Another classic from the ultra-budget brand DOBOLY is the Q18. These earphones sound pretty good, but their design makes using them a difficult and annoying task. They are unnecessarily huge and cheaply constructed. Still, their sound is more than acceptable for their dirt cheap price.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores
Build & Materials
Plastic (matte), ø5mm nozzles (ø4mm openings), soft strain reliefs
TPE, no strain reliefs
TPE, 118cm, semi-soft, bend-retaining
TPE, straight, long, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
These earphones are large, for no apparent reason. The nozzles are very long, and even if you wear them over-the-ear-style (which also means you'll be swapping left for right and right for left), they still don't sit quite well.
Lows / Bass
The bass sounds great, but also slightly unstable. It shaky when it comes to deep bass content. Still, quite impressive when it comes from such cheap earphones.
Mids / Vocals
The mids sound colored and slightly sibilant. The mids and highs aren't properly balanced, as the highs constantly overpower the mids.
Highs / Treble
The highs are darkish and slightly harsh. They are not overly detailed, and could get unpleasant, but I wouldn't call them too bad.
Reviewed on 2016-03-26 22:35:44 (UTC)