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User review of the month, August – SoundMagic E10C

How could we not like a review that referenced Flight of the Cosmic Hippo? Andy1977 is this month's winner of the user review of the month for his verdict on the SoundMagic E10C earphones - and it wasn't just for his offbeat jazz references.

"Astonishing!" was the enthusiastic headline for his review, which was certainly a very positive one, albeit still balanced. And as we're big fans of SoundMagic's latest iteration of its excellent budget in-ear headphone range, so we can certainly agree with him.

"This product really is exceptional. Listening to the Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington sessions, these earphones provide all the timing, nuance and fun of the recordings," he said.

For £40 you have to be realistic, though, as his review clarified: "Yes, when hooked up to a £2k CD player and amp combo, my pair of Sennheiser HD580s do manage to deliver more refinement, space and transparency; but the difference isn't as much as it ought to be for the price differential. Plugged into my iPhone, the E10Cs deliver everything that you could ask of them... Please, go and buy a pair."

High praise indeed. You can read his full review here. Andy1977 wins a pair of Lindy Cromo NCX-100 noise-cancelling headphones worth £100 for his troubles.

Each month we'll be picking a winning review - simply write your own review to be in with a chance of winning the competition for September.

You can review any product you own that's listed on What Hi-Fi?. Just search for the product and then click the user reviews tab on the product's review page.

Need some inspiration? Look back on previous user review of the month winners, which have featured an Arcam amp, a Denon system, B&W speakers, a 4K OLED TV and a Ruark radio.

MORE: How to write your own user review

Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).