Conclusion: Pound for pound, Shure’s SE112 are some of the best budget buds on the market. If quality audio is of a high concern, we don’t normally recommend you pay less than $100 for a pair of earphones. But if you just don’t have the cheddar, you should probably pick up the SE112.
Pros: Clear, open soundstage, Respectable level of detail, Solid construction, Great passive noise isolation, Extremely affordable
Cons: Upper register occasionally too snappy, No microphone or control piece
Conclusion: When I am asked by friends and family about what earphones I recommend they buy, the budget they specify is usually sub £50 rather than the sort of figures you might associate with the more exotic offerings I review. For years, I have unhesitatingly recommended the SoundMagic E10. For £35 it is a truly excellent earphone and one that delivers sound quality I didn’t think would be easily matched at a similar price point.
Pros: Musical and accurate performance, Solid build, 2 year warranty
Cons: Not especially attractive, No inline controls, SoundMagic E10 slightly cheaper