These earphones look good, mine are red with black trim. The red metal has been given a shiny brushed metallic finish and the red plastic cable looks good against it, in photos of the earphones the cable looks quite cheap but when you look at a pair you'll see the plastic is a good solid colour and it doesn't look tacky at all. They've printed L and R on the headphones in white and I don't like that because you can see it when I've got my hair up, the letters aren't necessary and spoil the red and black design slightly in my opinion.
I think these earphones are very comfortable, the way the bud rests on the inside of my ear instead of the weight hanging off the cable stops that stretched feeling I sometimes get if I've been wearing my earphones for a long time. The buds feel cool and I always have the feeling that they're moulding themselves to the shape of my inner ear, I've never once felt uncomfortable while I'm wearing them and they stay in one position too. I wear them in all sorts of environments including being stationery at my desk, while walking and jogging and also in the gym when I'm working out. I'm thinking back and I remember only one occasion when an earphone has dropped out of my ear and that was my fault as I was wearing heavy chain earrings and one had somehow tangled with the cable to pull the earphone out, I lost my earring that night because I was concentrating on getting the bud back into my ear that I didn't notice it had been pulled out!
I was a bit underwhelmed by the sound quality, music sounds good through the earphones but the marketing information made these sound like they would be the equivalent of having a Bose system in your ear. I've noticed a difference in the sound but only compared to using earphones that were half the price, the sharpness of some music genres is enhanced and in others the bass and treble are heavier but I don't think I'd have been able to tell if I hadn't been using such cheap earphones previously.
I sometimes listen to audio books while I'm working and there I can see (or hear!) a difference because the sound effects sound much sharper behind the voice of the narrator, meaning I can get a much fuller picture of the scene as the story is being played out. I think these earphones would be good for listening to childrens audio books too because they have more sound effects, but the buds would be too big for most kids ears so it wouldn't work so well.
I don't know if this is joke or what but these earphones are not worth this money. Serioulsy? Now I got these from ebay and it cost me a lot less about 15£ but this is overrated and the quality is at the lowest for the money you should give for this thing. I'm not saying that these earphones are crap the quality is really great but for this money you could get a lot of better earphones but if you have money for these things than it is great product for you but for us that don't have much I really don't recommend this. Search on ebay for a lot of cheaper I have these for like 15 £ so you can find even less than 15 £. Like I said if you have money and you can spend on things like this just buy it. Usually I don't like these in-ear types but I do enjoy these ones. It fits really good and the bass is great too so if you do have money definetly buy these ones.
~ My Opinion and using the headphones~
These headphones are a very nice set and previously I have spent up to £80 on a pair of Shures but only to find that the quality of sound was nowhere near as prodigious as I had expected so I'm no longer prepared to spend a lot of money on something that for sanitation reasons you can't really try before you buy.
I have been through a few of the usual options when it comes to headphones for example the Sennheiser CX300 and Skullcandy Titans but these headphones I bought recently beat them all hands down.
The headphones themselves do have a warm and potent sound. The volume and various levels are good and the bass is deep and soothing but it also doesn't overpower the mids and treble. The sonic detail is imposing across every type of music that I have played which is everything from 60s blues to murky dub step. I have only owned them a few months so it's early to comment on the build quality but they are nice and durable. The earpieces, jack and the collar where wires tend to split are all metal and seem tough.
My pair came with seven options of ear buds (The usual amount is three that most manufacturers tend to supply) which is good as finding the correct option makes a large difference to the sound within the ear phones.
I would really recommend this to any music lovers and I am even tempted to buy another pair just in case these ones fail or break.
~ Best Deals and cost ~
I originally bought my head phones from www.richersounds.com for around £30 and I have checked today and you can buy them for around £29.25 which is cheaper than what I paid a few months ago. You might be able to find them cheaper on eBay second hand too but just have a look around and I am sure you will find the right deal for you.
~ Interesting Facts ~
- These headphones have a powerful bass enhanced sound with superb musical detail.
- In the ear sound isolating design to hear your music without any interruptions.
- Sound: Powerful bass response with clear vocals and sparkling trebles in your ears.
- Users should protect and care for your headphones by placing it in the protective pouch provided by the company.
~ Useful Web links ~
~ Conclusion ~
I must admit that I miss my previous pair of headphone but these headphones are great for everything I require. They are cheaper than headphones that I have bought previously and still have a high quality sound output and easy to use too.
~ Ratings ~
Sound quality: 5/5
Just on aesthetics, these headphones in my opinion look like they cost so much more than the £30 ish pounds I paid for them, I think they look- and feel- very high end. They also come with a selection of different sized earbuds, which I always find useful when I purchase headphones because I always find myself always having to keep pushing them in or keep trying to get them to balance in my ears so the range of small, medium and large is very handy. Along with this you also get a double-flanged pair which I find useful when I'm running or exercising because they offer a bit more staying power in your ears. The other extra you get is a drawstring bag to put your headphones in, I don't find this really necessary but those of you with slightly more untidy bags or pockets or those of you who constantly find your headphones tangled when you get them out will probably find this useful. I find these headphones to be really lightweight as well, they weigh only 11 grams so you probably won't even notice these while you're wearing them, I found with heavier headphones that weight can be a big factor in deciding how comfortable they are. These headphones have plenty of bass a slightly boosted top end. They have a really clear sound quality on the majority of genres so they really do make for an enjoyable listening experience.
