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
Spider Cable’s very first attempt at tuning an in-ear earphone, the Realvoice is an impressive all-around performer.
These earphones offer nearly unprecedented attention to detail – when it comes to build quality, packaging, and accessories very few competing offerings compare to the Dunu models.
The ECCI PR401 is another one for the growing list of truly excellent mid-range earphones coming out of the increasing competition in the market segment.
The Dunu DN-18 Hawkeye provides spacious, mid-forward sound with enhanced bass punch and a warmer tone.
The ViSang VS-K1 is a budget earphone that offers strong performance across the board.
The in-ear market is flooded with sets that can compete with the Bowers & Wilkins C5 in every way for a lot less money.
Offering mostly minor sound quality improvements over the cheaper DN-12 model, Dunu’s mid-range dynamic just doesn’t maintain the same bang/buck ratio with its barely-sub-$100 price tag.
With their unbeatable comfort, excellent accessory set, low microphonics, good build quality, and smooth sound I find very hard to find any cons whatsoever in the Soundmagic PL50 for the price.