FSHANG Q5
ø14.2mm Dynamic Driver
0.0/5.0
$10~$15

The FSHANG Q5 may look nice in renders, but for their price, you'll be very disappointed when you hold them in your hands. Although the housings look and feel very nice, the cable is dirt-cheap and flimsy. The package looks nice, but there was only a single foam pad inside - a common sign of an incompetent Quality Control team.

Soundwise, they are bloated with deep but distorted bass and overemphasized lower-mids that will give you a headache after a while of use.

Considering the price of these earphones, they don't even deserve to get a Neutral score. You should not even consider wasting money on them.

Pros
  • Good quality housings.
Cons
  • Bloated and distorted bass response.
  • Disgustingly overemphasized mids, that are also dark and unnatural.
  • Dirt-cheap cable, considering the price.
  • Absolutely overpriced.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Paperboard (multilayer)

Ear Pads - Foam:

2 × Black

  • My package only had 1 ear pad, but it's obviously an error on their part.
Build & Materials
Housing:

Metal + plastic (matte), open-back, metal faceplate

Remote:

Plastic (matte), triple-button*

Y-Split:

TPE, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, 118cm, semi-soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

  • The volume buttons work on Android devices. I don't have an iPhone for compatibility check.
Comfort & Fit

Although their shape is quite standard when it comes to design, and even somewhat similar to Headroom MS16, they are not as comfortable in practice, especially when it comes to getting a proper fit. The only ear pads that worked for me were the ring-shaped foam pads, and those are not even included with the product.

Lows / Bass

The bass isn't necessarily bad, it's actually powerful and deep. It's just very bloated, fat, disbalanced. The bass inflates the whole sound spectrum and everything sounds like it was recorded inside a hollow metal pipe. Deep bass content actually resulted in some rattle, so stability is not the best on these either.

Mids / Vocals

You know that Facebook Web Messenger's annoying "blop-ding" sound? Now imagine that sound but super-boosted. The mids on these earphones are brain-wrecking. It's so boosted that some sounds, male vocals in particular, are unbearable. Dark, fat, extremely overemphasized, these earbuds gave me a headache.

Highs / Treble

Dark and barely noticeable highs. They are so off-tone that I can't even separate detail out of the mix. The lows and the mids are simply overpowered in comparison to the highs.

Frequency Response
Q5