36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
work with it!,
I recently found myself needing a new pair of portable headphones, having run over my aiwa in-ear ones with my car (don't ask). So I've received my new Shure headphones in the post today, and first impressions are they are well built. The ear pieces and plug are solid, the cable is thick, and the insulation is hard wearing. These should last ages.
To be honest, out of the box, i wasn't too sure what to make of them. They look a bit daunting, and they won't just fit in your ears straight away. I would recommend you make use of the fit kit (I opted for the small flex sleeves, but there are also foam ones). Once you've sorted that out, follow the instructions & practise putting them on repeatedly; sounds silly, but the quicker you get comfortable with them, the better. The 'sound isolation' does work really well. Once you've got the fit right, you can't hear much at all, and with the music on, you can't hear anything but the music.
Anyway, enough of that. What do they sound like? In a word, marvellous! I never have expectations of portable headphones, but i do use a pair of (over-ear) Grado SR-60s at home, which are cracking. What i definitely didn't expect was for these Shure headphones to come close to sounding like them! The sound is open and subtle, and genuinely satisfying. The bass is rich and firm, and that is more than you should expect from portable headphones. I listened to the Verve, Massive Attack, Keane, Madonna, Zero7, Manics, Destiny's Child and classical pieces. Everything is a pleasure.
I would heartily recommend a pair for your ipod, iriver, walkman, or whatever. A solid investment!
Just a quick one- I've somehow contrived to breaking the jack on these headphones (smashed it in my car door, ughhhh!). So, I've just had a look around for new headphones. Having briefly considered the Ety ER-6i's and Klipsch S4's, I'm going to stick with what I know, and buy another pair of e2c's instead. The End.