Up on the review block today I’ve got a
set of earbus, but not just any, these are from Wicked Audio. They’ve
sent me one of their new line called Wicked Empire which come in
different styles, I received the Knight version which has a silver
cross on each earbud. These retail for about $30, and I wasn’t
expecting much in terms of sound quality, but they truly surprised
me, they sound very good, they offer a nice balanced, clear sound for
much less than you’d expect them to cost.
Audio Earbuds – Wicked Empire – Knight
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Specs,Features or the Basic Info:
The Wicked Empire line is top
notch and punk-inspired, offering a multitude of designs including a
skull, eight ball, ace of spades, star and knight symbol.
Each earbud within the Wicked
Audio line is constructed with high-quality materials and finished
with vibrant colors. The earbuds feature maximum noise isolation,
which inhibits ambient noise, ensuring pure sound quality. Each tip
is gold-plated to prevent damage and corrosion, and each cord
measures 1.2 meters long for maximum flexibility.
Driver – 10 mm
Impedance – 16 ohm
Frequency – 20-20,000 Hz
Cord Length – 1.2 Meters
Plug Material – Gold Plated
Better Look at Things:
The earbuds come in an an
attractive little box with a window so you can see the design, inside
you’ll find a plastic box as well:
Once unpacked you’ll find a brief
manual, the earbuds and two extra sets of buds in different sizes.
The Wicked Audio earbuds come in
different styles, I got the Knight style for review, they feature a
silver cross on the back of them.
On the side you’ll find the Wicked
Here’s a closer look at the
speakers and then with the cover off:
Testing and Comparison:
I used these earbuds with my Zune and I found them to be fairly decent honestly in terms of sound
I was outside for a few hours
doing yard work the other day and I took my Zune with me and these
earbuds, I live on a main avenue which means it’s busy with traffic,
and these earbuds did a very good job at keeping ambient noise out. I
didn’t have to turn the volume up very high either to compensate for
outside noise like you have to with other earphones.
They’re not perfect, but they’re
decent really. The bass is not overly emphasized, and the treble
seems where it should be. I listened to a lot of different kinds of
music and it all sounded very good, nice and full, with nothing
The sound though is clear, and
there’s no line noise either. What I mean by that is that with some
earbuds when you move the cords you can hear it in the speakers, with
these it’s very minimal to nothing really.
The fit seemed fine to me, though
they did fall out of my ears a couple times, but I think that had to
do with the fact that I ran the cord up my back under my shirt and I
was sweating a bit while outside. They seem to fit fine though, but
the cords are rubbery and will catch on your skin, so I wouldn’t
recommend running them up your shirt on bare skin. I didn’t have to
change the earbuds either, the ones that came with it fit my ears
fine, but it’s nice to have the option if need be.
The only issue I might have with
these earbuds is the cords, they’re thin and they feel delicate.
The Wicked Audio earbuds look
great and they offer a nice balanced sound, with nothing
over-emphasized. They’re truly a decent set of earbuds.
If you consider the very low price
these are selling for then I can say these are a great deal really.
DragonSteelMods gives the Wicked
Empire Knight Earbuds a 4.5 out of 5 score.
+Available in different styles
+Blocks noise fairly well
+Comes with different sized
-Cords seem a bit thin
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