Linklike 2 Review: Earbuds that are simple and affordable, but still have a rich sound. We tested the Linklike Classic 2 over 10 hours to find out how they performed. These earbuds are simple, affordable and offer remarkable merit.
We like this
A pleasant, balanced sound
Includes a carrying case
Cord very long
It is difficult to find buttons
It is difficult to find the perfect fit
Although the Linklike Classic 2 doesn't look flashy, they offer a balanced listening experience.
The Linklike Classic 2 was purchased by us so that our expert reviewer could fully test it and evaluate it. Continue reading to see our complete product review.
You have many options for earbuds. But if you are looking for a traditional half-in-ear design, like the earbuds included with iOS devices such as iPhones or iPods, the Linklike Classic 2 is the one to go.
In-ear earbuds are a great way to support the old saying that you should not judge a book by its cover. These wired earbuds don't have many obvious features. These unassuming, inexpensive earbuds are capable of producing a remarkable amount of sound quality that could appeal to audiophiles as well as those on a budget. The Classic 2 was great for short periods of time over the course of several days. I enjoyed its easy-to-use interface.
In terms of aesthetics, the Classic 2 is a worthy choice. These earbuds are as basic as you would expect, with some subtle improvements. The earbuds have a simple design and a similar shape to Apple Earpods, but with an in-ear construction. They also have silicone tips, and come with a pouch made of leather with a drawstring closure.
It is constructed of TPE and durable Kevlar, which together prevent tangling. At nearly 4 feet, the cord is longer than you'll find on a typical pair of earbuds—but not long enough to comfortably reach from the couch to the entertainment center. These earbuds can be used for gaming, according to the manufacturer. These earbuds could be used with gaming controllers that have headphone jacks.
The inline button panel is one area that falls short of the overall design. The panel's cylindrical design is very low-profile. However, three buttons on the right are not large enough and too high to be easily accessed. Although the middle button has more functions than the others, because it is smaller, it blends in with the buttons. Sometimes, I had to look at the buttons in order to see which one I was pressing.
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The Linklike Classic 2 may not fit you if you prefer a tight fitting earbud. The earbuds feel floating and can sometimes seem to be on the brink of falling out. However, they remain in place. They come in a box without any earbud tip or covering. Each set of silicone tips and fins comes with a single-size earbud tip. I used them all.
The Linklike Classic 2 may not offer the close fitting you desire.
Both sets did not work and only accentuated my precarious feelings about the earbuds. They exaggerated my feeling, as both options were a little too large for me. For those with bigger ear canals, a snug fit is possible. These earbuds can be worn for longer periods of time because they are looser fitting. These earbuds are very light and feel almost invisible. Even if you choose to use one of these earbud fittings, this could still be true.
For assistance with fit and quality problems, the manufacturer provides a link to Amazon's product pages. If you contact the manufacturer, this opens the door to a custom fitting.
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It's clear that the Linklike Classic 2 has a solid sound. These earbuds were a surprise. I was able to listen to both very low-pitched hip hop tracks and complex orchestral arrangements. According to the manufacturer, the Classic 2 is a great earbud for all levels of sound. I agree with that assessment. Vocals in mid-range tones were relatively warm, deep bass frequencies were sufficiently rich and layered, and high frequencies from instruments like saxophones came across as crisp with some depth—and without sounding prickly or harsh.
The 14.1 millimeter drive is the key to this sound quality. It falls within the usual range of 8- 15 millimeters in in-ear headphones. Every earbud has two different types of drivers: tweeters and dynamic drivers. Each earbud also has an ingenious sound-absorbing hole. The feature reduces outside noise and helps to lower the volume of the music you are listening to. This will help reduce tiredness. Your ears will be ready for more nuanced and full-bodied listening.
The quad diaphragm technology is at the core of this impressive sound quality. The Classic 2 has very little bells and whistles so it is satisfying to see that this hardware promise was kept.
A driver is a combination of magnets and wire coils which transform power currents into the sound waves that our ears register. The Classic 2's dynamic driver is known to produce great bass transmission. However, the Classic 2 uses carbon fiber mycelium diaphragms. These drivers are supposed to boost bass frequencies and brighten high sound. This driver technology is designed to deliver the best possible audio experience.
It's clear that the Linklike Classic 2 produces solid sound.
Many people tend to be cautious about budget earbuds below $50, or even $100 depending upon how audio-savvy they are. However, these Linklike earbuds offer a refreshing break from the standard that best earbuds will have a higher price tag. The earbuds are very affordable at $30. There aren’t many earbud fit options. If you have an iPhone 8 and newer, the lightning adapter may be required. However, this could only cost $10 to $15.
Another pair of in-ear headphones, the DEIVVOX D-2018 Wired Earbuds are available at a similar price of $30. The DO218 earbuds are fully inner-ear compatible, unlike the Classic 2. The product comes with three sets memory foam tips and three sets silicone tips. Each set is stored in a gift box-like container that has compartments. Aluminum DEIVVOX headphones come with a carry pouch as well as a noise-isolating design, which the manufacturer claims reduces ambient noise by 90 percent.
These earbuds compete with the Classic 2. They are bass-driven as well, however the driver measures only 10 millimeters and has no quad driver technology. DEIVVOX also stresses the ruggedness of the cable—60 percent more durable than other headphone cables supposedly—so if you're tough on cables and accessories, this could be a plus.