Saturday, 3 December 2016

10 Best In-Ear Headphones Under Rs.1000 in India 2016


My SoundMagic ES18 Black
My SoundMagic ES18 Black Earphones
Recently I bought Moto G for my daily use. One of the daily use for which I bought it was listening music. Don't think I am an audiophile or something like that. I needed to listen music only during commuting to college. But I was dissatisfied with the quality of bundled headphones with Moto G in the box. It was not any more better than this earphone although it is good as a budget earbud; the only difference was colour as mine were white in colour. The problem with these cheap earbuds(not to be confused with 'in-ear monitors' [IEMs]) is that they cause pain in ear, sound poorly detailed and, because of their small size and lack of seal within the ear canal, they are also often woefully lacking in bass response.
Cheap Earbuds Just Like Bundled with Moto G
Just Like Bundled Earbuds with Moto G
So that started the search for in-ear-headphones (also called in-ear monitors, IEMs, earphones, ear canal headphones) for me. IEMs are miniaturized headphones that fit into and 'seal' the ear canal, much like standard earplugs. Many in-ears sound significantly better than traditional headphones or earbuds. Believe me,a pair of really good in ear headphones can assure your daily commute is kept lively and free of the incessant natterings of fellow passengers. I am talking with my experience in DTC buses and Delhi Metro.

If you need an earphone with mic under 1000, go to Best Earphones with Mic Under 1000.

 Here is the ranking list of best In-Ear-Headphones/Monitors (IEM)  under 1000 in India :
1) Sennheiser CX 180 In-Ear Headphone                                   

Sennheiser CX 180 HeadphoneSennheiser CX 180 headphone is the best earphone under Rs.1000.

The CX 180 ear-canal earphones feature an innovative finger-contoured housing design which enables for easy adjustment and optimal wearing comfort in the ears. 

With good attenuation of ambient noise and delivery of a powerful bass-driven sound, the CX 180 is perfect for the trail or the pavement.

Buy Now From : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

2) Cowon EM1 In-Ear Headphone
Cowon EM1 In-Ear HeadphoneCowon EM1 In-Ear Headphone is the second best earphone under Rs.1000.

Cowon may not advertise like other brands but it makes awesome earphones. Trust me.

This earphone boasts of fantastic sound quality and amazing fit.

The dynamic canal type driver unit measures 10 mm and ensures that you get clear and crisp audio.

Ergonomically designed, the earphone has a snug and comfortable in-the-ear fit.

The flat cord of this earphone ensures a tangle-free experience.


Buy Now fromAmazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

3) Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 In-Ear Headphone
Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK In-the-ear Headphone
Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK is the third best earphone under Rs.1000.

The sound of this earphone is crystal clear & clean, with a great sense of depth and detail. 

 Its ear-fit design provides outstanding sound isolation to guard against outside noise interference. 

The included travel-friendly collapsible cord wrap makes it easy to carry the earphones without tangling the cord.

Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

4) Sound Magic ES 18 In-Ear Headphone
Sound Magic ES 18 In-Ear HeadphoneSoundMagic ES18 is the fourth best earphone under Rs.1000.

It delivers excellent clarity and strong bass sound with a dynamic and refined audio signature.

It is engineered with precision. It delivers bombastic beats and clear vocal sounds.

It features ergonomically designed sound tubes that sit perfectly in the ear canal.

It is lightweight and its cords do not get entangled.
Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

5) SoundMagic PL11 In-Ear Headphone
SoundMagic PL11 In-Ear HeadphoneSoundMagic PL11 is the fifth best earphone under Rs.1000.

This earphone sits perfectly in the ear canal and stay in the ear comfortably without falling out.

Its in-ear design coupled with the right ear tips seal music in and leaves unwanted noise out.

It delivers powerful and deep rolling bass without distortion. 

It produces plenty of treble sparkle which makes it suitable for all musical genres.

Buy Now from : Amazon | FlipkartSnapdeal

6) Skullcandy SCS2DUFZ-385 JIB In-Ear Headphone
Skullcandy S2DUFZ-385 JIB In-Ear HeadphoneSkullcandy S2DUFZ-385 JIB In-Ear Headphone is the sixth best earphone under Rs.1000.

Its well-designed ear buds easily adapts to the anatomy of ear and head and gives a comfortable grip.

It incorporates 10 mm Speaker drive that produces high octane music for an unparalleled sound performance.

Equipped with a neodymium magnet, this earphone gives a powerful sound performance.

Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

7) Skullcandy S2DUHZ-335 Jib 2.0 In-Ear Headphone
Skullcandy S2DUHZ-335 Jib 2.0 In-Ear HeadphoneSkullcandy S2DUHZ-335 Jib 2.0 In-Ear Headphone is the seventh best earphone under Rs.1000.

It is extremely effective in belting out acoustics that incorporates a harmonious blend of sound waves inherent in the audio spectrum.

It comes with an additional pair of silicone ear bud sleeves ensuring a good fit. 


It is loaded with powerful 10-mm drivers that help in completely filtering out undesirable noise resulting in the reflection of punchy and crispy bass.


Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

8) Sony MDR-EX150 In-Ear Headphone
Sony MDR-EX150 In-Ear HeadphoneSony MDR-EX150 In-Ear Headphone is the eighth best earphone under Rs.1000.

The 9-mm, neodymium-magnet-sporting driver units help this headphone in producing crisp, rich sounds.

Its hybrid silicone earbuds make for a cozy and secure fit.

It fits in securely and comfortably with the help of the included multiple eartips. They help cut out ambient noise and reduce sound leakage.


Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

9) Skullcandy JIB S2DUDZ-003 In-Ear Headphone
Skullcandy JIB S2DUDZ-003 In-Ear Headphone Skullcandy JIB S2DUDZ-003 In-Ear Headphone is the ninth best earphone under Rs.1000.

It comes with a large 10 millimeter speaker driver which creates a superior sound.

It comes with a 1.2 m long cable which enables you to move freely while wearing it. 


Three silicon ear gels are available with this headphone. 

The cable contains a 3.5 m.m. plug which will fit almost all the phones, iPods and other music devices.

Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart | Snapdeal

10) Audio Technica ATH-COR150 In-Ear Headphone
Audio Technica ATH-COR150 In-Ear Headphone
Audio Technica ATH-COR150 In-Ear Headphone is the tenth best earphone under Rs.1000.

It gives full, textured bass with immersive sound and excellent detail resolution.

It provides easy-traveling audio performance with cord-wrap included.

It comes with two-year Audio-Technica manufacturer's warranty.

Buy Now from : Amazon | Flipkart

See More Earphones without Mic:
Best In-Ear Headphones Under 500
Best In-Ear Headphones Under 1500
Best In-Ear Headphones Under 2000
Best In-Ear Headphones Under 2500
Best In-Ear Headphones Under 3000

Also See Best Earphones with Mic:
Best Earphones with Mic Under 500
Best Earphones with Mic Under 1000
Best Earphones with Mic Under 1500
Best Earphones with Mic Under 2000
Best Earphones with Mic Under 2500
Best Earphones with Mic Under 3000

Other Types of Headphones at Same Price:
Best Over-Ear Headphones Under 1000
Best On-Ear Headphones Under 1000

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386 comments:

  1. Finally which ear phone did u buy for ur Moto G?. Even I have purchased Moto g, and dissatisfied with the bundled earphones. Which one among the five above is best suited for Moto G?. Some earphones are not compatible with certain handset models.. Please let me know if Sound Magic ES 18 is compatible with Moto G and have u checked it personally? I dont want to regret after investing extra for headphones..

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    1. I have bought black Sound Magic ES 18 for Rs 599 from Flipkart and it's compatible with Moto G.I have checked it personally and currently using it with Moto G.You can be sure with Sound Magic ES 18 for your music needs with Moto G but it doesn't come with mic.

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  2. Which in the ear headphone with mic will suit micromax A116?

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    1. All the IEMs with mic with 3.5 mm jack will suit your phone. Philips SHE3575BG Earphone with mic looks good for Micromax A116.

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  3. Hai tarun sing, am having xolo q1100 smartphone and am looking earphone which is having good bass effect. Please recommend me and my budget is 1000 rupees. Thank you

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    1. Go with Sound Magic ES 18 Headphone.I am using them and they have decent bass effect.

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  4. i've a moto e and which erphone is suitable for my moto e???

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  5. hey tarun...am using MOTO G...any recomendations for a headfone with good mike..so that i can make and recieve calls too...thanks

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    1. Hi Nirmal,the best headphone with good mic for Moto G below Rs 1000 is Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones.

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  6. hi
    Under Rs 1000 which one is better to gioone m2 mobile.plz suggest me

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  7. hey
    i am confused between cowon em1 and SM es18 ...have you used both ..i use xperia U phone and 6 hrs earphone user ...which will be better for ling use...i live in hostel ?

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    1. Hey Sarthak
      I will suggest you to go with SoundMagic ES18 for long use.It is better than Cowon EM1.
      You can buy SoundMagic ES18 for just Rs 499 on Snapdeal.

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  8. hey
    i want to buy headphones under 1000 rs.(if with mic and volume ctrl)
    i am using titanium s5 but late may iphone 5s will be ther. and also useful in dell inspiron 1545
    sound quality should be awesome + bass

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    1. Go with SoundMagic ES18 because it has best bass and sound quality.It does not come with mic and you can control volume with your mobile and laptop.

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  9. HI THR
    I M LOOKING FOR BEST MUSIC EARPHONES UNDER 1000 BUDGET FOR RUNNING AND GYM PURPOSE. PLZ ADVICE SOME PRODUCTS

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    1. Hey ashtimunhi,
      Go with SoundMagic ES18.I am using it while running in the morning.They are the best for running purpose.

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  10. Hey
    im searching for a earphone with a mic and if possible volume controls for my xiaomi mi3(indian) please suggest me a couple of models to choose from..continue ur gud work..thank you.

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    1. Hi Hari, you can go with Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones. It is the best earphone with mic.

