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Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

Scrappy contender that punches well above its weight

fleasbaby

Pros: Super-cheap, well-built, very appealing sound signature

Cons: At this price, what's a con?

VE Monk Review              A few months ago Clieos reviewed two pairs of new earbuds produced by a relatively unknown vendor in China, VE (Venture Electronics).   Since then, VE have developed a rapidly growing, cultish following…and for good reason. Their flagship, the VE Zen is almost universally praised by those who...
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Who would have thought I would find audio "Zen" in an earbud? The Zen 320 Ohm earbud from Venture Electronics
Who would have thought I would find audio "Zen" in an earbud? The Zen 320 Ohm...

VE Zen

Pros: Beautifully presented midrange. Excellent PRaT, Full size semi-open headphone sound in an earbud form

Cons: They're earbuds (my opinion), Finecky fit (fixed with earhoox), Lack of sub-bass, Needs a high power source to sound its best

good cheap iem
good cheap iem
stylish and balanced
stylish and balanced
77 Results
VE Zen

VE Zen

“At the time of the review, the Venture Electronics Zen was on sale on the company’s Aliexpress store. Here is a link to their listing of the product: ​     http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Venture-Electronic-VE-Zen-high-impedance-320-ohms-earbud/32302987270.html   Introduction This was the hardest review I’ve had to do thus far. For starters I don’t like earbuds, well...” --Hisoundfi

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
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

89% 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
Blox BE3

Blox BE3

“ *edit as of 15th feb 2015* : after so many hours passed with BE3, I decided to grab some weeks ago a pair of Edifier H180, and I found it even better than the Blox one. BE3 has more a V sound signature especially with more highs but less bass. H180 is the contrary, even thought it has also a V sounding signature, it brights in bass domain but highs sounds more true because has much more...” --subwoof3r

100% Positive Reviews
Edifier Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone (H180 Black)

Edifier Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone (H180 Black)

“Dont let these tiny guys disappoint you by looks. Plug them in and you wont believe your ears. These are that good, It sounds like large over ear headphones. I have owned many earbuds like Sennheiser MX-170, MX-270, MX-580, Tingo TG-38s and for IEMS I have owned TTPOD T1e, JVC HA-FXT90, Sony XB90ex and Yamaha EPH-100 and believe me these tiny earbuds blow all of them out of the water. You...” --sharonbava

100% Positive Reviews
Vedia SRS-300

Vedia SRS-300

“ I love this product. It is so comfortable and easy to use. I recommend this for everyone. ” --karyz123

100% Positive Reviews
Sony Fontopia MDR-E10LP/H

Sony Fontopia MDR-E10LP/H

“ These are by far the best headphones I have ever used. I have bought them for years but they have sadly been discontinued in favor of their new and horrible version, the e9lp. ” --hellomisa

100% Positive Reviews
Sennheiser MX 985 In-Ear Headphones.

Sennheiser MX 985 In-Ear Headphones.

“i am using this for a year and this earbuds is great, a bit expensive. ” --crazyj971

100% Positive Reviews
Blox ANV3

Blox ANV3

“ Blox ANV3 Quick Review   (Thread here, http://www.head-fi.org/t/656806/blox-anv3-quick-review )   Thanks to SwimSonny for the loan.       Brief:  Blox proves it owns bud sound quality.   Price:  US$63 in theory   Specification:  Driver: Dynamic 15 mm, Frequency Response : 20Hz - 18KHz, Impedance:...” --mark2410

100% Positive Reviews
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