SoundMAGIC E80C isolating earphones are reference buds out to rival the $100 in-ears market. Find out what they’re made of in our “SoundMAGIC E80C Review.”
SoundMAGIC E80C Review, Oh So Clear
SoundMAGIC E80C Review – Fit/Feel
These buds are definitely built with an aesthetic to rival the competition. The shiny metal housings (available in red, blue, gunmetal, and copper) are quite luxe. I’m testing the copper and it looks more like rose gold – truly beautiful. The metal is comprised of high-purity copper winding material imported from Japan. This material is rather light making the housings very easy to wear. The E80C also includes an assortment of ear tips including Comply foam tips so there are a number of options for every ear. The housings themselves are cylindrical (kind of like Beyerdynamic Byron BT) mimicking the shape of our ear canals so the E80Cs rest neatly inside the ear canal. The cable is quite durable and features a 60 degree angled plug to use with your source.
SoundMAGIC E80C Review – Features
The SoundMAGIC E80C is pretty simple in terms of features. The real standout feature corresponds with the “C” in the name which most likely stands for controller. The cable is equipped with a universal microphone, a multifunction button for navigating your playlist, and volume controls. To note, SoundMAGIC reports the volume controls work with 95 percent of phone models. Unfortunately, this was not the case with my iPhone 8 Plus. The multifunction button worked just fine, but the volume controls did not.
SoundMAGIC E80C Review – Sound
As far as sound goes, the E80C earphones provide an overall crisp and balanced sound signature. Treble and highs are very succinct, but at times they come off as slightly sibilant. It’s not too harsh, but sensitive listeners might be more prone to picking up on this. The mids perform quite well and offer a lush listening experience. The lows had me pleasantly surprised as they extend further than I was expecting. You can actually hear the rumble of the sub-bass. Though, the more analytical nature of the E80C somewhat robs the earphones of the more fun and rounded low end found in some of the competition (i.e. Sennheiser Momentums).
SoundMAGIC E80C Review – Overall Performance
Overall, the sound is quite nice, delivering clear and accurate audio with a nice degree of separation. I think these buds perform well on their own, but comparing toe-to-toe with Sennheiser Momentum in-ears (one of the best in the $100 market) then there’s a warmth that is unmatched. If analytical is your thing, these are for you.
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SoundMAGIC E80C Review – Specs
Driver: Dynamic, 10mm, Neodymium
Frequency range: 15Hz – 22kHz
Maximum input power: 20mW
Connector: 3.5mm, angled jack, gold-plated