EARSCI N3

ø9mm Dynamic Driver

$20~$25
3.0/5.0

Aside from the fact that the earphones are not very suitable for low-power sources, and the aweful build quality and cheap tips, these earphones actually sound decent when amplified. They are especially suitable for vocals and acoustic instruments and less for bass-heavy music.

Pros

  • The sound is pretty clear and crisp, but nothing spectacular.
  • The housing looks simple but very nicely built.

Cons

  • Needs a headphone amplifier to reach its full volume and sound quality potential.
  • Very weak bass response.
  • The build quality is very bad.
  • The ear tips you get here are disgustingly cheap.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Chipboard (bare)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal + plastic (matte), ø5.5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

Rubber, no strain reliefs

Cable:

Rubber, 112cm, extra-soft, mildly bent

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The ear tips you get with these earphones are horrific. They are worse than the generic black tips you get with KZ products. I couldn't get a proper seal with these. With better tips, these earphones are very comfortable.

Lows / Bass

The bass is weak, impotent and inaccurate and there's no sub-bass at all.

Mids / Vocals

The mids and vocals are quite clear, especially if you have a perfect seal and an amplified source. Mids sound balanced but pretty quiet in comparison to most earphones. One thing to point out, that the bump between 1kHz and 2kHz causes vocals to be overemphasized and shouty, which is uncomfortable after a while.

Highs / Treble

The treble isn't too loud, but is gentle and quite accurate. Sound on the brigher side, and quite pleasant to listen to for prolonged time.

Frequency Response

Reviewed on 2015-10-28 00:49:13 (GMT)
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