gorsun C8

ø9mm Dynamic Driver

$5~$10
1.5/5.0

The C8 are just another typical earphones with extreme V-shaped sound signature. The mids are recessed and there's very little crispness or detail in the highs, and the bass isn't so stable. Even worse than C3. Not impressed.

Pros

  • Very decent build quality for such cheap earphones.
  • Very comfortable to wear thanks to the housings' design.

Cons

  • The mids and highs are highly recessed and dark.
  • The bass is very exaggerated and muddy.

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 + plastic (matte), rigid strain relief

Cable:

Fabric, 130cm, soft, bend-retaining

Plug:

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 familiar Tin Audio T2-like shape. 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 less impressive than C3's sub-bass, probably since the whole bass response is far less stable. Bass shaker test revealed quite noticeable rattle.

Mids / Vocals

The mids are fat and bloated. Because of the huge difference between the mids/highs and the lows, the mids are always pushed behind the thunderous bass. They sound very distant and muffled, detail is very minimal here.

Highs / Treble

The highs are very recessed and detail retrieval is very poor. The sound is veiled and boring.

Frequency Response

C2 C3 C6 C7
C8
GS-A6001