GGMM Alauda (EJ-402)
Ø6mm Dynamic Driver

I decided to try the more expensive brand GGMM. My pick was the grey Alauda (EJ-402) model which was on a fair discount for a limited time. I was expecting to be disappointed, but that's not the case. These earphones are excellent. The bass is amazing, coming from such small drivers. The mids and highs are crisp and clear, but are also sibilant most of the time, which makes longer listening sessions quite fatiguing. The design is very unique and the build quality is impressive.

Pros
Cons
  • The sound is loud, crisp and enjoyable. Great bass, considering the driver size, and clear mids and highs.
  • The build quality is great.
  • The design is very impressive.
  • There is a considerable amount of sibilance in vocals and other mid-frequency sounds. Quite fatiguing on the long run.
  • The included unique tips are pretty, but are useless in terms of usability.
  • For such a high price, I would expect more accessories included with these earphones.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Hard plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+2xM+L, grey (translucent), Ø4mm bores

S+M+L, unique, grey (translucent), Ø4mm light-grey bores

Pouch:

Fabric, light grey, branded

Build & Materials
Housing:

Metal, extra-small, Ø4mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Metal, triple-button

Y-Split:

Metal, stiff strain relief

Cable:

TPE, 125cm, flat, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, stiff strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The included unique tips are quite useless when it somes to sealing and keeping the earphones inside your ears, but the normal grey tips were perfect. These earphones are very comfortable.

Lows / Bass

The bass is really impressive for such small drivers and there's also some gentle sub-bass in the mix. Makes bassy music quite enjoyable.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are quite detailed and bright, but you will encounter sibilance in vocals quite often, especially on female vocals. The sound is a bit too hard for sensitive ears.

Highs / Treble

The highs are sharp as a knife. Bright and detailed (not too detailed). However, they are not so comfortable for long listening sessions, as the sibilance is hard to miss.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2016-03-21 22:17:00 (UTC)
GGMM
Alauda (EJ-402)