I bought these headphones to use with several devices that I own and after buying and going through several cheap pairs I decided the best idea was to invest in some in ear headphones that were going to last and hence I was willing to shell out the extra cash in return. These cost me £34.99 online and so far they have been worth the money!
I have used Soundmagic products before and were fully aware of their solid reputation both from past experiences and the online reports. I chosen the plain black ones as pictured here but there are many other colours available.
I guess the first thing I should mention about this product is the fact that it is very very solid indeed. Some headphones I have head in the past have been very flimsy and lightweight but as soon as you feel these you will realise they are very well made and constructed in way that gives you confidence that they will last. They do not though feel too heavy in the ear, causing them to drop out, which is also a very good plus point.
After the first impression of the initial solid construction, you begin using them and the quality is superb. The sound is clear, crisp and there is no "tinny" feel or "plasticy" vibrations that come with the cheaper headsets. As I said above they fit nicely in the ear and do not provide discomfort at all. There is a great bass to the sound and it really allows the sound to come through in the quality you would like. Throw in the cable clip which is supplied and this is a very easy to use and pleasurable headphone.
Supplied as well is a small portable carry case which I find very useful indeed as I hate wrapping headphones round and round the devices I use.
All in all in terms of quality, construction and sound this is a very good range of heaphones and even though at £34.99 they are by no means cheap, they provide the sound that will soon make you forget about that!
Also on CIAO
Working as a web developer, I spend a large portion of my day with headphones plugged into my ears. Previously, I've bought headphones from brands such as Sennheiser, Sony and (for my sins) Beats by Dre, and have spent anything from £10 - £120. After my overpriced Beats by Dre headphones broke, I decided that I'd try the Soundmagic E10's, having read great reviews of them in Stuff magazine. They didn't disappoint, delivering audio that sounds balanced through any genre of music, and also spoken word podcasts.
For the quality of these headphones, the price is unbelievable. The build quality is really good, and the cables don't get tangled up too much. They fit in the ear really nicely, and stay there regardless of activity - travelling on a bus, prone at a desk, or working out at the gym - and unlike other headphones I've bought over the years, come with loads of different sizes of plugs, ready to provide a comfy fit for any ear.
The sound quality is fantastic. I listen to a wide variety of music - from Bring me the Horizon to Bon Iver, with absolutely everything in between - and the sound is always great. Bass levels are punchy, and there's a great balance through the treble levels.
If I had to criticise one thing, it's that the headphones don't include a handsfree kit for smartphones. A lack of microphone and volume control is slightly annoying, particularly when someone phones you and you have to unplug the headphones before you can answer, but something I can live with because of the quality of these headphones.
I have been through many pairs of earphones in the past, usually because they have broken. I thought I would try a completely different make just under a year ago when I bought these. To this day they have kept going and are still working very well. They are more mid-range earphones in terms of price, but I do not think they disappoint. Upon searching for earphones, these ones consistently had good reviews from reputable websites and magazines, so I decided to take the plunge and purchase them. WHAT-HIFI rated these earphones 5 stars.
These earphones have a very attractive and solid design. Unknown to me until I recently looked, these earphones are now available in a variety of colours! These are as follows:
I have the black/silver ones, which look modern and sleek. The other colours do seem to look great too from seeing them online - this is due to the persistent metallic design of the earphones. This makes them look more solid and expensive.
These are in-ear earphones meaning the earbuds go inside your ear canal in which they stay with the correct-sized eartips - a few sizes come with these earphones. The earbuds are small, light and pretty solid. On the outside of each one the left earpiece is a sound magic logo (an M shape made out of musical notes), and on the right earpiece is the model - E10. You are also easily able to tell apart the sides due to the 'L' and 'R' signs on the sides of the earbuds along with colour coding: blue for left and red for right - this colour surrounds the wire just as it leaves the earbud. Therefore whether it is the colour or the letter that I see, I quickly know which earbud is for which ear! The wire itself is of a perfect length to reach my ears from a phone in my pocket, and I am sure they would be for most people.
The 3mm jack with these earphones is of superb quality, which is probably why they have lasted me almost a year. Usually this bit breaks for me and the wires become frayed and an earphone or both stop working. Along with the earbuds, the 3mm jack is made of metal and is completely solid from which the wire originates. These are by far the most solid earphones I have ever had which makes them so durable!