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  11. Hi Tarun, Nice info..could u please suggest me best earphone from above for lumia 620..with best noise isolation and sound quality as i travel a lot

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    1. Hi Sarath,go with SoundMagic ES18 for best noise isolation and sound quality.

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  12. Hi Tarun,

    Thanks a lot for the info !
    Please see my requirement below.

    I would be purchasing Moto E and Moto G. Please let me know the best earplugs with Mic. Mainly, the earplugs supplied by Moto is really pathetic for me as my ears cant hold those type of earplugs.

    Thanks,
    Sudhir

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    1. Hi Sudhir,
      go with Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones as these are the best earplugs with mic.

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    2. Thanks a lot Tarun. Let me purchase it then.

      Regards,
      Sudhir

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  13. Any suggestion for GALAXY Y S5360?

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    1. Hello Aditya,you should go with SoundMagic ES18 for best bass experience.

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  14. Lookin for note 3, under 1500 in the ear headphone

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  15. I know my sister will love (Niconico Nekomura Cat Earphone Jack Plug Accessory) this cute little kitty cat plug for her phone. It Arrived very quickly too

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    1. Nice to hear Rajesh.Seems like Raksha Bandhan gift.God bless you and your sister.

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  16. hi tarun thanks for helping all of us with the info.i just wanted to ask if the sennheiser cx180 has a mic which i could use for calling .or any other earphones that look really good and have a mic in it so i could use them for calling as well as listening music.
    thanks in advance!!!

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    1. Hi Aakash,thanks for the kind words.Glad to hear that. Sennheiser CX 180 doesn't come with mic.For good looking earphones with mic,you can go with Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones or Skullcandy S2SBFY-058 Smokin Buds In-Ear Headphone with Mic.

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    2. thanks so much!! i think i will get the skullcandy one's.

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  17. Can u suggest me which is the best earphones for music and good bass for moto g along with mic please

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    1. Hi Sreekanth,you should go with Skullcandy S2SBFY-058 Smokin Buds In-Ear Headphone with Mic for music and good bass and also it comes with mic.

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  18. Hi tarun_ great post... (Y) finally my search has ended ...just wanted a quick info which earphones would you recommend for moto X ...I loved 'Sound Magic ES 18 Headphone' however m looking of a one with mic which is compatible to moto x as moto x is not compatible with every 3.5 mm jack earphones .. Thanks in advance

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  19. is Sennheiser CX 180 Headphone compatible with Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG and if not then suggest me one with good bass,treble and noise cancellation under 1k...

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    1. Hi Anirban, although I had my hands-on Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG in Asus Zenphone launch event,I did not try it with any of the headphones.
      Under 1K, both Sennheiser CX 180 and SoundMagic ES18 provide good bass,treble and noise cancellation.
      Moreover,I have forwarded your query regarding compatibility to Flipkart Customer Care.I will inform you once I get the answer from them.

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    2. Hi Anirban,I have just got a reply from Flipkart and they confirmed that Sennheiser CX 180 Headphone is compatible with Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG.

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  20. Hi....
    I own a Nokia 620 and I'm looking for In-The-Ear headset which are compatible with it. Initially i was using Skullcandy S2SBFY -058 Smokin' Buds ( too specific? ) which worked very good but also had very short life. So I guess I don't want Skullcandy again. Read the reviews about Skullcandy... Bose...Beats saying they are overrated. Long story short, I want earphones under 1000 with good bass and noise cancellation and i'm absolutely lost....... A little help ?

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    1. Hi Iikhita,
      go with SoundMagic ES18 Noise IsolationIn-Ear Headphone.It is the best earphones under 1000 with good bass and noise cancellation.

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  21. Im using BB q5 and also want to use it for S3.. any idea which one wud fit perfect?

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  22. Confused which one to buy for Nokia Lumia 630, sannheiser cx 180 or soundmagic es18

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    1. Hi E V Ravi,both SoundMagic ES18 and Sennheiser CX 180 are compatible with Nokia Lumia 630.Now about Sennheiser CX 180 vs SoundMagic ES18,since I am using SoundMagic ES18,I am a bit biased towards it but I also checked Sennheiser CX 180 of my friend and found it low in bass than SoundMagic ES18.

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    2. Don't go for sennheiser cx 180 for Lumia.very low bass nd sound,

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  23. I have a samsung s3 and i just ordered skullcandy 2xl spoke x2spcz-810 ..
    so what do u think whether i should cancel this or buy this??

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    1. Hi abhi,Skullcandy 2XL Spoke X2SPCZ-810 is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 but had I been in your place,I would not have bought it.There are many good headphones at that price range.Just because of Skullcandy brand,don't buy mediocre headphones.

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  24. Hi Tarun,

    Thanks for the information. I am using Nexus 5 and i want compatible IEM for it. I am looking for options like Sennheiser CX 180 and SoundMagic ES18. Can you please suggest me which one is better for my phone. I hope these two IEM's are without mic. If you can suggest IEM with mic under 1k.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Kanthi Kiran

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    1. Hi Kanthi Kiran
      I would suggest you to go with SoundMagic ES18 for your Nexus 5.
      Yeah,both Sennheiser CX 180 and SoundMagic ES18 are without mic.
      Under 1K,I would suggest you to buy Sony MDR-EX110AP from Snapdeal at Rs 999.It is the best IEM with mic under 1K.

