dodocool DA90B
Dynamic Driver

Another brand, dodocool, has proven that you don't need to pay a lot to get perfectly capable earphones. The DA90B look plain and basic, however they contain some very powerful drivers in them! The loudness as a whole is higher than most earphones, and the frequency response is quite extended. However, this emphasized frequency range (especially the upper-lows/lower-mids range) causes the sound to be marginally bearable. Also, the special design is very comfortable at first, but after prolonged listening, some soreness or discomfort may occur. Use with caution.

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Pros
Cons
  • Impressive sound quality in all frequencies, with prominent mids.
  • Extremely high volumes with no amplification, perfect for weak audio sources.
  • Very comfortable to wear (for short/medium listening sessions).
  • The high emphasis on most frequencies tends to be fatiguing on long listening sessions.
  • Could cause ear soreness after prolonged use.
  • Very basic build quality and use of materials.
Package & Accessories
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores

Case:

Black, oval, branded

Build & Materials
Housing:

Plastic (glossy) + TPE + metal, ø6mm nozzles, soft strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (matte), single-button

Cinch:

TPE

Y-Split:

TPE, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, 112cm, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

TPE, straight, short, soft strain relief

Comfort & Fit

The earphones hold pretty well inside your ears by pushing against it. This, however, proved to be not entirely comfortable on long listening sessions, as the ears could feel a bit sore.

Lows / Bass

Excellent low frequency response. However, there's a high emphasis on the upper-lows, that cause the sound to be much more impactful and upfront than most earphones. This could lead to fatigue.

Mids / Vocals

Highly emphasized mids with an especially emphasized lower-mids cause the vocals to be loud and somewhat bloated and nasal. Also, louder-than-usual upper-mids cause percussion instruments to have some extra impact, which may cause discomfort and you might find yourself turning down the volume a bit. I should also mention that separation of different instruments isn't the best I've heard so far.

Highs / Treble

The highs are very pronounced and loud, but aren't that crisp. There's some slight darkness in their tone, which may have something to do with the emphasis on upper-lows, whose effect is felt throughout the whole sound spectrum.

Frequency Response
DA90B