Launched alongside the OnePlus X is the company’s newest – and most expensive – earphones, the Icons. Priced at 50 euro, which is about RM235, OnePlus claimed that these earphones sound better than a pair of 300 euro (approximately RM1,415) earphones. Even musicians think so too in a blind test of the Icons.
To show just how good the Icons are, OnePlus invited several students of the Helsinki Music Center in Finland to try out the earphones for themselves. The Icons was compared against two unspecified earphones that cost 100 euro (although the video description wrote 200 euro instead) and 300 euro respectively. Not surprisingly, each and every one of the student is impressed by the Icons’ sound quality. They were even more impressed when they were told that the Icons cost considerably less than the other two offerings.
As for specifications, the Icon has a metal build, a three-chamber design that is said to change the intensity of low-frequency sound, 11mm drivers (instead of 9mm ones more commonly found in other earphones), and a “malleable aluminium composite” diaphragm, which offers “natural and authentic sound,” OnePlus claimed. The Icons also has an in-line remote to play or pause music, controlling volume, and answering calls.
As expected, the OnePlus Icons does not have a shipping date yet. Hopefully, it will eventually make its way to Malaysia.