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  25. Hi Tarun,

    I am looking for an in-ear headphone with mic and music controls ( like prev & next ) .... please suggest me one .... it should give a great music experience ...

    Thanks and regards,

    Ramakrishna

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  26. pls tell me the best in-ear headphone below 1000rs for lumia 620. If there is a MIC then its better for me, but first priority is sound quality with good bass and loudness.

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    1. Hi Alan
      Without mic,the best IEM is SoundMagic ES18.
      With mic,the best IEM is Sony MDR-EX110AP.

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  27. I am already using sennheiser cx380 which I buyed for Rs 1500 a year ago. It performs well but not good enough, I think it doesn't supports well on Lumia 620. It gives more better sound in my laptop

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  28. Hey tarun. I read in a cutomer review in amazon that soundmagic es 18 dont work properly for galaxy s4. I am using a galaxy s4. Can you confirm this? Which other eraphones are best for galaxy s4 below 1000.

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    1. Hi Sri
      I have not used SoundMagic ES18 with Galaxy S4.So I can't confirm this.
      But I can confirm that Skullcandy S2IKDY-010 Ink'd Headset with mic works with your phone but it costs Rs 1200.

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  29. Hey tarun, wt about the es18s? They come with a mic, but is the sound quality same as that of es 18?

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    1. Hi Sachin
      SoundMagic ES18S earphones come with mic and have been launched in 2 colour combinations - Black & Silver and Red & Black - recently on Flipkart.They are the same as ES18 but come with mic.So yes,they have the same quality as that of ES18.

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  30. Thanx for the suggestion tarun, I buyed es18, they are awesome. Now pls tell me a headphone for Lumia 620, which have a sound adjuster and prev and next option also, under 1k

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    1. Hi Alan
      I wish I could help you but headphones are not differentiated on the base whether they come with sound adjuster and previous and next button.

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  31. Hi Tarun,
    I just wanted to know if sennheiser cx120 street ii is compatible with moto x and does it have a mic?
    Secondly, which is the best headphone with mic under 1500 bucks best compatible with moto x?
    Looking forward for your speedy response.

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    1. Hi Vaibhav
      I think you have mistyped CX180 as CX120.
      Anyways yes Sennheiser CX 180 is compatible with Moto X but it does not come with a mic.
      The best headphone with mic under 1500 bucks best compatible with Moto X is SoundMagic ES18S.

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  32. Hey tarun. I am damn confused bw es18 and cx180. Pls suggest which one is better on durability. Coz cx180s got a 2yr warranty while es18 has 6 months. Also tell me where can I find soundmagic service centre near delhi.

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  33. Give some reviews on Tekfusion. Does it support in Lumia 620? If yes then which model? Does it have a volume controller? What's the quality?

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    1. Hi Alan,two earphones worth mentioning from Tekfusion are Ecoofers and Twinwoofers.
      They don't come with volume controller and are compatible with Lumia 620.
      But buy it only if you are comfortable doing 'Burn-In' process of earphones because without it,you will have a negative experience with Tekfusion earphones.Read the Burn-In Guide at Tekfusion's site.

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  34. Hey Tarun, I wanted to know whether or not Soundmagic ES 18 earphones are compatible with Nexus 7 and Micromax Canvas A116?

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    1. Hi Vedant, Soundmagic ES18 earphones are compatible with Nexus 7 and Micromax Canvas A116.

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  35. Hey Tarun, Suggest me a earphone for Xperia sp, I have bought a es18 for my other phone Moto E they are very comfortable and offers a little bit noise cancelling but they are not as much durable and offers a low sound.
    Please suggest a earphone with good noise cancelling and high sound quality.
    Thank You

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  36. hey Tarun, thanks for the info. Can you suggest me the best earphones for my Apple4 with good base and music clarity?

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  37. Tell me that Sennheiser CX 180 and SoundMagic ES 18 are compatible with micromaxa116 or not.

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  38. Please suggest a good earphone for Sony xperia sp with high quality sound, good noise canceliing and with mic.
    Recently bought a Soundmagic es18 for moto e not giving a decent output on my Sony phone.
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi Harpreet, you should go with Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones.They give high quality sound, good noise cancelling and come with mic.

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  39. Hi Tarun....I am using nokia Lumia 525... And I need headphones with good sound quality and powerful bass .... My budget is Rs 1000

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    1. Hi Pulkit,go with SoundMAGIC ES18 if you don't need mic.
      If you need mic,go with SoundMAGIC ES18S BS.Both are available for price below Rs 1000.

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  40. is coloud pop wh 510 a good buy for 1000 bucks??

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    1. it is available for 1071 on ebay, with manufacturers warranty.
      is it a good buy?

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    2. Hey Shivendra,if you are going with eBay,go with a trusted seller.
      The product looks good.

