Excerpt: I've been using Shure earphone products for over 4 years now, and have owned the e3C's for two years. These are great earphones. The micro-drivers built into the earphones do a great job at creating a dynamic sound and layering. However, they do lack a good bass element, which some people might find troublesome. I however, rarely listen to bass driven music like rap, dance, or R&B so this is not really an issue for me. Classical and jazz sound absolutely perfect!
Excerpt: I love Shure headphones. Pretty much the best fit for my ears and great sound and great sound isolation. On an airplane, for example, they are perfect and obviously at the gym. The one negative I wanted to mention besides the great sound is that they do need taken care of. You can't just throw them in your gym bag, etc. I wrap them up and store them every time I'm done using them. In the past, I've been much more careless with them and they break (an ear goes out,...
Excerpt: These are easy to carry around, but the sound quality is sub-par. I feel this way about pretty much all earbud headphones. The biggest problem I had with these is that the right bud wouldn't stay put in my ear.
Excerpt: I listen to a MP3 alot and like to improve the sound quality with a good headphones. Shure is the best headphone I never found. It's not top of the line but it's still out performe many headphones of it's class. If u wan tto start to joint the pro series headphone this is a good start.
Excerpt: Great headphones. Good midrange tone. Good for a budget buyer.I have tried many different sets of headphones and for the price these are the best for the price point. These also work well for budget in ear monitors for musicians. I highly recommend these and they work beautifully with an iPhone.
Summary: The product itself is wonderful. I couldn't ask for more out of my 100 bucks. I used the bose in-ear ones before but then they broke so I went and tried shure. they are AWESOME! The midtones are well balance and the bass is just right w/o tweaking the eq that much. As far as shipping goes, it took 10 days to get to me (east to west coast) so it was a little irritating that it took that long.
Summary: I started out thinking about getting the Bose ear buds. I didn't buy them because of the fact they don't seal off in your ear to block out other sounds. I found this set and did a lot of reading reviews and found this set to be the best value at around $110. For the money, the sound is excellent. Very clear sound that doesn't over-do treble or bass.
Summary: I consider myself a bit of an audiophile and really appreciate a good sounding system or component (in this case headphones). I wanted them for my various .MP3 players (I tried them out on the new Creative ZEN, Apple iPOD, my Nokia XpressMusic 5310, laptop, and other devices). Frankly I was disappointed. While the sensitivity and clarity was high, the sound-stage was muddled and uneven and the bass very weak. I did not enjoy the music through these headphones.
Summary: I was torn between these and the new SE210s. I used to own a pair of these and loved them. And that first pair was $200, and well worth it. Also owned a pair of e2-c's. Always preferred the sound and the feel of these over the e2-c. At present Amazon prices, the cost of these e3-cs are about the same as the old cost of the e2-c's, so the value is there.
When comparing these to the SE210s, I opted for these for two reasons:
1. These were familiar to me
Summary: Have had these buds for a couple ears now. The sound is very clear but lacks some bass. Had a chance to try out some e530's, which put these to shame (expected given the price differential).
I had to send back my original pair b/c of a fraying wire. Shure has some unbelievable customer service. They sent me a new pair immediately after receiving my old ones.