Musical Fidelity EB - 50 Cap
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- seven pairs of ear tips are included for personal preference
- Cable length: 1.2M
- Microphone and answer button included
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Choosing a headphone is a very personal experience. Unlike conventional audio products, the user is locked into their own world and is able to lose themselves in the music whilst being completely isolated from the world outside.
When designing our first headphone, great care was taken to ensure we created a product that would define our legendary innovation, finish and performance. To achieve this, we had to go back to the drawing board and create a product from the ground up, utilising new technology along the way.
Crucial to the design of the EB-50 is its ruler-flat frequency response, excellent dynamic range and a deep, clear and fast bass. Ultimately, no matter what music is played through them, EB-50 will faithfully reproduce music as the artist intended, with a dynamic and inertia-free performance.
As unique looking as they sound, only the finest materials available have been used to give the EB-50 the legendary Musical Fidelity fit and finish. The use of military-grade aluminium for the outer casing, for example, offers a strong yet anti-resonance body that is the ideal mounting for the capsule.
We think that we have re-set the mark by which IEM (in-ear monitors) will be judged. Not only will you be delighted with the performance, but you will have a pair of headphones you can use day in and day out, no matter what the music.
Design and Build
The build quality of EB50 is extraordinary and features the same fastidious attention to detail and over-engineering as our other products. The driver capsules use neodymium magnets for greater sound definition and are encased in a multi-layer, anti-resonant material to eradicate any of the internal vibrations that leads to distortion in lesser designs. This is then housed in a non-resonant military-spec aluminium body for perfect damping.
The result is a ruler flat frequency response with extremely low distortion and excellent dynamic range that delivers a deep, clear and fast bass, very high sensitivity (greater than 100dB) and better than 26dB noise isolation.
The cable incorporates an in-line mic/mute control so that users with smartphones can take calls whilst listening to their music, and is terminated with a gold-platted 3.5mm right-angled stereo mini jack plug.
For perfect sealing within the ear canal, seven pairs of ear tips are included for personal preference. Also included are fittings for a tighter fit to the ear as well as a carry pouch for safe transportation.
Ultimately, EB-50 has been designed to give faithful reproduction to every type of music played through it. Combining comfort with inertia-free performance, EB-50 will entertain the listener for hours on end, allowing them to completely immerse themselves in the music
Brand compatibility: Any brand
Cable length: 1.2 m
Colour of product: Black, Silver
Connectivity technology: Wired
Connector contacts plating: Gold
Driver type: Balanced
Ear coupling: Intraaural
Ear pads: Y
Headphone frequency: 10 - 20000 Hz
Headphone sensitivity: 100 dB
Headset type: Binaural
Impedance: 26 Ω
Interface type: 3.5 mm (1/8")
Noise reduction: Y
Plug and Play: Y
Weight: 28 g
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Took a chance on the EB50s and I'm not disappointed. Obviously they don't reduce ambient noise down to levels Bose achieve (they're only passive, of course); but very impressive.
I agree with previous comments ~ sound clarity/reproduction is extraordinary and because of this the sound seems a little 'thin' at first; but you're getting the uncluttered sound of the original recording. So, if you normally listen to low quality/highly compressed music files then you'll probably be disappointed (stay with the cheap units provided with your music player).
If you love your music to be delivered as intended by the music production team then you won't be disappointed!
Highly recommended, even though the price seems high for a set of earphones.
Upon opening, the inner packaging is clearly designed to 'wow' when opening and it is just impossible to not be impressed with the sheer amount of quality accessories you are adorned with. Inside the box is a branded 'Musical Fidelity' plastic carry case which, when opened, contains three different 'standard' ear-plugs (S,M & L), two different sizes of deep ear-plugs for ultimate fitting and a lovely branded black polishing cloth. Behind the superficial packaging you are equipped with a well-made leatherette storage bag, a pair of ear hooks (for those who want to perform activities whilst listening to music), an additional five pairs of ear-plugs, a gold plated 1/4" to 3.5mm jack adaptor and a gold plated airplane audio adapter for those frequent flyers.
