Pros: Price, fun sound, nice build
Cons: fun sound, odd L/R indicator placement
I got these IEMs because my motto is "one can never have to many headphones".
I was curious about the AIAIAI brand for a while and decided to pick these up. In store I also tried AIAIAI headphones and was pleased with the sound (I know, different story).
I love the design of the IEMs. The are not as in your face as most headphones today. They are very simple, almost featureless. And therein lies their beauty I guess. It's pure Scandinavian design.
I went to get the yellow ones but got the Gray Gradient instead. The yellow ones reminded me of Urbanears I once bought. Which discoloured to some kind of yellow/green colour.
Well, they were €19,- So what can you expect. I'll keep it brief: It's okay. Highs are nicely detailed, mids are also fine. It's the lower end that's pressing the sound quality really. It's dark, and a bit muddy. I think these have a slight U profile to them.
If you are looking for a pair of commuter headphones, they are fine. The pipes have a very enjoyable, fun sound. It's nice for casual use. Just don't expect high fidelity here. Becasue of the build quality and the fun sound I do give them 4 stars. Though not high-definition stars ^_~
From top to bottom
The IEMs are a matte black with the AIAIAI in bassrelief on the back. I noted that there is no left right indicator on either of the IEMs! How do I tell them apart?! Following the gray cable down we see an odd cable splitter. It's Y shaped, evenly divided (120 degrees). On it are the left right indicators. So we are not lost. Yet the placement is highly inconvenient and makes it a pain to identify left or right in the dark or by touch. The rest of the cable is white. At the end is a small profile 90 degree 3.5mm jack.
In the box you will find an additional two sizes of eartips.