Altec Lansing Muzx Core (MZX206)
Ø10mm 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.

Pros
Cons
  • 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
Package:
Paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, grey (translucent), grippy, Ø6mm bores
Build & Design
Housing:
Plastic (glossy), Ø5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs
Remote:
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Y-Split:
Plastic (glossy), no strain reliefs
Cable:
Silicone-coated (smooth), thick, extra stiff, bend-retaining
Plug:
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 are very good - clear and loud. Cymbals and hi-hats sound very crisp and precise. However, it could get too sharp quite often.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2015-11-01 21:10:12 (UTC)
Altec Lansing
Muzx Core (MZX206)