Review: Dodocool’s EL Glowing Earphones sound great, but look ridiculous

Dodocool’s latest earbuds have great, and some not so great, features.


Dodocool, a Hong Kong based consumer electronics company, has released a strange, new pair of earbuds.

Dubbed the EL Glowing Earphone, the earbuds have the ability to light up, thanks to an LED light in the earbud’s cable. It may come off as a little too gimmicky, but dodocool’s earbuds have great sound quality behind them. What’s even more innovative is the way the lights will flash to the beat of a song.

For fans of music with a lot of bass and/or rhythm, this a something that will draw a particular crowd. The light blue glow, giving off Tron vibes, from a user’s earphone is going to turn a few heads.

However, despite great noise quality coming from the earbuds and one major unique feature, the overall design of the earphones are awkward. The gaudy colors and uncomfortable feeling may turn off some potential buyers.

Dococool’s earphones have some extra characteristics

Aside from the overall solid sound, dodocool’s earbuds have helpful aspects. The EL Glowing Earphones, similar to many earphone sold today, have the option of taking phone calls. The microphone is much closer to a user’s face, especially when compared to other headphones with this feature. It’s convenient, especially if a user is going out for a run.

The physical design of the EL Glowing Earphones hurts the eyes a little

The biggest issue with the earphones themselves is the design, especially with the color. Dodocool’s earphone only come in one color and it’s gold. However, it is a bright, over-the-top gold that looks like a bizarre award. At the end of the cable is a charging base, where the power for the LED lights come from. The base does not look too appealing.

The cables are durable and sweat proof, but they are difficult to bend. Since the earbuds are meant to go around a user’s ear like the athletic clips, it feels a little awkward.

Available only on Amazon

Dodocool’s earphones are widely available on Amazon for $19.99, and is Prime eligible. If a user is looking to put up with the odd design aesthetics, the price is not bad. The sound behind the EL Glowing Earphones is solid enough, and customers can do a lot worse for 20 bucks.

Dodocool In-Ear Sport Headphones w/ EL Blue Light

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The Review

EL Glowing Earphone

7 Score

"A pair of earbuds with the creative feature of being able to glow and light up to the beat of a song."

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The Good

  • Sound quality is great
  • Sweat proof cables are great for gym goers
  • The light up cables are a great feature

The Bad

  • The overall design is just weird looking
  • A tad uncomfortable

Breakdown

  • Overall 70%
Colin Barry

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Colin Barry

Hi there! I am a Print Journalism student at Suffolk University, who is looking to obtain a career as a freelance writer, a film critic or have a career related to creative writing!