SoundMAGIC E10C In Ear Isolating Earphones : Really great sound, and excellent bang for buck

Blown away with the performance of these for the price. I have quite a few in and on ear headphones by various brands such as sony, akg and some grado and have paid ten times what these cost for some but i have to say they really are great for the money. I have looked at them in the past but not really knowing the brand decided to go with others but after owning a pair for a couple of weeks now i honestly think that in my opinion unless you are prepared to pay well over £100 i think you should definitely consider these. They sound nice and natural and can also produce a decent bass if it’s supposed to be there, i prefer a natural sound and don’t like certain brands that push out bloated bass. These can handle the bass on many of the tracks i have pushed them on very well. I mostly listen to flac audio files and they are great for this price and i’ve struggled to hear any difference between these and some £150 on ear headphones while listening to 16bit flac audio. My only gripe is i would have preferred a 90° plug on them but that’s about it. There are many great sounding headphones out there and a lot comes down to personal taste but in my opinion for the money you can’t go wrong with these gems.

I’ve had 3 pairs of these and there seem to be continued improvements to the design. The first version had a really clunky headphone jack with a plastic casing and a switch to flick between android and iphone. The second pair of these (i bought a second pair to carry in my work bag) had a nice small jack and the switch had been moved to the cable. The third pair (left the second pair on an aeroplane ;'( ) has done away with the switch entirely and automagically detects whether it is plugged into my iphone or android. I also recall volume not working on android on the first couple of pairs, this may be an android update (phone itself has not changed) but whatever has happened the volume control now works on android. The sound and build quality has been consistently good, my first pair even survived a session in the washing machine and came out working fine. I highly recommend these earphones.

I bought these to replace a pair of bose in ear headphones. The bose cost £120 if i remember and i have been very happy with them, they still work but the silicone wire has started to split and crack all over- still, not bad for 6 odd years of use. I like quality over cheapness & having heard some pretty poor cheap earphones i was doubtful but the stuff and t3 reviews together with amazon reviews made me take a chance. They come with a semi hard case with a choice of different tips, a pc split adapter and a ‘phone adapter ‘ that i really don’t understand- it’s basically a socket with a plug straight on itanyway, comparing to my bose i am impressed. My go to tracks for speaker/ headphone testing (as recommended in an audio shop) are don’t stop – michael jackson, higher ground- red hot chilli peppers, thunderstruck-ac/dc and i pick a random electronica trackthe soundmagic are everything the bose are but i would say with a little more brightness to the higher sounds. Bass is strong but not too much, i would say that the quality i hear is probably helped by the tight fit into my ears. I wore them for a couple of hours comfortably when i know i would be pushing the bose back in repeatedlywhat i would say is that the fatter wires on the bose gave more of a quality feel and the more pvc feel of the sm wire means you can ‘feel’ it rubbing on your clothes a bit through the headphones as you listen. Having said that the silicone wire of bose failed so maybe this is more tough. The remote is a bit fiddly though and on the left ear. For a third of the price of some brands i can’t see how you could be disappointed, there really is very little wrong with them acoustically.

These were a christmas present (not a surprise) having had sound magic headphones before the sound quality does not disappoint they really are as good as everyone says. These are more robust than the earlier sound magic headphones which were more plastic and delicate. The problem i had with the previous pair was the cable and connections to the headphones. Sound magic seem to have give this a lot of thought so these have a braided cable and a much better type of connection to the actual headphones themselves. Whether you love rock, pop or even classical music or spoken word you won’t go far wrong with these headphones. You will struggle to find better value and you can buy through amazon so can be sure you are buying genuine sound magic products.

I picked up a pair of these headphones to listen to music through my iphone after i lost my £200+ active noise cancelling bose “in ear”. I had to purchase an additional adaptor as these headphones are made for iphones up to v6 only. That being noted, there was no obvious degradation in sound quality and the remote control works as you would expect. These headphones are promoted as noise cancelling. More accurate would be noise limiting, there is no active cancelling, outside noise is minimised thanks to the snug fit of the earbuds. I found these quite comfortable in use, however occasionally the weight of the ear bud would shift the angle of the insert negatively, prompting a re-insertion of the ear piece. The microphone / remote is also a little high on the cord, and i found this would catch on my shirt collar and drag the left ear piece out. More often than not tucking the remote into my collar solved the problem – but that did make using the remote problematicincluded with the headphones is a neat little carry case, and a couple of very useful adaptors for airplane use. There were also some spare ear buds. Overall, i was initially very impressed with these little headphones, and 2 months use later i’m still impressed.

I have had a set of sennheiser cx 300 for many years and very pleased with them until one channel died unexpectedly. Walking to work with them i was aware of wind noise from the cable so i decided to try something else. These look the part, i went for blue ones. Perhaps i should have spent more and got e50 but the colour is more limited. Sound wise, they are very clean and ive reused the cx300 buds which fit and are comfortable. However, i am still aware of a rubbing noise from the wire up to the in ear speakers where it rubs against the side of my face which is a nuisance. However there is no wind noise when i walk. Also, i dont think they are quite as good at cancelling external noises as the cx 300’s. I hope they last but i suspect i will go back to the cx next time or get something else when these die.

Mini verdict of e10 and comparison with es20this is my last earphone among several others bought these two years that also include es20 and betron b25. Ithe interest was after reading that the e10 is one top hit model. The parcel was received 8 days after the suggested limit day by amazon due to change of carrier as requested. Packign is vey good with nice boxes etc and a punch smething that was missing on es20 (also noted in its page )now on sound : sound is very good and nearly flat as expected with very high span but is quite lower audio than other two models es20 and b25 which seem nearly identical. A verdict of : soud quality 4/5 volume 3/5fitting and audio isolation : this is the bad part. The medium silicone buds povided into the phone seem rather thin to my ears. As tested even the fat buds have nearly the same problem. That means thati can only use them as far as i can stay home. The house is normally full of noise and shouts and the silicone bud still convey the annoying sounds though a bit lower. In contrast es20 is angled and fits better in the earsupdate same day : replacing the silicone buds with fatter the sound was becoming litle bassier and better fitted into my ears.

Brought these a few years back on the strength of what hifi’s review on them. I was not disappointed at all. I would rate these very highly as the sound is brilliant in my opinion. I wasn’t expecting that much from these because of the £30ish price point. My reference at the time was from a set of sennheiser cx300ii’s (about the same price point) and these outperformed them by a country mile. The mids were rich, with good high notes and a decent base. Sounds were in abundance with excellent clarity. Even compared to a much dearer set of bose ie2’s i had, these definitely held its own against them. I was so impressed i brought another pair.

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SoundMAGIC E10C In Ear Isolating Earphones with Microphone – Black/Gold

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  • Really Nice for the price.
  • Really great sound, and excellent bang for buck
  • Great headphones made better by the price

SoundMAGIC E10C In Ear Isolating Earphones with Microphone – Black/Gold

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