We are now reviewing KBear KB04, elder brother of KS2. KBear is a young but determined company, it’s known for budget products with good sound quality. It’s success to form a headphone company in the China, where the rivalry rising. We’ve loved the KBear KS2 for its energetic sounding, let’s see how KBear KB04 performs!
Box, Unboxing, Headphone and Cable
First of all, box is small, on the box it is basic and sufficient. In the box there’s silicone tips and crocodile fastener as an accessories in one bag. Headphone itself is shiny metal bodied, small and detachable from cable. Cable is 2pin .78 with thin braided cable. It’s positive score for durability.
Sounds light and balanced, instrument beats sounds softly while having great capacity in wind instruments. Unlike it’s V-shaped brother KS2 instruments does not stay low. Therefore it fits nimble instrumented genres such as Jazz, New Age or Turkish Classical Music. First negative impression: Can’t provide enough capacity in Zimmer’s Orchestra Recording just like little brother KS2 —Another example is Alan Parsons Project’s La Sagrada Familia track. This shows us KB04 lacks on capacity and resonance. In moderm music, there’s bass existence. The difference between artificial and natural treble is audible. Good at male vocals but as i mentioned above it’s not good at very congested tracks. It does not get wicked but since beats don’t have enough volume you can’t get satisfied: For Example
Bass, Mid, Treble
As i mentioned above, bass is balanced, there’s no excessive bass emphasis. It’s like reverb of piano note which is realistic sounding. In dubstep genre there’s no bleeding to the mids while bass drops sounds slightly explosive.
It’s not bad at midrange. Don’t expect the awesomeness. If you don’t do critical listening, it’s decent. Not bad at sound isolation too.
Treble is the weak spot. It’s probably will be exhausting in electronic music (or makes you pull it off immediately). While instruments sounds natural, since the treble is one-dimensional, it may be bit too much for your ear, if track’s high frequencies smoothed on mastering process there’s no problem.
I can say that KBear KB04 is outshadowed by its brother KS2. KB04 sounds calm and distant and it’s decent for 30 USD. If the genre fits the characteristic of the KB04, you should evaluate this headphone on your list.