|SoundMAGIC ES18S Review, Compatibility and Versatility Combined|
SoundMAGIC is a well established brand that designs, researches and develops acoustic products such as amplifier, computer earphone and different types of headphones. One of their latest models is the ES18S, an in-ear headphone with microphone.
Apart from the ES18S unit and two sets of extra ear buds, the retail package also comes with a FREE leather pouch and a splitter. For the price of just Php795, those freebies really comes as a surprise. By the way, the splitter will make the ES18S usable on computers with a separate microphone and earphone.
Even though the earphone's body is made of plastic, it does not look cheap, in fact it feels solid. The left earphone has the company's logo while the right one has the ES18S marking. At about five inches from the left earphone, you will find the microphone and the remote button.
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At the other end is one of the unique feature of this headphone, there is a compatibility switch which makes it usable to almost if not all types of gadgets, whether it is an Android phone, an iPhone or other portable media device.
Meanwhile, the cable is made of a rubbery material, there are times that you will encounter unwanted twist, but you can easily untangle it up. Overall, the design and build quality is fairly good, but not excellent.
USAGE and PERFORMANCE:
The default ear buds connected to the ES18S is medium, but if it does not fit well to your ear, you better change it to either small or large. This is very important to have a better isolation from the outside noise. The sound quality is well-balanced, dynamic and refined, it also has a little bass-kick, but not to the point that will make your heart palpitate. In terms of frequency response, the 'mids' are excellent while the lows are a bit soft and the highs are quite sharp.
Meanwhile, the microphone reception and sensitivity are also good, the other end can hear you loud and clear without the need to bring it closer to your mouth.
The SoundMAGIC ES18S is one of the best in-ear headphone in its price range, the build quality is good and the performance is above average plus you have the bonus microphone which you can use for phone calls. In addition, the 'smart switch' makes it compatible with many devices and the FREE splitter makes it more versatile.
Above average sound quality
FREE pouch and splitter
Noise is not completely isolated
- Wearing Style: In-Ear
- Transducer Type: Neodymium
- Transducer Size: 10mm
- Frequency range: 15Hz to 22kHz
- Impedance: 16 ohms +/- 10%
- Sensitivity: 100dB +/-dB at 1KHz/mW
- Cable length: 1.2m
- Connector: 3.5mm gold-plated
- With microphone plus remote
- Smart switch
- Weight: 11g
- Freebies: pouch and splitter
- Price: Php795
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