Reddit Reddit reviews SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating in-Ear Earphones Wired Earbud Headphone Powerful Bass Compatible with iOS Android Windows Phone (Gunmetal)

We found 65 Reddit comments about SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating in-Ear Earphones Wired Earbud Headphone Powerful Bass Compatible with iOS Android Windows Phone (Gunmetal). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating in-Ear Earphones Wired Earbud Headphone Powerful Bass Compatible with iOS Android Windows Phone (Gunmetal)
Unique, all metal earphone constructionPowerful bass balanced with superb musical detailFrequency range: 15Hz~22KHzDriver: Dynamics 10mm Neodymium DriverSensitivity: 100±2dB at 1KHz/mW
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65 Reddit comments about SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating in-Ear Earphones Wired Earbud Headphone Powerful Bass Compatible with iOS Android Windows Phone (Gunmetal):

u/JackBillPlatypus · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These RHA earphones come with a 3 year warranty. I've used the MA600 version - I can't find any direct comparisons but I assume they're fairly similar (at least they look basically the same). The build quality is solid and they sound great. Ultimately mine broke because I was an idiot and would always yank them out downwards, which over time pulled the cable out of one of the ear pieces. I didn't use the warranty but I probably could've. (edit: they also make these which I think are newer but I don't have any experience with them. Worth looking into though)

Lately I've been using these Soundmagic earphones which come in just under your budget as well. Not sure what their warranty policy is but the build quality I feel is a little better. I've had them for about 2 years and no sign of any issues yet. Sound quality is similarly great.

Realistically earphones aren't going to last forever but you can get a long life out of them if you take care of them (which you say you do). Just remember to take them out sideways (don't yank them down like me), coil them sensibly (don't scrunch them up) and put them in their case when you're not using them. Another thing is to make sure if you have them plugged into something in your pocket that the audio jack isn't pushing into your pocket and getting bent, although if you're just using them on your laptop you shouldn't have to worry.

And if you can afford it I would recommend shelling out for some high-end, well built headphones. I have a couple of pairs of Beyerdynamics (770s for work, 990s for home) which are really solidly constructed and will most likely last decades (though the earpads might need replacing every few years or so). I picked them up for about £100 each which I don't think is too bad. I guess head to /r/headphones if you're interested and follow some links in the sidebar, there are plenty of other options too.

u/PlateauOfTheAges-SCO · 5 pointsr/Metal

[SoundMAGIC E10] (https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Shops/Soundmagic-E10-SVBK-SoundMAGIC-E10-Earphones-Silver-Black/B005HP3OB0)

Used 2 different pairs of this model for years.

I can't spend too much on in-ear, I'm clumsy and break everything.

u/Zynismus · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

On-ear is also an option. Koss Porta Pro is cheap and has a lifelong guarantee, and then you could just stick an AntLion ModMic on it. Both run you just about under 100$.

Btw, a Blue Yeti is decent and also usually doesn't cost 100$.

I also wear glasses, and decent headphones aren't going to be uncomfortable, they just cost more. It's an investment, but if you want something cheaper and portable I think the Koss are very decent.

ModMic: https://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio-ModMic-Attachable-Microphone/dp/B00R98JVVU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1525683488&sr=8-4&keywords=AntLion+ModMic

Koss Porta Pro: https://www.amazon.com/Koss-Porta-Pro-Headphones-Silver/dp/B00001P4ZH/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1525683534&sr=1-3&keywords=koss+portapro

Some other recommendations:

SoundMagic E10: https://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-Gunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1525683563&sr=1-3&keywords=SoundMagic+E10

These will actually sound amazing depending on the hardware you run them on. The better the source, the better they sound. They can sound as good, if not better, than In-Ears that cost double as much! They're rather neutral.

Yeti Blue Snowball: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-Condenser-Microphone-Cardioid/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1525683616&sr=1-3&keywords=Yeti+Snowball

(Actually only 50$ right now)

u/Glass_Leg · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget - less than 50 bucks

Source - Computer/Phone

Requirements for Isolation - Prefer a bit of isolation

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Yeah, looking for a multi-use all purpose set of headphones

Preferred Type of Headphone - IEMs

Preferred tonal balance - Able to properly deliver bass but not too crazy, nothing super bright, I tried my friend's Audio Technica M50x's and liked the sound on those if that means anything

Past headphones - Sony MDREX10LP (sounded okay, just needed some cheap IEMs at the time), Steelseries Flux (Good sound but Microphonics were very obnoxious on these, would not buy again), Sony MDR-V6(Borrowing from my Dad for the time being, not really a fan though because they seem pretty heavy on the mids/treble)

Preferred Music - Rap/Hip Hop, Electronic Music and pretty much all of it's various subgenres (anything from Flying Lotus or Four Tet to some of the harder stuff like G Jones or RL Grime.)

