The talk about audio quality is subjective and is more of the measure of a personal experience. While audiophiles go for the best audio hardware that is out in the market, the mainstream users are usually satisfied if a certain set of earphones is able to meet their requirements for a fraction of what others are paying. In this review, I am going to give my personal opinions on the new sub $50 NMKT120-LGD earphones and help you make a better decision on your next earphone purchase.
Nakamichi should not be a brand that is foreign to many. They have been out in the market for decades and have been known for providing buyers with a huge variety of choice of audio products at affordable prices. There are 3 models available in the NMKT series, namely the KT100, KT110 and KT120 which we are reviewing today. They should not differ much in terms of hardware, but rather more on its own design.
After testing out the Nakamichi NMKT120-LGD with different genre of songs, we realised that Nakamichi has put much focus on reproducing bass on the earphones. As compared to our higher end Creative Aurvana in-ear 3 earphones, we can hear the difference in the lows. Sounds at the other frequencies remained well integrated throughout and was well balanced. However, it seems that when the sounds reaches a much lower frequency, the clarity is reduced and appears to be muffled. Moreover, it would have been better if Nakamichi could reduce the the profile of the higher frequency sounds. The highs went too further up sometimes and resulted in some noticeable crackle. Such symptoms can be easily solved with the use of software. Regardless, we really enjoyed our music experience on the NMKT120-LGD.
Do also take note that as audio perspective differs between listeners, we would recommend you to try the unit out and feel for yourself the sounds that this earphones are producing. You could have a totally different opinion.
We believe that with the focus on bass and well balanced distinction throughout the lows to highs, the NMKT120-LGD would give mainstream audio listeners a pleasant audio experience. Moreover, the built in microphone also adds great value and practical sense to this set of earphones. The Nakamichi NMKT120-LGD is certainly one of our answers to affordable and high quality audio gear.
Pricing and Availability
The new Nakamichi NMKT earphones retails for SRP $49.00 inclusive GST and comes in 3 colours – Grey, Grey/Gold, and Light Gold. All earphones are available at all Sprint-Cass, Big Box and Challenger stores.