The C3 are visually almost indistinguishable from C6. How do I know which is which? C3 has a silver plug, C6 has a golden plug. That's it. But the sound is very different. The old C6 is flatter and has impressive mids, for the price. But the C3 are typical V-shaped, with recessed mids and a lot less detail and crispness in the highs. Very sad.
ø9mm Dynamic Driver
Package & Accessories
Paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores
Build & Materials
Metal + plastic (matte), ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm openings), no strain reliefs
Plastic (glossy), single-button
Metal, no strain reliefs
TPE, 118cm, flat, soft, bend-retaining
Metal + TPE, straight, short, no strain relief
Comfort & Fit
I had some issues keeping these earphones inside with a good seal for an extended time with the included tips because the profile of these earphones is quite short. I had to use tips from other earphones instead, and I advice you to do so as well. Maybe some nice foam tips can do a better job.
Lows / Bass
A lot of sub-bass and mid-bass bloat cause the sound to be very muddy. Not pleasant and even headache-inducing on higher volume.
Mids / Vocals
The mids are a bit fat and lack the delicacy of C6's mids, but overall similar. Because of the huge difference between the mids/highs and the lows, the mids are always pushed behind the thunderous bass.
Highs / Treble
Reviewed on 2018-01-09 17:14:10 (UTC)
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