I’d never heard of SoundMAGIC before. But looking at the E10 in-ear headphone packaging, I see a ton of What Hi-Fi? Awards. That’s a good sign! At 42 bucks, these buds fall into the budget range. But I’ve heard cheap headphones that sound fantastic. Could these be one of them? Let’s find out in this SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review.
IN the BOX – SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review
2 types of S/M/L silicone eartips
Double flange silicone eartips
Hard carrying case
FIT and DESIGN – SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review
I love a simple in-ear headphone. No annoying over-ear memory wires, no huge housing. Just a sleek, minimalist design. They’re a super easy fit, and do a great job of isolating from outside noise.
SOUND – SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review
This is my kind of headphone. Balanced, with a nice full and even mid-range. Easy on the ears, and good for all genres.
The bass isn’t huge, but it’s certainly substantial. It doesn’t have a ton of grip or clarity, but it’s deep and rich. It’s also nicely separated from the rest of the frequencies. No clouding up the rest of the mix. Pop and hip-hop sound great on these.
I love the mids on these buds! The low mids and high mids are well balanced. No harshness whatsoever. Rock and pop-rock choruses sound full and thick. It doesn’t have a super fast, snappy feel, and clarity isn’t necessarily its strong suit. That being said, it’s an extremely enjoyable listening experience, especially in this range.
Soft and round. No piercing highs or sibilance. If these headphones were a city, it would be New Orleans. Easy listening. The clarity isn’t bad in this range either. Brass instruments are breathy and string instruments convey a little texture too.
Not a bad soundstage for in-ear headphones in this price range. It’s got a decent amount of width, and even a tinsy bit of depth. Nice!
SUMMARY – SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review
This headphone checks all the important boxes. Balance, a full midrange, pleasant highs, and a reasonable soundstage to boot. For $42, it’s a total bargain.
SPECIFICATIONS – SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Headphone Review
Transducers: Dynamic 10mm
Frequency range: 15Hz-22kHz
Maximum input power: 20mW
Cable length: 1.2m
Connector: straight 3.5mm stereo