The TimbrePRO earbuds set about to deliver full, rich bass in an earbud design, and they achieve just that. Personal experience may differ, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
Besides the wood chamber which caught my attention straight away, I was impressed by the braided fabric cord, something which I had only just started using with my mouse. And similar to it, both do a good job of resisting any twisting a little better than a rubber cord would. Upon my first try, I noticed a tendency for the braided cord to rub against my clothing and transfer that sound into the earbuds, but after some use it is no longer something I notice happening.
At first, I was concerned they might not be the pair for me at all, as I was having difficulty getting them seated into my ears correctly. I quickly changed to one of the alternate bud sizes, and while it was better, it wasn’t great. However, after a week of use, they’re sitting much better. Call it breaking them in, I guess. I do notice that sound quality gets just a little better if I lightly press them into the ear, so I’m sure the fit isn’t ideal, but that’s just my ears in particular.
I tracked down a series of bass test mp3s to put them to the test, and I was really surprised that a pair of earbuds could make sounds that resemble subwoofer systems. Up against standard earbuds, you don’t need to turn the volume quite as loud, and any environmental noise is somewhat muffled for a better experience.
So after the trial period, they haven’t disappointed. I still reach for them over my standard iPhone buds when I need to plug in. My initial concerns are fading away, except for a slight issue of fit. The TimbrePRO is available from Amazon for $49.99.