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  41. Ho tarun, why there is sound quality difference between es18 red and es18 green? Green is not upto the mark. Looks like duplicate.

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    1. Hey alan,there is no difference between ES18 Red and ES18 Green .Avtually I think the problem is with the seller.ES18 Red is sold by WS Retail which is the seller name of Flipkart while ES18 Green is sold by some other seller who might be selling duplicate model of ES18 Green.That's why I always buy from WS Retail on Flipkart and recommend you to do the same.

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  42. Hi tarun,can you tell me whether skullcandy will work for Nokia Lumia 630 or not?

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    1. Hi Ravi,the Skullcandy earphone listed here works with Nokia Lumia 630.

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  43. Hi Tarun, great review. I had a SoundMagic ES 18 for my iPhone 4, but they were stolen. I'm thinking of buying them again.
    However, can you suggest me a good music headset with iphone volume controls in this budget?

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    1. Hi Kuldeep,there is no way to know which handset comes with volume controls.However since you have already used SoundMagic ES 18 ,I would suggest you to buy Cowon EM1 .

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  44. Hi Tarun,
    Foremost, kudos for the job u r doing :)
    Now, coming to my requirement; m looking for an all in 1 earphone for my lumia 720 wid mic, volume controls, music controls (play, pause, bk, fwd) under 2k..probably asking for too much for too low ;)

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    1. Hi Rajender,
      you should buy Skullcandy S2SBDY-209 Smokin Bud Mic In-the-ear Headset.It comes with mic and music controls (play, pause, bk, fwd).
      You can buy it from Flipkart , Amazon and Snapdeal.

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  45. hi bro,i have xolo q2500 and i want a in ear earphone with:
    1.mic
    2.music control(if possible in 1k,if not specify the least price of one with it)
    3.good bass in crowded areas
    thanks for the info.

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    1. Tarun, Will SOUNDMAGIC ES18 BS and SOUNDMAGIC ES18 sound the same? Apart from mic, any other difference?

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  46. Hi tarun, pls confirm me the compatibility of Lumia 620 and Skullcandy S2SBDY-209 Smokin Bud Mic In-the-ear Headset

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    1. Hi Alan,
      Skullcandy S2SBDY-209 Smokin Bud Mic In-the-ear Headset is compatible with Nokia Lumia 620.Read the review confirming the same here on Amazon.

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  47. Hi Tarun,

    Please help. I have HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition and I lost my bundled earphones on transit. Which headphone would you recommend for HTC One M8. My budget is under Rs.1000.

    Thanks,
    Vijay

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  48. which headphone is best for redme 1s phone.Sound Magic ES 18 Headphone is compatible with redme 1s or not compatible

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    1. Hi Abhishek,
      you should go with SoundMAGIC ES 18 and it is compatible with Redmi 1S.

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  49. Hello Tarun!

    Great review! Can you suggest a good headphone for Xiaomi mi3? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Abhishek !
      For your Xiaomi Mi3,I would recommend SoundMagic ES18 (Red/Black) .You can buy it for cheapest from Snapdeal and Amazon.

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  50. i m using htc one x and m confused between sennheiser CX 180, sound magic es18 and skullcandy jib earbuds
    please help

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  51. Hi Tarun
    ,Have seen some reviews that Soundmagic es18s is not as good as es18, pls suggest IEM with mic with good sound as well as durability(im a rough user)...Also how is Panasonic ergofit RP-TMC125E?..

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    1. Hi Pruthvi,
      seeing your needs,the best IEM for you is Cowon EM1 In-the-ear Headset with Remote and Mic.It gives good sound as well as durability.It is available on Snapdeal ,Amazon and Flipkart.

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  52. best earphones and headset for nokia XL (dual sim) and compatible too!
    and should be of best sound quality as i work near a construction site(lot of noise here),
    budget- 1k and should work good for more than a year and so on...
    reply soon

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    1. You should go with SoundMagic ES18.They are excellent noise-cancelling earphones.You can buy them for cheapest from Snapdeal or Amazon.

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    2. and SoundMagic ES18 is compatible with Nokia XL dual sim phone or not?
      and please suggest me two more options.
      last thing, can you tell me about best water resistant or splash or rain resistant earphones under 1k budget for my phone as i work in water park, good and durable too!
      you are doing a fine job here bro!

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    3. Two alternatives to SoundMagic ES18 are Sennheiser CX180 and Creative EP630.
      And about compatibility,I have messaged Flipkart Customer Support since I have not checked my ES18 with Nokia XL.

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  53. hi tarun, but can u tell me what's the difference between sennheiser CX 180 Street II, skullcandy jib earbuds and sound magic es18 please

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    1. Hi Sanchit,
      don't go with Sennheiser and Skullcandy at this range.These are good-looking but bad in sound effects.
      SoundMagic may be unpopular,being a company from China but its products at low budget are awesome.

