0

Your Cart is Empty

The Top 3 Best In-Ear Monitors, 2019

by Praveen Kamath April 25, 2019 3 min read

The Top 3 Best In-Ear Monitors, 2019

 

This category is where brands aim to offer the best they can. Although it is still regarded as a rather niche category in India, consumption of entry-level IEMs has grown considerably. And rightly so, because the combination of value for money and high-quality is probably the best you can get.

 

What should you be looking for?

This marks the beginning of the high-end range, so understandably, build quality will be top notch for all products with earphones offering high-quality full metal construction and robust cables.

If you're a serious audiophile, then this is the best price point to venture at.

Almost all earphones around this price category are balanced or flat and true to life. The bass-heavy models in this range, however, do provide tight, energetic bass that doesn't compromise on the mids and highs.

A remote and mic functionality is definitely very common. However, most models do come with variants with or without the mic which you can usually get by paying a thousand or so more.

  

Our Headphone Gurus' Top Pick




Campfire Audio Comet

The Out-of-This World IEM
Campfire Audio Comet


The Guru Says

"Audiophile sound at a non-audiophile price. That's what makes the Comet one of the best for beginners."

- Varun Soni

Instantly recognizable by their distinct looks and sleek design, the Comet features a stainless steel body and an in-line mic and remote design.

The most affordable offering from the house of Campfire Audio, the Comet houses a custom tuned Balanced Armature driver that delivers full bass and mids that easily balance with the open and extended highs.

The Good

1 BA configuration makes the monitors sound near-ideal.
Features an inline mic and remote
Comes with foam tips and Spin fit tips in-the-box

The Bad

Metal surface is prone to scratches.
Minute detailing seems off at times

 

 

 

Our other picks in this category are:




Moondrop Kanas Pro

The Reference Pro
Moondrop Kanas Pro

The Moondrop Kanas Pro is a beautifully crafted universal IEM that, unlike many other products at this price point, have a reference tuning suitable for monitoring as well as for audiophile enjoyment.

It has a very accurate tuning for a near-reference sound. A DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) driver that is used in big name IEMs such as the Campfire Audio Atlas, make it a steal.

The Good

Absolutely beautiful audio reproduction.
A purist would love the pure reference sound reproduction.

The Bad

The surface is susceptible to fingerprints.
The housing can easily get oxidized due to constant moisture exposure.

 

 




DUNU Titan 5

The Unbalanced Titan
DUNU Titan 5

DUNU is a relatively unknown brand to many but their earphones have garnered quite a bit of praise from audiophile critics worldwide. The Dunu Titan 5 are a newer offering under the critically-acclaimed Titan series.

Unlike other Titans who believe in restoring balance; these sound warmer, more engaging and more fun than the technically good Titan 3. One of the best sounding earbud-style headphones for the price, they’ve managed to pack incredible clarity and bass into a small stainless steel housing that fits discreetly and comfortably in the ear.

The Good

Great sound with amazing detailing
The stainless steel build
The buds fitting ensures a wide sound response

The Bad


The buds fit doesn’t facilitate a lot of isolation
The earpieces may feel heavy to some

 

 


So there you have it — our picks for the best entry-level audiophile IEMs. If you want to check out more or talk to a Headphone Guru, just hit the buttons below:

Welcome to the audiophile life!

Praveen Kamath
Praveen Kamath



Also in Buying Guide

Best Earphones Under Rs. 3000
Best Earphones Under Rs. 3000

by Abhijeeth Shetty February 22, 2020 5 min read

Here is our roundup of the best earphones under Rs. 3000.
Read More
Best Wireless Earbuds at every Price Point in 2020
Best Wireless Earbuds at every Price Point in 2020

by Abhijeeth Shetty February 20, 2020 10 min read

Go through the handpicked list of best wireless earbuds and pick the perfect pair of earbuds that suits your style and budget.
Read More
The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020
The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020

by Shanth Swaroop February 19, 2020 4 min read

Low on budget? Check out our curated list of in-ear earphones and make the most out of it.
Read More