Five Earphones under Php500
For the music-loving people, an audio accessory is a must-have. Who wouldn’t want affordable, decently-sounding earphones? We round up five of the best ones we’ve seen and used, and are priced below half a grand.
We know there are a lot of low-cost ones available nowadays, and you can get one for as low as Php40 at CD-R King. While they may be cheap, the sound quality is often overlooked upon; thus, most settle for those that actually sound awful. Here’s a list of affordable ones you can easily spot on malls. Prices are accurate as of February 18, 2015. List is arranged in descending order. Not a sponsored post.
Sony MDR-E9LP (Php499, Octagon)
Sony’s most affordable on-ears available in the market has neodymium magnets, used to reproduce powerful bass sound. This one’s available in a variety of colors, including a crystal clear version.
Panasonic RP-HV41 (Php490, Octagon)
Panasonic’s low-cost earphones have an Easy Clip Mechanism for Tangle Free Storage. It’s available in a multitude of two-toned hip colors too.
Sennheiser MX 170 (Php490, Octagon)
Looking for that bass-driven studio sound? Sennheiser Mx 170 offers a symmetrical cable for a tangle-free listening experience and an outstanding wearing comfort on the go.
Sennheiser MX 80 (Php349, Octagon)
If you don’t have enough moolah to buy its more expensive sibling, Sennheiser offers the MX 80 earphones more than a hundred pesos cheaper. If you are into rugged, ergonomic designs that are sweat- and water-resistant, this is a definite must-have.
A4Tech iSecureFit MK-650S (Php280, Micro Express Computer, SM North Edsa)
Rounding up our list is a personal favorite. If you’re all about that bass (and some treble) and want rubber-cupped in-ears for that noise cancelling effect, you’d definitely purchase a pair of A4Tech’s iSecureFit Metallic earphones worth less than Php300.
While we picked only five, it doesn’t mean that everything else are badly-tuned pieces of plastic or metal. We’d love to check on your other earphone recommendations under Php500 that are not on this list by leaving a comment below.