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.

Creative ZEN Aurvana: $100
Money Magazine Field Test Winner
Creative ZEN Aurvana: $100
Cost: $100
Comes with: Six sizes, case, airplane adapter
Sound quality: "Clear with good defintion of different instruments," says audiophile Michael Fremer. A slightly weaker bass makes them second best overall. For the price, they are the best of the bunch.
Volume needed: 57 percent
Bottom line: Nice noise reduction, great sound and priced in the middle of the pack.
Grade: A-

Creative ZEN Aurvana

Apple In-Ear

Shure SE210

Harman/Kardon EP720

Sennheiser CX-300

V-MODA Bass Freq
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