EINSEAR FIX
Ø9mm Dynamic Driver + Balanced Armature

After falling in love with the dirt-cheap and superb T2, I received a gift sample of the more expensive model: the FIX. As expected, the FIX did not disappoint, except on weak sources.

The FIX is a powerful pair of earphones. We can argue about the build quality and the materials used with these earphones (considering the price), yeah, but not many will argue that these earphones are monsters. They excel in all frequencies in a very fun way, although the sound signature is aimed towards average-consumers, not the audiophiles.

With that being said, I did experience a more noticeable muffle in the mids and highs on a lower-powered source, compared to both EINSEAR T2 and ROCK Zircon, where the bass totally overpowered them. The source has a huge impact on these earphones, thus I would recommend them only if you have an amplified source. An amp will help push the highs forward to keep up with the impactful bass.

I'm highly skeptical whether they worth about ~$50, but EINSEAR fans might love these, as these are their most expensive offerings, and a true trophy to own.

Pros
Cons
  • Monstrous and quick bass, suitable mainly for electronic music.
  • The mids and highs shine, although on amplified sources only.
  • There are proper strain reliefs to protect the otherwise thin cable (except near the housings).
  • High-grade carrying case and memory foams are included.
  • Needs an amplified source for the mids and highs to shine.
  • The pre-applied foam tips are very hard to take off without damaging them.
  • The nozzles are extremely narrow, so forget about using wide-bore tips with these earphones.
  • Please, don't use thin flat cables, it lowers the durability drastically.
  • Overpriced for what you get.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Paperboard (multilayer)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S, black, Ø4mm azure bores

L, black, Ø4mm violet bores

XL, black, Ø4mm yellow bores

Ear Tips - Foam:

Memory foam, black, Ø3mm bores

Extra:

Hook and loop fastener, generic

Build & Materials
Housing*:

Plastic (matte), Ø3.5mm nozzles (Ø2mm openings), no strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, soft strain relief

Cable:

TPE, 130cm, flat, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

  • On the right housing, there is a tactile marking instead of the "R" letter.
Comfort & Fit

Not sure how wisely these earphones were designed. I mean, I do get a great seal, but there's nothing keeping these earphones from sliding out of my ear. It seems as if the rear end of the housings just stay in midair, and the only things holding them in place are the ear tips.

Lows / Bass

The bass impact is significantly larger than on the T2. That sub-bass is intense, like two speakers in front of your ears!

On weak sources, the bass becomes bloated to the point that it overpowers both the mids and highs and requires tinkering with equalizers.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are just slightly recessed, yet maintain strong pressence most of the time, on amplified sources.

On weak sources, however, the mids are recessed even further and sound quite overpowered by the low-end.

Highs / Treble

As long as you don't use a weak source, the highs remain clear and sharp at all times. I'd say that while T2's highs are crisper and more delicate, FIX's highs are faster, more energetic and very fun. I did not experience any sibilance or harshness.

However, when it comes to weak sources, like budget smartphones and players, the highs suddenly change their tone and sound muffled quite a bit, while most of the loudness is tilted towards the lower-end frequencies.

Frequency Response
EINSEAR
FIX