The beautiful and well-built POYATU P1 are not well-tuned earphones. They are one of my favorite earphones in terms of design, build quality and comfort, but their default tuning can be described as harsh and shouty, and best compared to KZ GR, KZ ED11 and KZ C56R. However, unlike these three earphones, the P1 can potentially be quite excellent earphones if tuned properly with an equalizer, but I'm not sure if that hassle is even worth it, considering the great-sounding earphones that are available at the price point, and even cheaper.
ø10mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Paperboard (multilayer) + paperboard
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+2×M+L, black, ø5mm bores
S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores
Black, large, 360° cable holder, generic
Black, special, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm openings), stiff strain reliefs
Metal, no strain reliefs
TPE (braided), 118cm, extra-soft, straight
Metal, straight, medium, soft strain relief (spring)
Comfort & Fit
A very unique design choice, and yet, they seem to sit perfectly in my ears and I can't complain about the comfort. Wearing them over-the-ear is a no-go for these earphones, they were designed for a cable straight down fashion.
Lows / Bass
Very stable and impactful bass response. They easily pass the bass shaker test with a very mild rattle and shake your eardrums while doing so. I've also haven't noticed much muddiness in the sound to speak of. Very impressive feat.
Mids / Vocals
The lower mids are a bit recessed, but what's noticeable are the upper-mids and the in-your-face vocals. It's literally like someone's shouting into your ears. Moreover, they seem to be harsh and fatiguing, especially when electric guitars are playing, because of rather silent upper-treble. If you have these earphones already, you can always tweak the mids with an equalizer.
Highs / Treble
The highs are recessed, but if tuned up a bit, they have some potential to be brightish and decently detailed. By default, it seems like much of the upper-treble is almost missing, while the lower-treble/upper-mids dominate. Tonally, the highs seem to be quite sparkly and bright, but their loudness is so low that they are easy to miss.
Reviewed on 2018-01-10 17:05:50 (UTC)