Summary: This is a review for those non-audiophiles out there. Just someone who likes their music. I listen to pop, electric, trance, techno, jazz, and classical (well, synth classical, soundtracks for movies, games, anime...)
My unamped iPod touch 2G. No Equalizer app.
I have been using the JVC Marshmellows for a long time (since they are pretty good for throwing around. I mean, I am mildly abusive to my iems, I bring them with me everywhere.
The SoundMagic E30 come in one of the best packaging jobs I've ever seen. This is before I'm even able to see the packaging mind you. The E30 came securely wrapped with a brown cardboard box wrapped tightly around the actual package with either end having a label telling the user to fax a picture to SoundMagic if it had been tampered with or opened.
Pros: Pros: Sound is phenomenal for the price, packaging is great.
Cons: Cons: Build quality is lacking, comfort is an issue, slight microphonics
Summary: These are realy great IEMs, one of the best sq(balanced with plenty of bass).
greatest thing of these is comfort- same as pl50, so perfect. i can't notice that im wearing them.
Sq is like Xears TD4, Pl50 and e10, so near top tier.
i only wish that materials used would like pl50, not pl30 type.
Summary: After few weeks of researching decided to buy these earphones, because everyone stated them to be balanced and not faiguing. And I was not dissapointed by my pick.
Sound is very qualitative and balanced, soundstage and imaging are also good, instruments have distance between them. Isolation is not the best but acceptable for me. Very comfortable and well built, but maybe not the best looking earphone.
Bass is not very fast but rather punchy.
Summary: Okay so even though i'm not an audiophile in the sense that I don't necessarily look for the most neutral, flat IEMs, I do want to enjoy the music I listen to (mainly rock/ classic rock) the best I can and have spent many hundreds of dollars over the last 3 years trying out different IEMs ranging from shures to etys UEs etc.
Pros: amazing sound, cheap as sh*t, comfortable like all Soundmagics
Cons: Design and build quality questionable- feels plasticy and cheap, poor isolation
Summary: These are best headphones under 40 USD. Try no further just buy these and you won't regret. They have balanced sound and yet not boring soundstage. Musicality is not traded off for accuracy and Accuracy is not traded off for musicality. Perfect mix of musicality and accuracy. Bass is good overall and plenty by audiophile standards but does not affect the remaining spectrum of sound. Treble perfectly balanced.
Pros: Value for Money, Dynamic sound stage, good for many genres
Summary: Very well build and comfortable in the ear. The sturdy plastic-like coating on the wires provide a comfort factor when handling these earphones. Also very happy with the additional ear clip that came in package. Allows me to use it with other ear phones as well.
I have to say I love the sound of these headphones (I am using them ...
3 weeks ago
Summary: I have to say I love the sound of these headphones (I am using them with Comply T-400 Earphone) but I give them only 2 stars. My trouble is this is my second pair in 2 year, the last one went on just 7 months. They both stopped working for the same reason the jack connection failed. Actually it is not the jack but the cables that goes inside that are fragile. Well maybe I am not careful enough.
Summary: Ordered a pair of these to compare with the E10s I also use. The fit is much tricker to get right, I've found that none of the rubber tips included provide a satisfactory seal. I've now fitted Comply T-400 tips and the earphones are now perfect. I'm a big fan of this style as any tugs on the cable will just pull your ear, rather than pulling the earpiece out. They're barely worse than the Shure SE215s they replace, which cost some £60 more.