RevoNext QT3 review: In-ear headphones with quad drivers for maximum sound

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While I’m not a huge fan of the over-ear plastic coated cable, the RevoNext QT3 Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones offer exceptional sound and great value for the price.

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Dual driver earbuds are definitely the norm but there are a few companies pushing the quad driver setup for even better sound. Our RevoNext QT3 review takes a look at a pair of quad driver in-ear headphones from a company you may not yet be familiar with. Read on for our full review!

Specifications

The RevoNext QT3 In-Ear Headphones have the following features and specifications:

  • Quad Drivers: RevoNext QUAD Driver In-Ear Headphones include double balanced armatures and double dynamic drivers,exclusively dedicated to silky highs, detailed mids, and deep bass. Every nuance comes alive like hearing your favorite music for the first time.
  • Ergonomic Fit: Streamlined aluminum sound chamber with perfected ergonomics ensures exceptional comfort and noise isolation.
  • Compatible Model: The cable uses 3.5MM 0.78mm 2 pin Detachable Hifi Audio Cable. Suitable for most smartphones.
  • Audiophile Headphones: Better balance of 3 frequencies, crisp high note and deep low notes, bring you a new kind of auditory sense. The mid, bass, and treble driver unit have a rich, vigorous performance at bass, midrange and treble; bass, mids, and trebles are rich and energetic.
  • Frequency Range: 7-40KHz
  • Impedance: 16Ω
  • Sensitivity: 105dB
  • Pin Type: 0.78mm
  • Cable Length: 1.25m (4 feet)
  • Weight: 25g

What’s in the box

  • Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones
  • 3 Pairs Silicone Ear Tips
  • 3.5MM 0.78mm 2 pin Detachable Cable
  • User Manual
  • 6 month limited guarantee
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What’s in the box…

Design

The RevoNext QT3 Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones consist of a pair of detachable earbuds which have a unique shape. While sporting a rectangular footprint, the front of the metal earbud housing is circular while the back has three straight edges that are angled. The housing itself is just under an inch in length and about half-an-inch in diameter. Three small screws and a pair of small screens round out the design with some bevelled and inset edges.

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The RevoNext QT3 earbud housings.

The ear tips attach to a nub on the inside of the housing towards the front, as one would expect. The nub itself is angled slightly forward which directs the sound into your ear when worn. As for the ear tips, RevoNext includes three sizes so you should be able to find one that fits for you.

Near the top of the back side of the housing is a small receptacle with two pinholes located within. Just on the outside of the housing near this receptacle is an L or R to indicate left or right earbud. At the end of the audio cable are two small plugs, again with an L or R on them, with two small pins. These pins connect to the earbuds through the receptacle and allow the user to upgrade or swap out their earbuds at a later date. While the pins are small, they are fairly sturdy and shouldn’t bend or give way with normal use. With that, once you’ve got them attached to the earbuds, there shouldn’t be a reason to remove them unless you’re swapping them out.

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The cable attaches to each earbud for easy replacement should something fail.

As for the cable itself, it is roughly 1.25 meters (just over 4 feet) in length. The “HiFi Audio” cable, as RevoNext describes it, is coated with a clear plastic coating in its entirety. Roughly 75 cm (29 1/2-inches) from the 3.5mm plug, the cable splits into two for the left and right channels. The last 8 1/2 cm (3 1/4-inches) on each cable has a plastic sleeve over it and is curved. When using the headphones, this curved portion goes over the top of your ear and the cable then rests behind your ear, much like some sport earbuds. To be honest, I’m not a fan of this style, mostly due to the fact that I wear glasses. At any rate, the cable is light and flexible enough that it’s not too much of a nuisance while wearing glasses. Without glasses, it’s barely noticeable and comfortable enough. Still, I would have liked to see a design that just sits in your ear without wrapping around.

On that note, the cable itself tangles fairly easily when wrapped together or placed loose in a bag. RevoNext did also include a velcro wrapper that is attached to the cable so if you have time or patience you can properly loop the cable and keep it together with the strap. Still, while using the headphones, the cable doesn’t really lay flat and even after multiple uses still retains the bends from shipping.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of the design and cable overall, the RevoNext QT3 are definitely well constructed and are still fairly comfortable for extended listening sessions. Our review sample came in the Gray Space colorway but you can also get them in Matte Black or Red if you wish.

Sound Quality

Speaking of listening sessions, the RevoNext QT3 offer up quad drivers — two dynamic and two balanced armatures — for maximum sound enjoyment. Overall, the audio is well balanced between highs, mediums, and lows. There is plenty of warm bass without being punchy and overbearing. One of my favourite testing songs, “Unfinished Symphony” by Massive Attack, is very rich and warm and the bass just fills your eardrums at pleasing levels and balance. Other genres like rock, EDM, classic hip hop, and even classical sound equally balanced and rich with the quad drivers offering a very nice and rich balance across the spectrum.

That being said, there is the odd song that favours the treble a bit and in these rare cases, the audio can be a tad piercing at times. Overall, however, these are easily some of the best sounding wired earbuds that I’ve reviewed.

Price/Value

The RevoNext QT3 In-Ear Headphones have an MSRP of US$84 but can be found on Amazon for as low as $62.99. At the full retail price, the RevoNext QT3 are a solid price for the value. At the current Amazon price, they are a steal given the sound and build quality.

Wrap-up

While I’m not a huge fan of the over-ear plastic coated cable, the RevoNext QT3 Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones offer exceptional sound and great value for the price.

*We were sent a sample of the RevoNext QT3 In-Ear Headphones for the purposes of this review.

RevoNext QT3

US$84
9.3

Design

8.5/10

Sound Quality

9.5/10

Price/Value

10.0/10

Nailed it

  • Rich, balanced sound
  • Ample bass without being overbearing
  • Comfortable
  • Individual earbuds can be replaced
  • Reasonably priced
  • Three colour options
  • Quality build design
  • Sturdy cable

Needs work

  • Odd song can be a tad piercing on high tones
  • Cable tangles easy
  • Not a fan of the over ear cables
  • Only 6 month warranty

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