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.
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. The earphones bring a smile to my face when I listen to my music through them.
Summary: Excellent product! It is like having hi-end speaker sound in a portable way. You will hear subtle background sound that was not there. You have to get used to having the earbud inside. For this model, i have read plenty of reviews. Many complained about not enough bass. I think this earbud is well balanced. You do hear enough bass. I think that is matter of preference and type of music you listen to. The soundtrack braveheart sounded excellent using this earbud.
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. Once I got them to fit properly, I really did like how they sounded. I thus decided I wanted to go a step up and get the E3c. The models beyond the E3c were getting beyond what I wanted to pay for a pair of headphones.
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. In strengths I will look at ISOLATION, SOUND QUALITY, OVERALL QUALITY, COMFORT and ACCESSORIES. For the weaknesses (if I find any!) will be outlined as best I can. Please bear in mind that I am by no means an audiophile or muscian.