Goji GCTINGY16 Earbuds
The cable is 1.2 metres from the buds to the gold plated 3.5mm plug. The first 35cm from the earbuds are in two cables with the left lead having a circular connector 15cm from the ear for all the normal controls that stop you removing your SmartPhone from your pocket to answer calls or change music tracks etc.
The cable itself has a slightly tacky feel and has a red pattern on the black cable.
There are three sets of earbuds in the box and unusually I needed the smallest set as the other two sets were too big for my ear canals. So I suspect children will be out of luck here as my earbuds are a normal adult size and in most cases the middle size fit me correctly.
The buds themselves are 2.8cm from front (silicon end) to the back sculptured end with the cable emerging from the base near the back at a slight back angle. This means that 2cm could disappear into the ear before the cable is touched.
For some reason that I cannot fathom these are called Space Grey Headphones. They are not grey but red and black and clearly not headphones – as two of the range are – but earbuds.
As far as I can tell these are exclusive to Currys PC World.
Also in the box is a drawstring bag and a tiny pice of paper to tell you the controls on the circular connector.
They are certainly an impulse buy at £17.99 and the sound quality at their price is rather good, good stereo separation with enough bass for most and still adequate treble.
The small amount of detail available claims they are sweat resistant which I assume is why the cable feels tacky to the touch.
I tested the earbuds with my set of audio files both MP3 and WAV and I was happy with the results. As regular readers will know my Genre of music is Jazz with preference towards small groups. However I have gathered together a range of music which includes things like pop and opera that I do not like as well as some classical that I can tolerate but the point of these files is to test what can and cannot be heard as this tests both ends of the spectrum of music.
The stated input power is 10mW and the frequency response is 20-20000Hz, the weight of the earbuds is 16grams.
So while the Goji collection seems to run from £9.99 these are at £17.99 and it would be interesting to test the headphones in the range that are a little more expensive.
So for listening while out and about the plugging of the ear canal does reduce the external noise but not to the level that you could not hear say a car horn when walking along.
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