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.

V-MODA Bass Freq
V-MODA Bass Freq
Cost: $40
Comes with: Three sizes
Sound quality: "The weakest of the group, with muddy tones on bass," says Fremer. "These are not very good."
Volume needed: 77 percent
Bottom line: The only thing going for these is the price, but $40 is still too much.
Grade: C-

Creative ZEN Aurvana

Apple In-Ear

Shure SE210

Harman/Kardon EP720

Sennheiser CX-300

V-MODA Bass Freq
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