SoundMagic E10 Review

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments



Price: $35 (MSRP $35)
Wear style: Over-the-ear or straight-down
Key feature: In-line microphone (E10M version only, +$10)

In Short: A bass-oriented IEM that handles all genres pretty well.

Quick overview:

The E10 is easily Soundmagic’s bassiest IEM. The low end comes off strong and impactful, enough to satisfy even bass-heads. Bass notes are rounded and softened (which is common among budget headphones) and this contributes to the laid back sound of the E10.

Despite the obvious emphasis on the bass, the mid-range and treble still come through clear. The smooth mids are slightly less emphasized than the bass giving the E10 a warm overtone. Treble is nothing special but has some good crispness without becoming harsh. Detail and clarity is decent throughout.

The overall presentation of the E10 is fun and aggressive which suits pop and rap music very well. Given the E10’s forward presentation, the soundstage is impressive and beats out almost all the other bassy IEMs in this price range.

Although the E10 is at its best with energetic modern music, it fares well with most other genres as well because the mids and highs are not noticeably shy or recessed. If the music does not call for it, the bass takes the back seat.

The E10 is a solid choice for those looking for strong bass and a fun sound at a reasonable price. For a more refined and balanced sound, check out the slightly more expensive E30.

Specs:

Color options Red/black, Silver/black, Purple/black, Yellow/black
Driver type 10mm Dynamic
Impedance 16 Ω
Sensitivity 100 dB
Frequency Response 15 – 22,000 Hz
Cable 4ft (1.2m) Y-split with straight plug
Nozzle size 5mm
Warranty 1 year
Included accessories Soft carrying pouch, shirt clip, bi-flange ear tips, single-flange silicone ear tips (2 sizes)
Recommended tips Generic bi-flanges

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Category: In-ear, Reviews

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