The Rovking V1 are basic in-ear headphones. They're lightweight, compact and stable enough for sports use. However, they feel cheaply made and not durable. They have a subpar sound and poorly block the ambient noise of loud environments.
The Rovking V1 are ordinary looking in-ear headphones. They're incredibly portable, lightweight and they're easy to carry around everywhere you go, which is good for sports. However, they don't seem very durable. The plastic used in their build feels cheap, and the cable is thin. They also have a typical in-ear fit that some may find uncomfortable.
The Rovking V1 have a regular in-ear fit, that may not be comfortable for everyone. Their ear-hook-like design means the audio cable will go behind your ears, but it's very thin and does not affect their comfort level. However, the tips will put a little pressure in the ear canal, which can get bothersome during long listening sessions.
The V1 have a decent control scheme that provides a call/music button and a volume switch. It's not optimized for all phones, but the switch remembers your previous volume level on iOS devices. Unfortunately, this doesn't give you full control over the volume, which can be a little frustrating. Also, the buttons are a little small.
The V1 are above-average stable headphones. They have an ear-hook design that provides a bit more stability than standard in-ear models. Sadly, the hook design is as thin as the cable, which may not be sturdy enough to keep the headphones attached to your ears during high-intensity exercises at the gym.
The Rovking V1 are very portable headphones. They will easily fit in most pockets, bags or purses, and they're small enough to carry on your person without hassle. Their hook design doesn't add much bulk to headphones when folded. They don't come with a case or pouch, which is slightly disappointing.
Build quality is average. These headphones are sufficiently lightweight and the earbuds dense enough to handle a couple of drops without getting damaged. However, the audio cable is ordinary and of average thickness, which may not be as durable as some of the rubberized or flat cables that other in-ear models have. Their ear-hook design is also very thin and cheap.
The Rovking V1 are a poor sounding pair of closed-back in-ear headphones. They have a poor, excessive and boomy bass, a poor and recessed mid-range, and a sub-par and uneven treble. The also lack an open and spacious soundstage, like most other closed-back headphones. On the positive side, they don't produce too much distortion.
The Rovking V1 are passively isolating headphones. The in-ear design creates a decent seal that's able to block some high-frequency noise. However, the seal is not as good as some of the other in-ear models, so you will still be able to hear the hustle and bustle of a busy commute. They won't fare well in loud environments unless you listen to your audio at high volumes, but on the upside, they have remarkably low leakage.
Average isolation. Since these in-ears do not have active noise-cancellation, the provided passive isolation is quite impressive. They achieve good isolation in the Treble Range and above average isolation in the Mid Range. In the Bass Range, they achieve about 4dB of isolation, which although quite impressive for a passive design, it is noticeably inferior to what high-end active noise-cancelling headphones can achieve.
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