Details: Generic earphone from popular HK bargain site
Current Price: $3 from Dealextreme.com
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: N/A | Sens: N/A | Freq: N/A | Cable: 3.6’ I-plug
Nozzle Size: 5.5mm | Preferred tips: Generic single-flanges
Wear Style: Over-the-ear or straight down
Accessories (1/5) – Silicone single-flange tips (3 colors)
Build Quality (2.5/5) – Generic metal housings seen on dozens of other OEM earphones feel pretty solid. Cabling is plastic with a metal plug; hard metal stems; no strain reliefs
Isolation (2/5) – Square-edged stock tips are pretty useless but with most other tips isolation is passable
Microphonics (4/5) – Surprisingly low
Comfort (2/5) – Stock tips are shallow and useless. Sharp edge of housing contacts ear if these are inserted too deep
Sound (1/10) – Just like the PartsExpress mini headphone is a statistical baseline in my portable headphones review, so the DX Orange is the baseline for IEMs. It does nearly everything worse than the stock earbuds from my Sansa, producing sound that’s flat, muddy, and very boring.
Value (2/10) – These generic Chinese earphones compete on price and price alone. Even at $3, buying them for any other reason than to replace stock earphones with something better-looking and more isolating is not recommended.
Pros: Handsome metal housings, isolate better than conventional earbuds
Cons: Everything else