House of Marley Little Bird
| 9 mm Driver |
? House of Marley Little Bird, the most budget friendly earphone from the brand. The House of Marley is a brand that mainly manufactures audio related products such as earphones, headphones and speakers, we have reviewed other House of Marley earphones such as the House of Marley Smile Jamaica which is a beautiful designed wooden iem with good audio quality. Despite of belonging to a big earphones brand, the House of Marley Little Bird can be found at a very cheap selling price inline with the prices of a budget Chinese brand earphone.
We have reviewed other earphones from big brands with this price ranges that were solid performers such as the JBL T110, JBL C100SI, Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125, Panasonic RP-HJE120 ErgoFit. The House of Marley Little Bird are made of plastic and overall are lightweight. The housings are very small and have a rubberized coating that makes them very easy to grab removing any possible slippery issues.
Cables are basic and share thickness and style with the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 and the Panasonic RP-HJE120 ErgoFit but the House of Marley’s have a very rubberized finish that helps combating tangling problems.
You can buy the House of Marley Little Bird in a variety of colors which the brand decided to name as follows: black (obviously black colored), white (white colored), navy (blue color that we own), peach and Rasta (a mainly green colored with combined with yellow, red and black details)
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Accessories & Packaging
The House of Marley Little Bird come packed in a normal sized packaging that it is easy to open without struggling, inside there are 2 extra eartips provided.
Bass & Sub Bass
The House of Marley Little Bird have a controlled bass response that is still able to provide enough energy, punch and some depth. Their bass is sufficient for almost any type of genre.
An EQ adds a noticeable increase of mid-bass while sub-bass starts to become too overpowered; overall resulting in a darkish and boomy style.
Under our extreme bass tests, amplifying with a Fiio E12 amplifier set to high gain, bass boost on and applying a custom basshead EQ; the House of Marley Little Bird were able to handle up to 47% of the Fiio’s maximum power. Above 40% the House of Marley Little Bird’s sub-bass was mediumly distorted but within tolerable. The results were a great increment of mid-bass punch and sub-bass depth while still there was no basshead impact or rumble.
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Mids & Vocals
Mids of the House of Marley Little Bird are warm, lower vocals are somewhat laid back and there is a general recession on the lower mids section but not in excess, higher mids are also rolled off but not as much and sound less recessed, at the same time they are never harsh. Overall, the mids of the House of Marley Little Bird are smooth and pleasant to listen. With an EQ, lower mids get substantially clearer but vocals start to sound a bit boxy, higher mids still remain under control with no harsh peaks.
Highs & Treble
The highs of House of Marley Little Bird are not too dark nor too bright and are able to resolve some detail. Piercing and sibilant highs are never present. Overall the highs are not crystal clear nor audiophile leveled but smooth and non fatiguing. After an EQ, the highs of the House of Marley Little Bird become much brighter and detailed with still no piercing highs but a bit of sibilance is introduced.
The sound that leaks out of these earphones is mediumly low and will blend with no issues in normal situations.
The House of Marley Little Bird do a pretty good job blocking outside noises. Sound surrounding you will get noticeably reduced.
The small plastic housings with the rubberized finish offer lightweight, good comfort, ease of handling and pain-free use.
Response to Equalization
The House of Marley Little Bird respond well to EQs but also introduced some undesired issues. Bass got more energetic but risking to become dark and boomy, mids cleared up significantly but vocals can start to sound a bit boxy, highs gained a good amount of brightness and detail with some added sibilance.
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- Accessories - 6/106/10
- Design - 8.25/108.3/10
- Bass - 7.25/107.3/10
- Mids - 7.25/107.3/10
- Highs - 7.75/107.8/10
- Sound Leak - 7.5/107.5/10
- Sound Isolation - 7.75/107.8/10
- Comfort - 8/108/10
- Response to EQ - 7/107/10
- Value for Money - 9/109/10
- ✅ Overall good sounding, smooth and pleasant
✅ Balanced sound yet energetic and non fatiguing
✅ Superb budget friendly price
- ❌ Not audiophile detailed highs or mids but very good for normal listeners
❌ Basic accessories provided
❌ Basic cable
- The House of Marley Little Bird proved to be another great earphone from the brand, with an ultra budget friendly price and good overall performance they have gained a place in our Best Bang for Buck Earphones Chart. They are also capable of offering a very balanced sound signature placing them among the Top Balanced Sound Earphones.
Because of all the aforementioned reasons the House of Marley Little Bird can be easily recommended to any normal listener looking for a main brand earphone at a very friendly price that still offers very good sound and overall performance.
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House of Marley Little Bird
|Plug||L-shaped stereo mini plug|
|Supplied Accessories||2x Earphone tips|
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