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  54. out of these 3 which is the most comfortable in ears for long hours

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  55. I have sony mdr220 lp and i'm totally satisfied with base n all...so if tried these, tell me which is better among creative ep630 (most popular and bassy they say), sennheiser cx 180 (overall perfect) and SM es18 (everyone is giving 5 star)..
    Bass is my first choice but it shouldn't ruin the quality of rest of sound effects..
    Please suggest with some explanation...thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Nitin,
      out of these 3,I have tried SoundMagic ES18 and Sennheiser CX 180.ES18 is the overall winner in every aspect including bass,treble and other sound effects etc.So go with SoundMagic ES18 on Snapdeal.

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  56. hey Tarun... I want to buy in-ear headphone for "Samsung S4 Mini" which is very durable,strong built and has excellent sound performance. My budget is around Rs 600/-. Plz do suggest...

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    1. Hi Tarun,
      The earphone i need for my Samsung S4 Mini should be ear canal-earphones. The Sennheiser MX 170 Earphones you have suggested is not a ear canal-earphone.
      Kindly suggest me ear canal-earphones...

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    2. Hi VP,
      go with SoundMagic ES18 from Snapdeal, available for Rs 549 at the moment,for your Samsung S4 Mini.

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  57. Want a in earphone with mic, from comments narrowed down to soundwire ES18S. However got to see a low volume feedback in flipkart. your feedback would be helpful.

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  58. hi tarun
    for my moto g ,i need a in ear headphones with best durablity and excellent audio quality without mic for rough use(4-6hrs/day).i am confused a lot .kindly help me with some good options

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    1. hi tarun i have a doubt that are you getting any kind of benifits from soundmagic as you are refering this most . why i am saying this means i am using this for past 5 days bought it frm flipkart for 630 bucks for black version but didnt felt great it kinda normal one without much bass or much treble . adding another shock flipkart discontinued this product as they would not do this for fast moving or good one ?

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    2. Hi Vikky,you must have got a defective product.Get it replaced b Flipkart.If you don't believe me about this earphone,read reviews by others on web and on this page too.

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  59. Is Philips DJ SHL3000WT/00 Over-Ear Headphone are good headphones? if not then can you suggest any better option under 1000 rs with bass and better comfort

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    1. Hi Gajanan,
      better option is to go with Sony MDR-ZX110 Over Ear Headphone under Rs 1000 for bass and better comfort.

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  60. Hi Tarun,

    Can you confirm about the durability and warranty of SoundMagic ES18 because Flipkart says 6 months manufacturer warranty while amazon, snapdeal, homeshop18 says 1 year manufacturer warranty. Also I saw the black color ES18 on Flipkart from WS retail but couldn't find black color on any other website. I liked the black color and would like to buy it but I am confused if it is a genuine product or not.

    Therefore should I buy the black color ES18 with 6 months manufacturer warranty from flipkart or should look for some other color on some other shopping site with more warranty. I really liked the black color and wanted to buy. Please help me with this.

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    1. Hi Rahul,
      I am using the black coloured SoundMagic ES18 myself and it's a genuine product.
      Although the product is durable,I don't know why Flipkart is giving only 6 months warranty instead of 12 months.
      But if you want 1 year warranty,go with red coloured SoundMagic ES18 from Snapdeal.

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  61. Hi Tarun,
    Can you plz guide which are best earphones for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Grand under Rs1000/-?
    No Mic needed. Need solely for Music and movies perspective.(No gaming)

    Regards,
    Aayush

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  62. Hi Tarun,

    I have checked with flipkart and they say that as per the updates the warranty is of 1 year.

    Thanks..

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  63. Hey Tarun! I currently own Moto X and I wanted something which one should feel expectional. I had Sennheiser CX 180 Street 2 Which I recently lost somewhere. Kindly suggest me so that I finalize a.s.a.p.

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    1. Thanks a lot Tarun. But I have heard a lot about Tekfusion Twinwoofer. Is there any competition between the two, the soundmagic and the Tekfusion?

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    2. Buy it only if you are comfortable doing 'Burn-In' process of earphones because without it,you will have a negative experience with Tekfusion earphones.Read the Burn-In Guide at Tekfusion's site.

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  64. Thanks a lot Tarun! I really liked your post and it's undoubtedly beneficial for someone like me. Thank you for helping me out. I would try the burn-in process, And Last question, can you tell me how often do I have to burn every day?

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    1. You have to do it only one time after you buy the earphones i.e. immediately after buying.

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    2. Only one time? The Official site says to do it atleast 10 days, 4 hours per day to sum up to 40 hours at least.

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    3. It varies with manufacturer.Always follow the instructions of manufacturer since it's their creation.

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  65. Hi Tarun,

    This is Priyank.Actually main problem i have faced everytime is either one earbud stopped working or got less sound in comparision of another one that cause sound imbalance when we use them OR we got wire damage as we had to shake it for proper voice.

    So i am in need to ask if there is any earpiece who is more reliable as well as good sound quality.
    thank you

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    1. Hi Priyank,
      I would suggest you to buy SoundMagic ES18 from Snapdeal.It has good sound quality as well as reliability.

