GENAI Listen 10

Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
0.5/5.0

I went for a gamble with these. This was a disappointing experience. In renders they look stunning. In reality - mediocre. The sound? Pathetic. Bloated, metallic and headache-inducing. The sound signature shows that the drivers inside are were intended for earbuds not in-ears, probably around ø15 drivers. That's another brand that thinks that shoving cheap earbud drivers into in-ears is a good idea.

Avoid at all costs.

Pros

  • The design concept is interesting.
  • Very comfortable to wear.

Cons

  • The sound is hollow and distorted, like it comes from a tin can, and causes a huge headache.
  • Despite being comfortable, it's tricky to get a proper seal because of the bass vents on the side that have to be covered to sound as intended.
  • No additional ear tips.
  • The specifications on the package make absolutely no sense.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Hard paperboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

Build & Materials

Housings*:

Plastic (matte) + metal*, ø5×7mm oval nozzles, built-in ear loops

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), triple-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, soft, mildly bent

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, rigid strain relief

  • The housings have no channel markings, but there is only one way to insert these earphones anyway.
  • The housings have metal back plates.

Comfort & Fit

Although quite comfortable to wear, it's tricky to get a proper seal because of the bass vents on the sides. Had to seal them with Blu Tack to hear the intended sound signature properly.

Lows / Bass

Overblown bass response. The sound is extremely loud and muddy, easily induces headache.

Mids / Vocals

The mids and vocals sound like they come from a tin can. Absolutely distorted, dark and unpleasant. Loud in a dangerous way too, especially around 400-700Hz.

Highs / Treble

Very muffled, dark and dull. Has absolutely no detail. Completely covered by the bloated mids.

Frequency Response

Listen 10