Been there , done that, PK2 PK1,crossroads m3i,V Sonic r vo2, cresyn E700 and now the sound magic PL 30. They are great the sound is both full and detailed and not in the least tiring. It's always such a joy when something turns out above expectation and this is without any burn in straight out of the box!! This is the best buy for money out there for those who like their music as it should be heard with all the detail intended by the producer. Wonderful thanks for the pointer I had found them anyway but after your review I decided to take a chance, boy am I happy!! Prefer them to my PK1s!!
I'll tell you what they're like after a night on pinknoise,
Wow so many great reviews on the pl30. Its hard to believe how good they are supposed to sound for a 40.00 phone. I am looking forward to all your impressions on them and hope you post after about 10 hours of burn in. I am really glad I ordered a pair of these but have heard nothing about shipping after about 5 days.
Focalprice.com is selling SoundMagic PL30s for $19.82 shipped (to the U.S.).
Go to their site and search for item number CP074S
I have not ordered these from them (well, I just did today, but I haven't received them yet).
However, I did place an earlier order for a set of Sennheisers and some flashlights. They quickly sent me tracking information and they arrived via airmail in about a week.
The Sennheisers appear absolutely genuine (in listening, and looking at the photos and discussions here), so my guess is these are too. Since payment is via paypal you do not risk much. I have ordered a set and will report back. Thanks to all of you for letting me know what they are.