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SoundMagic PL-30

Great Deal: $29.00

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Overall 10

SoundMagic PL21 and PL 30 Earphones

11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Soundmagic is one of those “made in China and we’re proud of it” brands, which is actually different from your regular “Made in China” brands. The company is called Shenzhen Soundmagic technology, and the global coverage on this set of in-ears is nothing less than superlative. I love the rare occurrence of an obscure brand coming into the market and winning praise out of nowhere, you know, the underdog phenomenon.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

16 February 2010
  • Conclusion: For just £30, the SoundMagic PL30s offer much better sound quality than you'll get from any bundled earphones. The downside is that they probably won't make you look cool, thanks to their style-vacuum looks.
  • Pros: The SoundMAGIC PL30 earphones offer a great sound per pound ratio, and can easily go head-to-head with similarly priced rivals from the big boys like Sennheiser and Sony – and doesn't compare too badly with some buds selling for twice the price. You may not have heard of SoundMAGIC much before, but it knows what it's doing on the sound front. The sound signature of the SonndMAGIC PL30s avoids the pitfalls that other £30 earphones dive into. Bass is strong, but doesn't...
  • Cons: With an odd shape and big colour coded sleeves popping out of each earbud (to tell you which is left and right), the SoundMagic PL30 buds aren't the best-looking headphones on the block. We'd even go as far as to call them downright ugly, especially in the silver finish. Thanks to the virtual no-brand status of the SoundMagic name, you probably won't see the PL30s gracing many shelves down your local high street. Look online and you'll find them in minutes from headph...
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Overall 8

SoundMagic PL30 In-ears

31 August 2009
  • Summary: These earphones provide a good amount of bang for the buck even though they are ridiculously cheap. At $25 I am surprised you can even make a set of in-ears that have the qualities that the PL30s have. Given they are not the best performing in-ears around but for the price they are damn hard to beat. If you are going for a cheap set of earphones for use on the move these are definitely the ones for you.
  • Pros: Small, Amazing value, Provides you with the advantage of IEMs at a very fair cost, Well built, price considered, Brilliant bundle, Attractive design, Handles microphonic noise well
  • Cons: Not nearly as good sounding as more expensive in-ears
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Expert Review

4 December 2010
Overall 9

Great quality canalphones that you can pick up for loose change.

Good Gear Guide.au
11 March 2010
  • Summary: Despite the low price tag, the sound quality of these headphones will satisfy all but the most discerning of listeners. They are a bargain.
  • Pros: Very cheap, bass response adjustment dial, replaceable earphone tips, good sound quality
  • Cons: Hard to keep clean, bass isn't very punchy, noise isolation could be better
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Русский Tom's Hardware Guide
17 March 2011
  • Summary: В России стоимость наушников SoundMagic PL30, на момент написания обзора, составляет 1500 рублей. К их конкурентам можно отнести все модели от Sennheiser, AKG, Sony и других производителей, попадающие в данный ценовой диапазон. SoundMagic PL30 демонстрируют типичный для наушников с ценником 1500-2000 рублей уровень звучания, но выделяются наиболее ровным тональным балансом, и, как следствие, жанровой универсальностью.
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Expert Review

4 May 2010
  • Summary: Эти наушники обладают хорошей динамикой, они весьма чувствительны к тихим звукам. Передача реверберации зала хорошая. Ощущения от передачи сцены положительные. В целом, подача естественная, живая. КОНСТРУКЦИЯ Еще один китайский продукт. Эти наушники оставили о себе приятное ощущение. Мягкий и упругий шнур, компактный прямой разъем, металлический каркас вкладышей, цветная пометка левого (синий) и правого (красный) наушника.
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