I decided to try the more expensive brand GGMM. My pick was the grey Alauda (EJ-402) model which was on a fair discount for a limited time. I was expecting to be disappointed, but that's not the case. These earphones are excellent. The bass is amazing, coming from such small drivers. The mids and highs are crisp and clear, but are also sibilant most of the time, which makes longer listening sessions quite fatiguing. The design is very unique and the build quality is impressive.
NOTE: This model was most likely discontinued. It is very difficult to find for purchase.
The sound is loud, crisp and enjoyable. Great bass, considering the driver size, and clear mids and highs.
The build quality is great.
The design is very impressive.
There is a considerable amount of sibilance in vocals and other mid-frequency sounds. Quite fatiguing on the long run.
The included unique tips are pretty, but are useless in terms of usability.
For such a high price, I would expect more accessories included with these earphones.