When buying earphones or headphones, it’s hard to gauge whether the one that you’re eyeing for is the right one for you. There are reviews in the internet but still it’s better if you can audition these things before making your purchase. To see if the fit is comfortable to your ear, or if the sound profile suits your taste.
In various Apple resellers, there are plenty of headphones (no earphones) which you can try out but most of them are in the high-end range. For those in a budget, they are just out of luck and have to rely on what other people are saying.
Well I recently came across this new store in Robinson’s Galleria called Egghead. The store offers all sorts of headphones and earphones that you can audition, including obscure brands like SoundMagic and Superlux, which are earning rave reviews from audiophiles all over the world.
I’m not here to tell you which one to get if you’re in the market for budget earphones or headphones but I definitely urge you to audition these two brands and you will be surprised with how good their sound quality is. It’s like you’re paying for top-notch cans for just 1/3 of the price.
In fact, I bought one of the well-kept secrets in the audiophile world (aside from the Soundmagic PL11) for my commute earphones, the budget Superlux HD381 for Php995. You can also check out the Superlux HD572 headphones which are quite a steal at Php800 if you’re not into earphones.
Egghead also carries other brands like Sennheiser, SkullCandy, AKG, Audio-Technica, HiSound and even the FiiO portable headphone amplifier which you should definitely check out when you happen to find yourself in that store.
FYI, I am in no way asked to promote Egghead. I just think it’s a nice find that’s worth sharing to you guys who are looking to try out earphones/headphones that won’t kill your budget.
Egghead is located at the basement of Robinson’s Galleria near Watson’s. They’re also GoGadgets by the way which is located at Gilmore.