Summary: At Rs. 500, the PL11 is an absolute must buy for those looking to upgrade from their bundled earphones. They sound great, provide good isolation, and we are pretty sure nothing comes close to them for the price.
Pros: Great sound, easy to drive, Good set of accessories, Unmatched bang for buck
Cons: Treble seems slightly rolled off, Bass goes deep, but not with authority, Cable housing near the driver could be more robust
Excerpt: The discreet PL11s are pleasant in appearance and feel comfortable enough in your ears. As well as the 'phones, SoundMAGIC provides you with a carry pouch and rubberised cable wrap. An in-line clip helps to prevent the cable from flapping about or snagging. Start off with a hip-hop track such as T.I.'s Dead and Gone and the first thing that hits you is that they serve up a serious amount of bass.
Pros: Good bass, relatively smooth and calm sound
Cons: Could do with a little more poise and agility
Summary: Never heard of Soundmagic before? Don’t sweat it – neither had we until the sound-isolating PL11s from www.hifiheadphones.com landed on our desk. As a general rule we countenance spending disproportionately large amounts of money on headphones but the Soundmagic PL11s tip the scales at just £20 (or even less on Ebay). Surely you’re better off with the ones that come with your player? Buddy good Well, no – far from it, in fact.