NICEHCK EB200

ø15.4mm Dynamic Driver

$15~$20
3.5/5.0

The NICEHCK EB200 are already quite popular in the earbud community. However, while they are quite nice earbuds to have, I can't really see how their sound quality fits their price. The sound is mainly mid-bass focused, very warm and even muddy sometimes. The highs are slightly colored and less vivid than K's Earphone 32ohm's highs.

Decent earbuds, but the bass is a little bit too much for my taste, while the mids and highs are on the underwhelming side. Overall, it's a bit better than K's Earphone K300.

Pros

  • Decent sound quality, especially for bassheads.
  • Excellent variety of accessories.

Cons

  • Muddy mid-bass and under-emphasized mids and highs.
  • Relatively quiet when used on unamplified sources.
  • Might be uncomfortable to wear for many, given their bulky housings.

Package & Accessories

Foam Pads:

2 × Black

2 × White

2 × Red

2 × Blue

2 × Grey

Foam Pads - Rings:

2 × Black

2 × White

2 × Red

Shirt Clip:

Black, large, 360° cable holder, generic

Case:

Black, rectangular, branded

Build & Materials

Housings:

Plastic (matte), ø17mm, plastic faceplate

Y-Split:

Metal, stiff strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, 114cm, soft, straight

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

I find most earbuds quite uncomfortable, and they tend to put pressure on my ears after a while. These earbuds' housings are very generic and used for many other earbuds, so there isn't anything special about the lack of ergonomics with these earbuds.

Lows / Bass

These earbuds are quite bloated with mid-bass. The bass is muddy, and it's quite evident in bassline-filled tracks. Considering the rather underemphasized mids and highs, you will probably have to increase the volume to hear everything properly, and that's when the mid-bass will be smeared over everything else.

Mids / Vocals

Mids and vocals are a bit on the muffled side. Not shouty, quite comfortable to listen to, but are also underwhelming when combined with the boosted lower frequencies. This results in overly warm vocals and not quite accurate representation of instruments. Still, on lower volumes the mids sound quite nice, even though quiet. It's when you turn up the volume when things are starting to get muddy.

Highs / Treble

Better than average. Not quite bright, but also not entirely muffled. Timbre is a bit weird, maybe slightly harsh rather than crisp. Hi-hats and cymbals appear to be layered on top of the bass (which, in turn, is on top of the mids), but don't reveal too much detail. Overall, not bad, but has room for improvement.

Frequency Response

Bro
EB200