on 20 March 2008
The first thing to realise is that these won't suit everyone. These are designed to go deeper into your ear than most other in-ear types of earphones and some people will find that uncomfortable. You also need to hook the cable back up and over your ears which is a bit of a pain if, like me, you wear glasses.
But these niggles aside, these are some of the best in-ears I've ever owned. Bass response is solid. Sure you don't get the muddy, "thumpthumpthump" that you do with other earphones, but if that's what you want, you're as well looking to buy something a lot cheaper than the Shures.
These are earphones for people who want a crisp, clean sound with well defined treble and bass that's deep and pure without being overwhelming. I'd definitely recommend them to any audiophile on a budget.