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SoundMagic PL11 review

If you buy the SoundMagic PL11s you will have very little to grumble at Tested at £22.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

For the money the PL11s are not a bad effort

Pros

  • +

    Good bass

  • +

    relatively smooth and calm sound

Cons

  • -

    Could do with a little more poise and agility

The discreet PL11s are pleasant in appearance and feel comfortable enough in your ears.

As well as the 'phones, SoundMAGIC (opens in new tab) provides you with a carry pouch and rubberised cable wrap. An in-line clip helps to prevent the cable from flapping about or snagging.

Start off with a hip-hop track such as T.I.'s Dead and Gone and the first thing that hits you is that they serve up a serious amount of bass.

There are others which exhibit more poise and agility, but at this money you can't grumble too much.

Some budget in-ears can be afflicted by thin and splashy treble, but the PL11s sound relatively smooth and calm. Not a bad effort.

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