I expected that I’d be able to hear the SPL-limiting circuitry at work in the dB Logic EP-100 but they sound like ‘normal’, albeit not very sensitive, entry-level earphones – and that’s a good thing.
Reviewed June 2011 Details: angled-nozzle earphone designed to replace the PR100 as ECCI’s entry-level model…
The Grado iGi are the company’s first attempt at a reasonably-priced in-ear earphone. Unfortunately, their mediocrity in build quality, comfort, isolation, and microphonics makes it difficult to justify the $90 price tag.
The TDK EB900 sounds as if TDK started with a fairly balanced and natural-sounding mid-range earphone and cranked up the bass.
Reviewed Apr 2010 Details: Fairly obscure and surprisingly competent budget entry from Sennheiser Current…
With dozens of wooden earphones on the market, Fischer Audio’s FA-977 Jazz stands out mostly with its sound signature, combining a fairly large soundstage with intimate, forward mids and hard-hitting but not overbearing bass response.
Priced at just $20, the R-10 is a decent-sounding and very well-designed option for the general consumer.
Reviewed Dec 2009 Details: Updated version of Lenntek’s Sonix model Current Price: N/A (discontinued)…
At the $80 MSRP I feel that Ultimate Ears overshot the actual value of these a bit.