Ekotek Ekobuds Lifetones Review - Good Huge Sound Under 300 Pesos
|Ekotek Ekobuds Lifetones review|
Ekobuds Lifetones Specs
Unboxing / Accessories
|The premium looking packaging of Ekotek|
It would have been better to see some kind of carrying pouch here and a shirt clip, but for the price, not including them is totally forgivable.
Build Quality / Design
Ekotek is an expert in making low priced products feel like close to premium most of the time. The same applies with the Lifetones that has the aesthetics of over 500 Pesos earphones.
|The microphone with single button and iOS / Android and Windows switch|
S = Smartphone mode and N = basic phone mode
The Lifetones is packed with one of the most impressive build on an affordable earphones.
Apart from that, the rest of the body looks clean and trendy too. For me, I got the "baby pink" colored one which most ladies would actually want or like.
Comfort / IsolationGiven the price, I wasn't expecting this set to be a comfortable one. Gladly, Ekotek ensured that its sit nicely to most ears that doesn't have sharp edges. As a matter of fact, I find this one in the above average as long as you get the right tips that fit your ears properly. It can be also worn either straight down or over ear
In my case, the one that fits me the best is the medium sized tips that gave me great comfort. It's non fatiguing, feels light, and doesn't irritate my ears even after hours of use.
There's just some cable noise (microphonics) when worn straight down while walking. To lessen it, I suggest to wear the Lifetones overear.
Isolation-wise, its not the best but fairly decent. Due to its "shallow type" of insertion due to its pretty big body, it cannot isolate to the highest level. Don't get me wrong though, its isolation is still good enough not to let you hear the person chatting beside you and some loud outside noises.
For me, its also on the more safe level to keep you alert when crossing the streets and etc. However, we'll still recommend you tor remove your IEM while strolling outdoors to avoid accidents.
It was able to provide me with that warm and smooth tunes that packs emphasis in the bass region. Yes there are times that it overpowers other frequencies, but it has that big loud bass that most people will love. The sub-bass level has great extension too. However, it isn't that fast and tight when compared with HiFi sets.
Going to the mids, when played with acoustic and vocal centric tracks. You'll definitely be immersed with this. Nina's "Through the fire" sounded good and pretty clear. For a low priced set, the clarity is quite acceptable compared to other noisy and muddy sets.
The treble is also found in the more acceptable side. However, the grass isn't always green. You'll still hear its lack of refinement here, there's still some piercing peaks and not that well extended highs.
Anyway, this set is also has a larger than expected soundstage. It's far from 3D like, but nice enough to treat you with near hall-like to in your front presentation. Separation of instruments and details are also acceptable.