Ø10mm Dynamic Driver
After the pretty good (but quiet) i8, this time I tried the more expensive A10. This one is a noticeable improvement over the i8: the bass quality and depth were drastically improved and the mids and highs are much clearer. The perfect loudness makes these earphones awesome even on low-powered sources.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, grey (translucent), Ø4mm red bores
Plastic (glossy), black, round, branded
Cable roller, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, Ø5mm nozzles (Ø4.5mm openings), soft strain reliefs
Plastic (matte), single-button
Metal, rectanguar, no strain reliefs
TPE, 125cm, rectangular, thick, semi-soft, bend-retaining
Metal, rectangular, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The housings are comfortable, but I had issues with the included tips - they are slippery, so I had to use ROCK Zircon's wide-bore tips, which fit perfectly.
Lows / Bass
Very punchy and deep with plenty of sub-bass to keep your attention. Not muddy and no noticeable distortions.
Mids / Vocals
The mids are relatively laid-back and slightly off-tone, dark-ish even. No too bad, but not dramatically good either.
Highs / Treble
The highs are loud and crisp. Just a step below being piercing or harsh. Detail level is about average. But really, it's a truly enjoyable sound, for the non-picky ones.
Reviewed on 2015-12-08 22:39:47 (UTC)