I think I’m ready to give some more impressions on the Comet after spending a couple weeks with them. My go to beater in-ears have been my 1More Quad Drivers (also MSRP $199 but can usually be found for cheaper) and I was hoping the Comet would be replacing them.
To me the Comets are a frustrating headphone. For $200 bucks you get a sweet carrying case, tons of different tips, a MMXC cable with in-line buttons and mic(good and bad) and some pretty decent sound.
First things first, I like the Comets at times. There are times a song will come on where I will be like these sound really damn good and then the next song comes on and I wonder if my Comets suddenly got switched out of my ear for something else. The Comets have pretty good low-end but it does sometimes get muddy in the mids with recessed highs. Despite that description of the sound, I still stumble upon a song (Sunny Tales (Chill Mix) by Sunlounger comes to mind ) that sounds absolutely amazing and makes me want to keep the Comets in my ears all day. Which is why they are frustrating. I can’t quite place it but their sound seems to be inconsistent.
The Comets are housed in a Stainless Steel housing. The housing looks nice and shiny but it also attracts fingerprints super fast so unless you’re wiping them after every use, be ready for some smudged headphones. Its a pretty unique build and they fit super well. I found it super easy to get a seal on them and was happy that they were straight up in-ears instead of the wire behind the ears (in-ear monitor style). The housing is also super durable and I don’t see it attracting the same amount of chips that my Quad Drivers have.
Moving over to the MMXC cable, unfortunately after about 2 weeks the connection between the left driver and the cable became a little loose which resulted in them to be unusable for walking and commuting. Every step would cause the connection to pop. The cable itself is pretty nice and the mic is OK for taking calls. The three buttons on the remote are spaced rather close together with nothing on them (raised + -, etc) to help distinguish them if you are just trying to fumble your fingers around to change a song or get the volume turned up without looking at the buttons.
Overall I think the Comet does check more of the right boxes than the wrong ones. My issue with their inconsistency could be because of a faulty cable and maybe once I get the a new cable it will be better across the board. They are definitely on par with other in-ears in their price range just based on the amount of accessories provided and they can sound pretty good too. I’d recommend giving them a try but wouldn’t say they are the best in their price range.