PLEXTONE X53M
Ø8mm Dynamic Driver

The new PLEXTONE X53M appear to sound about the same as PLEXTONE G10, but have a new design and better use of materials. These earphones look quite premium and offer a great value for the little money you have to pay for them.

Pros
Cons
  • Boomy and powerful sound, perfect for electronic music.
  • Premium-level build quality and a robust cable.
Package & Accessories
Package:
Paperboard
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, grey (translucent), Ø5mm yellow bores
S+L, black, Ø6mm bores
Shirt Clip:
Black, 360° cable holder, generic
Pouch:
Leatherette, black, branded
Build & Materials
Housing:
Metal, semi-open-back, Ø5mm nozzles (Ø4mm openings), soft strain reliefs
Remote:
Metal, single-button
Y-Split:
Metal, no strain reliefs
Cable:
Silicone (rugged), 128cm, soft, straight
Plug:
TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit

As the housings are quite similar to those of KZ ED2 and KZ EDR2, I couldn't keep these earphones in my ears without them sliding out on their own. I actually had to use ROCK Zircon's tips to get a proper seal with these earphones. Your mileage may vary on this.

Lows / Bass

These earphones were designed with a boomy bass in mind. The bass is so powerful and overwhelming that you barely care about the mids and highs, especially if you're listening to electronic music. These earphones are just plain fun to listen to. About the same bass response as the PLEXTONE X41M.

Mids / Vocals

Although the mids and vocals aren't the most detailed I've heard so far, even not as clear as PLEXTONE X41M, they are still quite excellent in most cases, especially for pop and dance/electronic music. Obviously not precise, but are very fun to listen to.

Highs / Treble

The highs are not highly detailed, and slightly darkish, but at least they aren't harsh or piercing. They are quite comfortable to listen to, but those who are looking for more impressive detail should look elsewhere.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2017-03-26 21:51:47 (UTC)
PLEXTONE
X53M