While higher-end in-ears can point out where the audio quality of the Xiaomi Piston 2 falls slightly short, the dearth of choices among full-featured Android headsets makes the Piston 2 a bargain, and a must-have for any Android user.
As far as reasonably-priced earphones go, the T-Peos D200R has a lot going for it – sturdy build, headset functionality, and a sonic signature that makes all the right concessions.
The NarMoo R1M is an excellent first effort, offering pretty much everything one could want from a budget earphone – a solid construction, built-in mic and remote, and the ability to select between three levels of bass ranging from “basshead” to “mild enhancement”.
The Astrotec AX-35 is a dynamic + single BA hybrid earphone that utilizes a Knowles ED armature driver and competes with the likes of the T-Peos H-100 and Dunu DN-900, albeit at a significantly more attractive price point.
With sound that is reminiscent of well-regarded high-end earphones from the likes of HiFiMan and Shure, an ergonomic form factor, and good noise isolation, the TDK BA200 is a solid all-rounder with plenty of mass appeal.
The T-Peos Popular is similar in price and construction to the T-Peos Tank but delivers a more balanced and neutral sound
The Olasonic Flat-4 Nami is not just an interesting-looking earphone with a hefty price tag – listeners are sure to be impressed by the clarity, bass control, and soundstaging.
The new T-Peos Tank boasts headset functionality and a sturdy construction along with an enhanced-bass sound signature and warm tonal character.
A wireless evolution of the MH1C, the Sony SBH80 does away with the cables and delivers a warm, clear, and smooth sound in a “wearable” form factor.