The original Champion of AudioBudget. Easily beats far more expensive earphones. The whole AudioBudget project was started by wanting to find something in the budget price range that could compete with these amazing earphones. These earphones are the perfect combination of deep and pounding bass and detailed and clear mids and highs. The loudness of these is unbelievable, even if you use a weak source. Their superiority over other earphones is based on the overall listening experience, not on a specific frequency range. The materials used with these, and the construction itself, is quite impressive for the price (even though flawed).
ROCK Zircon (RAU0501)
ø8mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, white (translucent), ø5mm black bores
Build & Materials
Ceramic + plastic (glossy), ø5mm nozzles, stiff strain reliefs
Metal, no strain reliefs
Fabric + TPE, 118cm, extra-soft, straight
Metal, 90° angled, short, no strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The angled design, along with the superb ear tips, make a perfect seal out of the box. One of the most comfortable earphones I've ever had.
Lows / Bass
The bass is not just powerful and deep, it also doesn't muffle the mids and highs at all. This is the most enjoyable balance between lows and mids ever. These drivers handle deep bass music styles easily, like Dubstep and Trap.
Mids / Vocals
The mids are clear and precise, even though not micro-detailed. Even when the bass is kicking hard, the mids stay stable and consistent at all times. The vocals sound full and surrounding, gives you the feeling of presence in front of a stage. The channel separation is amazing. The vocals get bright but never sibilant. Just might seem a bit pushed back when the bass kicks in.
Highs / Treble
The highs are loud and sharp, and usually not sibilant and not painful. For some people, they are perfect for extended listening sessions. For others, the highs might be just a bit too sharp.
Reviewed on 2016-01-16 13:05:47 (GMT)