Finding the right pair of earphones can be more difficult compared to headphones. Earphones, especially in-ear models, tend to be a hit or miss for many people depending on the shape of their ears and musical taste. Cost is another issue that one must consider as these earphones have an unofficial lifespan of only a couple of years, depending on how you handle them. Most of the time, the delicate wires start to break at critical points, leading to unwanted noise to even total loss of sound. Given that you have to consider replacement costs, it may make more sense to go with inexpensive ones that you can easily throw out, although this comes at the cost of reduced sound quality.
However, once you find that right pair there’s nothing more comfortable and intimate than a pair of in-ear earphones. The Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 is a strong contender as it offers a well balanced and accurate listening experience, without being too base heavy like some earphones these days. It’s the perfect companion for crowded subway commutes into the city, as the earphones offer a powerful punch without too much sound leaking to bother your fellow commuters. Plus this way you won’t have to be self conscious when rocking your favorite Katy Perry song.
The price point may be difficult for some to stomach at $180, especially if you’re expecting to have to replace them every couple of years, but if you’re willing to take care of these babies it will reward you with a listening experience like no other.