I hate noisy environments.
Especially at airports where I like to read or work.
And I am not a big fan of noise canceling headphones from brands like Bose. They take up too much space in my luggage. Furthermore, they are pretty pricey, and my old Bose headphones used to hurt my ears after frequent use.
To make matters worse, I am also pretty rough with my gear. Over the years I have smashed several earbuds and headphones. Most electronics is not compatible with my active lifestyle which includes gym, martial arts and extensive traveling.
But I think I found a solution: some earbuds have a feature called noise isolation. Noise isolation is not the same as active noise canceling found on more expensive headphones. The main difference is that noise isolation is using a rubber seal to block external noise from entering the ear, while noise canceling technology is using electronics to cancel them out.
As a matter of fact, a while back I bought myself a pair of Remax RM-610D noise isolation earbuds, and I have used them frequently ever since. So far they have been great and checks most of my criteria boxes. In fact, I am so happy with them that I decided to write an honest review to help others.
Let’s dive right in!
Updated March 2018.
First Things First
Before buying high quality earbuds, I recommend that you personalize your audio settings. On my Samsung Android phone, the audio settings can be found under Settings->Sounds and vibration->Sound quality and effects->Adapt Sound->Personalize Sound.
It takes only 5 minutes. And believe me it makes a big difference.
Price and Value
I am not a cheap guy and I am willing to pay for quality gear. But I am a bit hesitant to fork out a lot of cash on headphones due to my past history of breaking so many of them. Even the original earbuds from Samsung was not safe from my destructive hands!
However the price I paid for my Remax RM-610D earbuds is right up my alley, and most online stores sell them for very attractive and affordable prices. The price includes a small carrying case and some extra rubber seals.
It’s important that your earbuds have a good rubber seal. If the rubber seal is of subpar quality the noise isolation feature won’t work very well, and noise will find it’s way into your ear.
The rubber seal of my Remax earbuds covers the ear canal, yet doesn’t feel intrusive and uncomfortable like earplugs sometimes do. I have used them at airports and cafes, and they do a good job filtering out noise. It works best for lower frequencies such air conditioners, engines and refrigerators. Voices can still be heard, which is the same as with more expensive noise canceling headphones.
For my audio quality tests, I used Youtube videos like this. The audio tests went through the full range of the human audible spectrum (20Hz to 20kHz) and I was able to see how well balanced my earbuds are.
During the test, I could clearly hear the lower frequencies (ranging from 20Hz to 100Hz), as well as the higher frequences (>100Hz). However the lower frequencies were a bit subdued compared to frequencies above 100Hz. I couldn’t hear any frequencies above 13KHz at all, but that’s probably more due to my hearing than the earbuds.
I didn’t notice any distortion. The balance was good across all the frequencies with the audio firmly in the center, and I didn’t notice any swinging between left and right ear.
When I played music the sound is crisp and clear. However I did notice the bass is a bit lean compared to some more expensive headphones. But it was punchy enough for me.
Size and Mobility
Due to my traveling lifestyle, all my electronics have to be compact and lightweight. Everything has to fit into my carry on. Well, here my RM-610D earbuds passes with flying colors. See, they literally take no space at all.
In addition I value mobility and comfort. As an active guy, it’s important that my gear stays in place and feel comfortable. And by now, I have used them at the gym and when I am outside jogging, and so far they done a great job to stay put and don’t fall out (like some other earbuds sometimes tend to do).
Quality and Durability
On some of my older earbuds, the rubber shielding close to the audio jack connector often broke. It tended to crack and expose the inside wires. In addition, I had some cases where the speaker hardware fell out on some of my lower quality gear.
After one year of heavy use I haven’t observed any the above issues with my Remax earbuds.
Final Thoughts on Remax RM-610D
In addition, Remax RM-610D have the standard call control button which is compatible with both Android and Apple phones. It also comes with a convenient carrying case, and replacement rubber seals.
I have to say that after I bought my Remax earbuds, it gotten much easier to work or read pretty much anywhere. For example, a few days ago I had a long plane ride from Asia to Europe and I had long layovers at three different airports. Those longer trips used to be painful, but this time I got tons of work done, while listening to my favorite tunes.
If you’re looking for affordable noise isolating earbuds that plays clear, crisp music, I highly recommend Remax RM-610D – Buy them here!
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