EKSA impressed us with the construct and the case feels fairly stable contemplating the cheap-feeling plastic from which it’s constructed. There’s a slight rattle current however nothing that makes us query the way it’s constructed since they’re functionally wonderful. The lid flips open and snaps closed in a satisfying and safe feeling approach because of the pretty sturdy neodymium magnet hidden within the hinge. The case high quality falls in need of the venerable AirPods however contemplating the $50 worth, it’s higher worth for cash by a big margin.
The earbuds themselves are much less spectacular. Lightness is sweet for consolation, however these are nearly utterly weightless, which casts doubt over their security when exterior of the case. Along with this, the shiny plastic which makes up the majority of their building feels substandard in distinction to the far nicer materials used within the case. The construct high quality of the case is spectacular, however the earbuds are disappointing.
Sound high quality
Small form-factor earbuds are usually not sometimes identified for his or her huge audio vary or highly effective bass and sadly, the GT1s are not any exception. The bass is actually non-existent and the highs are exceptionally tinny. The mids are spectacular by comparability, which isn’t saying a lot. To be used on a telephone name, they’re wonderful, however if you happen to’re a music fan it’s really helpful that you simply attempt to stretch your finances just a bit additional to get a greater pair, they’re completely serviceable for a $49 worth level, however are removed from audiophile high quality. The headphones do get pretty loud, however maxing it out degrades the sound high quality even additional, which is one thing to pay attention to if you happen to’re contemplating these for a loud commute or train in a busy gymnasium.
One of many promoting factors of the GT1s is the “gaming mode”. Toggling between music and gaming mode is completed by a fast double-tap of both earbud. Throughout testing the distinction between these two modes was discovered to be minute. A slight increase to the bass was the one noticeable distinction. We’re not fairly positive how barely boosting up bass means it’s for gaming, however that’s how they’ve chosen to indicate it. It’s additionally price noting that these are usually not suitable with the PS5 or Xbox Sequence S or X household of consoles as all of them don’t at the moment help Bluetooth audio. Because of a latest firmware replace, you need to be capable to use these on Nintendo Swap with out a hitch, nonetheless.
The GT1s fitted us like a dream and EKSA has included three completely different sizes of rubber earcaps so that you can select from. When you’ve discovered what fits you finest, they need to match comfortably and you may be forgiven for forgetting they’re even there after a couple of minutes. It is a double-edged sword, as somewhat extra weight would make it simpler to note if you happen to’ve misplaced one which is a possible drawback. One problem is that for us the becoming was barely free, and so we will’t advocate these if you happen to’re planning on utilizing them for a rigorous exercise session. Nevertheless, your mileage might differ if you happen to’d need to use aftermarket ear ideas. The bodily earbuds themselves are balanced very nicely and don’t press or rub on any explicit a part of the ear.