"You get your money's worth."4.5 starson by drtrumm
Pros: Great Sound; Compact
Cons: Can be difficult to get into ear for best results.
Summary: I am a flight attendant who commutes on airplanes to work. I've destroyed my ears with standard ear 'buds' (the ones that come with MP3 players), schlepped around noise canceling monsters that needed batteries, or even had noise canceling ear buds. I hated them all on the aiprlane, specially turbo-props, where you need a sound-killer. I was intrigued by the Shure's and gave them a try at the Altitunes in SFO. The gentleman there showed me how to insert them properly, and put on some tunes... ahhhhhhhh, a commuters nirvana. Once properly inserted, any Shure headphone is a noise dampening ear-plug. They are effective without music. But put on the tunes, and you will appreciate and not worry about the price. Crystal clear highs, encompassing lows. I heard things I haven't heard in my music before (while being on a TurboProp!!!). If you want sweet headphones and you are serious about cutting out ALL of the background noise wherever you to, don't hesitate. The best part is they are unobtrusive and fit in the palm of your hand.