AWEI ES100M In-Ear Headphones Review

AWEI ES100M In-Ear Headphones Review




AWEI sent us a handful of their sample products and we’ve already imparted our thoughts on some of them. The ES100M is another in-ear from the Chinese company. See how it stacks up with its siblings that performed fairly well during our time with them.

Design and Construction

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Just like your typical in-ear, the 8mm drivers of the ES100M are stored in a cylindrical metal case with slanted edges for accents. The appearance of flat, tangle-free wires are slowly becoming a common feature of even the affordable headphones today like this one — a good thing, of course.

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The package comes with a set of two extra tips that vary in sizes to choose from. This way you can interchange them depending on what’s comfortable for you. The 3.5mm audio jack comes in a straight plug with stereo input.

The plugs are light and has little heft to it, while the rubber connector looks sturdy enough and stays secure even when you move around.

Sound Quality

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Just like its siblings, sound quality was decent enough with a slight inclination to the lows. By that we mean the sound is a bit muffled which gives favor to the bass levels.


 

Vocals and highs were distinct, but it’s not surprising that distortion was heard when we cranked the volume to the highest. Keep it at a nice volume and you still get powerful kicks so it wasn’t so bad at all — just don’t expect crystal clear quality.

Conclusion

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Overall, its performance is better than most stock earphones that you see bundled with a phone. We’ve pointed this before on our previous AWEI review and it’s still the case here. What we’re seeing here is that the company is offering better alternatives for music-listeners that don’t want to break their banks.

For less than Php300 you get a standard-looking ear plugs with a nice tangle-free cable. It’s not the best out there in terms of sound quality but it isn’t too far behind either. If you’re looking for something affordable but doesn’t compromise sound quality you may want to try this out among their other offerings.

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Awei ES100M specs:
Design: In-ear
Speaker size: 8mm drivers
Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
Sensitivity: 90dB
Impedance: 166dB
Maximum output power: 50mW
Cord length: 1.2m
Price: Php280

What we liked about it:

  • Implementation of flat, tangle-free cable
  • Decent sound
  • Something bassheads could appreciate
  • Affordable

What we didn’t like:

  • Slightly muffled sound
  • Sound distortion on 85% volume and up

The Awei ES100M along with other Awei products are available thru Droidhero.ph and their Facebook page. They can also be acquired at participating Novo7Tech branches in Lucky China Town Mall Binondo, SM Southmall Las Pinas, SM BF Paranaque, and Gateway Cubao.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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