Summary: These and the PL50 are terrible quality buds, I went through both of them in less than 8 months. Both times they failed they left me in an awkward position where I really needed earbuds for working. Thus I would rate these as highly undesirable as I prize reliability and quality most.
I would not waste your time with these..
They are exceptionally comfortable and light; when I wear them I sometimes forget they are in my ears. The quantity of accessories is more than enough, though the quality of which is not so. The tips seemed poorly made, and one of the bi-flanges even has some defect. I only found the olive-like foam tips to sit snuggly in the ear canals. Isolation is above average with those tips, but the sound would be darkened because of that.
Packaging is nice... great for display. Opening the flap in the front shows the frequency of these IEMs, but not representative of what you would hear. I think the package should make a good gift for your loved ones.
7 pairs of tips... amazing at the price I bought it... 37SGD (about 31USD). A pair of earhooks, which are very useful for keeping the IEMs at the back of the ear. Hard case which really protects the IEMs from damage.
Pros: Bass not too overpowering, great mids, amazing soundstage
In this review the Soundmagic PL 30 will be reviewed and compared to the Sony XB20EX. Both are around the 30 dollar mark.
Specs (according to Soundmagic)
100±3 dB at 1 KHz/mW
My initial impression of these earphones are the relative smallness of the earphones compared to the pictures of it.
Pros: Great Value Great Sound Quality Great Amount of Accessories Decent Build Quality
Cons: The Bass Knob is more of a Gimmick. The cable is flimsy. The clip is annoying. The tips dont fit well. Isolation using stock earbuds arent veru good.
SoundMAGIC PL30 - Crystal clarity at a fraction of the cost! ...
3 August 2012
Summary: The first question I hear you ask is WHO?! Well SoundMAGIC are a new Chinese manufacturer, offering a multitude of different audio solutions. The SoundMAGIC PL30 were the second set of earphones I had purchased from this manufacturer, after an awesome experience of their E10 variant; and I was pleasantly surprised! With a price tag of around £25, I wasn't expecting much but after testing earphones over the £100 mark, the difference in quality was barely noticeable.
Pros: Robust, high quality, great range, stay in the ear
Summary: If you're looking for earphones that will actually STAY IN your ears, which also sound great and aren't too expensive... you've found them.
SoundMAGIC are a new-ish Chinese manufacturer who are making a name for themselves by producing great-sounding earphones and headphones for not very much money. Other manufacturers often have to cut corners at this price, but the PL30s seem to do absolutely everything right.
Summary: If you're looking for earphones that will actually STAY IN your ears, which also sound great and aren't too expensive... you've found them. SoundMAGIC are a new-ish Chinese manufacturer who are making a name for themselves by producing great-sounding earphones and headphones for not very much money. Other manufacturers often have to cut corners at this price, but the PL30s seem to do absolutely everything right.
Fantastic Earphones - Best upgrade from iPod standard
24 April 2012
Excerpt: The bass, sound isolation and fit on these earphones are unbelievable especially considering the price. I'm a student who loves all kinds of music, especially chillout and house music. There's nothing more annoying than being in room full of noisy strangers, and not being able to concentrate. It's also just as annoying hearing someone else's music from their headphones. This is where the pl30's excell.