Excerpt: For the price of one set of Shure’s SE530PTH earphones, you could buy two 30GB iPods, 17 sets of Apple earbuds, or 500 encrypted songs from iTunes. A worthy investment or Marie Antoinette–style consumption?
Pros: Push to Hear is an ingenious alternative to poppin' your earbuds out every three minutes. Plus they have great sound.
Cons: $500 is a lot of money for a pair of earphones.
Summary: When you buy an MP3 player, the first thing you should do is upgrade your headphones. A £20 pair of Sennheisers will transform your audio experience. But a £400 pair of Shures? Who in their right mind would pay more for their earphones than they’d spent on their 80GB iPod?