Pros: Small size, mids, highs
Cons: Microphonics, no cable management, lows, sibilance
Packaging & Accessories: 7.5/10
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 9/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 6/10
Audio Quality: 8/10
My final Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: May 2012
Purchase Price: £70
First of all, I would like to thank Jack, at HiSoundAudio for sending me out the Crystal for review.
The Crystal, is a very small earphone, that reminds me of some sorts of the Klipsch Image X10 and the Etymotic earphone range. In other words, small earphones that are very concealed within your ear canal.
After hearing the X10 and the HF2’s briefly, I didn’t have many expectations for the Crystal – that however quickly changed, when I put the Crystal in my ears for the first time.