2. JVC HA-ETX30
The manufacturer positions this model as a sports model, but they are perfect for everyday use. They are fastened in the ears with a special hook. At first, it may seem that it will cause significant discomfort, but in practice everything is completely different – the user practically does not feel it, in addition, the convenience of use at height due to its ergonomic shape.
Many users note that this design is not felt at all in the ears. As the manufacturer of this design notes, the headphones have increased resistance to moisture – its level is within IPX5 / IPX7. This model is even allowed to be washed under running water if necessary.
The overall sound has an emphasis on the mid and high frequencies, the bass is heard, but they are relegated to the background. In principle, the headphone driver has a fairly high potential, so with the help of an equalizer, you can seriously raise the sound of low frequencies. Some owners of such products respond that the depth and detail of the music is at an average level, although you can hardly expect anything more from headphones in this price range.
- Ease of use;
- Do not drop out;
- They are lightweight and have a stylish appearance;
- Protection against moisture ingress is provided;
- After adjusting the equalizer, the sound is quite acceptable.
- The braid of the wire becomes wooden in the cold;
- If you use the device without an equalizer, the bass will be noticeably lacking.
3. Sennheiser MX 170
Of the entire range of products of this manufacturer, this model is one of the cheapest, but this does not prevent the headphones from looking quite stylish and strict. There are no rubber gaskets at the point where the wire exits the headphone case, but this does not lead to extraneous sounds.
The headphones fit snugly in the ears and do not fall out, despite the fact that they have a rather large diameter. The quality of the music played is very high, although the balance is shifted in relation to the high frequencies. Bass is present, but rather weak, it dissipates during sound transmission. The high frequencies are somewhat dominant over the middle ones.
The cable has a plastic sheath, which at low temperatures begins to turn into a rather rigid structure, so they should be handled with the utmost care. At maximum volume, the bass is often heavily blocked up and turns into an unpleasant hiss. The model has practically no noise isolation.
- Acceptable cost;
- Beautiful appearance;
- Comfortable to wear;
- Balanced sound.
- Weak cord;
- Soundproofing is not provided;
- At high volumes, low frequencies begin to block out.
4. Pioneer SE-E511
This model is perfect for athletes and people who lead a fairly active lifestyle, as well as for users who prefer to listen to music on the way to school or work. The main difference of this design is the presence of large earhooks that will not inflate the headphones to fall out.
Their case is quite dense, it contains speakers with emitters with a diameter of 15 mm each – for such a mobile design, this is more than enough.
The headphones perform excellently with low frequencies, including the choppy bass drum. There is reliable protection against interference. The cable is made on the basis of copper with a minimum oxygen content, due to which it is possible to ensure high-quality sound transmission in any operating conditions.
The plating of the plug is gold-plated – this prevents the occurrence of corrosion processes and protects the contacts from all sorts of mechanical damage.
- Perfectly fits the ears;
- Manufactured in several colors;
- The cord is soft and high quality;
- Do not collapse when playing sports.
- The middle frequencies are poorly expressed;
- High price.
5. Koss KE7
These headphones are designed quite simply, but their case is made of hypoallergenic plastic, which does not cause any unpleasant sensations. On the backside there are special slots that improve the sound of low frequencies.
They are held in the ears due to the special shape of the heads, and there will be some air space between the ear opening and the earphone, so from the very beginning there is no need to talk about noise isolation. The design has a rather long cable – 1.2 m, so this model is perfect for use with both stationary devices and mobile equipment.
The sound is generated using an induction coil and a sound element with a diameter of 8 mm, which allows a sound range from 60 Hz to 20 kHz. Outgoing sound pressure reaches 98 dB at maximum volume. Low frequencies are overwhelmed, it is hardly possible to adjust them.
The mids are much better, with proper equalizer settings, they will turn out to be quite clean, but the balance is clearly shifted towards the high range.
- Comes with two pairs of headphones;
- Acceptable cost;
- Good treble.
- Almost no bass is heard;
- Soundproofing is not provided.
6. Panasonic RP-HS6
This model is equipped with anatomically shaped soft ear hooks, due to which it is convenient and comfortable to wear. The headphones are ideal for athletes or people who lead a fairly active lifestyle.
The product is equipped with a robust housing and reliable cable, which allows it to withstand significant loads and ensures the longest model life. The design is strict, it additionally emphasizes the reliability of the device, gives the headphones an attractive appearance.
The sound is well balanced, there is no shift to one side of the range – high, mid and low frequencies are perfectly audible, so the user does not have to adjust the equalizer for a long time.
The cable is durable, does not dazzle in the cold, is made of copper with a low oxygen content, due to which it is possible to transmit the full sound range.
- Acceptable price;
- Sit comfortably on the ears;
- Perfect sound.
- Oversized plug, which is not very convenient when using with a mobile device.
7. Sony STH-30
This model has weak low frequencies, but mids and highs sound just perfect. The sound character is very different depending on which device these headphones are connected to. The shape of the product is very interesting, somewhat reminiscent of Apple products.
It will suit most users well: such headphones sit firmly in the ear, they are almost invisible. The volume is quite decent, which allows you to ignore the complete lack of sound insulation. These headphones are perfect for listening to any genre – from classical music to hard rock or club tracks.
The wire is of high quality, does not break at kinks, the plug is reliable and will serve for several years. The headphones have a high-quality microphone, so they can be used as a headset, but there is no attachment to it, which will make the interlocutor hard to hear the speaker.
- Attractive design;
- High sound quality;
- Almost not felt in the ear;
- There is a microphone and a remote control;
- The design is protected from moisture and dust.
- There is no sound insulation;
- May not be suitable for a person due to the shape of the auricle;
- On some mobile devices, the game is quite quiet.