Summary: These were bought to replace my broken Sony monitor series MDR-EX310LP which appear to be discontinued. Based on reviews, and the fact that these are more expensive, I was expecting them to be at least as good, so when I tried them out I was bitterly disappointed. First impression is that the build quality seems cheap, and I found the over-the-ear format to be an unnecessary and fiddly, but that is a personal preference.
Summary: I bought these in the hope that they would be an upgrade on my Samsung earphones that came free with my Genio Touch mobile phone some years ago. Unfortunately claims of wonderful sound and extended base were incredibly inaccurate. I could bearly hear my SoundMAGIC E30 earphones on maximum volume and the audio fidelity was appalling. The sound quality was akin to a pair of tin cans with a piece of string connecting them.
Thoroughly disappointed, don't be tempted like I was...
4 July 2012
Summary: I was using my Nokia WH701 earphones that came with my Nokia N8 phone, for everything. I assumed that they were just a cheap, low quality product bundled with said phone, so when the sound went in one side of them I decided to get onto Amazon to get some new, 'better' ones. So I made the mistake of buying these Sound-not-so-magic E30 earphones for £40.
Summary: spent ages looking for an allround good ear bud to replace my denons finaly went for these!what a mistake they do not cancel out any noise what so ever you can hear every thing and i find the sound very weak Also they come with these stupid rubber things which keep them in your ears they work but a can see myself loosing them as they come off the cable very easy Dont waist you money with these