KeyYoung ME01

ø7.8mm Dynamic Driver

$10~$15
0.0/5.0

As always, I like to give new/unknown brands a chance to prove their products' quality. This time I wasn't impressed, rather was entirely disappointed. I received a faulty pair. Not a very good way to make yourself a good reputation. I can tell that these earphones are quite good, most likely above average, but can't be sure as it is now.

Pros

  • Very capable bass response, from what I can tell from the left channel.
  • Excellent mids and highs, especially good for female vocals.
  • Beautiful and robust housing.

Cons

  • Isn't affected much by amplification or DSP.
  • Very generic cable construction.
  • Got a defective right channel and both housings are marked with "L".
  • Unimpressive presentation - no retail packaging and not enough accessories.

Package & Accessories

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

S+L, black, ø4mm bores

Pouch:

Fabric, grey, branded

Build & Materials

Housings*:

Metal, ø5mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (soft touch), single-button

Y-Split:

TPE, soft strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone (grippy), 112cm, soft, straight

Plug:

TPE, straight, long, soft strain relief

  • Both housings are marked with "L". The inline remote's side is the right channel.

Comfort & Fit

The ear tips you get are pretty standard, and standard isn't always good. I had a hard time getting a good seal, and had to use the ROCK Zircon tips for that. The earphones are kind-of heavy, and I feel as if they don't fit properly.

Lows / Bass

As my pair is defective, I can't say much about the true quality of bass, but I can hear mostly nice mid-bass, and not much sub-bass.

Mids / Vocals

Vocals are clear and precise but not so loud, probably because of the defect. However, I can definitely tell that the vocals are far above average.

Highs / Treble

The highs aren't bad at all. Yet, along with the great mids, it makes a perfect sound for soul and acapella kind of music. I could say more if my pair was working properly.

Frequency Response

Published on 2015-10-26 13:42:05 (GMT)
ME01