Zermie ZM-1001

ø10mm Dynamic Driver

$10~$15
3.0/5.0

The beautifully designed ZM-1001 are great to look at and are comfortable to wear. Their sound, however, is nothing more than mediocre. The bass is powerful and deep, so powerful that it's overwhelming. The mids are recessed and quite discolored, while the highs are muffled and smoothened out. No impressive detail can be heard with these earphones.

It's a sad thing, really, because these earphones had the potential to be a favorite amongst ROCK Zircon users.

Also known as: Bonks X10, CAFELE Wood Earphones

Pros

  • Deep and powerful bass response for EDM lovers.
  • Modern and almost premium design. A true eye-candy.
  • Excellent level of comfort.

Cons

  • The mids and highs leave a lot of room for improvement. They sound cheap.
  • The bass is of a typically extreme V-shape kind - boomy and muddy, overwhelms everything else.
  • Just like on ROCK Zircon, the cable is thin and has no strain reliefs, hence might be fragile.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Soft paperboard

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, grey (translucent), ø4.5mm/ø6.5mm (inner/outer) green bores

Build & Materials

Housings:

Wood + metal + plastic (soft touch), ø5.5mm nozzles (ø3.5mm openings), no strain reliefs

Remote:

Metal, single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

Fabric + TPE, 117cm, extra-soft, super-straight

Plug:

Metal, 90° angled, short, no strain relief

Comfort & Fit

Excellent design with a curved nozzle provides a perfectly firm seal and I had no issues wearing them with the excellent wide-bore ear tips, which are included.

Lows / Bass

Deep and boomy bass that overwhelms everything else. Quite muddy even though it's mainly focused on the sub-bass rather than mid-bass, but there's just too much of both.

Mids / Vocals

Cheap-sounding mids that are overwhelmed by the huge bass response. Electronic music lovers will probably not complain, yet if you care about the mids at all, these earphones are not about to impress you. "Mediocre" is the best word to descibe these earphones.

Highs / Treble

The highs sound muffled and compressed, and detail is being mixed down to a mishmash of a cheap sounding treble. Although not horrible, they are still underemphasized and lack a proper timbre - they are darkish and unremarkable.

Frequency Response

ZM-1001
ZM-2000