The first boarseman earphones I've tried proved to be very promising for the brand. They have a V-shaped sound, yes, but they sound loud and extremely high quality for their price. The build quality is great, and the presentation in a wooden box is a refreshing sight.
NOTE: They look like they have an open-back design, but their backs are actually sealed behind the meshes.
Great maximum loudness without requiring any amplification.
Superb build quality.
A very good presentation in a wooden box.
The mids and highs sound slightly tonally inaccurate.
The extra M and L size tips' white color is completely irrelevant to the overall design.
Apparently, S size tips are not included.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M+L, white (translucent), ø4mm bores
M, grey (translucent), ø4mm yellow bores
Black, 360° cable holder, branded
Build & Materials
Metal, ø6mm nozzles, stiff strain reliefs
Metal, no strain reliefs
TPE-coated, 120cm, twisted, soft, straight
Metal, straight, short, rigid strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The pre-applied tips were slightly smaller than I'm used to and I really didn't want to use the white tips... Had to use alternative tips. The extra-wide nozzles makes fitting these earphones a bit harder than usual.
Lows / Bass
Punchy and intense. V-shaped characterised and not muddy. You can slightly feel the sub-bass vibration.
Mids / Vocals
As on typical V-shaped sound signature earphones, the mids are pushed back and are not tonally accurate. There's a bit harshness to vocals.
Highs / Treble
The highs are loud and slightly harsh and discolored, and there isn't much detail to speak of, but when used to, it is very pleasing.