I haven’t used earbuds in a long time. They either fall out of my ears, sound like you’re listening to music through a tin can, or even (in the case of the ones that go in your ear) hurt.
These Molex Evaldi earphones are better than that. These earphones feel sturdy, and look well-built, and come with an array of different sizes of rubber earpieces in 2 styles: vented (for hearing things around you) and normal (for blocking out external noise).
The vented rubber earpieces let you hear a bit of what’s going on around you, so you’re not subject to that deafening silence that normal earpieces give you (though the earphones do come with a selection of normal (non-vented) pieces as well, I think the vented once work best for me).
They also come with varying sizes of rubber earpieces: The ones that came preinstalled on the earphones made my left ear hurt, but fit my right ear fine. I swapped the left earpiece down a size, and now they’re perfect! The first set of in-ear earphones I’ve ever been able to wear without the hurt, and without the deafening “earplug” silence. (Though those earpieces are included as well)
The wire on the right earphone is longer, so that you can have the cord at your side, instead of straight forwards.
The set comes in a drawstring (soft-vinyl?) bag that has a separator inside: this helps keep the earphones on one side, and the spare earpieces on the other. The bag also helps keep the earphones from getting all tangled up in the bottom of a knapsack, etc.
(To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed at first with the high-end sound quality, but then I realized that I was used to full, over-ear headphones. It’s probably best to compare apples to apples, and not big, bulky over-ear oranges.)
Would I buy it? They’re definitely out of the ordinary for earphones. I would buy them for the excellent bass response and for the vented earpieces — I can hear what’s going on around me and still enjoy my music.
- Very nice build quality and feel
- Wide frequency response!
- Good selection of sizes/type of rubber earpieces (S, M, L; Vented, non-vented) (~10 +2)
- Nice storage pouch
- Very little plastic used in packing, fully recyclable (or re-usable) sturdy box
- Power-handling capacity:50mW
- Impedance: 16 Ohms at 1kHz
- Frequency Response:12Hz – 22kHz
- Cord:1.2m (4ft.)
- Jack: 3.5mm (1/8″) Stereo Mini Plug
Disclaimer/Reviewer bias: I am not paid for this review, but was sent these earbuds from Molex in the hopes that I would write a ‘quick review’ on the company Twitter or Facebook page.