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Rockit Sounds R-50 Reviews

Positive Reviews


Unrivaled Bang for Buck


Pros: Incredible detail, massive soundstage, great build, super comfortable

Cons: Memory wire seems a bit iffy, stock tips are pretty terrible, may need an EQ and/or better tips to truly shine

First, I would like to thank Rockit Sounds for giving me a 50% discount on these for this review.   The Rockit Sounds R-50 is unreal.   The moment the R-50 arrived at my house, I was ecstatic and literally jumping for joy. I had heard so much about these, I just had to have the experience of actually hearing them.  I took them out of their container and gazed upon what would become my favorite IEM. Dual balanced armatures, braided cables; it was perfect. I put them in, and began to have a sonic experience that I'd not ever heard from an IEM before. I put on some of my favorite tracks and was immediately overtaken by the incredible quality of the R-50.   ...
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Still My Favorites


Pros: Detailed Hifi sound. Excellent instrument separation, exceptional soundstage, very light. Sounds incredible with indie, alternative, jazz, rock

Cons: Tips included are not the best. Bass is lacking in quantity (not quality!)

Since 2011 when I first discovered this site, I've experimented with quite a few low/mid-tier earphones and these are my favorite by far. I prefer them over my Vsonic Gr06, Vsonic VC1000, and Yahama EPH-100. The only real problem I have with them is the lack of bass impact. (If you listen to mainly Hip-Hop/EDM, take a look at the yamahas for a similar price). Albums such as Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein, any ATCQ still sounds amazing. Take a look at Shure Comply P-Series foam tips or Etymotic triple-flange tips as the included tips may not provide the perfect seal. For the price, I would absolutely reccomend to a friend.

Negative Reviews


too much detail


Pros: analitical, cheep

Cons: harsh, fatiguing listening

For my taste are too analitical cans.I try to remove the  high frequencies sibiling using several different tips...shure triple  compy foam....nothing they remain too harsh for my tasty. I also try using Little dot I+ and 30ohm resistore...They have no musicality ...better Titan 1 or Beyerdynamic 102

An extremely disappointing and mediocre sounding pair of headphones. I was completely disappointed based on the good reviews.


Pros: Decent detail

Cons: Highs are sharp and brittle and in some cases downright painful, Bass is missing on a level I haven't experienced before.

I ordered these biased on the excellent reviews they received here on headfi. If you listen to anyone listen to me. These headphones sound BAD and just plain wrong. I have tried these from 2 sources now. First was my Sound Blaster Z... Completely unusable when connected to it. The highs are so harsh and sibilant that they make everything seem unpleasant tinny and just awful. Cymbal crashes will make you cry in pain, Voices will sound shrill and like nails on a chalkboard and the bass is just gone. Not there in the slightest. Completely and totally missing. Kick drumbs sound like a high pitched click instead of a full boom like they should. Its quite strange.  Using my other source...
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More Reviews


So close to being a legendary earphone BUT not quite


Pros: Treble detailing, spacious sound, wide soundstage and layering

Cons: Bass, not enveloping, slightly thin sounding at times, a tad sterile

Just want to state up front my review rating is an absolute rating, not one based on comparative performance, pricing etc.    These are my observations after using an iBasso DX50, MacBook air, FiiO E17 and Sansa Clip Zip as test sources. I found very little variation between those sources with the DX50 maybe bringing out a little bit more richness and depth. Highs: Well what can I say, the treble is of such a high quality I was surprised. They can be a tad sibilant depending on what you are listening to but generally I would say the highs are of a very high quality not far off earphones that cost a lot more. Detail is there in spades and the wide soundstage and layering is...
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Benjamin Leeds

Piercing noises diminish the value of great soundstage.


Pros: Very open for IEMs. Clarity. Soundstage is actually massive. Comfort.

Cons: Treble is very harsh.

The treble is pretty overwhelming on these guys.  I usually EQ the top band down a couple of dBs.  But the soundstage is pretty crazy for an IEM (in my limited experience).  I had bass problems with these things for the longest time, but I finally found some tips that do the pieces justice.  I'm using the Shure Flex series.  The foams just didn't do it for me.   I will say, I think my right earpiece is quieter than the left, which is discouraging.  I've tried switching sides to verify the problem, and I think it's definitely the headphone volume.   For design, I would definitely prefer an L shaped plug, but it's okay.  The Y split seems...
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Clear and natural.


Pros: Balanced Sound, Amazing Detail, Very quick, Great Sensitivity and moderate impedance.

Cons: Lack of tips, case it comes with is a little small.

