Unspectacular everyday IEM
I grabbed my pair of EDC3 during the EU clearance sale for 70 bucks purely out of curiousity.
Straight to the most important part: they sound ok. I dont agree with hype and would classify them as mediocre sounding. Yes, the tuning is not v-shaped but rather towards neutral. The mid is consequently forward. It is rather smooth, but also a bit muddled, female vocals sound a bit veiled. The bass however is worse, the BA drivers are trying. Emphasis is on trying, you can literally hear them try to get low and can't. The upper part of the bass tho is even a bit boomy, despite being not accented. The treble/highs are rolling off too early for my likings. The overall resolution and seperation is solid, the soundstage is IEM typical almost not existing.
Considering what many chi-fi products offer bangs for the buck, I can't even argue with the price tag. For the regular 100$, the EDC3 sound average at best.
I still wear them quite often. Why? They are comfy. They are light and small, the fit is excellent and the flaws in sound quality dont bother me much if I am walking outside with all the traffic noise etc. The boring sound signiture even contributes to the comfort, you can listen to them for hours without getting tired.
The box content is decent, a solid box, a replacement cable and foam tips are included which I installed immediately. The preprietary connector is unnecassary, why not just use regular 2 pin or MMCX connectors?
Do I regret the purchase? Not exactly. Would I buy them again? Probably not.
Would not recommend to a friend.