What headphones?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by tee, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. tee

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    I need to replace my crappy Ipod headphones - any ideas? Anyone got a set of Shures?
     
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    you really want to browse through the headphone forum
    for best advice on this!!
     
  3. tee

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    Yeah just realised I posted in the wrong place!! :suicide:
     
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    I have had 2 sets of Shure headphones that I have used with my iPod. I originally bought the E3G, which is a very nice headphone - very clear, well-extended bass without being boomy or over-emphasised, and detailed treble. I don't think Shure make them any more, but it was an excellent upgrade over both the standard iPod headphones and the Sony MDR-EX70 canal phones I'd been using.

    Then, earlier this year, Amazon halved the prices on a lot of their Shure headphones, and I treated myself to a set of the top-of-the-range E500, which even at half-price cost as much as the iPod. I wasn't expecting them to be that much better than the E3 - I was wrong. They are the best headphones I've ever listened to, and are as much of a step up over the E3 as the E3 was over the stock earbuds. They sound a lot more rich than the E3 - the E3 sounds a bit weedy in comparison. If you can find a set going cheap, I'd thoroughly recommend them.

    One caveat - the Shures need to fit really well to sound good. I found the foam sleeves sounded better than the rubber ones. Also, they really benefit from being broken-in - the E3 in particular sounded pretty bad out of the box, and I spent a week wondering if I'd made a dreadful mistake, but they improve noticeably after a few hours use.
     
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    Thanks for the comments mate :smashin:

    I have heard about the running in actually. In truth I am unsure about whether to spend more on the EC3s or just grab a set of EC2s for less than £40 on Ebay......
     
  6. mattski73

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    you can buy from ebay or from here

    http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/shure-e2c-clear-sound-isolating-earphones-p-1827.html


    shoot,:eek: or you can buy them from here at £23.99. damm, that's a good price, looks like i've just found my 5th pair of IEM's.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1189539060&sr=1-1


    for the price, have a look at the Super.Fi 3's. i'm listenign to my Suiper.fi 5EB's at the moment, and they are very good.:smashin:

    http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=super.fi+3
     
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    I've got a pair of etymotic er6i's for my ipod and they are great. Comfy fit, great noise cancelling and fantastic sound - around £45 delivered from ebay...
     
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    that's a good bargain if ever i saw one. :eek:
     

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