Conclusion: These earphones sound fantastic. They do take some time to get used to and you will have to spend some time finding the right fit for the ear plugs, but after you do they will be great and comfortable.
Summary: E3c were my first serious headphones, and whilst I loved them at the time, I would not recommend them to anyone now.
The best thing about them is the isolation, it's fantastic, and the best I've experienced (not tried ety's).
Excerpt: These comfortable ear-canal headphones provide airy, accurate audio response with slightly punchy bass. You can use them with an amp, but they don't need one. Rubber tips block external noise, though not as well as the Etymotic's flanged design.
Conclusion: These headphones did many things for me musically. They made me realize that the sounds you normally don?t hear are the best. They also have changed my musical habits in a way, I?ve realized that I play my music loud to try and pick out those subtle details, but with the proper audio equipment I no...
Conclusion: Shure's E3c headphones are comfortable, sound great, and are an excellent value at $179. The E3c is an ideal companion to Apple's iPod, which continues to impress nine months after I purchased it.
Conclusion: More important is the way the E3c always brought us closer to the music. Playing CDs we've listened to countless times, we were constantly finding new details and gaining further insight into the songs. The E3c is an audiophile's delight.
Pros: Not for fans of bass-heavy music, Uncomfortable for some