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: 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.
Summary: I purchased these back in 2010. When I first purchased I didn't realise the cable design was for over the back of the ear. I really wasn't keen on this design for the look and ease of use taking them off etc. Oddly I have grown to like this design as its very comfortable on your ears and prevents the earphones from snagging/falling out of ear. After two years they have finally had issues, the cable is very rigid and this causes a whole load of problems and annoyances.
Great, but died after a year and Shure replaced them
A customer, Amazon
19 March 2010
Summary: I bought some of these about a year ago, and they've been great. No discomfort even after extended use inside a crash helmet, and they really do block out external noise as much as (or even more than) earplugs. The sound quality is great, and I have no issues with bass reponse even though I'm used to wearing cans and they are usually better with bass frequencies.
Summary: Like most people, I ordered these to replace some older e2C's that had developed cable faults. First impression is the cable, it's thicker feeling but straingly cheaper too! Whereas the older model cable was maybe not so robust, this feels stronger but i'm still battling with the folded kinks, they don't seem to want to fall out and straighten. Second major issue is the sound quality. Now I know these are cheaper than the price I paid for the e2c's but I can see why.
Summary: On opening the case these immediately feel more solid than previous headphones.The cable feels thicker as though it will be longer lasting + doesn't tangle as much as the thinner ones do.The sound is fuller than previous headphones.I only gave it 4 stars because I have to adjust the earphones in my ear (although I may have awkward sized ears!?).