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Well, I don't have any working headphones right now so anything is an upgrade

Ones I'm looking at at the moment - The SoundMAGIC E10s look pretty nice but at the same time I've been seeing some good reviews for the Xiaomi Piston 3s and the price difference is pretty crazy so I don't know if I should jump to the higher price or not, or if it's even that much of a sound difference between the two. Would you guys recommend of these for my preferences or is there something better for the prices here? Also which of these two would offer the most comfort?

u/dorekk · 3 pointsr/Android

Actually I generally use these with my phone, though I have used basically all of my nice headphones on portable devices over the years as well. No amp required because 95% of headphones can actually be adequately powered by most mobile devices (unless the output is extremely weak and poor, like most Nexus devices for example). Most people don't realize this because they are incapable of doing simple math.


>It's only a matter of time before aux ports are gone from most smartphones on the market.

Extremely doubtful. For overpriced garbage devices, sure. Apple's even getting rid of buttons--the courage! But I think it'll be years and years before Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. get rid of it.

u/look_at_the_sun · 2 pointsr/headphones

There's a refurbished pair on Amazon, so you could just order that. You'd be good to just use that, or you could use it for parts.

u/Phatman516 · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HP3OB0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

what I use when I'm out/at the gym, good sound quality, good noise cancellation (which is a plus for the gym) and they're pretty sturdy and have survived any wear and tear thus far.

u/AtillaBro · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

Soundmagic E10.
For the price, unbeatable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005HP3OB0

u/nateious · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

I bought a pair of these and they lasted 2 years before I accidentally got the wire caught on my snow blower's handle (completely my fault they were fine until then). They come with a little case and a bunch of different size tips. I bought another pair last year and they're still going strong.

Next time you're replacing yours, I can recommend this pair.

u/SC7639 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I've done a total 180 and gone for some SoundMAGIC E10's. Spoke with my college who is a bit of an audiophile and after looking at the design of the PSVR he said the over ear or on ear cups would sit against the PSVR's head band and could cause problems. So in ear headphones would be a better choice

He has a pair and has said the quality is as good as his £90 Sennheiser's. For £29.95 on amazon can't go wrong, I can also use them out and about and with amazon's 3 year warranty for £7.50 can't complain. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005HP3OB0/£https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005HP3OB0/

u/almostabot · 2 pointsr/headphones

Disclaimer: Not an audiophile or an expert

I have a pair of SoundMagic E10. At $35, I think it's a really good pair. Reviews often compare it to the S4s(which i haven't heard) and some claim they're even better. I don't know about that but they do sound really good.

I do run wearing them and they don't come out or produce any microphonics(edit: i should add, there is sometimes a thud kind of a sound when i land too hard on my feet, i don't know what causes that. but it's mostly not there)

u/MusicaParaVolar · 2 pointsr/headphones

I used to commute and work in Chelsea, that being said, might I recommend two purchases, given your budget? Also note that we listen to similar genres, I'm Hispanic so I grew up/love salsa mostly (do listen to some bachata and merengue but it's not my people's main thing..), but have since branched out quite a lot. I do think it's important to get recommendations from people that listen to similar stuff though.

I think you'll really appreciate an IEM (in ear monitor/earbuds) for your actual commute and an over ear set of cans for the office (though I actually still mostly use IEMs since people talk in my office and we have some loud fans, etc) Over ear cans provide some isolation, but nothing that can really stand up to NYC commute noise.

I think that if you really want over-ear then I would suggest a budget IEM that has served me really well, the Soundmagic E10 (http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0) they don't break the bank and will blow your apple earbuds out of the water. I use them whenever I'm in a noisy environment. They've become my primary driver whenever I go to NYC for work since they're also very comfortable.

I will defer to others here to give you recommendations on over-ear cans. The only closed backs I have are the ever so popular ATH-M50 which were my first official headphone. I really like them, but you can really get better given you're willing to spend a lot more than I initially was.

One last note, your iphone is a great source. If you find that your laptop sucks in comparison, may I also suggest the audioquest Dragonfly DAC? Available for around $150 on Amazon, it will improve your laptop's sound quality and is extremely portable. I never leave the house without it as the PC I use in NYC has the most terrible soundcard ever. If your laptop is a MAC, you're probably fine (though some will argue the Dragonfly is still a worthy purchase and I would agree)

Lastly, "En barranquilla me quedo" by Joe Arroyo is a super fun track to try out new headphones with. I can't speak eloquently as far as its "properties" go, but just listen to it and you'll understand what I mean. Good luck, happy buying!

u/JoingoJon · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want earphones rather than headphones there isn't better value than the SoundMAGIC E10 they have been reviewed on various audiophile sites and beaten earbuds 4x their price and won many awards. I bought a pair because they made headlines a few years ago. 3 years old and i use them daily. As good as the day i bought them.

