We reviewed lots of IEMs in variety of price ranges, some of them may not be suitable for everyone because of the price BUT this time we have iems for everyone! We are now comparing those 7 budget headphones and ultra-budget headphones to find which one suits you best. These budget headphones are orderable in variety places like Amazon or AliExpress. Soon we will add other budget headphones like KZ or CCA.
Final Audio E500
E500 is the cheapest and newest headphone in Final E series, it does much more than what you pay. Engineered in Japan, price varies in 17 to 20 USD.
This one is Chinese QKZ’s Ultra-Budget iem with astonishing sound quality, price varies in 3 $ to 14 USD. Can go head to head with many iems.
KBear’s budget dominator with resin body, price is 24 USD.
Another budget oriented iem from KBear. This one have Zinc Alloy body, price is 30 USD.
Shocking competitor from reputable Sony, It’s quite good except short cable. Varies in 4 to 10 dollars, Since it’s cheap and so popular, there are many fake ones.
Of course every person who researched on headphones knows Sennheiser brand. This one is the entry level headphone to the CX series.
Xiaomi Piston 2
Nowadays everyone knows Chinese phone brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo etc… This one is Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Xiaomi’s very old headphone, Xiaomi Piston 2.
It’s Budget Headphones Comparison time!
We made this comparison without EQ/DAC and on 75/100 volume. Prices ignored in this comparison.
Final Audio E500 - E500
QKZ VK4 - VK4
Kbear KS2 - KS2
KBear KB04 - KB04
Sony MH755 - MH755
Sennheiser CX2.0 - CX2.0
Xiaomi Piston 2 - Pis2
- Bass Quantity: Pis2 > MH755 > VK4 > KS2 > E500 = KB04 = CX2.0
- Bass Quality: E500 > KB04 > KS02 > VK4 > CX2.0 > MH755 > Pis2
- Mid: E500 > VK4 > KB04 > KS2 > MH755 > CX2.0 > Pis2
- Treble: VK4 > KS2 = KB04 > E500 > MH755 > CX2.0 > Pis2
- Stage: MH755 > E500 > CX2.0 > KS2 > VK4 = KB04 > Pis2
- Clarity: VK4 > E500 > KS2 = KB04 = MH755 > CX2.0 > Pis2
- Liquidity: E500 > KB04 > VK4 > KS2 = MH755 > CX2.0 > Pis2
- Musicality: E500 > KB04 > VK4 > KS2 = MH755 > CX2.0 > Pis2
What if we consider the prices of those Budget Headphones?
The best ones are: Final E500 (Doesn’t differ much from E1000), KBear KS2, and QKZ VK4. If you find a solution to MH755‘s short cable, it’s in this list too. Can’t put KBear KB04 into this list since it sounds better. Also dont forget CX2.0 and Mi Piston 2 😉