Back in February, RevoNext from Sweden launched a series of earphones including the RX8 range. We have had the pleasure of testing them out over the past couple of months and the verdict is in but first a little bit of background.
What the Press Release Said…
With hybrid technology for full frequency sounds, detachable cable and semi-transparent sound chamber, the RX8’s are unbelievable value for money. The RX8 earphones are ergonomically designed with a streamlined semi-transparent sound chamber and a professional shell of polymer polycarbonate imported from Germany to fit naturally in the ear canal. Available in blue, black, grey and red, the RX8 has been developed with a high-gloss and high-smooth UV-curable varnish hardening treatment. The earphones offer a changeable line design, using 3.5mm anti-oxidation nickel-plated connector and 0.78mm 2-pin plug detachable HIFI high-end audio cable further enhancing the sound quality and personalisation options.
Inside, the RX8 has one dynamic driver and one balanced armature, delivering a strong, balanced and complimentary high and low pitch. The triple-frequency equalisation ensures high resolution and restoration of music to bring a more natural, realistic listening experience to any genre of music thanks to the unique tuning technology.
What we say…
The earphones cost around £21 on Amazon but they certainly punch above their weight in that price bracket. Out of the box, they need assembling and it took some working out how they plugged together but other than that they were ready to go. They fit nicely into my ears but the earbuds themselves took a little bit of trial and error to ensure they did not fail out on a regular basis.
The sound has depth in terms of being able to hear all the different types of instruments, however, for the rock lovers amongst us, the bass is a little lacking but forgivable for the price range. There is no noise cancellation, so on commutes, they can be annoying but I think that is a personal preference. For the gym, they are nice and light, they do not fail out even when you do get a little sweaty.
The main drawback is the lack of sensible storage, they do get easily tangled in your pocket or bag.