ColYue isn’t a very well-known brand. Just by taking a casual glance at the E1, you get the feeling that these are a pair of plain, mediocre, and cheap earbuds with poor sound quality. Well, that is true to some extent.
Design and Build Quality
The design isn’t that appealing at all. The E1 is pretty average when it comes to build quality and even the earpiece is shaped in a very un-ergonomic way. The earpiece is simply too long considering you have to insert it snugly into your ear. This makes it quite uncomfortable to wear. At least the manufacturer got it right by making the earpiece light in weight.
The E1 somes with single-flange ear tips that is available in black and grey colors. There are a variety of sizes ranging from small, medium, to large. The housing has a metallic finish, and the Y-split and plug are made of TPE material. The cable is plated with silicone along its 120 cm length.
The product comes packed in a black rectangular carrying case with a red stripe. The manufacturer is kind enough to throw in some extra ear tips and even a shirt clip.
Sound Quality (V-Shaped Sound Signature – bass and treble enhanced)
The design may be plain but the sound quality is actually very good. The bass is deep and punchy, but it won’t shake your brain if you are the type who loves heavy bass. The sub-bass is also quite potent even though limited in its depth. Electronic music lovers will enjoy the bass quality.
The mids are clear, full and warm. The bass does not overwhelm the mids at all. However, you may hear a bit of sibilance during the sharp peaks of the higher frequencies. This makes the E1 perfect for music that is heavy on the vocals.
The highs may sound somewhat artificial in tone but they are very bright and crisp. The detail may not be that precise but it is good enough to enjoy any genre of music you like.
If you are interested in the spec, here are highlights
|Driver Unit||ø8mm Dynamic Driver|
|Style||Sealed, closed in ear, detachable earpieces|