More Information About Using In-Ear Phones
I used these Shures on my trips back and forth from university each day and they really helped to block
out the loud bus engine. Not only that, but I could no longer hear the conversations of the other passengers
or all the noises you would expect in a city. I felt like I was in my own little world actually, it was very nice.
Note: I have not received any compensation or motive to write about the Shure E2Cs. They were my first in-ear phones and I am simply sharing
my knowledge and experience with them for the reader's benefit.
I am comfortable using in-ear phones for a couple hours but I have read from some people who find them
slightly annoying. It's not that they sound bad but they hurt these peoples' ears.
When it comes to the sound quality some of the models on the market are amazing and can compete with
many full sized headphones.
The E2Cs have a good low frequency response. The midrange is also alright but the high frequencies
receive some attenuation. For example, when you are listening to a song and the drummer hits the cymbal,
some of the crisp "SSSssss" sound is missing. Even with the limited high end response I still enjoy the
I often use in-ear phones when I listen to music outdoors. The good thing is that they wrap up into a very
small and light weight package which you can easily tuck into a pocket after use.
The Shures have survived a few winters now, with harsh snow and very cold winds. Rain also causes
them no trouble.
Note: The gold-tone plug was something I put on after the original plug began to suffer from a bad
Many of us will be in a situation some time where we would like to enjoy listening to music but there is
just too much external noise in the environment. In a case like this having a pair of in-ear phones can really
Pictured below are the Shure E2C in-ear phones but there are many other models on the market too. Like
the others, the E2Cs plug directly into your each canal and attenuate about 16 to 20 dB of the external