Coloud the pop in-ear headset Review

An eye catching package with an ear catching name to boot

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The Coloud The pop headset is an in the ear headset that promises terrific sound at an affordable price. Could it deliver it’s promise?

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The packaging is quite unique and minimalistic. It comes in a triangular package with rounded corners and you can simply open it by removing the tape and prying it.

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Inside you’ll find the headset itself and beneath the dark plastic divider are the manuals, stickers, and pairs of extra/ differently sized silicone ear tips (small and large) if you feel the need to replace the default (medium) one for the right fit.

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Coloud products actually come in two color styles: first are the blocks which are a two tone contrast ( i.e. orange ear modules with black cable). And the transitions, where the review unit belongs to (black ear modules and grey cables).

The ear modules itself are actually curved, to give a better fit ( and is actually patterned to how the ear canal is contoured) so you won’t be able to swap each modules to different ears ( and btw the left piece is where the mic + control is attached, and the right piece has the coloud logo on the back).

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As I said earlier, it has a built in mic and a remote button ( the function depends on the model of the device you are using) which actually functions well. Since we are in the smartphone age this cans comes very handy as people use more and more smartphones as their source of personal portable music.

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One of the unique features of the pop which it shares with the other Coloud products is the Zound Lasso tangle free system. So how does it work? It is simply a very flexible plug joint where you actually use the actual plug as a lock. And it really works, this system plus their use of flat flexible cables (not the usual ones that many manufacturers still use and are tangle prone) means that you are virtually tangle free.

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And it really really works!

Sound quality on the other hand is superb! Trebles are clear, midtones are warm, and the bass is thumping good provided that you actually have a good seal in your ears. It really isolates a lot of external sound and noise (and be very cautious when using this in the street or any place where hearing external sounds is crucial for safety). It’s not perfect though, sometimes (depending on the device you plug it in, the music file type you use, etc.) the bass is overwhelming or some tones are not produced that well especially in the upper end.

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Compared to the JVC XX in-ears, the pop is actually easier on the ears. It pushes a bright and warm sound when used with Apple devices’ Cirrus Logic DAC. The JVC XX offers a heavier and a more naturally sounding bass than the pop.

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Verdict:

In the end, I will strongly recommend Coloud’s the pop as it offers the best overall sound performance and usability at an amazing price point. At Php 950 pesos its performance is comparable to high end cans from the other brands, and you won’t get its unique cable management system. So if you’re an audiophile or a music enthusiast, on a tight budget, or looking for a set you’ll use for music and answering calls, or you just wanna reward yourself. You will never go wrong with the pop. Pop this in your ear, and you’ll be glad you could hear.

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8 thoughts on “Coloud the pop in-ear headset Review

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  3. i had purchased one coloud pop. Impressive design, good sound quality, But one problem i saw, its hard to keep in ear due to low flexibility of code wire. movement of our heads cause it down from the ear. Due to flat design of code wire, it effect the sound quality while we travelling due to wind. If its have better flexible cables its worth to buy

    • Hi,

      This is really interesting. However, how true is it that because of the L-shaped jack, earphone sockets of phones tend to become loose? I tried using The Pop on my phone and the L-shaped jack does not stay in place. It rather creates a circular motion. Will it really make my phone’s earphone socket loose in the long run?

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