The in-ear market is flooded with sets that can compete with the Bowers & Wilkins C5 in every way for a lot less money.
Completing the triumvirate of higher-end Xears wooden IEMs, the XE200PRO provides a slightly more balanced alternative with all of the technical capability of the N3i
The MEElectronics SP51 makes a good entry-level set for those curious to play with the balance of an earphone
The Fischer Audio Ceramique is a textbook lesson in form over function
The Sleek Audio SA1 offers a combination of features not usually found at its price point. Wooden housings, detachable cables, and tuning systems are all quite rare to begin with and finding them on a single earphone – one with an $80 price tag – is notable in itself.
The Thinksound MS01 doesn’t stray far from its predecessors – it’s not a monitoring earphone as the name seems to imply, but it delivers great sound and retains the upmarket look and feel of the other Thinksound models.
The ViSang VS-K1 is a budget earphone that offers strong performance across the board.
The Phiaton PS 210 is a rather unique offering from the Korean audio giant. Designed to fall somewhere between an IEM and a conventional earbud in both fit and isolation, the PS 210 is otherwise an extremely competent mid-range earphone.
The Thinksound TS02 is a very pleasant earphone that borrows quite heavily from the company’s older models – the TS01 and Rain