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SoundMagic’s E11D is budget-priced and USB-C-friendly

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Once you’ve accepted that whatever headphones are bundled with your new phone are a bit naff, we’d point you towards a pair of SoundMagics. Affordable, durable and no slouch in the audio department, they rarely let you down. It’s no surprise, then, that we’ve got high hopes for the brand’s latest pair of in-in ears, the E11D. Like the 5-star E11C before them, the E11D’s are minimalist aluminum buds that come with a three button control and mic. The big difference with this model is that it’s designed exclusively for USB-C devices, and there’s a dedicated DAC chip in the connector. Grab a pair for £60.

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I'm fascinated by all things tech, but if you were going to leave me on a desert island, I'd probably ask for my Nintendo Switch, a drone, and a pair of noise-cancelling cans to block out the relentless seagull racket. When I'm not on Stuff duty you'll probably find me subscribing to too many podcasts, playing too many video games, or telling anyone who will listen that Spurs are going to win a trophy this season.

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Video games, VR, smartwatches, headphones, smart speakers, bizarre Kickstarter campaigns