| 10 mm Driver |
? Hoco makes lots of electronics accessories but also has many earphones on the market. The Hoco M3 is one of the smallest and most budget friendly models that they sell. Despite having a 10mm driver they are particularly small, sized similar to a microdriver earphone. The Hoco M3 are made entirely of plastic with a very basic cable quality. The cable has an inline microphone and a 1-button control. The M3 are sold in black, white, green or pink color.
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Hoco M3 - Review
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Accessories & Packaging
The Hoco M3 comes in a small packaging with 2 extra eartips.
Bass & Sub Bass
Bass is warm and bassy; mid-bass leaks onto mids, has good punch and sub-bass gets fairly deep. Equalizing adds noticeably much more mid-bass punch and sub-bass depth. When amplifying and basshead equalizing the Hoco M3 were able to handle 48% of the maximum power of a Fiio E12 amplifier set to high gain and with bass boost switched on. Mid-bass and sub-bass gets exponentially enhanced arriving to a very respectable rumble and impact but still not at a basshead level; expect something below the KZ ATE, Vots QT100 or Monoprice 8320.
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Mids & Vocals
Mids are recessed mostly on the lower and middle mids frequencies, sounding distant and somewhat muffled. On the other hand, higher mids can get harsh on medium to high peaks.
Highs & Treble
The Hoco M3 are not recessed, can be piercing and sibilant but not excessively intolerable. Noteworthy that people sensitive to treble might find them annoying.
The sound that leaks out of the Hoco is average, sound levels leaking are noticeably reduced but still loud enough for many quiet situations.
The Hoco M3 are averagely capable of isolating from environmental noises, medium to high volume might be necessary to effectively block noises.
Being very light and small result in a very comfortable and non fatiguing fit, no discomfort or sore is generated. The combination of a deep fit plus a shallow housing makes the Hoco a perfect earphone to be used while resting the head sideways on a pillow as they sit flush with the ears.
Response to Equalization
The M3 have a scarce response to custom equalization except on bass frequencies. Bass frequencies get noticeably enhanced mid-bass punch and sub-bass gains much more depth. Instead, it is impossible to eliminate piercing highs with whatever custom eq that might be applied. Mids somewhat respond to eq but not too much as the distant and harsh mids cannot be “repaired”
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- Accessories - 6/106/10
- Design - 8.5/108.5/10
- Bass - 6/106/10
- Mids - 4.5/104.5/10
- Highs - 6/106/10
- Sound Leak - 7/107/10
- Sound Isolation - 7/107/10
- Comfort - 8/108/10
- Response to Eq - 5/105/10
- Value for Money - 6/106/10
- Extremely comfortable and perfectly comfortable fit to use in bed
- Respectable bass punch (and sub-bass depth if eq and/or amplified)
- Very accessible price
- Higher mids harshness and piercing highs can make them fatiguing, mostly to treble sensitive people
- The Hoco M3 are extremely cheap priced earphones that offer some special characteristics considering its price, like: excellent fit and comfort and warm punchy mid-bass with potential deep sub-bass if eqed and/or amped.
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|Cord||Y-type, round cord|
|Plug||Stereo mini plug|
|Weight (Without Cord)||Unknown|
|Supplied Accessories||3x Earphone tips S, M, L|
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