ROCK's brand new Mubow provide an excellent build quality, on par with brands like Xiaomi, with the braided cable and metallic parts with matte finish. The sound, however, is on the average side, being quite mid-centric, but the overall sound is somewhat discolored and darkish. Although these earphones have a decent bass response, it's nowhere as impressive and deep as Zircon's or Y5's bass. So far, ROCK appears to be unable to beat their first and most popular earphones.
ROCK Mubow (RAU0567)
ø10mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L*, black, ø5mm bores
Fabric, black, generic
Build & Materials
Metal + plastic (matte), ø4.5mm nozzles, no strain reliefs
Metal, stiff strain relief
Fabric + TPE, 121cm, extra-soft, super-straight
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The angled design, along with the grippy ear tips (specifically the S and M-sized ones, the L ones have a generic soft texture), make a perfect seal out of the box and hold the earphones firmly in place, never felt discomfort with these. ROCK nailed it with these even more than with Zircon when it comes to comfort.
With that being said, unlike Y5, the thickness of these earphones might make some ears a little bit irritated.
Lows / Bass
Moderately pronounced bass response, a bit sluggish but has enough depth to enjoy just about any type of music. Although the bass is deep enough, it lacks a punch and tends to be slightly unstable, which has some effect on the consistency of the mids. In other words, deep bass can make the mids a bit bouncy.
Mids / Vocals
The mids sound quite nice for clean vocals and instruments. Very pronounced and upfront. However, when trying out some more complex music pieces, it is evident that the mids are darkish than expected and high-pitch sounds have a harsh tone. Vocals could sound a bit unstable when deep bass content is present at the same time, i.e. hip-hop music.
Highs / Treble
Unlike the mids, the highs are quite recessed and lack their natural tone, hense the slight harshness of high-pitch sounds. Granted, you can expect sibilance-free sound, but the lack of detail and precision make the highs not so pleasant.
Reviewed on 2017-07-05 17:58:51 (UTC)