Ekotek Ekobuds GO Review - The Stable And Good Sounding Wireless Buddy!
|We review Ekotek's Ekobuds GO Bluetooth in-ear monitors!|
Ekotek Ekobuds GO Specs
Unboxing / Accessories
|Improved window type packaging|
Ekotek improved on their packaging this time, it comes with a window type of box that'll give you a glimpse of what to expect inside.
|Everything included inside|
Build Quality / Design
|Left and right marking visible when flipped|
|Power button / answer keys or play / pause|
There's an LED notification here too
|Covered USB charging port and microphone|
|Volume rocker / play or pause button on this side|
With proper care, this headset will surely last!
Comfort / IsolationThe slightly bigger earpiece construction of the Ekobuds GO made us think that it might have an uncomfortable fit. But, we were very wrong. This device ranks among the most comfortable and easiest to fit wireless earphones we ever tried. The tips are soft and doesn't get itchy over time. It's over-ear design provided us highly secured fit too.
If you want serious listening on a safe place without hearing anything else except the music playing, then the excellent isolation of this in-ear monitors is perfect. It blocks most of the outside noise very well.
However, if you are running outdoors often, wearing this might be dangerous? Why? It isolates very well. You'll be unaware of your surroundings. Use this device on safer locations like closed gyms and running tracks.
Battery LifeThe Ekobuds GO comes with an 80 mAh battery. It is good for up to 4.5 hours of straight playback at around 70 to 80 percent volume. It can last up to three days on a single charge based on my personal usage.
Charging time is 2 hours using a regular 1A charger. Faster charging time would have made it better.
Sound Quality / Performance
|It's functional and good sounding|
The Ekobuds GO is fairly easy to operate. Just hold the power button for few seconds and it'll be pairable with your favorite music player. Once connected, operation is easy and effortless. Buttons are responsive and you won't have a hard time skipping, going back, and playing or pausing your playlist. It also has an English voice assistant which will tell you if you're ready for pairing, connected, and even dictate the number of the person calling your phone.
Ekotek boast that the Ekobuds GO is equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 connection w/ EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for stable connection and near CD grade quality support. It's also paired with a high-quality dynamic drivers inside to ensure full sounding tunes.
To our surprise, Bluetooth 4.1 connection is highly stable unlike some more expensive wireless headsets we tested in the past. Even if its inside our pocket or we're moving few meters away from the player, connectivity is still on point.
Connectivity is very stable!For the sound, the signature signature is balanced. Bass is also good, tightness and speed is on point and it won't overpower the rest of the audio frequencies. Sub-bass is there, but some may find it a little lacking. It won't also go that deep and not as punchy compared with other workout-centric earphones.
Sound quality is awesome for the price!Emphasis on mids is on point here. Vocals are full, thick, and layers of details are distinguishable. It's not the cleanest we've heard, but its far from being muddy unlike most budget wireless earphones. Highs have that surprising sparkle and minimal hiss as well. Soundstage is far from being headphone-like, but decent for an IEM.
This wireless earphones rated at 32 Ohms is also easy to drive. It also has the type of safe-to-the-ears type of loudness. Not super loud, but loud enough. Microphone quality for calls and basic records is decent too.
Overall, Ekotek stayed true to their promise of delivering great wireless sound even at this very affordable rate.
Build / Design - 4
Comfort / Isolation - 4.5
Battery - 3.5
Features - 4
Sound - 4
Average - 4 / 5