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Old 07-14-2013, 12:23 AM
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Default Looking for new in ear headphone

I searched and narrowed my choice to three
1-Soundmagic PL 11
2-Soundmagic PL 21
3-Creative EP-630

From the choices you must have known i want just bass
but more i read about these in forums more i got confused with no clear opinion coming out So
I want to know which of these will give highest possible bass and the "boom boom" effect like subwoofers or anything near to that

Please i need advices quick as i have limited time frame am geeting a discount on these
pl 11 for rs.760
pl 21 for 950
ep-630 for rs.700

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Old 07-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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no reply yet common guys need some help please
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:42 PM
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I had the Creative EP-630 once. I did not like its soundstage. For me it was very clearly a "stage inside the head" presentation and I could not enjoy it. In the sound there was also some muddle. Otherwise it was fine and I could have liked it. I do not remember if it had good bass. It could be a clone of the Sennheiser CX300 so maybe reviews for the original CX 300 are relevant also.

I do not have any experience with the Soundmagic earphones.

My current bassy IEM is JVC HA-FX67.

Philips 3580 and 3590 series are higly regarded for their sub bass. I don't like their fatiguing highs (3-6kHz). If you can stand them, these would be a good choice.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:13 AM
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I am an avid fan of Soundmagic E10's, haven't tried PL11's or 21's.

To give u an idea of how highly i rate the E10's I recently scored a pair of Sony XBA3's, there isn't a huge difference between the two. $30 vs $350.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:58 AM
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It just shows that the $350 price on the XBA-3 isn't realistic. For the $50 you paid it is nice though. I think he wants an IEM priced lower than the Soundmagic E10. While it is $35 in the US, it is probably much more expensive in India. The Soundmagic ES18 is said to sound very much like the E10 but is much less expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R5NSYVL...#R5NSYVLKL6FM7

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:59 AM
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jeez, lower than $35! good deal then lol
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:05 AM
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jeez, lower than $35! good deal then lol
While for you in Australia $35 (or perhaps even $60) doesn't sound like much, the E10 might be $60 or more in India, and $60 is a large amount of money in India. In the US for example, the average hourly wage is close to $20, while in India it is around $2. So if the Soundmagic E10 is $60 in India, that might represent around 30 hours of work for an average worker, while the $35 US price represents less than 2 hours of work for the average worker. Of course the original poster might be much wealthier than the average person in India, but still seeing the price in context compared to the average hourly salary there gives it much more meaning.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:36 AM
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Good points.
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Default thanks for da help

appreciate all ur replies
ordered sm pl 11 after reading few reviews
yet to recieve them will post once i usse it
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:08 PM
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While for you in Australia $35 (or perhaps even $60) doesn't sound like much, the E10 might be $60 or more in India, and $60 is a large amount of money in India. In the US for example, the average hourly wage is close to $20, while in India it is around $2. So if the Soundmagic E10 is $60 in India, that might represent around 30 hours of work for an average worker, while the $35 US price represents less than 2 hours of work for the average worker. Of course the original poster might be much wealthier than the average person in India, but still seeing the price in context compared to the average hourly salary there gives it much more meaning.
$35 in australia equals to rs.2000
my budget was rs.1000 its nearly 2 times
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$35 in australia equals to rs.2000
my budget was rs.1000 its nearly 2 times
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I'm curious. What does the Soundmagic ES18 sell for in India? In the US on Amazon it is $12.

The Soundmagic E10 is $35 in the US on Amazon. My guess is that it is probably around $60 in Australia.
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I'm curious. What does the Soundmagic ES18 sell for in India? In the US on Amazon it is $12.

The Soundmagic E10 is $35 in the US on Amazon. My guess is that it is probably around $60 in Australia.
it cost around same converted to indian rupees
soundmagic es18 is Rs.650=$10.85 us dollars and $12 australian dollars
soundmagic e10 is rs 2000=$34 us dollars and $38 australian dollars

Prices were less a few months back but have been hiked here
Dnt have ny idea why may b due to popularity growing up for Sound Magic products
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I never ordered my E10's from Australia (think i tried but no sellers), think i grabbed a pair from exportprive if my memory serves me correctly. I'm sure i paid around $30USD for them...
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it cost around same converted to indian rupees
soundmagic es18 is Rs.650=$10.85 us dollars and $12 australian dollars
soundmagic e10 is rs 2000=$34 us dollars and $38 australian dollars

Prices were less a few months back but have been hiked here
Dnt have ny idea why may b due to popularity growing up for Sound Magic products
I'm curious why you decided not to get the ES18 since it had such great reviews?
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I'm curious why you decided not to get the ES18 since it had such great reviews?
i was looking for bass specifically but reviews said es18 was more of balanced where as pl 11 more bass oriented and after 25hrrs+ burn in sounds really awsome so just for da sake of bass :-)
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:12 PM
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Oh. The ES18 is said to have plenty of bass as well, however I don't know how it compares to the PL11.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:18 PM
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Oh. The ES18 is said to have plenty of bass as well, however I don't know how it compares to the PL11.
just got the earphone sounds awesome and i got what i wanted pure bass effect
will put it for burn in for few hours hope it improves more
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:06 PM
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Good to hear.
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I'm glad you are happy. I'm pretty impressed with the Sony MDR-EX210 and JVC HAS400 headphones I bought recently. These are both very inexpensive. The EX210 is around $15 on Amazon. I wonder what it sells for in India.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:33 PM
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I had an interesting moment with my XBA3's and SoundMagic E10's.

Last week I mentioned in another thread how sound started to disappear from the left channel of the brand new XBA3's (I thought they were broken already). Anyway, upon first hearing the XBA3's proper nonbust sound signiture I was sure they were a significant improvement over the E10's, better seperation etc etc.
When the XBA3's were behaving oddly I replaced with my backup E10's, and I swear I couldn't notice any difference O.o
Placebo effect? Because I was trying a pair of $350 IEMs I fooled myself into thinking these were sounding better that My $30 E10's?

Anyway, I think I need to sit down proper with my E10's, XBA2's and XBA3's and try and sus out which IEM I prefer the most (the XBA3's certainly do isolate more than the E10's, if i have my music off I can hold a conversation with my E10's still in ear, not possible with XBA's).

Point of story, u don't have to spend much to enjoy superb sound I guess.
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