If you consider them it's also worth fitting them with Comply Foam buds. They increase the bass and general audio an amazing amount. I have tried dozens of different earphones over the years and these are best by far.

u/AlanPearTreeBird · 2 pointsr/DnB

These are really good, I've had two or three pairs over the last seven years or so.

u/PowderDiamonds · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

https://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0

Extremely durable and sound quality far above their price range.

u/okaybigdick · 2 pointsr/Jazz
u/ofquartz · 2 pointsr/newzealand

my best friend is pretty snobby about 'phones and he swears these are very good for the price.

u/JDismyfriend · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Surprised the SoundMagic E10 hasn't been mentioned yet. Pretty cheap and brilliant sound and build quality.

u/eneyeseakay · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Best in-ear headphones you can but for under $50 are Soundmagic E10, trust me, I've been through a fair few pairs of others. Great sound and they last ages. Check out the Amazon reviews if you need more convincing :p

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I use the Soundmagic E10, they're punchy, great sound quality, and the build quality seems really good so far (I haven't taken my pair to destruction yet). The thicker cable is great too. Never knots up in my pocket.

u/kakarot117 · 1 pointr/CasualUK

Ok, I use Bludio Victory as my main (£150) but if you're looking to stick around the £50 limit I'd have to suggest either...

  • Bludio UFO which is slightly over £50 but I can promise you'll be happy with them, easily best in its range.

  • Bludio F2 Can't speak much about these as I've never personally used them, but knowing bluedio's performance in the higher tiers I can reccommend these with good faith. These are under £50.

    Bluedio are fantastic tbh, other than the above I'd say the T4 model is also a good shout but they have quite a few models ranging from £10-150+.

    As for In-ear I'd go with Sound Magics E10's they have an S variant with a mic aswell. These are only £35.
u/FPS_Scotland · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Personally, I absolutely love these

Amazing quality audio, and they're really cheap, so it's hardly a massive waste if you don't like them.

u/headphones_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

There's a refurbished pair on Amazon, so they definitely need to crank it. As much as I would love it if the bass is slightly boomier/muddier/looser than the Omni and TH900.

u/dzt · 1 pointr/funny

I bought some of these earbuds recently and never have that problem anymore. Perhaps it's the thickness or slipperiness of the cord that does it, but they untangle themselves.

*Edit... helps to include the URL.

u/stonecats · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

these are very rugged, case included and sound great;
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HP3OB0

avoid anything from jbuds - they are fragile crap.

u/achafi · 1 pointr/onebag

Soundmagic E10 - they've stood up to my shoddy treatment, stay put, sound good for a good price https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Shops/Soundmagic-E10-SVBK-SoundMAGIC-E10-Earphones-Silver-Black/B005HP3OB0 shop around,I got mine for £23 on Amazon about three years ago, still going strong.

u/sandspiegel · 1 pointr/oneplus

I'm using the Soundmagic E10 ones. They are really great for the price. Combined with Viper4android they have fantastic sound.

Amazon link

u/jrodicus100 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Need reco's for noise-isolating bluetooth earbuds for under-helmet wear.

I need to replace my current wired earbuds with some bluetooth ones. I wear noise-isolating earbuds every day when I ride, and I'm currently using these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HP3OB0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And I've replaced the tips with these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00354951S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They work great, sound pretty good, and fit well under a helmet. BUT... stupid new iPhone can't charge and play music at the same time (and I'd rather not buy a clunky adapter/lightning splitter). So... recommend me some noise-isolating bluetooth earbuds that fit under a helmet and sound good.

u/Pyroglyph · 1 pointr/VRchat

Many console headsets and some PC headsets (like the Razer Krakens) have decent sound quality but the microphone sounds very tinny, cheap and just generally garbage.

I would recommend getting a pair of earbuds and then attaching the Antlion Modmic to your headset. It sounds super good in comparison to all the other headset mics I've ever tested.

