Easy listening: The best earphones

A new kind of earphones allow you to enjoy music in loud places without blowing your eardrums out. Money Magazine field tested a few. Here are our top picks.

Shure SE210
Shure SE210
Cost: $150
Comes with: Rubber and foam attachments of seven different shapes and sizes
Sound quality: Best overall performers. "In Van Morrison's Caravan, a wood block sounds like a wood block," says Fremer.
Volume needed: 50 percent
Bottom line: The Cadillac of the lot, they deliver high noise isolation and the best sound quality, but for a price.
Grade: B

Creative ZEN Aurvana

Apple In-Ear

Shure SE210

Harman/Kardon EP720

Sennheiser CX-300

V-MODA Bass Freq
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