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    are shure earbuds any good?

    thinking about buying some http://www.amazon.com/Shure-E2c-n-So...4996221&sr=8-2

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    http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE210-So...4996221&sr=8-1

    any other suggestions for earbuds for under 100 bucks

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    Yes, they are!

    Quote Originally Posted by hw523
    any other suggestions for earbuds for under 100 bucks
    I would recommend going one step up which doesn't have to cost much more. I use the E3c which is the forerunner to the SL310. It is clearly better than the E2 - SE210 series. I have two pair!

    Look here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hw523
    thinking about buying some http://www.amazon.com/Shure-E2c-n-So...4996221&sr=8-2

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    http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE210-So...4996221&sr=8-1

    any other suggestions for earbuds for under 100 bucks
    Note that these Shures are "isolating" or ear canal headphones: they are a big step up from practically "earbud" 'phones. Earbuds merely rest on the ear rather than being insterted into it like these Shures

    I'll take E-Stats advice that the E2c-n are better than the SE210. I have the latter and find them clear, well-resolved, and free of harshness but a quite bass-shy.

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    The bass performance from isolating buds depends a lot on how they fit in your ear. I use the biggest rubber adapter on my CX-300 II's which make the buds fit snug in my ears. When they are placed properly, I get extremely good bass response, which leads me to wonder if the bass isn't slightly boosted compared to the rest of the frequency spectrum.

    Oh, and they do isolate nicely which sometimes leads me to use them for 'protection' when vacuuming and doing other noise intensive activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    I'll take E-Stats advice that the E2c-n are better than the SE210. I have the latter and find them clear, well-resolved, and free of harshness but a quite bass-shy.
    To split hairs, I find that the 3 series is better than the 2 series - not the old 2 vs the new 2. A lady friend of mine had the E2s and I gave her E3s for her birthday. It was her (non-audiophile) observation that they are far superior with her iPod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    The bass performance from isolating buds depends a lot on how they fit in your ear.
    Dead on. I find that the smallest foam vs. rubber fit my ear canal the best. The Shures come with about six different sets having different sizes and are of different materials. You need to find what works best for you. Ideally, you would get a custom fit set like the pros do with their IEMs.

    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    Oh, and they do isolate nicely which sometimes leads me to use them for 'protection' when vacuuming and doing other noise intensive activities.
    Great minds think alike! I use mine whenever I run the lawn tractor or use the gas powered blower. I actually look forward to the chores now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat

    Great minds think alike! I use mine whenever I run the lawn tractor or use the gas powered blower. I actually look forward to the chores now.

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    Sorry, wifie, what was that? You wanted what, what now? I can't hear you. Isolation.......
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    Love my Shure

    I have had the Shure E-5c two way with the tri-flange(Modified) for a few years. The Bass is smooth, accurate and low. I can't listen to anything else. They isolate you from the world as you listen to your music.

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    I have an old pair of E2c's and love them! I use the foam tips. They work like ear plugs. You squish the foam, put it in your ear and then let it take shape. They are comfortable and stay in my ears while exercising. The foam also gives a tight fit to maximize the bass. I use the small tip in one ear and medium tip in the other ear. My local musical instrument store orders refills for me when I need them.

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    have the 210's and use them daily. Love them. And on weekends, as suggested above I use them for hearing protection when mowing, power tooling etc. Recently, picked up Griffin's SmartTalk cable to replace the lower cord https://store.griffintechnology.com/...izon/smarttalk

    Basically, it is an in line mic for using with my iPhone and also controls the players. Gives me more functionality with the Shures.
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    Im not an Iem guy, but i have used some models. For under 100 bucks i was satisfied with the Ultimate Ears 500. Can be found for $70 bucks.

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    Do you have any other suggestions for earbuds for under 100 bucks

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    I would like to buy one but donīt know yet witch one should I take

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    I have found that Sure products in this category are of high quality in most cases and you would not go wrong going with them. But there a lot of contenders in the ear bud or small headphone world in today's world so keep an open mind when shopping around and try to listen to anything before purchasing when possible(i know it is hard to do that in today's internet order world).

    Marantz SR5008(HT)
    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Dynaudio audience 60 mains
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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    I think I may just get these. Thanks for the advice.

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    Shure? Yes! Are they good? Definitely!

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    Once you have them sealed properly they sound amazing!

    The single balanced armature drivers offer a good sound, but for a more articulate sound, I may opt for the dual or triple driver models (SE425 / SE535).

    If 100 dollars is the limit, I may actually recommend the Denon AH-C560R. It's a little stronger overall I think. Smoother sound.

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