SoundMAGIC E50 / E50S Quick Review

SoundMAGIC E50 / E50S Quick Review

Thanks to Hifiheadphones for the sample.

Brief:  A middy generalist.

Price:  £50 for the mic’d S or £45 for the non mic’d.  (or about US$76 or US$69 respectively)

Specification:  Driver: Dynamic, 10mm, Neodymium, Frequency range: 15Hz – 22kHz, Impedance: 51Ω, Sensitivity: 102dB, Maximum input power: 20mW, Cable: 1.2m, Connector: 3.5mm, 60-degree angled jack, gold-plated, Weight: 13g

Accessories:  3 pairs dome shaped silicone eartips (S/M/L), 3 pairs flat silicone eartips (S/M/L), 1 pair Double Flange silicone eartips (M), 1 pair Comply foam tips, Skype/VOIP adaptor, Cable clip, Hard carrying case

Build Quality:  Very Nice.  Feels and looks nicely finished, I rather like braided then sheathed cables, nicely detailed buds too.

Isolation:  Pretty reasonable.  Not Tube or long flight level but be fine for most normal uses.  With the Comply’s on it’s towards the upper side of what you get from dynamics.  That means you need to keep your eyes open for killer traffic.

Comfort/Fit:  Very good on both fronts.  A fairly ordinary shape and moderate weight.  I wore up but if you wear down, I found the mic (like they usually do) would catch on my collar and that’s irritating on the ear.  Worn up it didn’t happen.

Aesthetics:  Pleasant.  Much like their sonics, pleasant, amenable, on the nicer side of ordinary but not attention grabbing.

Sound:  Very pleasant.  It is a bit on the middy side for some but that I personally rather like.  By rather I mean quite a lot.  It’s also a bit elevated in the bass making for an overall all quite rich, warm sound.  Smooth, mellow and rich.  I could easily listen to it all day long without issue and let them just melt away into the background.  No attention grabbing, slap you in the face, PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!!!!  IEM’s here.  It’s all very nice.  The treble is a little on the genteel, again that’s fine by me.  So much niceness and pleasantness.  An acoustic warm, milky, gently smooth coffee.  A thrill machine this is not.  It is, well, it is just nice.  Vocals are lovingly rendered and the bass it quite articulate and pleasant.  Pleasant, pleasant, pleasant and if case you were in any doubt, pleasant.  Lol, when you get something as just nice as this it makes it had to say things about it.  It is very nice to listen to and it can turn it hand to anything, offering a highly competent and pleasant listen.  I could listen to music from it all day and you never really hear the E50 parting its own feelings to the subject.  It’s a pleasantly enjoyable IEM to listen to no matter what you play on if or what you play it from.  Pleasantly unobtrusive.

Value:  Nice.  It’s a goodly pleasant generalist with a bit of a mid centric talent.  Should also be able to perform exemplary from any phone you pair it with too.  It’s as nice value as it sounds nice.  I do love the computer compatible cable though.

Pro’s:   Nice.  Pleasantly pleasant. Mids are particularly nice.

Con’s:  If you want a rambunctious party beast, this is not it.

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