Excerpt: “Just in case you somehow hadn’t noticed, portable audio is hot. White hot. Ipod white. The Ipod has become the Sony Walkman of the 21st Century and gained a cachet and ubiquity in popular culture unrivalled perhaps by any piece of audio equipment ever invented.
Excerpt: Shure describes their somewhat recent (released last year) E5c earbuds as “Sound Isolating In Ear Earphones,” and that’s a pretty good if understated description. More fully developed, I’d describe them as outstandingly good sound isolators, with one set of in-ear soft rubber sleeves designed like industrial ear plugs (with triple isolating flanges), used to keep the ear from being damaged by loud noise.
Excerpt: As the first two-way, universal-fit earphone for in-ear monitoring applications, Shure's second-generation E5 earphone-priced at an affordable $590-may change the way users feel about in-ear monitors. The E5 was developed in conjunction with Westone Labs and ultimate Ears. Each of the E5's ear-buds is a true two-way design, equipped with dual balanced armature or "ribbon" drivers and offering greater fidelity than single-driver transducers.