Just 8.5 Eu ? Can this can be true for a company making the most powerful and high quality audio equipment? ?
JBL i one of the latest companies I know wince this century . There are a lot of models sold from tis company in the local market together with Marshall especially in the big chain stores with high tech. Many of their products are priced a least 25 Eu as the Bluetooth speakers Go 2 series and the plastic headphones at Eu 29 These are the cheapest items in the local market
I was quite curious on ow this company wit the highest quality products could sell earphones at so lowe prices.
As with last times, the price was found in ali -where else?- from the JBL site. It is located in Hong Kong.
Total delivery time : 60 days relatively late but usual time in the covid period . She solution to the problem is clear : Plastic design instead of using metal materials ! But still the price is very low
It was sent into a quite bulky pack of around 50x30 x15 for keeping the earphones box as safe as possible ... a kind of accordion of air filled plastic airbags
These are all the things included inside the box : Double Info sheet mentioning Harman Kardon the first refers to security reasons of using it and the second for littering into waste . More than 40 languages are included into the folded paper except Greek. Earphones are bonded with a twist tie nearby the plug and finally a set of tips of two types of width .The standard tips were OK for me
BTW i was not sure that Harman Kardon is the mother company .This was one of the most HiFi system makers of the 80-90s
The cable is normally thicker than the typical earphones cable at around 1.4mm , similar to the RG14 AWG cable in thickness. Your typical smartcontrol is very simple just a push with the brand noticed in the button and the new diagonal designed earphones similar to most smartphone companies of today
Unfortunately the king is naked - lol . Many HIFi models offer the audio plug with a small plastic cover.
This is just a typical earphone? Just testing the sound is very huge similar to the headphones . I had the typical AKG81 DJ near that and tested both . The sound was as strong as the AKG headphone. Moreover the sound has more trebles than the 81DJ!
Using the smartphone : Thai music is very clear with a but a little loss in basses
The same for the official Greek and Chinese music channels via Youtube
I have a lot of playlists from the SE Asia
Listening the same in the mini PC : bassier with little more treble The volume level is just 10 out of 15 volume steps with my standard Sennheiser headphones HD497.
Testing a song with my Amoi DAP and PC : nearly identical except the little higher bass in the PC (<3db )
|Parallel listening between Soundmagic and JBL earphones. with SM in the left ear and JBL on the right ear for the same audio channel |
Testing with my ear linear Soundmagic E11c HIFi earphones using the parallel listening method and in A/B (changing earphones) : JBL has a little higher audio level than the SM (<3db ) but the sounds are quite treblier with little more bass .This is the typical U curve most earphones use today .
This is on how the inbuilt microphones respond to a series of tones to form a curve JBL has smoother curves.
As in result the earphones are a real bargain for that price not only good for using them with smartphones but also i many other uses that need some natural by design increase of audio
Rate 4/5 The only i could not like is the plastic design that makes the price lower than the normal as with the Soundmagic Surely SM is more sturdy and time resistant then the JBL