[Review] Pump Audio V2 Earphones (Orange V2)
Pump Audio are the specialist earphone division of Speedcam systems who specialize in high quality electronics. The Pumps arrived in a cardboard box with a book-like front cover; which you open to a transparent window which reveals your Pumps. In today’s high-end earphone market everyone tries to have a hook in order to compete all the other headphones and earphones. Pump Audio, a UK company and a fairly new to the high-end earphone market, decided to take the market’s front-runner head on by comparing their earphones to earphones made by Beats . Surprisingly, in Pump Audio’s testing, 74% of the testers liked the Pump Audio earphones more than the Beats. That statement was intriguing and is enough for me to want to try them out, and the company was kind enough to send me a pair to do so.Click for Prices and Pictures Click for Prices and Pictures
The Pump Audio earphones have the following specs as listed by their website:
- Frequency Range: 16 hz – 24000 hz
- Sensitivity: 102 dB (+/- 3dB)
- Impedance: 18 ohms
- Complete Noise Isolation
- Specially tuned earbuds for small or regular/large ear canals
- Specially Custom Tuned Drivers
- Weight: <15g
- 3.5mm Gold Connector Jack
- Aluminium Casing
- In Line Microphone and Water Resistant
- 5 Year PUMP Full Replacement Warranty
- In a blindfold test, 74% of people preferred PUMP to Beats Tours. But don’t take their word for it… Take the PUMP Challenge!
As you can see from the image above, the earphones came in a simple package which included a set of Pump Audio earphones and two additional sets of silicone speakers covers in different sizes for a custom ear fit. What you will not see here are any user instructions. Although earphone use should be pretty straight forward, these earphones like their competitors do have an inline mic and a button to pause, play, skip track, go back a track. The trick here is knowing the combination of button presses for each feature.
I do not claim to be an Audiophile but I have over the years got to learn so much more about sound quality through reviewing many speakers and headphones and I know what I like. Plus I can certainly tell many subtle differences between brands. So I will try my best to explain why I really LOVE these earphones.
I love the bright orange color but it also comes in black too if this is too bright for you. For me its nice to find some different colored earphones to the normal white or silver.
The backs for the earphones have an etched sun design; which catches the light and sparkles every now and then, making you think they have put in crystals instead…very clever.
You have 51 inches of cable to play with which is plenty long for exercising or doing whatever you want to do.
I love the flat cable, making it less likely to get tangled up.
The soft supple ear-buds are so comfortable and felt completely stable within my ear and found even with moving around they were certainly not going to fall out, they felt soft, smooth and secure.
Well I have to say….WOW….they are amazing, obviously I haven’t tried every high quality earphone ever made so I cant compare these 100% BUT I have tried Dr beats earphones in the past and I feel these have a much richer and more immersive quality to them.
If you have a MP3 player and have downloaded poor quality music files you are not going to get the FULL benefit of such a quality product; but you can certainly improve the sound quality from any device with these Pumps.
I was in a world of bliss with the amount of bass being produced, silky smooth with just a hint of reverberation, just as it should be, allowing you to dip your hearing toe in the water and relax, without some BOOM BOOM shark swimming over and messing up your day.
The music cuts out immediately you get an incoming call on your phone and allows you to answer without having to go mooching for your phone in your bag. Then once the call ends it continues with your music where it left off…just brilliant! Voices are clear and sharp too.
The fact its water resistant is perfect too, great for joggers out in all weathers and those of you hiking and want a bit of music for inspiration as you trek across the Himalayas or Hyde park lol!
The 51 inch length that you get with these is a real bonus; Ive had so many pairs of earphones and headphones that are way too short this has the luxury of the added length to tuck in and under coat, jackets shirts and t-shirts with still enough left to move around comfortably.
I love the bright orange color it really gets some attention when you get them out. The fact you have 3 sets of earbuds for different size ears is a real bonus.. The Pumps are excellent build quality and feel great to touch, you can feel the quality with these earphones. As for the sound WOW it really is full and has some amazing bass. The sound is so crisp, clear and clean and I cant even draw a picture about what they sound like; so you will have to take my word for it or try them yourself 🙂