Pros Passive noise reduction very nice
Cons Sound quality a bit disappointing
Summary I bought these to replace my E2c's that I thought I had lost. I then found the E2c's allowing for a direct comparison. These earphones are far superior to the in-the-box iPod earphones. They both offer similar (and surpisingly good) deadening of external noise. I belive these are a superior alternative to noise cancelling headsets for air travel - think decent ear plug quality sound isolation. Like the E2c's, these are quirky to get in your ear and require a good seal for effective noise isolation. I have no discomfort from extended wear. I was surprised and disappointed to personally prefer the sound rendition of the E2c's. The SE110s have a more balanced sound and more midrange. The E2c's comparatively sound brighter, maybe a bit artificial. The biggest surprise was a relative lack of "presence" to the SE110s. The E2c's to me, have always been a bit magical, allowing total isolation from the outside world and giving the impression that the music is in your head. The sound is so direct, so detailed, that you hear the music differently, appreciating every sound (and defect in the iPod's quality). Comparitively, to my ear, the SE110 sounds smoothed over and distant.
Pros Decent sound, provided you shove them deep enough into your ear canal.
Cons INCREDIBLY FRAGILE wires that split, eventually doing so at the earpiece driver where they CANNOT be repaired.
Summary The CNET first look video was just that: a first look. After the honeymoon is over, as it was in less than a year with my higher end Shures, the quality decline begins, and abuse is not a factor. Buying them from anyone that Shure doesn't consider an "authorized dealer" takes them right out of warranty. I've read that they're good about taking them back if they are considered covered though, but that it's so often necessary should raise red flags. Please learn from my mistake.
Pros -Shure audio quality
-Superior sound isolation
-Awesome cable design (no tangles, little cable noise)
Cons -Some people may dislike the bass in these headphones, but usually people either exaggerated or put them in their ears improperly which reduces bass response.
-Started off too expensive ($100.) I got them for $70 which is a fair price.
Summary Hi. First off let me introduce myself a little so you don't jump on me for not knowing what I am talking about. I was a music student for a year, before transferring to a NYC school for communications and video. I use headphones every day for the commute to and from school, as well as the video production work I do. With that said, I ended up getting the Shure SE110s for 3 reasons. The superior sound isolation for the subway rides, the balanced drivers for my eclectic music tastes, and the cable that connects your headphones to your Zune... i mean, iPod. After breaking these headphones in, as well as understanding how to put them in my ears properly, I couldn't complain at all about them. The drivers are what they claim to be. Balanced. They aren't the absolute best for any particular audio genre, however ARE better than average for every genre. The cable doesn't get the praise it deserves either. It never tangles, the two-piece design helps eliminate cable noise found in ALL in ear headphones, and allows for other additions such as an in-line volume control.
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Pros Vocals come through crisp.
Absolutely excellent isolation.
Sound quality does not come close to matching the price tag.
Absolutely no bass, regardless of configuration or fit.
Low and medium end are reproduced very poorly, translating to an extremely tinny sound with overbearing vocals.
Summary I picked up a pair of these SE110s yesterday, and I'll be returning them tommorow. They'll beat the earphones that were bundled with your iPod, but not by near as much as they should. A ~$75 price-tag is disgraceful; make no mistake, these do not sound like $75 earphones. My last pair of Audio Technica earphones were less than half of what the SE110s cost me, and I'd have them again over the SE110s.
They'll make just about any song in your library sound tinny, and forget about anything with bass in it - you'll hardly hear it, let alone feel it. By all means, treat yourself to some nice inner-earphones, just make sure it's not these. You'll feel cheated.
Pros These headphones sound(ed) great and are super comfortable.
Cons Despite the care I take in putting them away, they broke within 3 months of purchase.
Summary I can no longer get them to play sound at all without messing around with the connection for 10 minutes, and even then it's only out of one ear. At first I thought it was my iPod, until I plugged these into my laptop and then someone else's iPod. I was astonished because I'm always REALLY careful about how I put them away.
They were fantastic noise-isolating headphones for the price, now they're just really expensive ear plugs.