Excerpt: Having procured an Apple 3G iPhone not long ago, I realized that 1: the earphones were outrageously miserable and 2:, I needed earphones that had a built-in mic to make calls and listen to music. Time for a solution.
Summary: These Shure earphones are better than the standard ones you get with budget music players, but if you've bought a quality MP3 player from Sony or Philips, you're likely to have some half-decent earphones as part of the package and these don't add much over and above those. We also found it tricky to get them to stay put.
Excerpt: Shure has been producing in-ear monitors for professional musicians for years, and the know-how it's built up is evident in the quality of its consumer headphones. Its latest SE102s are a noise isolating design, anapproach that runs the risk of creating discomfort, but the SE102s are among the snuggest we've ever worn.
Excerpt: Shure's latest pair of budget earphones are aimed at 'aspiring audiophiles' - people like you and me who are fed up with the poor quality cans that come bundled with most MP3 players. That's especially true of iPods of any generation, despite Apple's claims to the contrary. Those white earphones? Yech!