CT6 Review on Slashgear
“For your money you’re getting not only custom molded earphones, as a fair few other companies offer, but custom tuning too. It’s the latter that would see us picking Sleek Audio over the other premium headphones offered; at $100 over the standard SA6s it’s a small price to pay for unique fit and sound.”
When we reviewed the Sleek Audio SA6 earphones last October, there was no disguising how positively we felt about the customizable in-ear monitors. So, when Sleek told us that we could expect the same and more from their custom-molded earphones, the freshly-rebranded CT6 Customs, and offered to fit us for them while at CES back in January, we couldn’t resist trying them out. It’s been a while since our SA CT6 Customs arrived; have they lived up to expectations?
We’ve had more than a few people ask where our CT6 review is, and we admit its been some time since our video unboxing (which you can also see below). What we’ve been tracking is the Customs bedding in, the single-We’ve also been using the Customs in a variety of situations, from airplanes to listening to MP3s and CDs, both at home or the office, and when out in public.
Both of Sleek’s products are special because they’re customizable, though of course they go about this in different ways. For the SA6s, you have the choice of several interchangeable bass and treble tubes which allow you to tweak the standard balance depending on your musical and sound preferences. In the case of the CT6 Customs, their unique tailoring comes from the fact that they’re individually made for a single wearer’s ears. Sleek took molds of our outer and inner ears, and from that their audio specialist Bill crafts two unique acrylic shells, inside which their signature single balanced armature drivers.
Other choices depend on whether you prefer the cable to hang down or flip back, over the top of your ear. Sleek will position the removable-cable port either high up on the CT6 or down closer to the bottom, depending on your preference. There’s also a broad array of colors and finishes, from clear through various transparent and translucent shades, to solid acrylics and even slightly glittering options. They’ll also print on a logo of your choice from an image file you send them; as you can see, we went with the SlashGear roundel.
See full review here