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SoundMAGIC ES18 In Ear Sound Isolating Earphones - Grey/Orange
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- Excellent accuracy and strong bass performance
- Ideal for portable music players
- Upgraded 10mm Neodymium drivers
- Dynamic and refined sound signature
- Bonded plastic housing, extended flexible strain relief and tangle-free cord
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SoundMAGIC ES18 In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones
SoundMAGIC makes great sound affordable with the ES18 that features upgraded 10mm Neodymium drivers and careful sound chamber tuning. With sound performance equal to earphones many times its cost, the ES18 exhibits excellent accuracy and strong bass performance and a dynamic and refined sound signature.
SoundMAGIC's ES18 is well made with a bonded plastic housing, extended flexible strain relief and tangle-free cord terminated with a right angle gold-plated 3.5mm jack. It comes with three pairs of silicone ear tips in small, medium and large.
A deliciously full bodied listening experience.
Note:Manufacturer Recommends storing the earphone in its supplied case when not in use
SoundMAGIC ES18 Earphones in Grey & Orange
Silicone eartips in three different sizes (S/M/L)
From the Manufacturer
In-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones
About the SoundMAGIC ES18
The SoundMAGIC ES18 makes great sound affordable. Featuring upgraded 10mm Neodymium drivers and a carefully tuned sound chamber, audio performance is equal to earphones several times its cost. The ES18 has excellent clarity and strong bass performance with a dynamic and refined sound signature. An obvious alternative to the bundled earbuds that come with mobile phones and tablets, the ES18 is a perfect partner for portable devices.
Built with ABS housing and strong tangle free cable with extended strain relief and a gold plated 3.5mm jack plug. Designed with durability in mind the ES18 is constructed to compliment a busy lifestyle. Great isolation means lower volume requirements, protecting your hearing from the damage loud music can cause.
- Founded in 2005 by acoustic design engineer Tony Xu.
- Design and manufacture products that aim to deliver performance beyond customer expectations.
- Continuously improving and updating products based on customer feedback.
- Innovating with the latest technology and best materials.
- Awards from reviewers at What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, T3, ExpertReviews, AVForums, TrustedReviews, Mac Life and more.
SoundMAGIC's acoustic engineers carefully configured the drivers of the ES18 to produce exciting sound with powerful bass and balanced musical detail.
With earphone housing made from bonded ABS plastic, the ES18 is tough enough to withstand the rigours of everyday use.
Comfortable In-Ear Fit
Ergonomically designed sound tubes sit perfectly in the ear canal and stay in the ear comfortably without falling out. The in-ear design combined with the correct eartips seals music in and leaves unwanted noise out.
Suitable For Sport
The ES18's rugged construction and comfortable fit make it the perfect earphone for use in the gym or on the track.
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So what can you expect from the much cheaper ES18? Well, a carrying pouch for a start, a set of ok silicon earbuds and, if you choose the black/red ones, a fairly subtle styling (red cable aside). Build quality feels pretty much what you'd expect for the money, and on a par with your Skull Candy's and Gumy's - they have a plastic body and cheapo feeling cable which seems to come with its own, dedicated tangle fairy.
I think I might have long ear canals; I certainly have trouble getting earphones to fit properly and get a decent seal (for the bass to work), but the combination of light, thin body and not bad earbuds means I can get a good seal and keep these in for hours.
And now to the important bit: the sound. What emanates from the ES18 is warm, deep (but not overbearing) bass, clear sibilance-free treble and just enough top end "sparkle" to stop it being too neutral. In fact, very similar to the previously mentioned E10, I'm guessing they contain the same drivers as the "family" sound is so close. If these were a much more expensive product I'd probably be a bit more picky and say the bass occasionally gets a little "flabby" (but never overwhelmingly so), while the upper range can sound a touch recessed (turning it up to eleven can help this a bit). What this does mean is you can listen to them for a long time without fatigue. It also makes women's voices much nicer to listen to, none of that shrillness that can creep in with a brighter treble.Read more ›
Now I won't pretend they are true audiophile stuff, but for 20 pounds and listening to music on your phone on the go they are quite excellent. Balanced, well-rounded sound, with no glaring omissions. I do recommend using a good equalizer and fiddling with the controls, it can really make a difference in things like perceived loudness, stereo "spaceness" and fine tuning bass.
Yeah they transmit thumps and rubs on the wires up to the earpiece (all wires do that) but you can only hear that when there's nothing playing. Wearing them upside down (wire going over the top of the ear) will help with that, and will also make it much harder for them to shake loose.
They don't mark left and right as such but they do have different stuff printed on them, so after listening to a test track for left/right channel you can tell them apart.
I like the right-angle plug, and it has a ridge you can grip when you pull it out. Another very nice bit is a sliding brace on the earpiece wires, which you can use to raise or lower the separation point.
EDIT: Good durability, still in perfect condition 1 year later. I should note I put them in the included pouch whenever I take them off, never directly in the pocket or bag.
I will buy another..maybe the E20 range if affordable.
My advice.. Just buy them.
Your mileage may vary, as I've found It's signature to depend on which kit you pair it with, and how you have said kit configured. I can wholeheartedly recommend them nonetheless.
My initial impressions, using Spotify on a Moto G were not grand, however this was more than likely down to Spotify (and perhaps the budget hardware), however when I moved to both the iPod Nano 3G and 5G I was pleasantly surprised. On my Rotel amplifier, I was blown away. Offering an impressively broad soundstage, and a surprisingly decent attempt at isolation the ES18s punch well above their weight. Sound quality is by and large the most subjective part of an IEM, but I found It's reproduction of bass up through to upper mid-frequencies incredibly pleasing; treble was not always as impressive but more than palatable.
Frequency response is largely consistent across the board. At home I use a pair of B&O Form 2i, of whiches softer and considered tones compliment the raw and powerful signature of the SoundMAGIC
The included tips cater for the 95th percentile, and come in three sizes. They are comfortable, and suitable enough for most usage cases but you are more than welcome to swap them out for an aftermarket set should you so with.
They can, however, be suspectable to a level of microphonics, which disappears at higher volumes.
The 90° jack is a welcome inclusion.
I say this comparing the ES18 to much more expensive and well known headphones. They punch far far higher than their weight would suggest. Pick up any Sennheisers and see, I preferred them to the Momentums. When you compare them to IEMs of a similar price, or 'fashion-first' designs much more expensive, the SoundMAGICs well and truly blow them out of the water.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these headphones, don't get me wrong, the sound is incredible for the price. However, I've been through x3 pairs in the last year and a half. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Initially these seemed pretty good, decent sound quality for £15. They broke within a month, which has never happened to me before with headphones. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought these to replace some broken beats earbuds that I purchased in February. I wasn't expecting much from these, but for the price, the sound quality is brilliant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by goodhiver
I had these headphones for under 4 months and the left side has completely stopped working...kinda really disappointedPublished 2 months ago by Stephen
Much better quality and more comfortable than the ones supplied with my ipodPublished 4 months ago by ploppy
Best In-Ear Earphones I have purchased. There is a good balance between Bass and Treble. When listening to music the quality is much better than that which I have experienced... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John
Virtually all the (many) positive reviews fail to point out that any slight touch to the cords will generate significant noise, distinctly uncomfortable at times. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tim135