CX21 earphone - Entry level in the clarity series; balanced sound with an analytical edge usually only available for a much higher price. Great entry level audiophile earphone. Great clarity; Neutral bass not lacking nor dominant; Angled for comfort worn cable down or over-the-ear; Frustration-free designer cable that has low microphonics and is tangle resistant; In-ear design provides passive...
If the Playaz N1 were designed with reasonable amount of bass and they could be the steal of the century. In reality I can recommend them for EQ-friendly folks only - stay away if your source does not have a good, user customizable EQ.