Excerpt: For the money I was surprised by the sound. Now Audio has been my main hobby for years. I have a seven thousand speaker surround system. I have a Stax earspeaker system with outboard Class A amp. $1000 new in 1987. I have an audio-technica ATH-A900X ART MONITOR headphones, etc. I telling you these sound very good to me.
Summary: Let me start off by saying these are great headphones. I have compared them to headphones 100$ higher and find them to be much better. This is a bit biased do to my preferences but i found them slightly better then the sony xb500. Everything is great about these from the moment you put them on. The soundstaging is really impressive for 30$ iems and the bass has reasonable punch and quality. The treble is a bit lacking however. The midrange is average.
Summary: Before I start, I'd like to let you know that this is my first review on head-fi and that I am not actually an audiophile, so this review is from a 'normal consumer' perspective.
Thereby I am Dutch, so there could be some grammar flaws throughout this review, excuse me for that.
This was my first pair of 'better' headphones than the normal stock headphones delivered with my HTC One X.
Summary: First of all, I'd like to thank 'H20Fidelity' who recommended this IEM to me. I was not sure whether to go for this brand as i did not hear of it before. but thought of givin' them a try. Got it under 40USD. I had Sennheiser Precision 300-II before these and I liked them. The intention to purchase an IEM that was like Senn Precision 300-II was to have a pair of headphones that are just fun to listen to.
I did not expect analytical sound from these.
Pros: Good looking build, Better overall sound stage, Great bang for the buck
Summary: Because i am wearing helmet when biking and longboarding i cant use my trusted Sennheiser PX100 on those kind of activity i went in ear.
i didnt´t want to spend much, max 100 euros, because i do my serious listening mainly in my home and to be honest, didn´t think that
you can have proper sound from inear monitors, unless you spend big bucks for it.
Well let me tell you: i was wrong.
Sound of these little fellows are very pleasant indeed.
Summary: SoundMAGIC E10
Soundmagic is building up quite a reputation for budget-fi products. Their latest entry into the fray is the E10. It is a barrel styled dynamic driver offering at just $35. Is it a giant killer? How good can a $35 phone be? Let’s find out…
Soundmagic seems to have phased out the hard case they used to include and instead offer a pleather pouch with drawstring.
Summary: Having been used to JVC HA-FX51Cs, which lasted quite well for me (I go through IEMs every year or two either through loss/breakage), these feel a little plasticy and aren't _quite_ as solidly held in my ear but don't come out any easier than most others (but minor difference point). I worry about the points where the cable enters the ; and that unflexible cable really does want to stay how it was in the box it came in!
Pros: Engaging bass without being tiresome, ok fit
Cons: unsure on build quality, not as much detail as some others in <£30 price range
Summary: Hello, I own these headphones for over a month now after changing them over my panasonic hje rpe 140.
first of all, they have really good sound quality. They have beaten my panasonic hje rpe 140 like nothing and they even vere better than sennheiser hd 205 which are 2 times more expensive. They have awesome bass and really good mids, however highs are just better than normal to me.
Summary: If you bear in mind how these are typically going to be used and the price point they are at, these are really good. The bass is a bit big and bouncy and the overall clarity is not as good as some other in ear headphones. However like I said these are typically going to be used on the commute in a noisy background environment rather than critical listening, thus the lack of clarity is not really an issue.
Pros: Great sound quality, build quality, plenty of ear fit options included
Summary: I have been on a noble quest to find the best budget IEM for many years now. I realized that in the under $15 category many of these IEMs have crippling issues such as bad build quality or terrible comfort even if they may sound good. I decided to spend just a touch more on a pair of IEMs that everyone on the internet seemed to really enjoy. I was glad I did. The Soundmagic E10 has now become the IEM I use on a daily basis. I am very glad I picked them up.
Pros: Great Soundstage, Attractive Appearance, Great Sound, Good Packaging and "Goodies".
Cons: Some Design Gripes, Static Interference, SLIGHT Driver Flex.