FiiO E3 amplifier

The FiiO E3 is one of the smallest earphone/headphones amplifiers available. It takes a single AAA battery, which will power it for 20 hours, and is tiny enough to strap onto your iPod or phone.

SoundMagic PL10 earphones = WIN

Soundmagic PL10

The legendary SoundMagic PL10 earphones are still available at under $10, which is a ridiculously good price. In terms of real world performance (e.g walking around in the city) the SoundMagic PL10s are equally as good as my Shure E2cs, which were $100+, AND the SoundMagics are infinitely more comfortable, AND they’re 1/10 the price. The build quality of the SoundMagic PL10s isn’t as good as more expensive earphones, but at this price it doesn’t really matter. On a day to day basis I find myself using the SoundMagic earphones much more than any of my other earphones simply because they sound 90%+ as good, AND I won’t start crying if I catch the cord on something and break them. The PL10s have a Y shaped cord (yay!) and come with spare S/M/L silicon ear pads, a carry bag, and a cable clip. Buy ’em while you still can.