Few competitors create as well-rounded a package as the Blessing 2, this is a balanced and refined earphone that punches well above its asking price.
The Spring 2 compounds slightly on an already strong design, allowing it to remain a versatile and competitive buy, even at its elevated price.
Audiofly’s new TWS model balances sound quality and daily usability better than most and at a cheaper price point, albeit with a rather safe tuning.
The M5-TWS Custom lies at the pinnacle of TWS sound quality, tuning and fit, but expect to pay a hefty premium to obtain it.
The EM5 is an especially resolving earbud with a comfortable, well-built shell and great, albeit fixed, modular cable that permits enjoyment from any source.
It’s a wonder why Sony didn’t design their stock pads like these, Yaxi’s Pro M-ST is a huge universal upgrade for the MDR-1ST.
The Andromeda 2020 isn’t just a homage, but an entire overhaul that addresses the original’s weaknesses whilst compounding upon the its core charm.
If you enjoy a warm and punchy sound but don’t want to sacrifice balance, the EVE 20 sits within an essentially uncontested niche.
The TC35i is one of the most compact and economical options that nails the fundamentals of a good portable source.
So long as you take into account the narrower soundstage and notable sub-bass bias, the FH3 is an excellent in-ear that represents very strong value.
The CP1025 represents strong value not only for the benefits it brings to sound and fit but also flexibility.
The LCD-1 provides a balance of qualities and conveniences unmatched by immediate competitors.
Though the L30 absolutely nails the fundamentals making the it an easy and versatile recommendation from me.
If you’re looking for a detailed copper cable with top-notch ergonomics and build quality, you’d have a hard time topping the Fortitude around its asking price
If you’re looking for an earphone with class-leading comfort and a sound that won’t fatigue for hours on end, the Zen 4 is a good contender.
Though not especially outstanding in any regard, the Pixel Buds nail the fundamentals making them a pleasure to use day to day.