Summary: I've read previous reviews about these baby's and they really do walk the talk.
They honest really really are the best headphones because they deliver such clarity, response, bass, and it sounds like the artist is right there sitting next to you playing their music.
Anyhow please be advised that if you are a very heavy music listener like I am...
there's a good chance the headphones will start to tear.
Summary: After you adjust to these which is very quickly you will discover what many sound engineers already have that SHURE is dependable quality and these make listening to whatever device you choose to use a pure pleasure, unless the musics bad.Best earphones I have ever owned and used.Since my other half has a full level of the property devoted to a recording studio with top of the line equipment and records music I hate these earphones are even better than the soundproofing...
Summary: I first ordered a pair of Super.fi canal phones (they were cheaper than the E5c's with similar specs) but returned them after two weeks when I discovered a crack in the casing on one of the phones. At that time I simply wanted a replacement for what I had but they were backordered so I decided to cough up the extra cash and get the E5c. It was definitely worth it.
Summary: I bought the shure e5c's straight after some koss models (headphones) and sennheiser cx-300. It's not a just compairson for the other earphones to be compaired, they are crumbled when put up against the 5c's. this feedback is given with the triple flange sleeves coupled to the e5c's, original accessory. i have a cowon/ iaudio 6 (mp3 player) which use with 320kbps mp3s only. the only gripe i had was the memeory fit cable, but after awile it's actually quite good.
Summary: I play in a hardcore metal band and eventually got tired of not being able to hear for 5 days after a show, so i went on a search for the best sound isolating headphones i could find. Not only are the E5's the best at isolating sound, but they also sound amazing. It sounds like you are sitting right next to the person playing the music you are listening to.
Summary: I picked up these Shure e5c earphones / earbuds from Ebay where some audio store was trying to get rid of their e5c earphones that were in the window display of their store. I have been using these for about 3 hours and I bet these need to be broken in some more, but I have to say I'm currently in a state of euphoria. I have NEVER EVER heard audio of this quality. Not from big can earphones, or at a concert, or from speakers.
Summary: For iPod listening...or any other portable device, these are a huge step up from ordinary earbuds. Expensive but worth it to the serious listener who wants to travel light and/or be discreet. They sound better after a few days' use. To maximize the whole iPod experience I use Audio HiJack Pro ($32, rogueamoeba.com) to customize each track I covert to iPod use, using an amazing array of excellent filters and effects including a 31-band equalizer, excitifier and reverb...
Summary: I just spent $10,000 putting a blown 1500 horsepower V12 in my 1975 Pinto. Great at smoking tires but doesn't corner, stop, or look good but wow! what an engine! Sounds crazy doesn't it? Well that is how I see these gems from Shure. People spend alot of money on IPods and the like just to cheap out on headphones. PEOPLE....headphones ARE the music maker! I am now a full believer that you should save to afford great headphones then buy the audio device.