ROCK Y5 (RAU0529)
Ø12mm Dynamic Driver

The ROCK brand is a legend in our small community. They keep releasing stuff, probably hoping to replicate the continous success of ROCK Zircon, and they fail just about any such attempt. This time isn't not any different. This joint operation of ROCK with "LavaRock" (whoever that is) is nothing more than "just another earphones" compared to the much better (and cheaper) competition.

Pros
Cons
  • The vocals actually sound good when it's not sibilant.
  • The build quality is basic, but effective.
  • If found them to be very comfortable to wear, your mileage may vary.
  • Basically no low-end. The sound lacks any depth or impact. Not suitable for most modern genres.
  • Over-emphasized highs. The whole sound is colored and just too bright.
Package & Accessories
Package:
Paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, Ø6mm bores
Build & Design
Housing:
Metal + plastic (matte), Ø5x7mm oval nozzles, soft strain reliefs
Cinch:
TPE
Remote/Y-Split:
Plastic (matte), triple-button, soft strain relief
Cable:
TPE, soft, super-straight
Plug:
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit

Some of the most comfortable earphones I had the chance to wear. The included tips are just fine, but I found the ROCK Zircon's tips to be much more suitable for these earphones.

Lows / Bass

Almost non-existant. There is some upper-bass, so you can hear the kicks, but nothing below it. No actual bass. Anything that tries to go below it (i.e. heavy electronic music) will occasionally distort the whole sound.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are quite good but are brightened by the excess highs and lack of lows. The vocals are most of the time sibilant and won't suit most listeners.

Highs / Treble

Bright and detailed, yet pretty harsh and sibilant. There's some micro-detail and great subtleties, but it comes in the expense of over-brightened and harsh sound. Not too pleasant on the ears.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2016-11-02 19:50:45 (UTC)
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