The C2 are relatively better than C8 in terms of mids and highs, and retain the same nice build quality (for the price). However, even the C2 fails to surprise with their harsh sounding mids and highs, exaggerated bass and aweful driver matching.
ø9mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores
Build & Materials
Plastic (matte + soft touch), open-back, ø5.5mm nozzles (ø4.5mm openings), soft strain reliefs
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Metal + plastic (matte), rigid strain relief
Fabric, 130cm, soft, bend-retaining
Metal, straight, short, rigid strain relief
Comfort & Fit
One thing positive that can be said about these earphones, besides the decent build quality, is the excellent comfort provided by the angled shape of the nozzles. They sit very well in the ears with absolutely no extra effort required.
Lows / Bass
Mainly, a lot mid-bass bloat that causes the sound to be very muddy. Not pleasant and even headache-inducing on higher volume. Sub-bass seems to be similar to C3's sub-bass. Bass shaker test revealed a minor rattle. The driver matching wasn't great on my pair, hence it's hard to tell which is the intended bass response: the right channel with a more relaxed bass, or the left channel with a bloated bass.
Mids / Vocals
The mids sound recessed, while upper-mids are boosted, creating a rather radio-like mids and vocals. They are still better than C8, but still distorted and dark-sounding.
Highs / Treble
Reviewed on 2018-01-13 14:29:25 (UTC)
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