($ 19.80 on sale 11.11)
Hello. A small overview of the Nicehck EP35 headphones, I’ll try to tell you more about them ... In general, these headphones pleased me, they will not appeal to everyone, but they sound just great. Externally, they completely copy the expensive Onkyo E700. They are also assembled with high quality, it is possible to change the cable (MMCX) to your own. 11 numbers will cost less (only $ 20) whereas, without discounts, they cost $ 30, this is their original cost.
The seller claimed that an Onkyo emitter was installed inside, there are no comments. I read somewhere that they are inferior to the originals, which is quite obvious.
Characteristics.Cases: metal + plastic
Cable: braided, interchangeable, MMCX. Length 1.2 meters, 3.5 mm
Frequency range: 20-20000 Hz
Headphone sensitivity: 103dB / mW
One dynamic emitter: diameter 13.5 mm
Headphones come in a cardboard box, onwhich has recesses for fingers, that is, it is convenient to open the box, you do not need to shake out anything. In front of the store name, the box itself is dark golden in color, with a pleasant texture.
On the back there is a small sticker with brief specifications.
Inside is the familiar zippered case.
Inside there is a pocket, the cover is dense and pleasant, I have reviewed it many times.
A pleasant trifle, the headphone plug was covered with a plastic plug.
In the kit, I found 2 small zip bags with nozzles.
There are all 3 sizes (small-medium-large), nozzles with a fairly dense shaft.
The sound guide for these headphones is at an angleplus it’s short, so big nozzles came up to me. Nozzles with notches (from KZ), or Christmas trees, are also suitable. On the stock (medium), it seemed that the insulation is poor.
The cable is braided, tough, tight, remindscable from Tin Audio T2 and Kinera H3, there are similarities. The cable does not remember the shape and does not get confused, but it gets even tougher in the cold. There is a pronounced microphone effect, and replacing the cable (taken from Senfer DT8) did not help, through the case all the rustles from the cable are heard.
The plug is straight and metallic with nicehck application.
The plug is slippery and can slip out (if for example you want to pull it out with gloves in the cold). The lack of a protective cambric is also upsetting, the cable is already slightly bent in this place.
MMCX marked, that is, red - connects to the right earphone.
MMCX plugs attach securely, are easily removed, sound is not lost, there is always sound. The implementation of MMCX in these headphones is not satisfactory, everything was done soundly.
The cases are assembled at 5+, from below we have MMCX connectors,one half of the earphone is made of metal, and the second of plastic. By design, as I said, an almost complete copy of Onkyo, they also remind me of budget models from Panasonic (they had similar ones). The seams are neat, the gluing is reliable, there are no gaps or burrs, the MMCX connector is also fixed securely and does not move.
Here we see 4 holes (all of them are covered with a mesh), channel marking, and actually the sound guide itself. The design is half-open.
An unusual oval-shaped sound guide with a protrusion, due to which the nozzles do not fly off.
The sound guide is covered with a metal mesh.
What else to say, I don’t even know. The metal processing is the same in all cases, the bodies, plug and divider are equally treated. The polished metal is a little slippery.
Earphone weight: 2.8 grams in total, very light.
The cable weighs about 13 grams:
I try to measure:
In size, small, I took for comparison Artiste DC1 and Senfer DT8:
If desired, you can change the cable to any other with MMCX.
They sat in ears well, but if you for some reasonreasons they don’t sit down, do not panic. You just need to pick up the nozzles, soft-triple or double herringbone fit perfectly. With simple nozzles, there is a feeling that the headphones could sit deeper, that is, the landing is not the deepest it turns out. Wearing comfort depends on the attachments, it is better not to use really hard ear pads.
Noise isolation so-so, on a 10-point scale somewhere3+, i.e. below average. According to the source, at least an entry-level DAC (some Sabaj, Topping) or an xDuoo X3-2, X3, X2 level player, etc., is desirable. A simple smartphone will pull them, but they can do more.
How they sound.
As sources I used Xiaomi Redmi 3 Note Pro, Daart Canary and Colorfly C200.
According to the frequency response, the headphones are neutral, I got here such a schedule, but in my ear the bass does not stick out, even a little cut off.
On the graph, a comparison with the Yersen Fen headphones.
The sound is neutral, with a slight slope in the treble, reminiscent of Tin Audio T2, neutral-air, light sound with good detail. On some tracks the WOW effect was noticeable, but I didn’t expect it directly.
The headphones are very emotional, the instruments sound voluminous and seem to soar in the clouds, the scene is simply prohibitively wide.
In frequency, the sound is neutral, with littlebias in the treble, but the bass is not so much. The detailing is just a masterpiece, I don’t know how they do it, but I hear new sounds in some compositions. These headphones do not pass anything by themselves, capture all the details, all the little things and nuances)
Low frequencies are read very well, rightin full detail. Separately, you can listen to the bass guitar and all the changes in the low frequency range, the instruments on the bass are well separated, no mumbling.
But the amount of bass is so-so, it's dry and withoutemphasis. The bass is fast, with a good study of textures. It does not creep into the middle frequencies (and there is nothing to creep in there), LF is taken here not by quantity, but by quality. Ears are not for deep bass lovers and not for bass heads. Comparable in number of bass with RE400 and Tin Audio T2, maybe the bass is even a little bit less.
Mid frequencies do not have enough energy (lowermiddle), and expressiveness. For example, Fengru EMX500S earbuds sound denser, more saturated at mid frequencies. Of the advantages - a funky scene in width, good detail (demanding on the quality of the recordings), good resolution. All the flaws of the recording are heard, all the dirt and all the jambs ... all this is heard. The presentation is never musical, EP35 fans will like to listen to the nuances. The vocal sounds convincing, rises above the instruments, I did not feel the tightness.
Treble - clear, airy, slightlyraised. There is no synthetic color (typical for cheap hybrid headphones). I believe that the treble range is the strongest side of these headphones. Top detailed, in the palm of your hand. The emitter with a diameter of 13.5 mm actually sounds like an adult. That's precisely due to such high - you can enjoy the sound, a good study and separation of the treble. I am surprised.
Cons and nitpicking:
There are, of course, disadvantages in them.
1. Fatigue with prolonged listening. Although I repeat, the high frequencies are not so bad.
2. It is necessary to select nozzles, stock so-so, I use two-flange.
3. The bass is boring, it is not enough, so I won’t recommend headphones, all the same they are for everybody. If you like earbuds (Qian 25, Vido, Yincrow RW-9 and others) then you can try to buy EP35, and if you listened to Urbanfun Hi-fi, or KZ ZS10 ... you will be very surprised. Also, if you are visited by Tin Audio or RE400 - you can also try.
4. Poor sound insulation.
5. Microphone effect.
Qian 25. Worse in resolution and detail (shroud at medium frequencies), worse is the study of treble, the scene is not so wide. The bass is even smaller, and it's definitely worse in quality.
Fengru EMX500S: A little more bass, denser mid frequencies. Worse in detail, the scene is not so voluminous, again, the shroud at medium frequencies, high simpler. When I sharply switch from Fengru to EP35, I notice that the middle ones lose in physicality, they sound somehow squeakily, there is not enough volume to the middle frequencies. You can listen to Fengra for a long time, they are musical and have a soft sound.
To summarize, the headphones are controversial, but still II enjoyed listening, and this is the most important. Of course, this is not the best choice for constant listening, but for specific music, for the mood - suitability. Perhaps I’ll leave it in my collection.
Something like this, I have nothing more to say, thanks for your attention.