When it comes to unknown brands, MCDODO is one the most unknown brands outside of China. I decided to try their latest earphones model, and was quite impressed considering the price. These earphones look very basic and common, yet they pack some powerful drivers that deliver a powerful and immersive bass response that seem to be calmer than ROCK Zircon's bass response in depth and volume, but the sound is quite different in timbre and percision. The mids and highs are much more emphasized, yet are harsh and not so pleasant, especially on higher volumes.
ø9mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores
Build & Materials
Metal, ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm bores), rigid strain reliefs
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Metal, no strain reliefs
Silicone (grippy), 130cm, soft, mildly bent
Metal, straight, short, no strain relief
Comfort & Fit
These earphones have pretty wide nozzles, which makes it difficult to pick fitting ear tips. The included tips didn't provide a good seal. Large generic black tips worked much better.
Lows / Bass
The bass is quite excellent! The sub-bass is more relaxed than ROCK Zircon's sub-bass, but it's still massive and exciting, makes a perfect listening experience for electronic music. For vocal-based music, though, the lows tend to leak into the mids and overpower them, making them sound a bit distorted.
Mids / Vocals
The vocals are discolored and tonally incorrect. They are warm but sound overemphasized, shouty and tonally darkish.
Highs / Treble
The lower-highs are loud but discolored, they sound quite harsh and unbalanced. The upper highs are very weak and lack detail.
Published on 2016-02-14 21:06:22 (GMT)