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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Summary: These are my second set of Shure e3's. My first pair lasted over 2 years before I forgot them on an airplane :/
The fit in my ears is great. The sound-isolating properties are key to the performance. I am so very happy with this purchase.
Summary: Looking for something better than the Sony, over-the-ear headphones I was using with my 5th generation 30-gig iPod, I went and tried these out. One of my co-workers had a pair of the Shure E2c headphones that he brought into work and let me try out.
Summary: Literally these arrived just this morning and I am listening as I type. They are awesome! I could not have believed music could sound so good. For the purpose of this review, I will divide up my comments into strengths and weaknesses.
Summary: Most people that would be interested in these buds are people who listen to portable audio devices. I use these headphones with an iPod. It's true they are quite a step-up from the buds you normally get with an mp3 player or disc player and they do make what you listen too sound good if not better.
Summary: The Shure E3c is a cool, if pricey, pair of headphones for portable audio. The sound quality of the Shure E3c is very good, but not mind-blowing. Its midrange is its greatest strength, with very little distortion evident, and very high transparency.