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? The Sound Intone E6 look like a possible good sport earphone but we will find it out during our review. Sound Intone is a brand specialized in earphones and headphones, which is a good starting point.
The Sound Intone E6 are designed to be solely used with the cable above and around the ears and are IPX5 certified, which suggests a sport orientated usage. Construction material chosen is plastic which gives the earphones a very light total weight; the outer shape of the housings have a diamond style and the end section of the cable near them has a very slightly responsive memory cable which can be shaped to fit better around the ears but does not hold too much of the shape like some other memory cables (for example: KZ ZST, Letv Reverse, Sony MDR-7550, QKZ W1 Pro, KZ ZS3 or Vots DQ100)
The rest of the cable has a nice textured rubbery feeling with an inside color matching the eapieces, every detail like cable bifurcation, stereo plug section and mic/inline button are made of plastic with a rubber finish. As you can see on the photos below the Sound Intone E6 have an inline microphone with a very handy 3 button control to control volume up, volume down and play/pause/skip track independently.
The rear part of the mic/control has a switch that allows it to be fully compatible with either Android or Apple devices.
The Sound Intone E6 are sold in black, red, green, light blue (like the unit that we are reviewing) and a nice combined left blue earpiece and red right earpiece.
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Accessories & Packaging
Out of the box you get 2 extra pair of eartips, other 2 deep fit spiral eartips, a cable clip and a branded carrying case. Everything is packed in a plastic packaging with a sliding cardboard over it.
Bass & Sub Bass
The Sound Intone E6 have a fun bass style with very deep sub-bass depth and good mid-bass punch. It could be said that the bass is deeper than punchier. Energy and warmth is added to every song without much effort by the E6.
An EQ enhanced the bass tendency that they were already showing, sub-bass depth was noticeably increased as well as punch while not muffling much of the overall sound signature.
The Sound Intone E6 have a fun bass style with very deep sub-bass depth and good mid-bass punch.
Under our extreme bass test the Sound Intone E6 were able to manage 45% of a Fiio E12‘s maximum power while been set to high gain and turning on its bass boost, also a custom basshead EQ was applied. Results showed a massive augmentation of depth and punch allowing the Sound Intone to reach basshead impact and rumble levels above the SOUL K-POP, KZ ATE, way above the URBANFUN HiFi and below but near the Vots QT100, Monoprice 8320 and UiiSii HM7.
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Mids & Vocals
Mids are warm, smooth, very slightly laid back on the lower section (not an important quantity of recession) but not muffled; higher mids are not harsh. With an EQ, the Sound Intone E6 improve substantially removing every trace of recession on lower mids and lower vocals but get harsh with high notes.
Highs & Treble
The highs of the Sound Intone E6 have good brightness, enough detail and definition; they are not particularly piercing and show a bit of sibilance. An EQ makes them greatly increase brightness and gain a lot more of detail and definition but they will make you pay the price with more pronounced and frequent sibilant highs.
The sound that leaks out of the E6 earphones is very low. They can be worn at libraries or at bed next to a partner without having to worry if you are disturbing (at least not by the music coming from the earphones)
The Sound Intone E6 do a fair job blocking outside noises. Sound surrounding you will get reduced but to get a complete isolation you may have to make use of higher volume levels.
The sport fitting style adds a secure and tight fit to the E6, they also sit flush with the ears and deep so they can be used while resting your head on your hands or at bed while laying down the head sideways on a pillow. Designed to be used while doing sport the Sound Intone E6 succeed at what they are meant to while never ever falling from your ears even under highly intensive activities. Comfort is another very well achieved aspect by the E6, they fit deep inside the ears but they do not become painful or annoying and the very light housings makes you forget that you are wearing them. The only issue with them is the fact that the cable holds a curled form and has never been able to fully straighten up.
Response to Equalization
The Sound Intone E6 offer an excellent response to custom equalization, if looking to brighten up the sound you just need to eq up the higher frequencies and they will reveal much more detail and clear up greatly. If you want extra bass impact, emphasize frequencies under the 80Hz and they will not disappoint offering very worthy bass depth and strong punch. Mids can be cleaned up but if higher mids are Eqed up, harsh peaks can be introduced.
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|Cord||Y-type, round cord|
|Plug||L shaped stereo mini plug|
|Supplied Accessories||2x Earphone tips; 2x deep fit spiral earphone tips; cable clip; carrying case|