I recently got several earphone sets, because I had to give up my old phone (A Nokia 5310) which happened to have the best earphones I have ever heard. I specifically didn’t want earbuds, the ones that suction-cup into your ear canal. I can take the volume but I can’t take the random mal-adujstment they offer. I really can’t understand why so many people tolerate it. I tried several medium and high end earbuds and they sucked completely.
Trying to find some good earphones I searched and searched. Tried to find ones with a mic since like most people I use my phone for music. I could only find a Jabra set which are okay. Most earphones I tried muddy up the music so much that when at home I suddenly hear instruments I can’t hear with the earphones. The most common problem was added bass, the AKG-313s have it so much I made an EQ just for them with all the low freqs cut down. The second best sounding of all that I tried was Sony E829V, a little heavy on bass but overall decent. And cheap. I tried some more current expensive Sony ones but none sounded as good.
Thankfully, I found a set from a company I’d never heard of before – Yuin. I ordered a cheap set to try, PK-3. They blew me away They are 99% the loudness of any and perhaps 120% of mid-high frequency volume. They have some distortion when full blast but nothing compared to any other I’ve tried. They kick any earbud, any earphone and some small “real” headphones like Sennheiser EH-150 or HD-212 by a wide margin.