The H2O Audio Surge Pro Mini is a purpose-built underwater listening device that, like H2O’s lower-end models, sacrifices surprisingly little in the way of functionality and sound quality for the sake of shrugging off moisture.
The Woodees IESW101B are excellent earphones in their price bracket. Though the build could be better, they still feel like a quality product and compete well against other sub-$50 earphones.
The Monster Lil’ Jamz are not a low-budget version of the Monster Turbine earphones, offering instead a heavily colored, sparkly sound signature
While not as impressive as the higher-end Realvoice model, the Spider TinyEar provides clean and balanced sound in an extremely compact form factor.
It would seem that the midbass-heavy balance of the Jamz should appeal to the non-audiophile much in the same way the ever-popular Sennheiser CX300 does – the Jamz are not nearly as aggressive as the Beats by Dr Dre Tour and not as bright or tinny as the Lil’ Jamz.
Reviewed Nov 2009 Details: Long-time head-fi favorite budget dynamic earphone Current Price: N/A (discontinued) (MSRP:…
The Padacs Aksent in-ear earphones offer a unique blend of style, sound, and functionality at their (very popular) price point.
Reviewed Mar 2010 Details: Budget IEM developed in-house by Cyclone and released under the…
As with the Custom 1, the MSRP of the Custom 2 is a bit of a stretch. Even at the current $75 price point, Klipsch’s own dynamic-driver S4 are a better buy for most genres.