04-29 15:40:08 (GMT)