In terms of earbuds, literally any will be fine, as long as they're not like $5 SkullCandy ones. The ones that come with your phone are ideal. My personal choice is the SoundMagic E10 earbuds (Amazon UK, Amazon US). They are a little pricey but I love them so much.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision! :)

u/rollercoasterfanitic · 1 pointr/hardstyle

Back when I used wired in ear headphones I used SoundMagic E10. Amazing bass and great sound isolation! They might have a new version out by now im not sure so heads up.

https://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-Gunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0

Edit: its a bit above your price when translating currencies but I can vouch that these are worth it.

u/hjribeiro · 1 pointr/headphones

soundmagic e10s

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMAGIC-E10-Earphones-Silver-Black/dp/B005HP3OB0

I have them and love them as keep in pocket headphones

EDIT: just realized you have the soundmagic. So just keep them :)

u/elyshor · 1 pointr/FragReddit

SoundMagic E10 sind der Wahnsinn!

u/psuerkdextre · 1 pointr/Earbuds

shhhh. Sound Magic E10. Its all metal, and its super durable. It will last you. It sounds fantastic too.

u/codyy5 · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NTA

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however, taking a pricey[not actually expensive headphones, look up sennheiser etc] or flashy item like that to place where other people would consider that pricey would make you more likely to be a victim of theft. It may be better for you to leave them home.

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get some earbuds or something more inconspicuous. That doesn't mean you need to sacrifice sound quality. For example get some soundmagic E10 one very very good pair of earbuds for the price, definitely better than any beats products. or if you have money gert some shure or mee in ear monitors.

u/TreyCain96 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Playstation Plus one-year membership, a painting, some headphones, and a new game.

Plenty of other stuff, too, but this is the important stuff.

u/flymonk · 1 pointr/headphones

Here are some links

E10
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HP3OB0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5NLJub01NFE3T

Vsd3s
VSONIC VSD3S Black High Fidelity Professional Quality Stereo Inner-Ear Earphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LL4C48K/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_XRLJub0VZ0DYC

u/0x47 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking to upgrade my IEMs. I'm currently running these but I'm not exactly sure about how much a decent pair of IEMs will cost, they will be hooked up to the Fiio X5 and an iPod Shuffle (which will probably be replaced with a Sansa Clip).

u/Pinkpod · 1 pointr/headphones

Have a look at the soundmagic E10's. I have found they tend to be the best sound for the money and they are well built.

http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412559566&sr=8-1&keywords=soundmagic

u/darkninja165 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I personally only use over-ear headphones, but I have a friend that actually creates music for a living, and he uses these on a daily basis. It's his go to for anything outside of the studio :D

Again, I'm not really a fan of in-ear headphones, but my friend swears by those :)

u/waterbearsinspace · 1 pointr/PS4

If you don't mind IEMs (In Ear Monitors), I highly recommend the SoundMagic E10's, available for $32.97 on Amazon at the time of writing. I'm no audiophile but based on what I had read about them on head fi (which is a great resource for everything on headphones) I picked up a pair about two years ago and they've been my go to ever since, bringing great sound at a great price.

Of course I've had to replace them a few times, more often than not due to my own mistreatment of them, but I've had my current pair since March of this year and they still work and sound great, for music, general use on my computer, plugging them into my controller when on my PS4, everything.

u/hazelnutbrah · 1 pointr/apple

I've burnt through so many of Apple's headphones as use and throws. I've had 3-4 pairs of Bose headphones and earphones that were stolen. I did my research and came across SoundMagic e10s. They're $32 on amazon right now. Get comply active foam tips. I kid you not, they'll blow away 90% of what you've owned or listened to. Use the apple store credit on something like a new backpack or messenger bag or for some other needs.
http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0

u/AHighBillyGoat · 1 pointr/audio

by "E10s" do you mean these or these

u/bellatox · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi all, I hope you don't mind me coming here to ask for some advice!
I had these headphones for ages:
https://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2010/01/04230530625l.jpg - steelseries siberia in-ear headset

and they were perfect for me. I am no expert but I would describe the sound as clear, balanced with a decent bass ( you could really hear the low end and not just punching it)
Unfortunately they have died on me yesterday and I have no idea what to buy.
I was hoping there was some one here who know how they sound and can recommend me replacement headphones. I do not care about mic / volume controls etc, I just need them to sound good and cost little.

What I found on my own search are these two:

u/ilovewhiskeyx · 1 pointr/misophonia

I cannot recommend these enough: Soundmagic E10s

I have had my pair now for over two years and still going strong.

u/somemirth · 1 pointr/videos

I've had SoundMAGIC E10 for a year+ now, and they've been absolutely amazing for me. Great sound quality, amazing price.

u/crocs_and_socks · 1 pointr/videos

SoundMagic E10 is what I have and I absolutely love them. They look pretty cool too, in my opinion.

u/Koooba · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello, i'm looking for a low budget, pink IEMs for latin music (mostly bachata).

