Let’s talk about the SoundMAGIC, the company that is sometimes overlooked but always delivers more than we expect and is quite recommended in the audiophile world. Today I’ll be reviewing the flagship of their reference series, the SoundMAGIC E80. At the time of this writing it’s costing less than $60, let’s find out if this is the right model for you.
SoundMAGIC E80 – Sound
The first time I had the pleasure to listen to these, I didn’t know about the price, and I immediately thought they were $100+ because the sound is so detailed and clear that it challenges more expensive models easily. The bass is really deep, providing a nice “punch” and won’t disappoint even the demanding bass heads out there. The mid range is where these really shine, with balanced and detailed sound with some emphasis on vocals that sound warm and natural. Besides that, the highs are crisp and the soundstage is wide with great depth. It’s really hard to find a mid range so detailed even in more pricey models, making these a great option for a doorstep into the audiophile world.
SoundMAGIC E80 – Design
The E80s features an aluminium housing making it durable and giving it a premium touch. There are no weak points in the construction so you don’t have to worry about breaking it easily. The cables are coated in rubber, but I am not sure about the durability of the cable though, only time can tell.
SoundMAGIC E80 – Comfort and Fit
The fit on the E80’s is great as well, offering a large variety of ear tips including comply foam (that as I have stated before, are my personal favorites), you will achieve a good fit no matter the shape of your ear. And the sleek design makes these really comfortable to use for hours, as long as you choose the right ear tip size.
SoundMAGIC E80 – Style, Accessories, and Extras
The E80 is available in 3 colors: Gunmetal, Gold, and Red. In the package you will also receive 3 types of silicone ear tips including double flange, in 3 different sizes (S,M,L) and 3 pairs of comply foam ear tips. You will also receive a carrying case and a cable clip.
- Transducer: Dynamic, 10mm, Neodymium
- Frequency Range: 15Hz ~ 22kHz
- Impedance: 64 Ohms (+/- 10%)
- Sensitivity: 102dB (+/- 2dB)
- Max Power: 20mW
- Cable Length: 3.9 ft (1.2m)
- Connector: Stereo 3.5mm L-style
- Weight: 0.45oz (13g)
Pros and Cons
- Outstanding sound for the price
- Aluminium housing
- Deep bass
- Awesome mid range
- Wide variety of ear tips
- Cable strength could be better
My rating: 9.5 out of 10
Similar models: SoundMAGIC E10
The SoundMAGIC E80 is a perfect pick for those who want to feel an almost hi-fi sound at a cheap price. If you are just not happy with the sound your stock earphones are delivering right now and don’t want to invest 100 bucks in upgrading, go for the soundMAGIC E80, you won’t be disappointed.
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