MODEL : Elements C-12
- Driver : 8 mm (CCAW)
- Impedance : 18 Ohms @ 1Khz
- Frequency : 17 to 20 Khz
- Sensitivity : 102 dB
- Total length : 1.2 mts (split length 28 cms. )
- Channel Balance : < 2.5% dB @ 1 Khz
The specs seem to be fine with no real positives or negatives. The earphones have an angled jack which I am not too fond off as I find no real advantages over a straight jack and an angled jack can be a problem when placing a player in your shirt pocket.
The wire is sleeved and doesn’t tangle too easily. Microphonics (ruffling sound when the cable brushes your shirt) is minimal at best which is a very good result.
Wooden housing at this price point is very good. Wood generally contributes to a warmer sound and most people prefer a warmer sound over a pure neutral sound which is why most speaker enclosures are made of wood.
- Silicon Ear Tips (S,M,L)
- Earphone Filters
- Shirt Clip
- Brass Case
Accessories list is spartan, but the metal case is something simply not available at anything close to this price point. Additional accessories for future models could include a pair of foam tips and perhaps a few more spare tips as tips are easily lost.
I found the sound changed quite a bit with different tips. These earphones sound best with thin silicon tips and didn’t work as well with Sony hybrids or double flange tips.
The lightweight housings and shallow insertion lead to a comfortable listening experience.