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    2. Did i tell you Tarun i am passianate about bass.I have checked these earphone and it is not for me.
      So could you suggest some BANG-DHOOM type earphone please

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  66. Hi
    Tell me wether seinhessier cx180 or skull candy smokin bud which is better for xperia. C
    Nitesh

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  67. Which one is better for Moto X
    Sound Magic ES18s or Skullcandy S2SBFY-058?

    I am looking for good quality with mic and comparability with moto x. Budget upto 2k

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  68. Hey Tarun,

    Would the Magic of ES18 be there with the new android one devices?
    I have the Micromax Canvas A1. I hope there isn't any compatibility issues.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Deepak,since Micromax Canvas A1 has a basic 3.5mm jack,there should not be any compatibility issues with SoundMagic ES18.

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  69. Hi tarun I've got moto e and want to buy sennhieser CX 180 . will it be compatible with my phone.thanks

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  70. I don't know whether cx180 work for gionee elite e3 because I had used e7 mini earphones for e3 they are not working properly so help me out plss @ tarun singh

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    1. Hi Nilay,I can't help you in this compatibility matter.You can contact Flipkart regarding this.

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  71. Sirr i have a galaxy note 3 .i want to buy good bass over head headphone plssse suggest me the best one

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  72. Is seinhessier cx275. Perfect for xperia. C - nitesh

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    1. Sennheiser CX275 is good.It comes with mic and remote for easy management of calls and music tracks.

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  73. Hey Tarun,great review there!
    I have a few queries rather concerns I must say,I am planning to buy an IEM under 1K
    but at the moment I am very very confused about which one to buy,your help will be really appreciated.The IEMs which I have shortlisted are
    Sennheiser CX 180
    Cowon Em1
    Creative-EP 630
    Sound Magic ES18
    Initially i was inclined towards SM ES18 reading the reviews about its audiophilic sound but when i read they come with a cheap build quality,my mind was changed.
    I moved to sennheiser cx180,that had good reviews about its build quality and also offering a 2 yr manufacturer warranty but when I read about the sound reviews,some said they were simply rubbish and they sounded quite similar to cheap samsung earphones bundled with mobiles,that changed my mind again and I moved to creative ep630,that had a good review about sound,a little less than sound magic es18 but their build quality and durability was a question of doubt after reading some of the reviews.My final IEM was Cowon EM1,never heard of them just like sound magic ES18 but had little but praising reviews about its build quality as well as in terms of sound,they had good reviews.
    So my final question to you is,I like Sennheiser CX180 due to its durability and but is it's sound quality real good or do they really sound like cheap Samsung earphones?
    I was very determined to buy the sound magic but I heard they were of very less durability,so less that even after taking care they break in one year.
    CowonEM1 has good reviews about duarbility as well as sound quality but I have never heard of them and I think I would face problems availing my warranty and are they good noise isolating IEM?
    Dont have much idea but Creative-EP630,good sound I have heard but heard duarbility and the build quality sucks,what do you think?
    Please tarun help me,I am looking for a good sound quality(not like cheap IEMs bundled with handsets) IEM,great durability and okay okay sound isolation and which are compatible with my Sony Xperia E.Which among the four would best suit me according to my requirement and concerns?
    Help will be really appreciated tarun,sorry for writing such a big comment and thanx for reading it entirely.

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    1. Hi Vidit !
      I read your comment and came to the conclusion that Cowon EM1 is the best for you since you need durability and good sound quality.

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    2. Does the sound quality of Sennheiser CX 180 so average that they sound like cheap Samsung bundled earphones? Do they have good bass?
      I have also read reviews saying Cowon EM1 have good build quality but they cannot deliver the full bass which they can,but cannot do so in less sound amplifying smartphones like Xperia E as in my case,is the bass really so mediocre? Have you got hands on sound experience on Cowon EM1,if yes,then how was the bass and overall music quality according to you?
      Sorry for asking too many questions.help will be again appreciated.

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    3. Hi Vidit,
      I have used Sennheiser CX 180 and can personally confirm that they don't sound like cheap bundled earphones.They have good bass.
      I can't comment about Cowon EM1 since I have not used them but they are praised for their solid build quality and good bass.

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    4. Last Question:-
      Sennheiser CX 180,Cowon EM1,SoundMagicES18,Creative EP630
      Are all these compatible with Sony Xperia E?

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  74. I've bought Moto E. I want to buy earphones. I'll use them only for leisure at home and on long journeys. I don't want to use them on roads to avoid the risk. Which earphones will be good for me? The stock earphones of Motorola cause itching in my ears. Are IEM earphones better or over the head headphones.????

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    1. Hi Varun,
      I have used both IEM and over the ear heaphones.But I liked IEM since they are lightweight and don't cover whole ear.
      Go with SoundMagic ES18.

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  75. Hi Tarun,Appreciate the great work you're doing.. Keep going..
    I own a Nokia Lumia 820 (which I might upgrade to 930 later). I am in need of an IEM with audio controls which I can use with Windows Phones. Max budget is 1.5k
    If in cacse there are no IEMs with audio controls,which one would you recommend among ES18 and CX180 Street II if I use it to listen to Bollywood songs mostly. I need a durable one with good noise isolation and sound clarity,and also able to wear it while jogging. Thanks in advance :)

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    1. Hi Anand, for audio controls and your budget,Sennheiser CX275s suits you best.

