The new PLEXTONE X53M appear to sound about the same as PLEXTONE G10, but have a new design and better use of materials. These earphones look quite premium and offer a great value for the little money you have to pay for them.
Ø8mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, grey (translucent), Ø5mm yellow bores
S+L, black, Ø6mm bores
Black, 360° cable holder, generic
Leatherette, black, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, semi-open-back, Ø5mm nozzles (Ø4mm openings), soft strain reliefs
Metal, no strain reliefs
Silicone (rugged), 128cm, soft, straight
TPE, 90° angled, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
As the housings are quite similar to those of KZ ED2 and KZ EDR2, I couldn't keep these earphones in my ears without them sliding out on their own. I actually had to use ROCK Zircon's tips to get a proper seal with these earphones. Your mileage may vary on this.
Lows / Bass
These earphones were designed with a boomy bass in mind. The bass is so powerful and overwhelming that you barely care about the mids and highs, especially if you're listening to electronic music. These earphones are just plain fun to listen to. About the same bass response as the PLEXTONE X41M.
Mids / Vocals
Although the mids and vocals aren't the most detailed I've heard so far, even not as clear as PLEXTONE X41M, they are still quite excellent in most cases, especially for pop and dance/electronic music. Obviously not precise, but are very fun to listen to.
Highs / Treble
The highs are not highly detailed, and slightly darkish, but at least they aren't harsh or piercing. They are quite comfortable to listen to, but those who are looking for more impressive detail should look elsewhere.
Reviewed on 2017-03-26 21:51:47 (UTC)