Ivery IV-4S

?8mm Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
0.0/5.0

The robust build quality of the IV-4S got me interested to try them. Unfortunately, I received a defective pair. Judging by the right channel (the faultless one), the bass is mostly distorted while vocals sound harsh and shouty. I wouldn't recommend these earphones to anyone, unless I hate them very much.

Again, this is a sad occasion where you get a very unique build quality, but poor sound quality.

Pros

  • The mids and highs sound very crisp and detailed.
  • Very solid build quality, as usual with the Ivery's IV series.
  • The included accessories are pretty nice.

Cons

  • The lows sound distorted, while the mids/vocals sound harsh a sibilant.
  • A lot of static noice when idle.
  • Very poor QA (quality assurance). The left channel is defective.
  • The included foam tips aren't made of memory foam.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Soft paperboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, grey (translucent), ?5mm red bores

Ear Tips - Foam:

Faux foam, red, ?4mm bores

Shirt Clip:

White, 360° cable holder, generic

Pouch:

Leatherette, black, branded

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal, ?5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Metal, single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone-coated (smooth), soft, mildly bent

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, no strain relief

Comfort & Fit

They fit really good with the pre-applied tips. They aren't bulky and don't fall out easily.

Lows / Bass

For the defective pair I received, I can only say that the bass is present, but is very poor and distorted.

Mids / Vocals

The vocals are somewhat quiet, but from what I can gather, they seem to sound quite decent. Slightly harsh, slightly sibilant, but overall not that bad.

Highs / Treble

There's a noticeable peak on the defective channel that cause huge sibilance. That probably doesn't happen on a properly working pair. Judging solely by the non-defective right channel, the highs seem a bit harsh but overall decent.

Frequency Response

Published on 2016-01-05 12:47:05 (GMT)
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