Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by tee, Sep 11, 2007.
I need to replace my crappy Ipod headphones - any ideas? Anyone got a set of Shures?
you really want to browse through the headphone forum
for best advice on this!!
Yeah just realised I posted in the wrong place!!
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.
Thanks for the comments mate
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......
you can buy from ebay or from here
shoot, 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.
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.
No question, the Futuresonics Atrio M5
Nothing comes close, unless you spend at least double that money.
Unless you want a certain type of clinical headphones, like the etymotic
If you cannot afford that, then:
For the CrossRoads MylarOne X3 Earphone
AVForums are a bit light on Headphones geeks, goto:
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...
that's a good bargain if ever i saw one.
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