|Shure E2c Sound Isolating Earphones Review
Here's the box. I was hoping that it wouldn't come in a hermetically
sealed thick plastic package... but it did. Trying to open this
package required patience and heavy duty shears but eventually,
I was able to open it.
Once opened, two items became immediately visible: a small donut
size zippered carrying case and instructions. Inside the case is
where you will find all the goodies.
The package included:
1 - E2c (in-ear) headphones with a long cord, about 5 feet(1.5
M) long, and gold plated stereo plug
1 - Zippered nylon (hard plastic inner shell) carrying case
1 - Package earphone sleeves:
2 - clear PVC (small)
2 - clear PVC (large)
2 - black rubber (small)
2 - black rubber (medium)
2 - black rubber (large)
2 - orange foam (small)
2 - orange foam (medium)
2 - orange foam (large)
(2 - clear PVC medium are already mounted on the headphones)
1 - Package wax guard (10 on 1 adhesive strip)
1 - Instructions in English
1 - Instructions in French
1 - Instructions in Spanish
1 - Safety instruction (in English, French and Spanish)
1 - 2 year warranty online registration notice.
Prior to using the Shure E2c, I had the standard issue Apple earbuds,
which were okay in the beginning. If you are familiar with the
Apple earbuds, you will know that it is lightweight and the chords
are very thin, and delicate. Well mine only lasted 3 weeks.
I could have went with a replacement, but instead, I went with the
Apple in-ears. The Apple in-ears offered much better sound clarity
than the 'buds', but the cord was similarly lightweight, thin and
delicate, and they didn't last long.
Just to let you know, I use my iPod at work, at home when working
in the yard, working on the car, cleaning the house, walking/jogging
the neighborhood. Somehow I manage to tangle the cord on something
or get it ripped out of my iPod when it gets snagged on something.
Yah... it's my fault.
|Using the Shure E2c
| The first time I plugged the E2c into my nano and into my ears,
I was immediately disappointed by the fit (clear PVC medium). It
just would not stay in my ears, nor were they comfortable. The
large sleeves would not fit my ears, and the smaller ones were
too loose. The black rubber medium seemed to be the best fit but
I've finally settled on the medium foam. It just offered the best
|The Shure E2c Sound Isolating Earphones is, by far, the best
sounding earphones I've had thus far. The highs, and the booming
lows, are much clearer than Apple's in-ear and, with a wide selection
of earphone sleeves, I'm sure you'll be able to find the perfect
The cord is durable, twice as thick as my previous earphones and
does not kink as easily, but here's the catch. It's heavy. With a
5 foot cord, that's a lot to carry around. The extra thick cord,
especially when you're moving about, you can feel the weight in your
As of this moment, I wouldn't trade it for anything.