Maybe if you started visiting StuffGeeksWant with your earphones on, we’d stop writing up so many posts about them.
Kidding, kidding… we’ll stop writing about earphones as soon as we stop finding quality products at even more quality prices, like Harmom Kardon’s EP 730 earphones. H/K is a well respected name in audio, but its earphones are less well known.
So here’s what you need to know about the EP 730′s, the company’s flagship ‘phones:
- “natural” (read: passive) noise isolation to 35dB
- advanced transducers (read: good sound)
- in-line switch between High Fidelity and Bass Boost modes (read: slick)
- in-line volume control
- 20Hz-15kHz frequency response
- <4% total harmonic distortion at 1kHz at 100dB SPL
We’re not gonna lie: we have no clue what that last line means, but it sure sounds pro and I imagine makes headphones with >4% harmonic distortion tremble!
The best part, of course, is the price. The EP 730 earphones originally sold for $150-$200 a pair; most resellers today have them in the $90-$100 range. But Buy.com is selling them for just $56.99 shipped.
Not only is that a terrific price, it also differentiates these earphones from others we’ve featured here (which typically are in the $20-$30 range, or over $100). If you want some quality earphones for less than your iPod cost, the EP 730′s will fit the ticket nicely.