AWEI ES900i In-Ear Headphones Review
A few days ago we reviewed the AWEI TS-150vi in-ear headphones. This time let’s check out its cousin, the ES900i. It’s also an in-ear type but with a flat cable and more affordable price.
Design and Construction
When we reviewed the TS-150vi, we liked its sporty dual-color look but not impressed with its build quality. The ES900i is different though, it also has a metal and plastic housing but looks less sporty. On the bright side, it feels more sturdy and instead of the usual round cables, the ES900i features tangle-free flat ones. The unit we have comes in all black but it also comes in different colored housings. Based on the package it comes in orange, gold, yellow, red, blue, green, purple, and silver.
Being a more affordable pair, the ES900i
lacks some useful features like in-line controls. It does have a microphone so you can take calls while wearing it but when it comes to controlling your music, you will have to do it on your device directly which can be cumbersome. like a dedicated replay and forward doesn’t have the controls similar to the TS-150vi but you can click the microphone part to play / pause / and skip tracks.
When it comes to comfort, the ES900i is more at home in our ears compared to the TS-150vi. It’s snug and doesn’t fall off easily. If you have an active lifestyle and always on the move, the ES900i will be able to keep up. In addition, it comes with three pairs of sleeves to choose from so you can make sure it fits you well.
The bass power that we were looking for in the TS-150vi we found here in the ES900i. In comparison, the bass is more powerful and solid. You can pump the volume and it won’t sound bloated or boomy. If your playlist is dominated by hip hop and club music, you won’t be disappointed.
However, we can’t say the same thing about trebles. The mids are good but the highs sounded very aggressive especially in higher volumes. When playing rock music the vocals, guitars and drums sounded like all of them are trying to be too loud at the same time. It’s brilliant when it comes to RnB, acoustic, and other mellow tracks but some parts tend to be sibilant.
To summarize sound quality, the ES900i is capable of producing good bass but overbearing when it comes to trebles.
To conclude, the ES900i is like the opposite of the TS-150vi. It’s good when it comes to bass but doesn’t exercise a lot of control when it comes to trebles. It’s still a very good pair though considering its price. You won’t get in-line controls like the TS-150vi but you’ll get tangle-free flat cables and a much better build. And for just Php349, it certainly won’t break the bank.
AWEI ES900i specs:
Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz
Impedance: 16ohm +/- 15%
Sensitivity: 110dB +/- 3dB
3.5mm audio plug
Cable length: 125cm
What we liked about it:
* Good bass
* Tangle-free flat cables
* Good build
* Affordable price
* Comes with a carrying pouch
What we didn’t like:
* Overbearing trebles
* No extra buttons for skipping and replaying tracks
The Awei TS-150vi is available at Droidhero.ph and www.fb.com/droidhero and participating Novo7tech branches: Lucky China Town Mall Binondo, SM Southmall Las-Pinas, Sm BF Paranaque, and Gateway Cubao.