Ofuca X53 Earphones

Ofuca X53 Earphones

£8.99
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My Rating

1.0/10

Pros

  • OK Noise Isolation/Cancellation

Cons

  • Fake Amazon Reviews
  • In-Line Control is Terrible
  • No User Guide
  • Basic Sounding
  • Poor Microphone

Today I’ll be writing about these Ofuca X53 Earphones. Around December and January, I saw countless adverts for these earphones. The adverts promised high quality audio, noise isolation, all for under a tenner!

I knew this was hardly likely to be true. Ofuca also needed product reviewers. So, I approached them naturally as a person who loves earphones and someone who runs this product review website. Ofuca did reply to my request but rejected me to review on this website. They were only interested in fake, positive reviews on Amazon. So, don’t believe the comments on Amazon as some of them will be fake. Ofuca will refund your purchase money if you leave a fake positive review on Amazon.

So, I thought O FUC A you then (See what I did there), but in early January there was an offer running for these and I managed to purchase them for a couple of quid. I made this purchase to see if they were as bad as I initially thought. So, here I am today writing my HONEST product review for the X53 Earphones.

Packaging and Contents.

The Ofuca X53 Earphones comes in a plain White cardboard box, with no mention of the brand name or model number. All that’s printed on the box is the word ‘Earphones’ followed by the following text ‘Make our life more colorful’.

How does that sentence even related to a pair of earphones?

I have had some great products delivered to me before in plain packaging, so it’s not fair to instantly judge a product based on the packaging. The outer box measures 9.0cm x 9.0cm x 1.5cm and weighs 40G.

Ofuca X53 Earphones
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Inside the box you’ll find the following: 1x Earphones, 2x Additional Silicone Ear Tips, 1x Wire Clip, 1x Zip Pouch. It’s worth noting there’s no user guide, or any company contact information.

Ofuca X53 Earphones
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Ofuca X53 Earphones.

The Ofuca X53 Earphones have a rather strange rubber effect cable, it naturally wants to curl up by itself and perform a magical self-knot tying trick before your eyes. The end of the cable features a standard 3.5mm TRRS (Top Ring Ring Sleeve) plug and the overall length of the cable measures 130.0cm with each split section of cable to each ear measuring 35.0cm. The earbuds are magnetic and clip together.

Ofuca X53 Earphones
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Each earbud has a coloured coded ribbon, Red for the right ear and Blue for the left. You get some sort of in-line control on the right cable. (More on this control below).

The tips are made from Silicone and can be removed and replaced in the usual way. You get three different sizes in total. Small, Medium (Already fitted as standard), and Large.

Ofuca X53 Earphones
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In-Line Control.

Yes, the Ofuca X53 Earphones come with an in-line control, but no user guide is present on how to use it. Luckily there’s some instruction on their Amazon page. What is advertised is written below.

  • Press Once: Pause/Play Audio, Answer/End a Phone call.
  • Press Twice: Next Track.
  • Press Thrice: Previous Track.
In-Line Control
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But what happens is below.

  • Press Once: Pause/Play Audio, Answer/End a Phone call.
  • Press Twice: Next Track.
  • Press Thrice: Next Track
  • Press & Hold: Activate Siri/Google Assistant.

So, you can get extra features like using Siri/Google Assistant, but you’re not able to go back to a previous song, you can’t increase/decrease volume. So, all the important things that you’ll normally do and not able to fully utilise this feature.

Sound Quality.

So far, the Ofuca X53 Earphones have done very little to impress me. So, could the audio quality save the day?

No, is the short answer!

They’re very basic sounding, and yes, I know they’re on sale for under a tenner, but still no excuses. I’ve reviewed other audio equipment for around the same price range and the sound has been excellent.

These Ofuca earphones are very bassy sounding and normally I’m more in favour of this type of setup, but the bassy sound of the Ofuca X53 Earphones sound fuzzy. Imagine listening to music with water in your ears, that’s how they sound.

Increasing the volume to halfway to full on your device will literally kill them off and the sound becomes even more dreadful. You’re only able to listen to music from around halfway and under.

There’s also a noticeable imbalance of sound between each earbud, with the right one performing less than the left one. Possible problem is the in-line control, maybe splitting the cable to provide this control has hindered the audio quality compared to the left-hand side.

Other Features.

Ofuca also advertise high-end features such as noise isolation and noise cancellation. And to be fair, the X53 do block out some background noises and audio leakage is also low. So, I can confirm that they make great earplugs, which is pretty much all they’re good for.

The microphone for taking phone calls is what you’d expect so far from this review, it’s basic and works but not the best quality sounding microphone by any means. It’s OK for taking a quick call whilst you’re listening to terrible sounding music, but that’s about it. I think you’d even annoy a cold calling energy switching parasite enough for them to hang up on you! So not all bad new then.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Ofuca
  • Model: X53 Earphones.
  • Manufacturer Code: N/A
  • Manufacturer Reference: N/A
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B07WVVN5KZ
  • Frequency: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Impedance: 16Ω
  • Sensitivity: 105±3dB
  • Input Power: 10mW
  • Cable Length: 1.25m
  • Jack Type: 3.5mm
  • Compliance: CE, RoHS

Conclusion.

The Ofuca X53 Earphones are cheap, and poor sounding. Ofuca over-promise and under-deliver when it comes to selling these earphones. They’re great if you’re not fussed about music and want a cheap pair of earphones. But if you like any kind of music, you’ll be disappointed. As mentioned in the beginning you can’t trust the Amazon reviews for this product as Ofuca are effectively buying people’s positive reviews with a refund of their purchase if you leave a positive review. When I contacted Ofuca they even offered me an additional £5.00 ‘Commission’ payment if I left them a positive feedback on Amazon.

I will never do this on Amazon or on the My Helpful Hints website. In fact, I don’t review on Amazon and all reviews on this website are honest and I have the freedom to say what I like. Even if a brand sends me a product, I’ll always be honest.

Ofuca wanted fake reviews and it’s clear to see why as in my opinion the X53 earphone are a pile of shit and should be avoided at all costs, they’re a brand that should not be trusted and deceiving honest paying Amazon customers.

If you want the Ofuca X53 Earphones for yourself, they’re available for purchase only on Amazon. The RRP for this product is £8.99.

Product sample provided by Ofuca in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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