Playback Guide to Earphones & Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors 2012


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Playback’s Guide to Earphones & Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors – 2012 is an online buyer’s guide that will help performance-minded audio enthusiasts and music lovers choose great sounding earphones and custom-fi in-ear monitors to fit most any budget or application. The Guide covers everything from entry-level models priced below $30 on up to exotic custom models in the $1000+ range.


The Guide includes:

Playback Editors’ Choice Recommendations for Earphones & Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors, with capsule reviews of 32 hand picked products.

Expert Reviews of:

o Earphones Under $150 (14 models reviewed)
o Earphones $150-$299 (3 models reviewed)
o Earphones $300 and Up (3 models reviewed)
o Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors (3 models reviewed)

11 (!) all-new reviews never before published in Playback.



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