PLEXTONE X46M

ø10mm Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
1.5/5.0

PLEXTONE has upped its game in the design department, but forgot that what's really important is the sound quality. These earphone's bass response is similar to that of PLEXTONE X41M, but the mids and highs were totally destroyed - no clarity and no detail.

Pros

  • Powerful bass with a huge sub-bass response.
  • A refreshing design with a detachable cable and a great build quality with proper strain reliefs.

Cons

  • The mids and highs were totally destroyed in these earphones.
  • You only get M-size translucent tips with orange bores. The S and L-sized tips are just generic black tips.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

M, grey (translucent), ø4mm orange bores

S+L, black, ø4mm bores

Shirt Clip:

Black, 360° cable holder, generic

Build & Materials

Housings:

Metal, ø5mm nozzles

Connectors:

X3/A8/N1-style

Remote:

Plastic (matte), single-button

Y-Split:

TPE, soft strain reliefs

Cable:

Silicone (grippy), 120cm, soft, straight

Plug:

TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The included tips are pretty and add a nice touch to the design, but they aren't so grippy and don't seal entirely. Had to use ROCK Zircon's tips for this review.

Lows / Bass

The bass is massive, simply mind-blowing. The sub-bass is so powerful that you can feel tickling inside your ear canals. Very similar bass experience to that of PLEXTONE X41M.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are a huge step backwards from PLEXTONE X41M. It's shallow and muffled. No clarity and no significant detail in the mids and vocals.

Highs / Treble

Just like the mids, the highs are also shallow and muffled, much worse than PLEXTONE X41M's highs.

Frequency Response

Reviewed on 2016-02-09 00:18:55 (GMT)
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