boarseman KR49i
Ø9.2mm Dynamic Driver

The first boarseman earphones I've tried proved to be very promising for the brand. They have a V-shaped sound, yes, but they sound loud and extremely high quality for their price. The build quality is great, and the presentation in a wooden box is a refreshing sight.

Pros
Cons
  • Powerful and clean bass response.
  • Great maximum loudness without requiring any amplification.
  • Superb build quality.
  • A very good presentation in a wooden box.
  • The mids are slightly pushed back by the bass and highs, typical for V-shaped earphones.
  • The extra M and L size tips' white color is completely irrelevant to the overall design.
  • Apparently, S size tips are not included.
Package & Accessories
Package:
Wood
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M+L, white (translucent), Ø4mm bores
M, grey (translucent), Ø4mm yellow bores
Shirt Clip:
Black, 360° cable holder, branded
Build & Design
Housing:
Metal, open-back, Ø6mm nozzles, stiff strain reliefs
Remote:
Metal, single-button
Y-Split:
Metal, no strain reliefs
Cable:
TPE-coated, twisted, soft, straight
Plug:
Metal, straight, short, rigid strain relief
Comfort & Fit

The pre-applied tips were slightly smaller than I'm used to. I really didn't want to use the white tips... Had to use ROCK Zircon's tips.

Lows / Bass

Punchy and intense. V-shaped characterised and not muddy. You can slightly feel the sub-bass vibration.

Mids / Vocals

The vocals are warm and full, but pushed back slightly, clearing room for the mid-lows and the upper-mids and highs. This is typical for V-shaped sounding earphones.

Highs / Treble

The highs are loud and piercing, there isn't much unordinary detail, but the sound is very pleasing and high quality.

Frequency Response
Reviewed on 2015-11-17 12:12:34 (UTC)
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