What about the Evidson B3…
I have reviewed Evidson IEMs before and I was pretty impressed with their IEMs. The Evidson B3 is their lower cost IEMs and it is surprisingly made in India. Build quality wise though you would be surprised to know these are ‘budget’ earphones as they are well built with a good quality cable and comes with a built-in mic as well.
- High Definition Audio.
- Crisp Clean Acoustics.
- Inline Mic with Remote
- Metal Body
- Driver Size: 9.2 mm
- Rated Impedance: 16 Ω
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 108 dB at 1mW
- Noise isolation: 24 Db
- Platform supported: Android, RIM, Windows, iOS
- Cable: 1.2 m
- Plug: 3.5 mm
- Weight: 12 gm
- Colors: Blue, Red & Black
To be honest I gave a bit of a sneer when I read the feature list of a very budget earphone such as this. But the build quality was impressive. Definitely a notch above the quality of similar priced IEMs like the Soundmagic E19s that we reviewed here. Everything from the plastic housings to the cable to the microphone it screamed quality. A difficult proposition considering the price. So kudos to Evidson there at least.
The packaging is very basic though honestly, you can’t expect fancy things like foam tips and cases at this price range.
I admit I was a bit stumped by the earphones at first listen. They have very good bass and treble regardless of their low price.
The bass especially is very impressive. The Evidson B3 can portray a very natural sounding bass which honestly is very difficult to do. Most manufacturers take shortcuts like boosting the lower midrange which adds some ‘boom’ to the music but is not actual bass. Bassheads beware though this is natural bass, not artificial bass! For head banging bass, you will have to look elsewhere. Maybe a more bass oriented earphone like the Brainwavz XF200 which we reviewed here
The Evidson B3 does bass very very well and it can portray some really low notes and the bass while maintaining a very natural speed.
I am going next with treble because that too is impressive though slightly less so than the bass. The B3 has a pretty extended treble with a level of detailing that can easily rival earphones priced two or three times more.
The mid-range is decent but not that great. Some tracks do show some sibilance but it is rare. However I very much a mid-range lover and some of my favorite tracks sound a bit off as the mids are a tad muffled.
Soundstage is purely average but the imaging is very good and its fun to pick out various instruments in any song.
However, those are minor niggles. I am very impressed with these earphones and I would have had a favorable view of them even if they were priced twice as much.
At the end of the day…
I have been thoroughly impressed by these earphones. The Evidson B3 is amazing from the build quality to the sound quality.
There is absolutely nothing that I can fault them for. The slightly muffled mids are the only thing that detracts but honestly, it’s a minor issue and entirely forgivable given the price range they retail at.
I find myself using these earphones often when I travel by trains and for walks as their plastic housings are pretty comfortable. And the built-in mic means I can easily answer calls when needed. The Evidson B3 IEMs are fantastic value for money.
- Good build quality
- Decent isolation
- In-line Mic
- Excellent bass and good treble
- Fantastic price
- Slightly muffled mids