YAGALA Y-80C
ø6mm Dynamic Driver

YAGALA is a brand that got me curious, because their Y-80C are so tiny and elegant. I was expecting them to sound good, as they are priced like the ROCK Zircon. Apparently, they aren't quite on ROCK Zircon's level. They sound warm and bright, with some sibilance in the vocals. But you might like them for their great overall sound and also their design, size and build quality.

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Pros
Cons
  • A pretty warm and decently detailed distortion-free sound, with kicking bass.
  • A pretty good build quality, if you can forgive the flat cable.
  • Some unique designing ideas were put into these tiny housings.
  • The sound is slightly bright and sibilant, especially on amplified sources.
  • The maximum loudness is slightly insufficient.
  • A flat cable is always a bad idea. It damages pretty easily.
  • You can hear crackling noises when you rotate the 3.5mm plug inside the jack.
  • The carrying bag is unnecessarily huge.
Package & Accessories
Package:

Chipboard (bare) + soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, unique, black, ø4.5mm bores

Pouch:

Fabric, black, branded

Build & Materials
Housing:

Metal, extra-small, open-back, ø4mm nozzles, stiff strain reliefs

Remote:

Metal, single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, 135cm, flat, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal, straight, short, stiff strain relief

Comfort & Fit

These earphones are tiny and stay in the ears quite comfortably, assuming you found a suitable pair of tips for your ears. Just make sure you have a perfect seal, else you won't hear the low end properly.

Lows / Bass

The bass is awesome even though there is not much sub-bass. You will rarely hear any bass distortion with these earphones, which is surprising, considering the size of their drivers. However, these earphones perform better with amplification.

Mids / Vocals

Vocals sound clear but sightly pushed back. They are also a bit too bright and slightly sibilant, especially on amplified sources.

Highs / Treble

Quite sharp and can be harsh on amplified sources. Sibilance can be heard sometimes, but it's a matter of getting used to and taste.

Frequency Response
Y-80C