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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus earphones are different

As usual Samsung released their new line up of mobile phones with great publicity and frenzy of coverage. While most attention is granted towards the phone, the accessories are often left on the sideline because there is nothing new to see there, or so we thought was the case.

The pattern is that every two models, Samsung has been updating their included earphones. Meaning, the S4 and S5 had these somewhat decent in canal earphones that were presentable for it's time. Then in S6 and S7 series Samsung went into a slightly different direction with their design and that was either loved or hated by users.
Then with great fanfare, the S8 and S9 series had the AKG Tuned earphones. There was a bit of controversy due to the way Samsung announced these earphones, it came across as AKG was making the earphones, but they only tuned it, they did not manufacture it. The common complaint was that the earphones were a bit of a let down in the bass section.
Now with the history out of the way w…

Sony MDR-ZX110 Ultra Budget Headphone

As far as names go, Sony is a well recognised, well reputed name. We expect a level of quality from this brand. As we slide towards the lower end of the budget scale, from a manufacturing point of view I'm sure things get harder. Deliver that which we expect and cost less at the same time. This is where the MDR-ZX110 comes in. As I write this, the headphone is on sale in Amazon for about $15.
What can we expect?
Let's start with the packaging, the headphone is presented in this plastic retail pack. Apart from some paperwork there was nothing else. The overall build quality I would say serviceable for the price point, we will talk more about the price in a moment. While the construction is predominantly of plastic, there are some metal parts in the hinge that allows the headphone to fold for easier transportation.
Beyond that the headband is adjustable with an audible click and there is some movement in the angles of the earcups so it fits a bit more comfortably. The cables ar…