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. It may be a good ides to buy a pair of regular earplugs and wear them for a week just so you can get used to the feeling. They are also on the expensive side, these particular earphones retail for $199.
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 longer need that. These headphones can be at an extremely low volume and I still hear all I want, no more busted ear drums.
Conclusion: Priced at $179, they don’t come cheap, but your ears will thank you. Shure has listened to the consumers and crafted some of the best canalphones we have had the pleasure of auditioning. While they aren’t really appropriate for outdoor activities or desktop gaming, the E3G really shine when used with portable music players and gaming consoles. Just plug them in and listen, as the outside world simply melts away.
Pros: Good sound isolation; strong, accurate bass; sound clarity
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