Moondrop Nekocake

Moondrop Nekocake

Moondrop Nekocake

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BEST RATING
Air Travel:
4.4
MUSIC: Poor5.7/10
CALLS: Fair6.1/10
GAMING: Poor4.6/10
TV: Poor5.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.7/10
EXERCISE: Poor5.6/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.1/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Good7.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Poor5.5/10

The Moondrop Nekocake earbuds are a budget-friendly wireless option, well-suited for music listening with good overall sound quality and portability. They feature active noise cancelling, helping to isolate you from outside distractions. While they provide very good build quality and are sweatproof, which may appeal to active users, they're not recommended for gaming or TV due to poor soundstage and latency issues. Calls and meeting quality are fair, but the microphone's performance is rated as poor. They offer basic app control customization, including an equalizer, and are optimized for both Android and Apple devices, but have a limited battery life of around 3 hours. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Very good build quality
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Good noise isolation
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • Poor microphone quality
  • Limited battery life (3 hours)
  • No wireless charging
  • Fair built-in controls

Ratings by Category

Air Travel:
4.4
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Portability:
4.4
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.3
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
3.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$43
Brand
Moondrop
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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5.7/10
Phone Calls Score
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6.2/10
Gaming Score
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4.7/10
TV and Video Score
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5/10
Exercise Score
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5.6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
3 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1 Hours
Bluetooth version
5
Case Battery Life
12

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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7/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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5.4/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Size
Medium
Weight of single earbud
5.4 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Jarvin | January 2022
"What sets the Nekocake apart from its competition at this price point is the Moondrop Link app that allows the user to change the tonal balance of the Nekocake. This makes sure that it’s versatile enough to suit different sonic preferences while allowing some customization of controls."

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