2.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on 14 July 2022
I'm not a super audio nerd, but I've dealt with music all my life and worked in radio broadcasting, sound editing, mixing, composing, producing, and other stuff for over a few decades. I know what "good" sound is, for different uses & scenarios.
After researching lists of best bluetooth earbuds, these popped up highly on a few well scouted lists. Ordered them, and almost immediately the trouble began.
First off - the app. Completely useless. I'm sure it's probably abandoned by now, it refused to get past the "can't see your device" screen for 4 different devices I tried to connect it to. It would hook up to Bluetooth just fine, but app wouldn't work at all. Not one time. Chatbot help was in Chinese. No manual in the box, not even a QR code scan thing. No warranty info. Normally I wouldn't care so much, but without being able to check or toggle them in LDAC mode was very frustrating. There's no reason the app shouldn't work. Also, I read there is no in-app manual EQ. Anything that wants to even begin to think of calling itself "audiophile", needs to start from there with its app. Inexcusable if it's not in there.
Second, the fit (for me personally) was very subpar. They come with different silicone tips, but the largest size & smallest size aren't that different, and if you put real quality foam tips on them it improves a lot, but then they won't fit back into the case. They never felt like they were "in" my ear all the way making a good seal. I always wanted to fiddle with them. This of course depends on your anatomy. The active noise canceling however did work a little, and had 3 noticeable different modes - ambient sound, off, and on. Figured that out randomly by tapping the earbud 3 times. Almost like that's something that should be explained in an included manual or something.
Third - and most important (and subjective), the sound. They were...fine. Average. Nothing amazing in my opinion, and far far short of all the gleaming recommendations I've read. For headphones, some of my experiences go from MDR V-700S, HDJ-1000s & AT M50xs for spinning records, 7506s, HD280s & Fidelio X2HRs for editing, Bose qc35s & WH1000 XM2s for over ear Bluetooth headphones, to Google pixel buds series A & Shure SE215s for Bluetooth in-earbuds to name just some.
In direct comparison, the pixel buds A sound a little better, fit a little better, have an actual usable app & great Google integration, and are almost $50 cheaper (give or take, depending on sales) than the Evos.
In a completely different league though, are the Shure se215s. These things (to me) are probably the best pick you can get for affordable bluetooth IEMs. They fit well with good 3rd party eartips, and sound incredible, especially for the price. The sound stage is wide yet isolated, separation and distinction is great, bass is deep & booming & punchy but not muddy, and bright, wide, non-harsh highs. They're 5 times the headphones the 1more Evos are. Plus, they're usually under 100$. They're worth 3 times that, easy.
I could go on and nit pick more about other little things, but my point is made. They're just not worth it to me. Audio is such a unique, personal thing, that these may sound & fit amazing to you, and you'll think I'm crazy. This is just how my ears hear them. I'm very very disappointed, but these are going back.
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