"Low-Profile, Environmentally Safe, and killer music detail. Nice."4.0 starson by vesther
Pros: Low-Profile format, "Closed-Canal, Closed-Air" principle for outstanding noise isolation, super lightweight, appropriate for MP3 use
Cons: Pricey, uncomfortable for newbies, foam sleeves makes it more expensive, certain wearing pattern must be adhered to
Summary: The E5C's key flaws is that newbies will find these earphones uncomfortable to wear at first because their ears are not used to the shape of the Shure Earphones. I should also point out that while the E5Cs provide plenty of sleeves, not all sleeves will give you good sound quality, so you do have to experiment with all of them in order to have the best possible sound. There's also a certain wearing pattern that you must adhere to, which means that at times the earphones might be uncomfortable to wear at times, and finally, using too many foam sleeves will only add to the already pricey tag this product has. Still, the Shure E5C has a very low profile and lightweight form-factor for added mobility, uses closed-canal, closed-air principle for environmentally-friendly noise cancellation, and has two balanced armatures with inline crossover for confident sound. It's really a pushover which Shure Earphones you want to get because any Shure Earphones that has at least two balanced armatures will provide greater sound detail than the Shure earphones that only has one balanced armature. While Shure earphones have diffrent drivers, all Shure Earphones are low-profile, light-weight, and environmentally safe for noise-cancellation purposes. This is the priciest of all Shure earphones yet due to the two drivers and the inline crossover. It sounds good, but you do have to experiment with them and wear it right. Unless you have exposed yourself with lesser Shure earbuds, then this one might not be the one for you, but if you are an audio purist or a musician, then this might do enough justice for one day.