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.
Summary: It was almost two years ago when I purchased these earphones. At that time they cost around 950 bucks! I came across these phones when I was searching for budget earphones. They received rave reviews from many respected audiophile forums. Many of them went as far as to say that they sounded better than those big brand ones which were almost thrice as costly!! So in spite of initial concerns over it being a Chinese brand, I mustered enough courage to buy it.
Summary: I just received my Sound Magic PL30!! Awesome Quality, Super Comfy, Sturdy Built! and on top of that, because of the -20 db noise cancellation, music is really clear and crisp! which makes it one of the best there is in the market. Along with the headphones, the box contains 6 pairs of great quality silicon tips, one pair of behind-the-year fit and one pouch!
Summary: SoundMAGIC PL30 In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones. Highly accurate in-ear monitor (IEM) earphones offering superb clarity and detail. The SoundMAGIC PL30 is a superb earphone with excellent sound quality and comfortable in-ear fit The PL30 from SoundMAGIC delivers well balanced sound quality at a price point that is hard beat.
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.
Excerpt: Firstly lets talk about the service offered by HIFI Headphones, I ordered them on Monday 22 Feb and they arrived Tuesday 23 Feb in the morning. At every stage of the order/dispatch process I got update emails informing me what was going on. Excellent service. The Website offered 3rd party reviews of these headphones which I have to say are very usefull as I would always want to compare a number of headphones at a time if in a shop.
Excerpt: Firstly, HiFi Headphones' service is top notch, used them a few times and again this time didnt disappoint. Thanks. Now for the PL30's. Positives : * Sound superb * Solid as a rock in the ear (for running) * Loads of earbuds * nice case Negatives : * Long cable if using an armband when running (but this is not really a negative) * Thin cable, but feels tangle free. I have to say these are great.
SoundMagic pl30 - studio sound for a fraction of the price
2 January 2011
Excerpt: "...I found the PL30s by SoundMagic had received a lot of praise, and they were a reasonable price so I thought I'd give them a go, picking up a pair from ebay for about £20 (new). If you've also been reading up on these, you'll probaby find that most people who own a pair stress the importance of finding a good fit with the buds. This is what I found, as I put them in straight away out of the box and wondered why the hell I'd bought them. After finding ...
Pros: Value for money, excellent sound clarity, bass adjustment option, good external noise reduction
Cons: Takes a while to get a good, comfortable fit