There is quite a lot to like here but ultimately the RHA MA350 stands out in two ways – excellent build quality and deep, subwoofer-like bass.
The JVC HA-FXC80 really is quite good for the money – it is well-built, isolating, and not particularly microphonic – but the bell-like clarity and brightness will not appeal to everyone.
If I were evaluating the Yuin OK1 on sound alone, the $230 price tag would not be difficult to justify – the incredibly airy and delicate sound of the Yuins is sure to find many fans among those who prefer a more realistic listening experience. As a total package, however, the OK1 lacks the advantages so many higher-end IEMs provide.
Spider Cable’s very first attempt at tuning an in-ear earphone, the Realvoice is an impressive all-around performer.
The Brainwavz M1 are another very strong contender for the bang/buck crown. Like the Brainwavz M2, the M1 is a steal at the $40 mp4nation plans to ask for them.
Reviewed Mar 2012 Details: Short-lived half-in-ear model from Hippo Current Price: N/A (discontinued) (MSRP: $70)…
With its enhanced bass response, warm midrange, and intimate presentation, the ThinkSound TS01 presents a very coherent sonic picture that’s sure to appeal not only to audiophiles but to casual music listeners as well.
The Fischer Audio Tandem may be the most versatile dual dynamic I’ve used so far but it still lags behind modern single-driver designs slightly in user-friendliness.
Being partial to the other Brainwavz/ViSang models, I expected to like the Brainwavz M3 but had reservations about its price tag and physical design