MCDODO M3
ø9mm Dynamic Driver

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. These earphones look very basic and common, yet they pack some powerful drivers that deliver a powerful and immersive bass response that is more moderate than ROCK Zircon's bass response in its depth and volume, but the sound is very similar overall. The highs are slightly more harsh, but they share a common signature.

NOTE: This model was most likely discontinued. It is very difficult to find for purchase.

Pros
Cons
  • Good sound quality. The bass is immersive, the mids are loud and present and the highs are sharp.
  • The mids and highs are just slightly harsh and discolored.
  • The build quality is very basic, the cable is sticky and there are absolutely no strain reliefs anywhere on the cable.
  • Unboxing these earphones carefully took more time than it should.
  • The included tips are very narrow while the nozzles are extra-wide. Very inconvenient.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4mm red bores

Build & Materials
Housing:

Metal, ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm openings), rigid strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone (grippy), 130cm, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

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 amazing! 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 warm and exciting, but slightly overpowered by the lows. Still, they are full and easy-listening, and very easy to get used to.

Highs / Treble

The highs are occasionally overpower the lows, making them sound muffled and pushed into the background. The highs are somewhat discolored and smoothened out.

Frequency Response
M3