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  76. Hi tarun, i need your help buddy between choosing SoundMagic ES18 & Sennheiser CX 180. i need to which has better sound quality with clarity. and i have seen video of unboxing of both IEM's. i found SoundMagic ES18 cable is very stiff and double housing cable, will that be a problem?, on the other hand Sennheiser CX 180 look is classy and cable is smooth in looking in videos. But now i'm confuse between these two in choosing. In your reply's i found that SoundMagic ES18 has got better response from you. you tell which one i should go with. reply buddy ASAP.

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  77. Hi tarun, i want to purchase soundmagic es 18 but confused about the warranty policy of soundmagic according to company website there is no service center of soundmagic in india and we should contact to our dealer for waranty claim if i purchase earphone from snapdeal or amazon,flipkart from any seller then i how to claim warranty because they mention 1year manufacturer warranty please clear my confusion thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Pankh,SoundMagic gives 1 year warranty on ES18 and you have to contact the retailer from where you bought the product for any warranty claims like Flipkart,Amazon,Snapdeal etc.

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  78. Hi, I use ASUS ZENFONE 5 the headphones which came with phone is not good and i am really disappointed with sound output quality. i need a better headphone i am not worried about mic i need superb sound quality tats it. Please suggest me a headphone. i saw your replies u constantly suggest soundmagic es18, but i want to know will it suit well and provide the best sound quality in my asus zenfone 5. reply me as soon as possible.... plzz

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    1. Hi Jayaraj, SoundMagic ES18 will suit well and provide the best sound quality in your Asus Zenfone 5.

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  79. Hi Tarun,

    please do suggest an inear earphone with mic, compatible with Q5

    thank you

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  80. Please suggest which ear phones is best among 1. Philips SHS8100/98 Earhook Headphone  2. SoundMAGIC ES18S RB  3. SoundMagic ES18 Noise IsolationIn-Ear Headphone. I required very good ear phones for daily travel. Please tell me SoundMAGIC ES18S RB  and SoundMagic ES18 (RED) will give same sound except mic OR it is always better to go with SoundMagic ES18 . Philips SHS8100/98 is considering as it is having ear hook. Please let me know which is best among these three or any other best earphone for good music below or around 1000 rs/-. Thanks in advance.

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  81. Plz suggest an earphone for my nexus5 below 1k

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    1. Hi Sumit,
      if you want earphone without mic,go with SoundMagic ES18 and
      if you want earphone with mic,go with Sony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones.

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  82. Hi Tarun

    I bought moto g 2nd gen. I also need a good bass, crisp sound quality and clarity headset for music (with mic). also for call answering purpose.

    Kindly suggest me any headset for my moto g2.

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  83. Hi tarun , sound magic es18 and es18s bs are same or different? As there price is different?

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    1. SoundMagic ES18 and ES18S BS are same but ES18S BS comes with mic.
      ES18S BS is only available on Flipkart for Rs 769 while you can get ES18 for as low as Rs 525 on Snapdeal.

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  84. Hi Tarun
    I'm looking for a pair of earphones to gift someone who is using a Samsung S4. I want exceptional quality & I dont mind going a little above 1000. How is JBL tempo? Please help

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    1. Hi Meeti,
      JBL Tempo does not provide good noise isolation.

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  85. I want to know that is sennheiser CX 180 compatible with karbonn micromax and Samsung phones

    Doing a good job thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Sriyansh, Sennheiser CX180 is compatible with Karbonn,Micromax and Samsung phones.

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  86. Hi Tarun, I want a good pair of earphone with mic for my LG optimus G handset. Plz suggest a compatible earphone with good sound quality.

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  87. Which will be better on sound quality and durability, Sennheiser cx 180 or Sony mdr ex110ap?? I have used many samsung stoch earphones, all of them had problem with 1 side earphone... i am expecting more durable and atleast same sound quality from the new buy!
    Please reply! URGENT

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  88. Dear Tarun,

    I am looking for a good headest for my Xiaomi Mi3 with mic, noise isolation and good to above avg performing headset that could also be used for controlling volume,call handling etc.

    I have an option of buying Mi Piston 2 earphones, which look good. is there anything in a similar price range or close to Rs1000 that I can consider buying? ESM ES 18 ES is another option I saw, anything apart from this you can suggest?

    Thanks a lot. This is for Mi3,

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  89. Hi Tarun,
    I am having a moto g 2nd gen and in need of a good IEM with clarity and super bass along with mic..both for my music and calls. From your suggestions..I have summed up to two choices..Either the SoundMagic ES18 S orSony MDR-EX110AP In Ear Earphones with Mic..Among these which is the best??...value for money??..durable??..please reply..

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  90. Hey Tarun,

    Can you please tell me if Panasonic RP TCM190 are good because I want a very good bass and sound quality

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  91. dear tarun can u tell me headphones which are compatible to my xolo q1100

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    1. All the headphones listed here are compatible with your phone.

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