The wire from the jack leads up to the earphones, bifurcating around 20cm from each earbud. You can adjust this length at which the wires split using a little slider like with most earphones. The slider is positioned by another metal part (known as the splitter) covering the wire. This splitter great protection to another vulnerable part to the wire (besides the 3mm jack connection). The only thing that is not great about this splitter is that it says 'Made in China' on it. I do not have anything against stuff made in China, but it detracts from the glamour of these earphones in my opinion!
Lastly, these earphones come with a handy traveling case, which I use frequently. It is black and made of a stretchy plastic with two strings to pull the opening tight when closing the case. This is a useful little addition to the product, which I use to protect and carry them.
This is vital to any pair of earphones. One of the reasons I bought these is due to their supposedly excellent sound quality. I do agree that these earphones have much better sound quality than average ones in a similar price range. The bass is not as impressive as other earphones (such as the Sennheiser CX 300 ii's, known for their excellent bass), but it is still deep and prominent. I would say that these earphones perform best in all other areas. They provide great clarity to music and deliver clear-cut vocals as well as an excellent treble. These qualities balanced alongside their noise-cancelling properties make these earphones just fantastic for all music and sound. The earbuds fit comfortably in the ear and are excellent at cancelling out all outside noise. Even on low volume, I would usually have to remove these to hear someone else speaking in the room - so much so, that I have even used them without anything playing as earplugs whilst studying! You can imagine the harmony that this brings - such superb sound quality in your ears with no outside distractions.
My favourite part about these earphones has to be the quality - only because the quality is so much better than previous earphones I have owned. None of my previous earphones have been too cheap either! They are from the likes of Sennheiser, Panasonic, JVC and Apple (although I wouldn't commend Apple on earphones anyway). The metallic design of the jack connection, splitter and earphones themselves makes them so durable. The quality of these metal parts is great too - you cannot bend if if you tried! The design does not compromise the portability as well as weight of the earphones. The traveling bag is very useful and they only weigh 11 grams.
*Cost & Availability*
These earphones have a retail price of £34.99, which is not bad at all. You can buy them for just under this at between £27-35 online. You can purchase these online from many shops including Amazon. They are also sold on eBay although I would take great precaution here as I am sure a number of fakes are sold! If they are coming from China, they may be fake (although they are made there) so it is best to check feedback and be careful.
Driver: Dynamics 10mm Neodymium Driver
Frequency range: 15Hz~22KHz
Impedance: 16±10% Ohms
Sensitivity: 100±2 dB at 1KHz/mW
Cable length: 1.2 m
Connection: Stereo 3.5mm, I style Gold-planted plug
Weight: 11 g
These earphones are of excellent quality - both in terms of sound and design. They have a great design and look very modern and sleek, available in a range of colours to suit all - both men and women. Promising bass is delivered by these earphones along with very clear vocals and an excellent treble. With the in-ear design and superb noise-cancelling abilities, these earphones create a lovely harmony to enjoy without any distractions! The price is a little more than you may pay for many other reasonable earphones. However, I would recommend 'taking the plunge' like I did with these as they are so robust and a pair of earphones have never lasted me as long as these! Let's hope I have not cursed them with this review...
This according to many of the expert reviews online is the best earphones you can get in the £40 range, so did it hold up this statement for me? I can categorically say no, although let me delve in to this a little more.
So let's start off with the design of these earphones. In terms of colours you can get a few different options ranging from red and black, gold and black and the pair that I currently have which is silver and black. They don't vary too much but I guess at least it is some options. The advantage of the design here over other earphones in this price range is the cord. It is made out of a different sturdier material and this was one of the prime reasons I bought it. You would not believe the amount of earphones that have gone to waste because the cord has been weak and one of the sides of the earphones had stopped worked. I wanted to put an end to it and these Soundmagics were the solution. It is made out of much firmer material which does not break easily and I have had these for several months now with no damage at all.
SO of course the most important thing is the sound and this is the reason these earphones are rated so highly. Now the first time I placed these in my ears there was a noticeable difference from my previous earphones which cost around £15. There was a lot more oomph, the bass was stronger and the treble was much cleaner. I was wondering why I had not converted much sooner. However since then I have listened to many other sets of earphones, some more expensive, some cheaper and some at the same range and have found that actually these earphones are nothing special in terms of sound. I think sometimes when earphones get hype, people just jump on the hype and fool themselves in to believing it is a five star product.
As I mentioned before these cost under £40 but in order to get the current price you are looking at £27-32 on Amazon depending on if there is an offer on. You won't really find this cheaper anywhere else and definitely not at a high street retailer. Even if a retailer puts this on offer it will only go to the same price that Amazon are already offering. This is decent value and well worth the price. Like I said the sound is maybe a little bit overrated but sometimes you have to just settle on something that sounds good enough and these definitely reach that 'good enough' standard.
Overall these are good earphones but for me they aren't the holy grail of the mid-priced earphones. I will keep up my search until I find them if in fact they exist, but I think the Creative Ep-630's which are a lot cheaper than these are actually of a similar standard, but what pushes the Soundmagic E10's above the competitors is the design quality. Like I said the cord is extra strong and that definitely makes this a four star product for me.