Budget - 0 to 50€

Source - Samsung GSM

Requirements for Isolation - Used outdoors mostly (also for running)

Preferred Type of Headphone - IEM

Preferred tonal balance - I have no idea, see "Preferred Music" (latin music)

Past headphones - N/A

Preferred Music - The person is almost exclusively listening to Bachata aka high-pitched guitar + bongos. Also some salsa, reggaeton and various latin music.

Location - Europe (belgium)

@@ CONSTRAINT @@ - P I N K _ C O L O R


Looking at THL i can list:

u/Riddle-Me-That · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hi there, after going through several pairs of cheapo earbuds, and each time having one bud crap out, I'd like to get a second opinion before my next purchase. I saw these recommended in a post on Gear Patrol, here. I'd be using them with Comply tips. I'd like to get decent quality without spending too much than this. Thanks in advance.

u/tuciuriu · 1 pointr/Romania

Soundmagic E10 Le am de 1 an jumate, au trecut si prin masina de spalat, doar 10-20 minute, pana mi-am adus aminte unde le-am lasat.. si inca se aud impecabil

Nu le recomand pentru persoanele dinamice... Cablul e invelit intr-un cauciuc mai dur si "se aude in casti" cand se loveste de articolele de imbracaminte, corp ... Pp ca asta e o problema generala pentru majoritatea IEM-urilor

u/Baloncesto · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for headphones to use on-the-go and at my office.

Budget: +-$80

Source: Smartphone/PC.

Requirements for Isolation: I would like proper isolation for better listening experience and good, powerful bass. Boss talks to himself all day so isolation would be nice.

Will you be using these headphones in public? Yes

Preferred Type of Headphone: In-ear

Past headphones: Nothing fancy. Have a big pair of Monoprice 108323's at home; owned two pairs of so-called "rugged" GoGroove IEMs, both of which crapped out after two weeks. Currently using Android stock headphones.

Preferred Music: Synthwave, Boards of Canada, ambient, folk, retrowave, some instrumentals, prog rock, EDM stuff like Above & Beyond

What would you like to improve on from your set-up: Would like cleaner, brighter sound. More bass. I'm sick of tinny crappy headphones that die after normal use. Looking to step up my game and get really good

Considering these:

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-E40-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B01AXSYFN6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510773655&sr=8-2&keywords=ATH-E40

or

https://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-Gunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0/

u/xsoccer92x · 1 pointr/headphones

Some of the more highly regarded IEMs under $50. They mostly fit what you're looking for, the sound quality is a little difference across the board. For example CX-300 are boomy, the e10 is more bassy, and the e30 and a151 is more across the board good.

u/cool_spool_of_wool · 1 pointr/Fitness

http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0. Comfy fit, good isolation and decent sound for that much money.

u/AcIdPort · 1 pointr/oneplus

Then go for SoundMAGIC E10, they're pretty awesome too and has other colors. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HP3OB0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_yOWjub03H8EP9 ;)

u/9teenth · 1 pointr/gadgets

Maybe try SoundMAGIC e10's. They're a step up from Sennheiser CX 300 II's but I haven't personally tried the Beyerdyanmic ones.

http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0

u/recrof · 1 pointr/Nexus5

if "cheap" is <$40 I recommend those:
http://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-BlackGunmetal/dp/B005HP3OB0/

they sound amazing for the price and mic quality is pretty good too.

u/cashnmillions · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I have Tin T2s and SoundMAGIC E10s. I think the E10s blow the T2s away, I was actually really disappointed in the T2s. Though they have very clear sound, they do lack in the low end. The E10s are just a bit less detailed but they have cleared mids. E10s also have better bass, not muddy bass but clear and punchy. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HP3OB0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Q1JjDbA65K0PW

u/VvcvV · 1 pointr/lgv30

The DAC works regardless. If you want higher output volume(/electrical energy), you will need to use headphones which have higher impedance (aka resistance).

I've got a pair of SoundMagic E10 headphones whose impedance level is 47Ω. They will sometimes register with the phone as being high enough to enable the boosted output level. The only thing that changes is the volume level default is higher and it can go higher than when it is in regular, lower output, earphones level.

All you are doing by using an aux cable is increasing resistance to force the output to increase power. It doesn't increase the sound clarity and detail, but simply makes things louder. So if you aren't going deaf, you aren't missing out. Using the same set of headphones gets you the same results, albeit louder in one mode and quieter in the other. (I'd actually argue that quieter playback is the better way to go to bring out depth and detail, but I most likely don't hear the same things, the same way as other people might. For some loudness brings out bass and bass is where it's at for them, everything else is secondary. I'm not an expert nor am I a pro sound tech, I just have my own preference is all.)