Yamaha EPH-30 headphone review: Yamaha EPH-30 headphone

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good The Yamaha EPH-30 Inner Ear Headphones offer surprisingly good sound quality for the money. They're comfortable and provide some passive noise isolation. Plus, they're very energy efficient.

The Bad The Yamaha EPH-30 headphones seem pretty fragile; there's no carrying pouch; and the white version gets dirty fast.

The Bottom Line The Yamaha EPH-30 Inner Ear Headphones are a fantastic option for anyone on a budget, offering sound quality on par with the sound of sets that cost at least twice as much.

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Once you dip below the $50 mark in the portable headphone market, you're generally going to be looking at a noticeable drop-off in sound quality. That's why we're always pleasantly surprised to come across a pair of earphones that manage to provide good audio at a low price--even better if they're comfortable, as well. The Yamaha EPH-30 is one such set, and though it's not without its pitfalls, we have no qualms about recommending these $40 earbuds.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Color white
  • Weight 0.5 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features Durable
    Noise isolation
    Dynamic driver
    3.5 mm stereo plug
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor in-ear
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm