Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

BLAUPUNKT CALLS THE Pure "max­i­mum sound in min­i­mum form" and that seems to be the best way to de­scribe this piece of equip­ment.

We tested the de­vice dur­ing a short train jour­ney and were im­pressed that the ear plugs block out all ex­ter­nal noise with some mu­sic run­ning. Th­ese sil­i­cone pieces are also very easy on the ear and you will have no prob­lem us­ing it for long hours.

The sound qual­ity de­pends to a large ex­tent on what your are lis­ten­ing to. The sound is pure and bal­anced when your are yearn­ing for some­thing like a ghazal, but for a full spec­trum or­ches­tral mu­sic this piece seems to lack the oomph re­quired. For in­stance, in com­par­i­son with the Blaupunkt on-ear CN 112 the Pure feels like a set that costs a fourth of the for­mer. It is not about the cost, but this just does not have the depth for you to en­joy the Lawrence of Ara­bia OST or the Kronos Quar­tet. But then, not many of us lis­ten to that kind of mu­sic.

If you want a good ear­phone to en­joy the FM while on the metro or to lull you to sleep af­ter a long tir­ing day, the Pure will do just great for you. If you are more choosy about your mu­sic and what you lis­ten it on, look for some­thing with more depth.

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