Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hisoundaudio Popo Quick Review

Hisoundaudio Popo Quick Review

Thanks to Frogbeats for the sample

Brief: Bass to crush your skull!

Price: £38

Specification: Impedance 16 Ohm Cable Length 124cm Sensitivity 110dB Frequency Range 16 - 23,000 Hz Driver 9mm dynamic driver

Accessories: 2 Sets of Bi Flanges, 3 Sets of Triple Flanges, 3 Silicone Ear Tips (S/M/L), Storage Case, Shirt Clip

Build Quality: They feel lovely and solid and the look great too.

Isolation: Very good for a dynamic, easily enough to get yourself run over if you aren’t used to IEM’s. Maybe even enough for quick flight too.

Comfort/Fit: Both aspects were very good. Even though they isolate quite a lot for a dynamic there really wasn’t much in the way of venting issues. There was a little driver flex but nothing too bad. Comfort was great too.

Aesthetics: Love how these look. I can see the red cable being a bit of a love or hate thing but I really very much liked it. The buds looked fantastic too with their wonderfully natural carved wood look. Great stuff.

Sound: Skull smashing bass. I can’t say I enjoyed these at all. They have quick, hard hitting, punchy and hugely abundant bass that really stretched what my ears could take. The rest of the spectrum was pretty good, a touch warm but very clear. Highs were a little crispy but mostly rolled off and subdued behind that big low end. The bass is dominant and it overshadows everything else. You can still hear everything else in there clearly but the bass mountain is sitting there and is rather distracting. For me it was all too much but if you love bass powerful enough to kick you in the head then you’ll just love these.

Value: Great bass quality at the price given its vast quantity but you really got to want a lot of bass.

Pro’s: Great punchy bass if you like tons of it. They look fantastic.

Con’s: The bass, way too much and too powerful for me.

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