Pros: Good build quality and housing design, relatively good bass.
Cons: Lack of accessories, such as a cable slider and a larger variety of tips.
HiSoundAudio E212 Review
Driver size: 9.2mm
Impedance: 16 ohms
Cable Length: 124cm
Accessories (3/5): Silicone Single-flange tips (3 sizes), clamshell carrying case, “fish bone” cable winder
Build Quality (4/5): Metal housings, braided cable, sturdy L-shaped plug.
Isolation (3/5): Average isolation, small tips are better in fitting into the ear canal for isolation.
Microphonics (4/5): Quite decent due to the use of braided cables, but isolation is best when worn over-the-ear.
Comfort (3/5): Doesn’t feel quite good when you wear the IEMs since there’s a squeaky sound when you wear it, and their silicon tips don’t feel as good as the ones that come with the low-end Sony IEMs.
Sound (7/10): For the price the HiSoundAudio is asking for these IEMs, the E212 has a fairly wide soundstage for the price bracket and also decent bass, but the vocals seem to fall behind of the bass since the IEMs are bass-orientated. The treble performance of the IEMs is slightly above average compared to other IEMs in the price bracket such as the Sony MDR-EX60LP and the Panasonic RP HJE355. Amplifying these IEMs with the FiiO E6 doesn’t really help in improving its performance.
iPod Nano 4th Generation, sometimes paired with the FiiO E6 Amp with a LOD. Reviewed after 50 hours of burn-in.
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