BUDGET
EAR-BUD

EB2

NICEHCK

Rating

Price

7.4

20 €

Review published:

11/2018

Driver

1

per Side

1

Dynamic

0

Balanced

Impedance

32 Ohm

Piezo

0

Sound

6.5

Bass

8

Mids

8

Trebles

Sensitivity

116 dB

7.5

Handling

7

Haptic

B

Value

0

Daily Life

Frequency

15 - 25000 Hz

Intro

The NICEHCK EB2 are the first Ear-Buds I review and therefore also a change to my personal sound requirements, as well as the handling.
Ear buds do not sit directly in the ear canal, but directly in front of it and loosely in the ear.
This is partly a higher wearing comfort certified, but they also have very special sound characteristics.

Handling

The EB2 have no detachable cable, but this is of high quality. Silver plated with soft rubber coating. In general, the EB2 make a valuable impression. In addition there are different ear pads, a nice transport case and a T-shirt clip in the scope of supply.
Putting on the ear pads is a bit fiddly and I decided on the "donuts", because the closed pads reduce the bass even more and without padding the headphones constantly fall out.

In general, the Ear-Buds can only be used while sitting, because otherwise they always slide so far away from the ear canal and the sound gets too thin.

Sound

The sound is impressive compared to closed in-ears in terms of three-dimensionality and stage. The sound is quite neutral and natural, even if the trebles are already prominent. Depending on how well the EB2 sits in the ear, there is even a pleasant low frequency range.

The sub-bass is not the most stable, but it is present. However, there is a lack of pressure at the bottom. The mid-bass provides a pleasant warmth, which can also quickly go back to the flute when the EB2 loses its hold.
If you press it into your ear, you can guess what would actually be possible with the driver, but then the stage shrinks as well.

The mids are slightly boosted in the upper part, so that voices come forward and position themselves well despite the wide stage. However, you have to be careful with the volume if you want to listen to music over a longer period of time as far as the fatigue factor is concerned. The mids can take a bit more body but are extremely clear and detailed.

The treble is a bit of the sharper sort, but like the mids, it is very clear with a wide frequency response. They appear very airy but may be too bright for some.
The EB2 are easy to drive, which gives them a huge maximum volume. This is painful, although the sound remains very stable and not distorted.

Outro

I have to say that the EB2 has awakened my interest for more Ear-Buds. I don't have the comparability yet, but I'm quite impressed with the stage, separation, detail and clarity, which is hard to find in in-ears. At least in the budget area.
Unfortunately, I can't really use them in everyday life, but at home or in the office, they can inspire me and are just something different.

Legend

Haptic:

Here the processing plays a role and the usability of the scope of supply. Additionally the appearance, wearing comfort and robustness.


Value:
Here I evaluate for me subjectively the price/performance ratio - does not flow into the evaluation!

Z: No Brainer

A: money well spent

B: all right, you can do

C: gives better for less money

D: overpriced

E: collector's price

Daily life:
Here, I focus on the long-term audibility and whether I can hear it well out of the box. This is of course very subjective and therefore only a minimal deduction or bonus. 

(-0.1, 0, +0.1)

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Rating in Letters

S: 9.5 - 10

A: 9.0 - 9.4​

B: 8.0 - 8.9​

C: 7.0 - 7.9

D: 6.0 - 6.9​
E: 5.0 - 5.9​

F: 0.0 - 4.9​

BRO

BRO

EP35

EP35

DB3

DB3

P3

P3

EB2

EB2

EP10

EP10

Second Opinion

Head-Fier Otto Motor

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