SoundMagico PL50Price: $55 (PL50), $50 (EH11)

Website: www.soundmagic.com.cn

S. Andrea said: Not all $50 earphones sound the same -- some manage to really stand out from the crowd, and the SoundMagic PL50 and EH11 are two of them. Each offers a particular set of ergonomic and sonic benefits that can provide a satisfying listening experience. While neither design challenges the best of their pricier competition, each offers strong value in a very competitive market. 

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The gist: An earphone recommendation amongst the generic multitudes.

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