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Bangkok's best specialist shops for headphones and earbuds 


1. Sol Republic Amps

With its eye-catching look, these in-ear headphones are specially designed for bass lovers. There’s no questioning the decent sound separation and noise cancelation, which allow for a deep and detailed listening experience.    
Best for: EDM, trance and ambient 
Price: B2,490   

2. Shure 112

With very clear sound separation and good noise cancelation, the latest from Shure can really be used for any type of music. The body is quite heavy, though, even without a built-in mic, so it might not be ideal for sport lovers.  
Best for: Hip hop, rock     
Price: B1,990

3. JBL J33i 

Boasting a sporty design with flat rubber cord, medium weight and built-in remote and mic, JBL’s latest offers good sound isolation and extensive frequency response, making it a solid option for most types of music.
Best for: Alternative, pop/rock 
Price: B2,590   

4. Sennheiser CX300-II

Sennheiser’s new low-end model boasts great sound quality, even in comparison with its top-of-the-line offerings. The bass is not the best, but not bad at all. We expected a little better noise cancelation, though. 
Best for: Electronic, pop/rock  
Price: B2,390

5. HiFi Man RE 400 

This fast-rising earphone company boasts a big sound to match the big brands. This model is lighter than it looks, with clear sound separation and effective noise cancelation. Works best with music in the mid to high range.    
Best for: Pop/rock   
Price: B3,190   

6. Klipsch S3M

The latest release from Klipsch comes with a futuristic sporty design with built-in remote and mic. Clear sound separation, but not really smooth at every frequency range. Good for the gym or travel.          
Best for: Jazz, classical and acoustic    
Price: B2,350 
Munkong Gadget. 3/F, Digital Gateway, Rama 1 Rd., 02-623-4143. BTS Siam.
Dynamic Thailand. 255 Sukhumvit Soi 21, 02-664-3077. BTS Asoke/MRT Sukhumvit.
2J Gadget. 4/F, Union Mall, Ladprao Rd., 081-487-5407. MRT Phahol Yothin.