Page 4 - Conclusion
Kickstarter has delivered many different products with varying success. In the introduction, I posed the question regarding whether the TUNAI Drum will be a successful Kickstarter project. To be completely honest, it is hard to say. The project has already been completely funded, and will go into production soon after this review is published. In that sense, it has been successful. However, a product needs to be more than just funded to be truly successful; it has to actually please the consumers. The TUNAI Drum did perfectly average in my opinion. The build quality is acceptable, but not exceptional. The cable is very tangle prone, unfortunately. However, the connector is quite sturdy and will probably not break throughout use. The in-line remote is a nice addition with its microphone working surprisingly well. Aesthetically, they look nice. I like the off-center design of the earpiece, especially with how comfortably it sat in my ear. As well, TUNAI allows you to choose from five different colors. The gold-plated connector is also appreciated, which actually helps with performance. The listening experience was acceptable, although sometimes it was not the cleanest. Overall, it was bass heavy and if you like that, the TUNAI Drum will be a good choice. Most of the cheaper pledge prices for the Kickstarter has already been taken at the time this review is published, and since this review is so close to the date the Kickstarter will be done, I will only be considering the MSRP. The MSRP for the Drum is $40 USD for just the earphones, while the small carrying case is an additional $10. This is a little too expensive for what you get. The Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro is slightly cheaper and is much better built, and it includes a couple of extras as well. The bass on the TUNAI Drum is better, but the Tesoro A3 Tuned In-Ear Pro has a much more balanced sound with a better overall listening experience.
TUNAI provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
6/10 means A product with its advantages, but drawbacks should not be ignored before purchasing.
5/10 means An average product with no real advantages; drawbacks and advantages just seem to cancel each other out.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 5.8/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The TUNAI Drum offers a decent listening experience if heavy bass is your thing and heavy bass is all you care about.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis