Shure E5c Sound Isolating Earphones

Shure E5c Sound Isolating Earphones

As cliched as this will sound, using th e5cs is like listening to all of my cds for the first time. The highs are clear and warm, the bass is amazingly responsive (thanks to a dedicated driver) and music has never sounded so good.

  • These earphones are an absolute dream. The sound quality is amazing, better than the average home stereo and better than any headphones or earphones I've ever heard. Each side has two woofers and a tweeter. It takes a little wh... These earphones are an absolute dream. The sound quality is amazing, better than the average home stereo and better than any headphones or earphones I've ever heard. Each side has two woofers and a tweeter. It takes a little while to get used to properly inserting the phones and getting them situated just so, for optimal sound quality and noise isolation. But you get the hang of it before long, and then it's pretty easy. The sound isolation works pretty well (if you have the phones situated properly in your ears). You get a good seal, which greatly reduces the amount of outside sound that can get in. I've found it works very, very well on airplanes and at the gym (the two noisiest environments I'm typically in). In contrast, "noise-cancelling" headphones do not block outside noise, rather they add an electronically generated noise designed to cancel the frequencies of the outside noise. They require batteries, and I don't like that they are adding noise to what you're hearing. The modular aspect of the cabling is clever and very useful. The phones themselves have a very short cord. But Shure includes a variety of extension cords of different lengths, which allows you to have the right length cable in different situations. One of these modular cables has a built-in volume control, handy for when your device doesn't have a volume control (or it's not accessible for whatever reason). If you order the SE530PTH rather than the SE530s, you also get the push-to-hear module, which has a little mic and volume control. If you turn it on, it transmits sound from the mic into the headphones, allowing you to have a conversation with someone without removing the earphones. (Removing the earphones is easy, but putting them back in and getting a good seal takes a minute or so, especially for newbies.) I find the PTH to be a neat accessory. If you get it without PTH, you can always buy it separately, though it's cheaper to get them together. The build quality is exceptional. The cords are thicker than any other headphones/earphones I've seen, and where they attach to the earphones or accessories is very well reinforced. Even the case they come in is a work of art in itself, very well packaged in a brushed aluminum case. They also come with a 2 year manufactuer's warranty, which I have yet to have to use, but from what I read Shure is fantastic to deal with on these matters and quickly replaces any faulty earphones with no hassle. In summary, I love the SE530's amazing sound quality, terrific build quality, and generous bundle of thoughtful accessories. Retailing at $499 from Amazon themselves, I have to recommend that you look through some of the resellers - a much better price. I went with sarjo_distributions, got them for $290 I believe at the time, and they are now down to $279 plus about $5 shipping. The shipping was quick, the product legit.

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  • Holy crapskates these are awesome! I love, love, LOVE in-ear earphones. Most earphones fall right out of my ear, thanks in large part to my unusually-prominent fossa triangularis. [ http://tr.im/fossa_triangularis ]. This co... Holy crapskates these are awesome! I love, love, LOVE in-ear earphones. Most earphones fall right out of my ear, thanks in large part to my unusually-prominent fossa triangularis. [ http://tr.im/fossa_triangularis ]. This company not only has kickass sound quality, but durable, full-featured earphones that rest where I need them to rest. The price on the manufacturer's website seems a bit daunting, admittedly, but my guess is that these marvels of modern technology can be found elsewhere for a bit of a bargain. ;)

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  • At roughly $500, these are super high-end headphones from Shure, one of the elite audio brands. The deliver a balanced full range of sounds in high definition. The earphones have comfortable fit that fits snug around the ears.

  • These earphones are reported to be the best on the market. They isolate the sound so all you're hearing is you're music, not anything that's happening around you. Shure as a company is also very reliable - if something breaks they... These earphones are reported to be the best on the market. They isolate the sound so all you're hearing is you're music, not anything that's happening around you. Shure as a company is also very reliable - if something breaks they will fix it for free and possibly send you a whole new pair. Great earbuds, to say the least!

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  • Shure is the Cadillac of headphones (or earphones, in their parlance). The SE530's are VERY pricey ($500) but also sound amazing! Great response and super clear imaging. I listen to a lot of ambient and electronica which is of... Shure is the Cadillac of headphones (or earphones, in their parlance). The SE530's are VERY pricey ($500) but also sound amazing! Great response and super clear imaging. I listen to a lot of ambient and electronica which is often very dependent on the quality of the sooundscape produced by the speakers. While no headphones can give you that body-rumbling sub-woofer feel, the Shures do an incredible job of making you hear those bass notes. My one complaint about Shures is the cords are very thick and have a connector section (to allow you to plug into longer cords). between the weight of the cord and the heavy connector, they are not good for doing sports unless you are wearing a skin-tight shirt which holds the cord/connector pressed against your body so they wont bounce out

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  • The clarity and depth of sound is unprecedented. If you have the cash these are a great investment just make sure you have quality music I am talking about 300 kb\s ripped mp3's and up

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  • Excellent mid and high range sound quality. They are exceptionally comfortable for long periods of time. They also are made extremely well and are built to last. Some of the best headphones out today.

  • Not just for Shure products, this will work with ANY headphones or for that matter speakers, car adapters, etc... Actually serves four purposes: 1. Headset adapter for iPhone's non-standard plug 2. Audio extension cord 3... Not just for Shure products, this will work with ANY headphones or for that matter speakers, car adapters, etc... Actually serves four purposes: 1. Headset adapter for iPhone's non-standard plug 2. Audio extension cord 3. Simple remote control, and most importantly.... 4. Turns any headset into a phone headset. It works flawlessly, button works to play/pause/skip and to answer and end calls. A great accessory if you already have a set of headphones.

  • Shure's E500PTH 'phones offer exceptional sound quality with a three-driver design that's previously been available only for hundreds of dollars more; comfortable and do a great job of passively blocking out noise; includes push-t... Shure's E500PTH 'phones offer exceptional sound quality with a three-driver design that's previously been available only for hundreds of dollars more; comfortable and do a great job of passively blocking out noise; includes push-to-hear control; multiple ear adapters and a nice set of accessories. Simply the best!

  • Great if you love and enjoy listening to music and want to hear all the little details in a track, get this pair. You will be surprised. The wire is not thin, it's durable and the plugs are comfortable. The case is nice a great ad... Great if you love and enjoy listening to music and want to hear all the little details in a track, get this pair. You will be surprised. The wire is not thin, it's durable and the plugs are comfortable. The case is nice a great addition.

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  • good isolation and sound quality for the price. could use more low-end, though.

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  • The people around my cubicle like to talk and laugh and do imitations, that's why I thank gawd every day for my noise-canceling ear buds. Just jam them in my ears and I can't hear a thing other than sweet music.

  • Designed for music lovers looking to upgrade the earphones included with their MP3 players, the compact SE110 is a perfect introduction to the stunning performance of Shure earphones.

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  • These headphones seem to be universally loved by reviewers and purchasers alike. The main reason why I did not buy these a while back was because I had heard that the cables amplified cord noise whenever you moved. Annoying. ... These headphones seem to be universally loved by reviewers and purchasers alike. The main reason why I did not buy these a while back was because I had heard that the cables amplified cord noise whenever you moved. Annoying. Sometime during the past 2 years Etymotic made some key changes to the design of the ER-4P's, including switching to twisted cables that eliminate the microphonic effect. Plus, although the retail price is $299, you can actually buy these for less than $200 online. Sold! I still love my Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones, but not as much as my new Etymotic ER-4Ps!

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  • I know its just a needle case and it may seem trivial but you could throw this thing off a ten story building and your needles will still be ok which is pretty important if your using turntables.

  • These earphones will fit in my purse and not get tangled up since they are bluetooth. My iPod just got even better!

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  • They have just enough pink to be cool, and just enough rhinestones to be tacky.

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  • I've been using them for a few weeks and they're fabulous! When they come out next month be sure to scoop up a pair if you're willing to shell out the dough.

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