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Replace my Shure e2c with E310 ?

jonnyv

Prominent Member
Im thinking of replacing my Shure e2c earphones with the Shure E310's.

Ive taken a look at www.headphone.com and ive attached a graph of the comparison of both earphones frequency response.

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=687&graphID[]=483

Can someone with more knowledge than me take a look and tell me how they compare ?

It seems to me that the e2c have more bass.

If i compare them to the SE530's here:

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=711&graphID[]=483

The e2c's seem almost identical to the SE530's apart from a peak after 2000 hz.

any opinions ?

thanks
 

asimm

Established Member
If it helps I have tried the SE530s against the e4s and the difference is vast - much more bass and much fuller sound.
 

Keiron

Prominent Member
I can't comment directly, but I have just replaced my e3s with a pair of 530s and the difference is very large indeed. The sound is much "bigger"/fuller and though I'm not into bass, it fair thwacks it out. The details they extract are quite unbelievable. Very, very impressive.

I was extremely nervous about buying because I'm a total non-believer in hifi these days. To me, cables don't make a difference, all cd players sound the same and once you've spent more than £250 on an amp, the improvements are negligible. I am a big believer in speakers and headphones though: hence my ownership of Dynaudio Contours and Stax earspeakers. So I'm not easily impressed! (And I think I enjoy the Shures more than my Stax).

So, if the e2 to 310 offers a similar margin of improvement you'll be ok. But, and I know it is a stupid amount of money, if you can stretch to the 530 you'll be pretty much safe in the knowledge you can't really do much better!
 
J

JDM121

Guest
You can get the super fi 5 pro for around the same price, and many reviews i have read said the super fi 5 pros are better than the se310
 

asimm

Established Member
Amazon have the 530s at a ridiculous price - range from 209-240 for push to hear (i never use and have never used the push to hear). Perhaps this may bring them within budget?
 

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