I love accuracy and detailed audio reproduction and I was looking to get a set of Etymotic HF5's but after talking to Billy at Noisy Motel I was introduced to the Rockit R50, these had unbelievably good write-ups here on head-fi and are a great price so I thought I need to check them out.  Billy's customer service was great and he agreed to wait at the office to meet me after hours (thanks again if you're reading this Billy!).   I currently have a pair of Etymotic MC5's, and Monoprice 9927's as my other IEM's, the R50's absolutely blitz both of those units.  The sound is comparable to my AKG K702 with a little more bass and a much smaller soundstage and less air (as...
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Amazing sound, amazing price


Pros: Sound quality (transparency, balance, detail, soundstage), comfort.

Cons: Accessories

Let’s start with the accessories, which are 3 pairs of silicone tips (small, medium and large size), airline adapter plug (should replace it with foam tips or something else more practical IMO) and a small nylon carrying case. Even with the stock tips isolation is very good, it does isolate from almost all unwelcome outside noises but you will still be able to hear car beeping or someone calling you loudly which is quite important to me. Comfort wise they are rather good too, housings are light and small, though my ears did ache from wearing them first few days, now I don’t even feel that they’re in. Housings are well built and they won’t break unless you want them to, but in...
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A Tiger in a Rabbit's fur


Pros: Detail, Speed and Presentation

Cons: Some of the worst build quality, Design and Comfort.

^^( First I would like to thank Rob Reyna of In Ear Customs who got me the R-50 to make up for my reshelled GH-ERC-DMS getting stolen in POST )   I am writing this review as I will be parting with my R-50 within another day or two, the left cable has come loose and rotates around the housing, making the IEM unusable as it can only be worn around ear.     On to the sound quality, this for me is the TWFK to be. A role model of sorts. The sound quality is excellent, imaging is the best I have heard from an IEM. The treble dont get very peaky like my GH-ERC-DMS(another TWFK). Mind you, the treble will definitely get annoying to listeners sensitive to...
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Hello Sexy


Pros: Mids, Highs, Lows evenly balanced and sounding great

Cons: Not the coolest to look at

I just got these and so far these are an exceptional pair of in ear headphone.  I would not say they are aestetically beautiful but who cares when you put them on it is something great.  I will update the longer I have them but right now very happy.   Update: I have owned these for a long time now.  The quality of sound production holds up.  For me oem are just supposed to be fun.  These pull that off amazingly.  I put some memory foam tips which improved the comfort.  I am very happy with my purchase.  Sadly, I work outside twice a week at my job and I was hit by a storm which I ended up being drenched.  Hopefully, my r-50s...
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Techno Kid was right about these being good!


Pros: Bass, mids, treble and soundstage are of very good quality.

Cons: Bass quantity is small for those who like a lot of bass.

Here is my review on the audio quality of the Rockit Sounds R-50. LISTENING BACKGROUND Besides the headphones/IEMs, from my experience audio quality is also affected by the following conditions, which I list in order of impact: 1) Equalization.  This is a must for me with enough equalizer bands to be able to tailor the sound to what my ears desire.  31 bands or more is the ideal.  So, PMPs with 5 or 7 EQ bands do not qualify for me. 2) Quality of recording.  This is also a must, in order to have a good audio quality.  Nowadays there should be no CDs with low audio quality, but they still exist and there is not much that I can do about this. 3) Amplification....
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Prashanth R

An exquisite sound.


Pros: Soundstage, Presentation, Micro details, Treble, detailsin and speed of Bass, aaaaaand PRICE

Cons: Included "Accessories"

      Shopping experience: I got it from Rockit sounds website. Payment was through Paypal. There were no shipping charges to India, so all I spent from my wallet was 120$. It was sent through Hong Kong mail. I got the IEM on the 7th day. Yumi from Rockit sounds was in constant touch through Email. He (She?) sent me an Email when they shipped the product (which was well within 24 hours of ordering), and responded promptly to my queries. It was all smooth and easy.   First  impressions/packaging: So a week after ordering the Rockit sounds R-50, I get this parcel, from Yumi. I rip it open, smell the inside of the parcel, open the box, pull out...
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Techno Kid

One of the best bang for buck IEM's I've heard


Pros: very detailed, smooth, large soundstage, comfortable fit, good isolation

Cons: not a lot of accessories

  Specs   Price - $119.99 Driver Unit - Knowles TWFK dual BA Impedance - 31ohms, 110dB @ 1kHz Frequency Response - 20Hz - 20kHz   Accessories - Now they don't have one of the most accessory packed sets really its quite small.  You get 3 sets of S,M,L tips which might present some people to have fit issues but for me the stocks ones that were on them work great.  You also get a nice little round case and a airline adapter, so theres not much to talk about here.     Build Quality - I think the build quality is pretty good for a small company.  The IEM housing seem built well and the rubber thats...
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