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Shure E4C?


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Found a pair at the apple store "open box" I guess and marked at $235. I asked them to hold them for me and they agreed to until Sunday afternoon. I tried to order them through some websites at $199 + shipping but all of them seem to be out of stock.

Is it worth it? I've read glowing reviews and was curious to see if anyone on the board owns them? I'm kinda an audio freak when it comes to music so... been using the Sony 71's for a while and although they are good sometimes the highs are too much. Bass is boomin' but sometimes it gets to be a bit much depending on the song.

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should also mention they have an open box of the Shure E3C as well but i hear those are poor. No bass or something... a lot cheaper but
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Eytomtic Er6i > E4c > E3c

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Eytomtic Er6i > E4c > E3c
ah darn it, they sold both of them already. i guess they won't hold stuff. they do have a ton of those Eytomtic ER6i's in stock. what do you think of those?

Also they have a ton of those ultimate ears (both pro and EB) but they look way too big for my ears.
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I love my Er6i's. I haven't tried out either of those ultimate ears but they are definitely a company that I would feel perfectly comfortable purchasing their products. My dream is to be rich enough that I can by a pair of the UE-10 pros

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code777, how are the sony's? i'm looking for something better than the stock 'phones but don't feel like shellin out close to $100.

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for $60 i recommend the shure e2's. the are much better then the stock earphones.
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for $60 i recommend the shure e2's. the are much better then the stock earphones.
hmmm, I owned those last year and returned them within 14 days. I tried to like them but they did not cut it for me. The thing is I like bass. The Shure E2s had a cool design/look and well sometimes it was hard to get a good seal. But when I did I was dissapointed at the bass response. Very weak. Lots of Mids and Highs though. Very clear and accurate sounding.

The Sony's I have are bass heavy. I love them for that aspect but the downside is the highs are too crisp sometimes and the ears get tired. I was hoping to find something more accurate but at the same time with good bass. I don't mind spending $200 tops on some good earphones but they gotta be good.

A few people told me to get the UE with extended bass but when I saw them at the apple store they are HUGE. I mean I don't even know if they would fit in my ear. They had the 5Pro or whatever but they want $250 for them. I hear they are good also.

A few told me to stay away from the Shure E3C's as they offer no extra bass over the E2C's. Everyone is raving about the e4c's like mad and I would have to try to order them at $200 because I am not paying no $300 for them.

So thoughs? I'd try the ER6'i's but again a few people have told me if I want bass it might not be the solution.
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The ER6i's are pretty good in bass if you use the supplied foam inserts instead of the flange inserts

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hmmm, my friend got the E4 (black) from some online dealer (only $180!!!) and got them on Sat. by US mail i guess. He said he loves them but I just tried them out last night and to be honest. I do not like them.

The music I listen to is metal (death metal, metalcore, rock, jazz) and I don't know if its because I've been using the Sony's for over a year that my ears got so use to the boomy bass and piercing highs or what. The E4 is very mid freq. happy. The bass is ok but its more tight and punchy and clear than boomy. Its not that pronounced at all. Then again I did not try the "foam" sleeves. I just tried it with the supplied ones. I got a good seal also.

I'd like to try out the ER6i's. Do they have a "boomy" bass response? I admit the design of the Shure E4 is top notch and yes it has very accurate tone but the bass is lacking i guess. Too much mids for me as well. Hmmmm, maybe I should just stick with the Sony's. If it 'aint broke...
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