Best price/performance earphones?
Nov 30, 2009 at 3:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

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Hi all, Im noob here and know nothing about earphones..
I'm looking for one to use it with my iPod..

What can I get the best around $50? and where can I buy it? Im in Canada..
I heard yuin pk-3 is good? or soundmagic pl-50?


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Dec 1, 2009 at 2:28 AM Post #4 of 16

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never tried the PL50's. But the PK3's are my personal favorite, and I enjoy them quite a bit more than the PL30's, PL21's, and Head-Direct RE2's.


do you know where i can buy it in canadA?
 
Dec 1, 2009 at 2:52 AM Post #5 of 16

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do you know where i can buy it in canadA?


Head-Direct ships PK3's worldwide. I don't think you can get them anywhere else. Keep in mind that PK3s and PL50s are very different animals, both sound- and function-wise. PK3s are conventional earbuds (no isolation from external noise) while the PL50s are in-ear monitors. I've owned both and while I concede that PK3s are very good as far as earphones go, the PL50s are on a different level in terms of detail and clarity. I'd probably pick the PK3s for rock/electronica but for jazz, r&b, and other vocal genres the PL50s are hard to beat.
 
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Head-Direct ships PK3's worldwide. I don't think you can get them anywhere else. Keep in mind that PK3s and PL50s are very different animals, both sound- and function-wise. PK3s are conventional earbuds (no isolation from external noise) while the PL50s are in-ear monitors. I've owned both and while I concede that PK3s are very good as far as earphones go, the PL50s are on a different level in terms of detail and clarity. I'd probably pick the PK3s for rock/electronica but for jazz, r&b, and other vocal genres the PL50s are hard to beat.


oh wow so i should buy PL-50 instead since I listen to pop songs the most..
don't like rock/electronica..
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how about Yuin PK2? someone sells it on ebay..
and how to buy it here? (head direct)
 
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I really enjoy the PL50, they are super comfy and so tiny I can probably sleep with them on, they don't protrude out. However, depending where you buy the PL50 from, shipping time may be a factor as well.
 
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I really enjoy the PL50, they are super comfy and so tiny I can probably sleep with them on, they don't protrude out. However, depending where you buy the PL50 from, shipping time may be a factor as well.


how's the sound quality?

here is on ebay :

PL-50 = $50 + $16 shipping = $66
PK2 = $69 free shipping
 
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how's the sound quality?

here is on ebay :

PL-50 = $50 + $16 shipping = $66
PK2 = $69 free shipping



Cheaper to buy PL50 from overseas - Focalprice has them for $55 shipped worldwide, for example.
 
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Cheaper to buy PL50 from overseas - Focalprice has them for $55 shipped worldwide, for example.


how is it compared to PK2 tho? i heard PK2 is one of the best..
 
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how is it compared to PK2 tho? i heard PK2 is one of the best..


One of the best what? PK2 is an earbud, PL50 is an IEM. If I were you I'd decide which I prefer and go from there. Makes it much easier than choosing from among several categories.
 
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One of the best what? PK2 is an earbud, PL50 is an IEM. If I were you I'd decide which I prefer and go from there. Makes it much easier than choosing from among several categories.


they both are earphones. im fine with both type.. i just want a better sound quality one..

PK-2 or PL-50?
 
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ok i think i will go with Soundmagic PL50.. I listen to vocal-based songs
and spend most of my times listening it outside (bus, campus, street, etc)

what do you guys think?



For vocals and use outside the PL50 are the logical choice.
 

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