Summary: Two years ago, I purchased an older model from Shure which is no longer available. After almost two years of use the left earphone started fading intermittently (probably ear wax). Since they are kind to offer a two year warranty on their product, I shipped them back under warranty.Within 3 days I received a brand new set of earphones, the SCL-2, sealed in the retail package. They were identical to my older set in every way.Are they worth [$]?
Summary: These are the best balance of comfort, sound quality, noise blocking, and value for the price of any in-ear headphone in the genre. Great bass for the size, very good mid and treble reproduction. Comfortable, once you get used to wrapping the cord up over the back of the ear. I use them every day.
Summary: I actually ordered the E2C-N earphones from Ace Photo Digital through Amazon. What I received was these SCL2 earphones. I believe the SCL2s are supposed to be the upgrade or the replacement for the E2C-Ns, as the E2Cs are now discontinued?
At any rate, I was really looking forward to receiving the earphones since I was anticipating a huge step-up from the Creatives that came with my MP3 player. What I actually got was something different.
Summary: These are the best ones I ever bought. I have the noise cancelling headphones from Bose that are very efficient but too bulky to bring them with me every day. That is why I took those and they do the job perfectly.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Sound Quality, Light, Versatile
Summary: These are a high quality product. The sound is quite good, the cord is sturdy and the fit is comfortable--once you figure out which ear inserts are the best for you. They come with three: soft silicone, memory foam and hard(er) plastic. It took a while but I finally figured out the soft silicone did the best for me. Try all three types out. If none of them fit correctly, you can go to a hearing aid dispenser and have a custom ear mold made so they will fit perfectly.
Pros: Clear Sound, Powerful, Professional Functions
Summary: After using these for 3 weeks I can now confidently say that I am thoroughly disappointed with my purchase. My main gripe is the bass response... and I do have them inserted correctly in my ear. Although the mids and highs are great the bass is just so weak that most songs sound boring and lack depth. If I listened to rap it would be even worse.
The cord material is stiff and the way it comes out of the speaker is just retarded.
Summary: Never having used in-ear phones in the past I wasn't quite sure to expect. The only other earphone that I have extensive experience with is a vintage pair of Stax SRX-Mk3s. The E2c was the specific model that I was interested in, mostly in part due to Siegfried Linkwitz' study on reference earphones ([...]). After discovering that the E2c was no longer available I settled on the SCL2.
Summary: I just got a pair of the Shure SCL2 Sound Isolating Earphones in black and I have to say they sound really good with my iPod and laptop. They don't perform as well as my other set, the Shure SE530's but what do you expect when you compare what $500.00 buys you versus $69.00 or so. These are for me to wear exercising, riding my bicycle, and doing yard work in (which I don't dare do wearing the SE530's).
Summary: I just received a pair of these (in a clear styling) that replace a set of e2s I bought a couple of years ago. They're at least as good, and I suspect (as others have noted) that they'll improve somewhat after the break in period. The fit is good once you find the right match for your ears from the many included options, and unless you are *really* into sound you are going to think these are just great.