In a discussion of overall build quality, these earphones and all the accessories included, are well ahead of the competition. The 3.5mm jack is gold plated, has a termination jacket which is designed to reduce stress on the internal solder joints and prolong life, but where the cable is strong and resilient it is a little prone to tangling. It would have been nice to see a detachable cable from the driver housing but this isn't a necessity - it would have helped the earphones longevity... we also discuss this later. Moving up the 1.2m wire we come to the splitter, surprisingly it is solid aluminium, adds a real sense of quality, has lovely machining and has the serial number and Musical Fidelity brand engraved onto both sides. If there is going to be any failing in the cabling it is not going to be here, but it has a secret trick... The top of the splitter comes away to help with the left and right earphones not tangling together when dropped on the chest. I have to admit that it felt a little bit strange to find a one action button and built in mic for the smartphone users built into the upper cabling but, unlike other brands, did not feel like a cheap afterthought. The housing of this unit is matt black plastic but it is extremely resilient and feels as if it could survive a hell of a battering.
For the build quality of the driver housing alone we need a great deal more headroom. Whilst the drivers in the EB-50's are only 6mm, the housing measures near to 10mm, and immediately we might draw our attention back to the discussion of a detachable cable... surely with this extra space there would be room for a port to be accessed? No, and there appears to be some reasoning that makes the sacrifice worthwhile. Musical Fidelity claim that the neodymium driver capsules are encased in a multi-layer anti-resonant military grade aluminium body. This does make the driver housing a bit bulky but this is definitely a positive! I have personally tested other aluminium housed earphones and found that the inherent nature of the material adds a rather harsh resonance that is not very desirable, so kudos to Musical Fidelity on their attention to detail... the last thing we want to hear is bouncing harmonics that distort the audio produced by the driver housing. Okay, now I have to say that aesthetically, the industrial vibe caused by the neon red and blue flat-head screws at the back make me feel a little self-conscious. On a pair of earphones a) in this price-range b) that represent the musical fidelity brand, this is an unnecessary design over-thought that I expect detracts many prospecting buyers. It just is a bit strange that there is this addition but there is no markings that reflect what earpiece should go in the left or right ear and this is, sadly, the first reason why I cannot give the EB-50's a full 5/5. Maybe Musical Fidelity might make a black cap that can go over the end of the earphones and is supplied as part of the kit.
Following a forty-hour burn-in process (performed at a moderate level) the EB-50's are now ready to review. At our review station many genres of music have been loaded, played and analysed over and over again by two members of our team. I have to start out describing the sound by drawing your attention to the fact that they have such a flat frequency response which leads to a rather sterile sound. No coloration means that the EB-50's aren't suitable for bass-heads, but the inherent sonic design easily suits the ears of a trained professional and allows you to appreciate the full beauty and detail of any given track. If you are used to the rest of earphones out there that are coloured then you need to give the EB-50's a chance because once you have had them for a few days you will not want to go back. This is what the sound of the future should be... The EB-50's set a precedent for the rest.
Where the earphones appear to have a very natural stereo field, absolutely no distortion, fast transient response and wide dynamic range these qualities really shine if you are listening to live tracks. 'Radioactivity' by Kraftwerk was a particular favourite and made you feel like you were part of the crowd, not with earphones on, but just... you know... there. Turning attention to a sonic descriptive, the bass is well controlled and acts fast to transients whilst the mid-range is silky smooth. The treble is extraordinarily sharp and clear and is a detailing that won't suit some, because it can be a bit too present, but it hasn't left me with fatigue - even after hours of listening. Unfortunately, I can appreciate that the response of the treble might grate a bit on the unsuspecting user and this is reflected with the 4/5 rating.
Overall Musical Fidelity's 'EB-50' earphones have been a joy to test. They come with lots of extras, have an amazing build quality, sound just how sound should sound and cater for the most disconcerting audiophile, but their industrial design and treble response may be a problem for some. The Pro Audio Web Blog rates the Musical Fidelity EB-50's a 4/5.
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