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Best Pair Of Wired Earphones Under 500$ To Own!!

Best Pair Of Wired Earphones Under 500$ To Own!!

Every now and then, we audiophiles are always confused for our next investment, we are always confused which DAP to upgrade to, which IEM to buy, what IEM will suit my needs, what will sound better for the kind of music that I listen to, and today I am bringing you the list of some of the best pair of in-ear monitors for under 500 $ price range, so if you are planning to buy a new pair of earphone, whether looking for an upgrade or looking forward to try something new, Read the article before you make the jump.

The under 500$ price segment comes into Mid-tier for the audio equipments, there are many things to explore, we expect the performance to be comparable to the High-End segments, and the truth is some of the products actually perform better than or comparable to the high-end products. Today we have shortlisted four such In-ear Monitors which are the must-haves in your collection.

First off the list is one of my favorites, the Dunu DK-3001 Pro.

Dunu DK-3001 Pro:-

The Dunu DK-3001 Pro is a five driver hybrid pair of IEM’s from DUNU, a premium earphone manufacturing brand from China. The brand is famous for its well built, amazing tuned pair of in-ear monitors, and the Dunu DK-3001 Pro is not an exception. The pair is equipped with a 13mm beryllium dynamic driver unit, and four Knowles balanced armature units.. The pair provides a purely natural, balanced sound output, it has good quantity and quality of details in the lower end, the thumps are generous, they are neither less nor overpowered, the mids and vocals sound brilliant and lush with details, while the treble section is smooth and has no sibilance at all. The pair provides a wider soundstage, good instrumental detail retrieval. The Dunu DK-3001 Pro has a stainless steel housing, the earpieces have a small form factor with very lightweight, they provide a comfortable fit, not to mention there are various pairs of ear tips included in the package, like custom Spinfits, Comply Memory Foam, and more. 

Though the main attraction here in the Dunu DK-3001 Pro is its cable, it comes with a Pure Single Crystal Copper cable included In the package, that has modular termination plug, it comes with a 2.5mm balanced, 3.5mm single-ended, 3.5mm balanced, and 4.4mm balanced plugs in the package, so whatever plug port your digital audio player has, DUNU has got you covered. If you really love balanced and natural sound output, you can buy the Dunu DK-3001 Pro eyes closed you won’t be disappointed.

Our friend has reviewed the Dunu DK-3001 Pro at our blog here, you can read it before making your next purchase.

You can buy Dunu DK-3001 Pro from our store Here.

FiiO FH7:-

When we are talking about some audio gears and FiiO’s name doesn’t come up, its a very rare chance. The brand has got some of the best products in the industry with a good build and quality sonic performance capabilities. The FiiO FH7 is the flagship pair of IEM from FiiO, it offers a 13.6mm large beryllium dynamic driver unit and four Knowles balanced armature driver units. The FIiO FH7 has got an aerospace-grade aluminum-magnesium alloy earpiece shells which not only looks beautiful but also provides a strong build to the pair and an amazing fit too. It has a balanced sound signature with a boost in the lower end, the bass thumps feels heavy and deep, while not overlapping any details on the mids or highs. The pair provides good soul soothing bass response with thick, detailed vocals, and a bright detailed treble response. The treble section has got good detail retrieval here with a bit of brightness to the package.

The pair comes with a lot of accessories including 15 different pairs of ear tips, a 8 strands silver-plated OCC cable with 3.5mm termination, but the main attraction here with FiiO FH7 are three pairs of different sound tuning filters, yes you can change the ear nozzle filter which affects the overall sound output depending on the filter you are using.

f you like balanced sound with lush vocals and boosted bass response, the FiiO FH7 is the one to go for, you can buy one from our store here.

Moondrop Blessing 2:-

Moondrop is a well-known name among audiophiles around the world, they are famous for their outstanding in-ear monitors range, and the Moondrop Blessing 2 is their latest offering available for just a bit above the 300$ price range and offers a stellar performance for its price bracket. The pair is equipped with a five driver hybrid driver unit each side, with one dynamic driver unit and four balanced armature units each side. The Moondrop blessing 2 has a 3D printed sound duct structure that ensures no frequency response overlaps details in the other sections, the dynamic driver unit provides a quick, deep and heavy bass response, the bass is boosted a bit and provides great thumps in our music, while the balanced armatures handles the mids and highs section. The Mids have a detailed, natural-sounding vocals and natural instrumental timbre, the treble section is very smooth with no sibilance or harshness at all, even at louder volumes the pair sounds relaxing and musical. The Moondrop Blessing 2 earpieces are made up of 3D printed medical-grade resin shells, it provides its users with skin-friendly lightweight earpieces, which you won’t feel even after long music sessions. The earpieces themselves look very beautiful and they sound even better.

If you are looking to buy a balanced set of in-ear monitors with a boosted bass, a wider soundstage, and good instrument detailing, your search can end at Moondrop Blessing 2, you won’t be dissatisfied with this pair.

We have done a quick review for the Moondrop Blessing 2, which you can read here. And if you plan on buying this beautiful set of amazing sounding earphones, you can buy one from here at our store.

iBasso IT04:-

And now comes one from one of the best audio player manufacturers in China iBasso, the iBasso IT04, it is a four-driver hybrid pair of in-ear monitors with 10mm graphene dynamic driver and three balanced armature units each side. The pair has a smooth U shaped sound signature with elevated Treble response, the detail retrieval in the treble section is just outstanding, it resolves the quickest of your tracks with ease and provides brilliant instrument details. The 10mm graphene driver handles the lower end and provides the users with a deep, full-body bass response with great texture and slam, while the three balanced armature units handle the mids and highs section. The mids are not much forward, but the vocals are crisp, clear and detailed, lower or higher end doesn’t overlap any details in vocals or mids, and the treble section is just amazing, it is rich with details, there is no sibilance of any kind, instrument details are rendered with great precision. The pair shines with all its glory in the treble section.

The pair has an ergonomic design, it fits really well, provides good noise isolation and seal to the ears. If you like detailed sound clarity with a bit of brightness to the sound signature and a U shaped sound profile the iBasso IT04 is your pair to go for, you can buy this amazing pair at our store here.

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Stevan Wofse - June 15, 2020

What about the FA 9 from FIIOS ?

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