Korean manufacturer Cresyn has been around for quite some time, and although the name might not ring any bells, chances are that you’ve been using its earphones – only under another brand. However, while the company has been quietly producing OEM earphones (generic goods designed for sale under any corporate name… possibly several) for a good ways at this point, it’s now decided to venture out under its own label. Not a bad move if you ask us, considering that the made in China Cresyn C750E’s are just one out of the five in-ear earphones the company offers, and are priced at about $100.
The Cresyn C750E earphones’ packaging and bundled accessories are pretty basic. Included with the C750E units are two extra silicon ear tips, a cord clip and a carrying pouch. By contrast, other manufacturers in this price range like Audio-technica, Shure, or Jays offer extension cords, more ear tips and even plane adapters. The C750E cord is four feet in length and has a nice thickness to it, however. It doesn’t feel cheap, and sports minimal cord feedback (the noise you hear when you bump the cord) which is also a nice plus. Overall, the Cresyn C750E earphones are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time – the most important thing in our minds.
The C750Es use a Micro Max Transducer with only a 4.3 x 6.3 mm driver (one of the smallest we have seen) along with an acoustic filter to keep out ear wax and other debris. Sensitivity is rated at 97 dB – not bad, all things considered.
During testing, the C750Es had no problems keeping up with the fast acoustics in Rodrigo y Gabriela’s Hanuman. Everything was clear and concise as should be, although our preference would be for a considerably warmer mid-range. Highs are not overly bright, which is nice, but also prove somewhat flat. The flute solo in the Richard Stoltzman’s classical Maid with the Flaxen Hair felt more distant to us than it should have been, often a trait found amongst smaller drivers than have difficulty with a broad soundstage. In addition, vocals in The Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling sounded muddy and bass is fairly poor to boot.
The Cresyn C750E earphones appear pretty basic to us with very few features or sound qualities to make them stand out from the crowd. Acoustic or instrumental fans might like the sound quality of the units, but for any other genre, we would have to recommend against them. Moreover, despite the compelling cost range, we feel that there are better phones out there for the price. (Take a look at the Klipsch Image S4 earphones which are among our favorites in the same category.) We would also recommend the Sennheiser CX series units, which are priced similarly and offer better sound isolation and bass.
- Good clarity
- Comfortable to wear
- Minimal Cord Feedback
- Great for acoustical music
- Responsive drivers
- Mid-range could be warmer
- Soundstage could be broader
- Bass is lacking
- Good but flat highs