Shure E2c Review

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Santa Claus brought me a new pair of Shure E2c earphones for my iPod this Christmas. My initial impressions:

Sound Quality

These earphones are definitely clearer than my old Sony Fontopia MDR-EX71s. There isn’t as much "boom" to the bass, but that doesn’t mean they are lacking- it’s just that the bass is tight and well reproduced. Comparing the two side by side, the Shure’s are only a subjective 10-15% better- not really a reason to upgrade if you’ve already got a pair of Sony’s, but, if you are looking to get a replacement set of earphones for the ones that come with your iPod, get these.

Build Quality

I’ve gone through two pair of Sony MDR-EX7X earphones in 2 years. The cables are very, very thin and prone to breakage. My last set just looked pitiful. I had patched them in 4 places with Scotch tape. That’s $100 spent on earphones that have broken and are in the trash. The cable on the Shures are solid. There should be no breakage with these- and hopefully these will be my last pair for a while.

Noise Isolation

They passed the in-flight test with flying colors. I had to actually take out *both* buds in order to hear the flight attendant speaking to me. No engines, no screaming kids. If they can pass this test, they’ll block out sound anywhere.

5 thoughts on “Shure E2c Review

  1. My dad just bougth the E2’s and I totally agree with you. I myself will stick with those Sony’s untill I’m rich, those are real good value for money.

  2. My dad just bougth the E2’s and I totally agree with you. I myself will stick with those Sony’s untill I’m rich, those are real good value for money.

  3. My dad just bougth the E2’s and I totally agree with you. I myself will stick with those Sony’s untill I’m rich, those are real good value for money.

  4. Just a slice of information to Mr. Ball – I have a pair of E2Cs and have worn them on several flights. Having stumbled across an article on the internet, of dubious authority, I have decided not to wear them. I could feel some discomfort during and after the flight and, according to the article, were ‘bad for health’ due to the tight seal given by said headphones and the processes that our ears go through whilst flying.

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