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Solid set of buds for mobile music.
on July 14, 2014
First off let me say that I bought these strictly for use as mobile earbuds to use with an iPod, earbuds aren't really comparable to overear headphones for many reasons (smaller drivers, obvious variances in the designs, ambient noise, etc.). That said, I did compare them to my personal studio headphones, a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 pros, with both headsets running through a Fiio DAC E10 headphone amp, just to see how well they would stack up. Here are my totally subjective results:
-The earbuds are constructed nicely, with durability in mind. They come with multiple tip sizes, so you can choose the ones that fit you best.
-These things are loud! Even at lower volumes these little earbuds put out some serious power.
-Thick lows, heavy bass. These were definitely designed with bassheads in mind, and even though I don't consider myself one, these things do make thrash and hard rock sound powerful.
-Reasonably comfortable in the ears. I've never really liked earbuds due to having small ears, which would get sore or start burning after having them in for only a few minutes. These buds are much better, I can keep them in for a full run or workout without having my ears start to hurt.
-The bass, while good for the reasons I mentioned above, can really muddle with the mids and highs in other genres of music.
-Probably due to the fact that they are earbuds, music sounds a bit constrained and compressed. Picture listening to a loud band in a small closed room.
-While they do fit comfortably in my ears for a while, these still aren't something I can keep in my ears for hours on end, after an hour or two they start to feel uncomfortable. Not a huge issue for me, but could be for others.
All told, these are a pretty solid pair of earbuds for the price. They don't even compare to my Beyerdynamics, but I didn't expect them to. These are not an audiophile sound system, they are a decent pair of buds that do what they were designed to do and not much else. If you want to pick up a good pair of heavy bass/loud music oriented earbuds for a fair price I would definitely recommend checking these out!