"These are scary good!"5.0 starson by ryork272
Pros: Unbelievable sound, new foam buds are very comfortable
Cons: Of course, they are expensive.
Summary: I own the E4c's and just purchased the SE530's (same as the E5c). Wow! The bass rocks! I bought the E4c's on ebay for $180 and the SE530's for $312. Is it worth the difference. If you like bass, then yes. Not that the bass on the E4c's is bad, just not what the 5 series offers. Both have wonderful mid tones and brilliant sound balance. The sound reproduction make these truly a pleasure listening to these. I also like the oval shaped case that the 5's come in (versus the round case of the E4c's) but its obviously not a big deal. Both cases are nice. The big difference is the bass. MUCHO bass!!!