Hypersense HEX02 (Eclipse)

ø9mm Dynamic Driver

$20~$25
3.5/5.0

Hypersense. An unknown brand that tries to make a statement. What's the statement? Even I'm not sure. A decent-sounding pair with an OK build quality for the same price (if not higher) as some highly-impressive hybrid pairs that you can get nowadays.

If Hypersense wants to compete, they should make an effort. Their current offering can barely keep up with the already crowded competition.

Pros

  • Crisp and quite detailed treble.
  • Decent highly emphasized mids.
  • Very comfortable to wear and very easy to get a proper seal.

Cons

  • Lacking and unexciting bass response. Not sure for which genres these earphones were intended.
  • Dry-sounding mids and vocals. Not enough warmth.
  • The build quality overall, and of the cable in particular, is uninspiring, to say the least.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Hard paperboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4.5mm bores

Ear Loops:

Grey (translucent), generic

Pouch:

Fabric, grey, generic

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal + glass*, ø5mm nozzles (ø4.5mm openings), soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (matte), triple-button*

Y-Split:

Metal, stiff strain relief

Cable:

TPE, 125cm, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, stiff strain relief

  • The housings have glass back plates.
  • The volume buttons work on Android devices. I don't have an iPhone for compatibility check.

Comfort & Fit

Despite their weird shape, these earphones are actually comfortable. They press slightly against your ear to keep a firm seal and prevent them from falling out. Not the best form factor to achieve this, but it works.

Lows / Bass

Considering these earphones' "pop-oriented" appeal, I was expecting these earphones to be bass-canons. That, however, isn't the case. Many will find that bass enough, but I would consider the bass lacking both in punch and depth. Sub-bass is basically non-existent, these's no rumble, and the mid-bass is just about enough to warm up the mids, but not enough to impress me, especially when I listened to some electronic music, and even some folk punk. The bass was just unexciting.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are actually quite decent, although overemphasized compared to the lows, thus makes the sound somewhat unbalanced and shouty. Tonally, they are a bit weird, which resolves after getting used to the sound signature. Never the less, I can't say that I'm entirely satisfied with how these mids sound. They are just too loud and intimate for my taste.

Highs / Treble

The highs are probably the highlight of these earphones, being both quite crisp and detailed. It's neither bright, nor dark. A neutral and natural kind of treble that's comfortable for long listening sessions but also doesn't emphasize microdetail.

Frequency Response

HEX02 (Eclipse)