DOBOLY Q18
Dynamic Driver

Another classic from the ultra-budget brand DOBOLY is the Q18. These earphones sound pretty good, but their design makes using them a difficult and annoying task. They are unnecessarily huge and cheaply constructed. Still, their sound is more than acceptable for their dirt cheap price.

Pros
Cons
  • A very impressive sound quality for such dirt cheap earphones.
  • The mids and highs are slightly colored and sibilant. The highs tend to overpower the mids.
  • The build quality and design are very bad.
  • Uncomfortable to wear. Hard to get a proper seal.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Plastic bag

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), Ø4mm red bores

Build & Materials
Housing*:

Plastic (matte), Ø5mm nozzles (Ø4mm openings), soft strain reliefs

Y-Split:

TPE, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, semi-soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

TPE, straight, long, soft strain relief

  • The housings have no channel markings, but the nozzles are shaped to fit only one of the ears.
Comfort & Fit

These earphones are large, for no apparent reason. The nozzles are very long, and even if you wear them over-the-ear-style (which also means you'll be swapping left for right and right for left), they still don't sit quite well.

Lows / Bass

The bass sounds great, but also slightly unstable. It shaky when it comes to deep bass content. Still, quite impressive when it comes from such cheap earphones.

Mids / Vocals

The mids sound colored and slightly sibilant. The mids and highs aren't properly balanced, as the highs constantly overpower the mids.

Highs / Treble

The highs are darkish and slightly harsh. They are not overly detailed, and could get unpleasant, but I wouldn't call them too bad.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2016-03-26 22:35:44 (UTC)
DOBOLY
Q18