gorsun C3

ø9mm Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
2.0/5.0

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.

Pros

  • Listenable mids, although veiled.
  • Very decent build quality for such cheap earphones.

Cons

  • The mids and highs are highly recessed.
  • The bass is very exaggerated and muddy.
  • A flat cable is always a bad idea. They are usually less durable than normal cables.
  • The inline remote is placed way lower than it should be.

Package & Accessories

Package:

Soft paperboard + soft plastic (clear)

Ear Tips - Single-Flange:

S+M+L, black, ø6mm bores

Build & Materials

Housings*:

Metal + plastic (matte), ø6mm nozzles (ø5mm openings), no strain reliefs

Remote:

Plastic (glossy), single-button

Y-Split:

Metal, no strain reliefs

Cable:

TPE, 118cm, flat, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

Metal + TPE, straight, short, no strain relief

  • The housings have no channel markings. The inline remote's side is the right channel.

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

Somewhat similar to C6's treble, but less bright and less detailed. More recesseed and quieter than C6's highs.

Frequency Response

C2
C3
C6 C7 C8 GS-A6001