In the under-2000 price category, there are a lot of solid contenders vying for your attention. In today's face off, we will compare two of the most popular earphones in India.
It's SOUNDMAGIC - E10C vs. Sennheiser CX275s! Let's see who comes out on top.
A noticeable upgrade to the E10S, the E10C comes in a metal build. The unique 3 button in-line enabled SoundMAGIC E10C comes in a striking metallic body. The metal build makes for a durable body. Surprisingly,this does not effect its lightweight feature making them easily portable. The E10C is available in 4 different colours. The metallic red accents and the L-R indicators may not appeal to all. The subtler black and gold is physically more attractive than the red and purple variants.
The unique 3 button in-line remote and microphone of the SoundMAGIC E10C sports 3 buttons with a solid action.This means you can stow away your smartphone, while answering calls and controlling your music on the go.
Seven pairs of silicone ear-tips of varying sizes are provided, including a double-flanged pair. There's also a small carry case , a shirt clip, and a double-pin adapter to use the headset with a computer.
The twisted designed of the cable makes it tangle free. However, the outer plastic sheath of the cables, lend a shoddy look causing it to be a small turn off.
The CX 275s comes with three pairs of black silicone ear tips, a cable adapter for Nokia-type phone connections, and a small black carrying pouch.
Unlike the E10s however, the CX275s' cables are more prone to tangles. And although touted to have a universal remote, there might be a few more compatibility issues from the latter.
Here, we come to the E10C's biggest strength: its sonic performance.
The impressive three-dimensional soundstage is clearly wide, ensuring that you enjoy a more natural sound experience. The bass is heavy, without compromising on the mids and highs. Music from all genres sound great with this pair. Overall, the audio sounds clear and smooth.
A small complaint would be the noise isolation. It does not very effectively attenuate environmental sound. However, this can be improved with a pair of Comply ear tips.
On tracks with serious bass, the CX 275s provides ample boom, that too without distortion, even at high volumes. The CX 275s also manages to maintain a decent balance between lows and highs as well.
Sometimes however, there is a strange high-mid to high boosting. In specific areas, the highs are so boosted that there is a strange mix of elements stand that out dramatically.
Certain electronic percussive sounds can seem far too bright, even a bit harsh or tinny. On tracks with serious bass, the CX 275s provides ample boom, that too without distortion, even at high volumes. The CX 275s also manages to maintain a decent balance between lows and highs as well.
Bottom line, this is the earphone for bass lovers.
Too put in simple terms, the E10C has a comparatively balanced sound signature, and comes with a 3-button universal remote, so if you prefer clarity and are looking for convenient smartphone compatibility, then go for these.
For those that prefer bass over everything, the single button enabled Sennheiser CX275s is a better option.
Which earphones do you prefer? Do let us know in the comments below!
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