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FiiO EM3 Open Earbud Earphones with In-Line Microphone (Black)

Get much more than you pay

Joeng Zeon

Pros: Clear and enjoyable sound, good sound stage and separation, nice bass, comfortable fit

Cons: Loose fit

I love the openness and light weight of earbuds, unfortunately those earbuds I tried such as OMX95, MX375, were lack of bass and musicality. Then I found Fiio EM3 is under $10 and got good review, so I got it a shot.   Look EM3 is cheap, but they don't look cheap, better than MX375. Easy going design, no logo from beginning to end. Cable quality is as good as Sennheiser...
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Just When You Thought You Have Seen It All
Just When You Thought You Have Seen It All
the hidden $5 gem!!
the hidden $5 gem!!
Smooth-sounding earbuds with great mids and impeccable build quality
Smooth-sounding earbuds with great mids and impeccable build quality

SHOZY Stardust

Pros: Build quality, mids, bass presence

Cons: Slight congestion with complex music, not kind to poorly-mastered recordings

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Venture Electronics (VE) Zen V2

Venture Electronics (VE) Zen V2

“For larger (1200 x 800) views, click any imageINTRODUCTIONI’ve spent a little time with Lee from Venture Electronics over the last few months, emailing backwards and forwards, and really getting coming to understand who VE is and what their philosophy is. But first let’s step back a little and look at how I came to be reviewing the Zen V2 today. I’d heard a little about the VE Zen previously on...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

“Many thanks to Venture Electronics for the VE Monk review sample! Product website: http://eng.52ve.cn/product.php?cm_id=205   I haven't been using earbud for quite a long time since my favourite Sony MDR-E888 died many years ago. A few months back I had a chat with Head-Fi'er @RedJohn456. From there I came to know about Venture Electronics. Thanks buddy! In general, IEM might still...” --earfonia

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Zen

Venture Electronics (VE) Zen

“ Before I start my review, I would like to Thank VE and @zhibli06 for providing me with a review sample of VE ZEN (and MONK) in exchange for my honest opinion.   Manufacturer website: https://www.veclan.com/engappliance_sel_one?eng_ApplianceVo.eac_id=3 - now featuring Zen 2.0     Just like a deja vu from a few weeks ago when I mentioned in one of my reviews that I...” --twister6

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO EM3 Open Earbud Earphones with In-Line Microphone (Black)

FiiO EM3 Open Earbud Earphones with In-Line Microphone (Black)

“Introduction –  Once seen as cheap throwaways, earbuds seem to have become the new phenomenon in the audio landscape. Since they don`t produce a strong seal and have a very loose fit, they are seen as having very limited uses, but these attributes can also permit a unique sound that`s not too dissimilar from the in-ear equivalent of open back headphones. As such, we are...” --ryanjsoo

96% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus

Venture Electronics (VE) Monk+/Monk Plus

“For larger views of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual imagesINTRODUCTIONAs a hobbyist reviewer, the one thing I've noticed with virtually all the manufacturers I've dealt with is a huge passion for what they do, and also a desire for continual improvement. I've been dealing with Lee from Venture Electronics for a bit over a year, and have so far had the pleasure of...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
Baldoor EarBell E100

Baldoor EarBell E100

“Just like the Koss KSC75 and the Fiio X1, the E100 Earbell from Baldoor (and Mrice) represents a phenomenal value. This little $14 wonder has done two things for me: 1. It has renewed my faith in earbuds and 2. Has proven yet again, that top tier sound can be had for bottom tier prices - you just have to be willing to look! If you're interested in a new super-cheap piece of kit for your commute...” --JoeDoe

91% Positive Reviews
Shozy Cygnus

Shozy Cygnus

“       Preamble: I’d like to take the time to thank Shozy for sending me the Cygnus earbuds free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion. A group of engineers and designers has worked as OEM developers and producers for audio products, acting in the background, until 2012, when they decided to found a company for audio products for hi-fi enthusiasts under...” --HiFiChris

100% Positive Reviews
Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Headphones with Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit

Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Headphones with Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit

“ These are quite common in retail stores in my city (Toronto) and cost around $15-$20 CAD. I've been using them for years, because they are inexpensive, sound decent and are portable. They don't sound too distorted at high levels. I never had mines break, never had audio jack or audio cut out problems, but then again it really depends on the user, because I am very careful with my...” --Carbine

100% Positive Reviews
Venture Electronics Asura 2.0

Venture Electronics Asura 2.0

“For larger views of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual imagesINTRODUCTIONAs a hobbyist reviewer, the one thing I've noticed with virtually all the manufacturers I've dealt with is a huge passion for what they do, and also a desire for continual improvement. I've been dealing with Lee from Venture Electronics for a bit over a year, and have so far had the pleasure of...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
HiSoundAudio Paa1 Pro

HiSoundAudio Paa1 Pro

“I'll be short : I was very disappointed when I listened to the PAA1-Pro the first time. I found bloated bass, harsh highs and a typical mainstream V-shaped sound signature. So, I began a hundred hour burn-in and retry it... Nothing changed a lot. Maybe the highs became less harsh but still not what I would call pleasant to my ears. I put them away a time and come back to them after two weeks....” --tinara

86% Positive Reviews
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