Shure E4C-G earphones - £99.99 - Amazon.co.uk!
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Shure E4C-G earphones - £99.99 - Amazon.co.uk!

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Found 14th May 2007
I was searching for new earphones, and came across this cracking deal!

the E4C-N OR E4C-B models are selling for £150+ on Amazon, and this is only going for £79.99!

Now naturally I was suspicious, so I did a bit of research, and the difference is that the earphones are in black and have a shorter cord. There was also mention that its suited for gamers in that it projects 3D sound better.

At half the price of the other E4C models this deal is probably not going to last long.. so get it while its still there!

Don't forget 5% discount for NUS Extra cardholders, as well as nectar points.

NOW BACK TO £99.99. But still a good £50 cheaper than the other E4C models!
- boonkoh

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I'll stick with my £16.50 Sennheisers

What:w00t: !!!!!! I think I'd jump into the nearest lake if I happened to break these at this price. Tooooooooooooooooooo expensive for my ears.

shure's are worth every penny if your into your music,

my E3C's went haywire after 18mths, replaced with brand new pair no problems & i'd purchased them from ebay (has to be new obv.)

to be honest the shorter cable would be a bonus with mobile phones 3.5mm adaptor's i.e sony walkman series.

will give heat on these, if i work out how!!

Awesome headphone. I have the E2C's, and they were £60. If I didn't have them, I'd definitely buy these.

Thanks boonkoh

Shure -E3C model is available for £59.99 delivered @ Amazon

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62644

I bet its supperb quality but at £80 its a bit expensive for me.

Bryan

Amazing price! They couldn't arrive at a worse financial point in the month though, lol. Hope they're still available on pay day.

excellent! almost half of the normal price

Personally I would contact Shure to find out if that's the only difference. You may find that there are quite a few other differences than just the cable. Being a gaming earphone they may have hugely exaggerated frequencies that make it sound really bad with music.

Although saying that they have an rrp of $319 on the shure website. But the model number is different. They are called the Shure E4G's. Amazon have coded them wrong. For those wanting a pair I'd just go for it because Amazon do spot these things quickly.

Original Poster

Yup.. I agree. Last night it was ranked 1,000+ in terms of sales, and now its ranked 188! Seems to be lots of people buying this, and Amazon is sure to raise their prices back up at some point.

I do agree that I'm a bit sceptical about why the gaming edition is much cheaper than the other E4C editions, but a review on cnet.com says that it shoudl be about the same, plus pictures of the box from various websites state its suitable for music as well, although perhaps not as well as the normal E4Cs.

These are £200 earphones, anyone who can get these and wants them, don't hestitate.

As boonkoh says, Amazons adaptive pricing means this WILL go up in price.

These buds are identical to the E4C's except being slightly updated design with a better shorter cord. An absolute bargain at £79.99.

Original Poster

Thanks for the extra info! Its been hard finding out more info about this...

I'm still sitting on the fence at the moment deciding whether or not to follow my own advice and get this pair of headphones! Its cheap, cheap, cheap, but I can't quite digest spending £79.99 on a pair of earphones, no matter how good they are. On the other hand these are one of the best you can get, and at this price represents a very good value. :-(

What to do, what to do....

boonkoh

Thanks for the extra info! Its been hard finding out more info about … Thanks for the extra info! Its been hard finding out more info about this...I'm still sitting on the fence at the moment deciding whether or not to follow my own advice and get this pair of headphones! Its cheap, cheap, cheap, but I can't quite digest spending £79.99 on a pair of earphones, no matter how good they are. On the other hand these are one of the best you can get, and at this price represents a very good value. :-( What to do, what to do....



Order on the free delivery, should still give you 48-72h time to cancel from ordering should you change your mind.

boonkoh

Thanks for the extra info! Its been hard finding out more info about … Thanks for the extra info! Its been hard finding out more info about this...I'm still sitting on the fence at the moment deciding whether or not to follow my own advice and get this pair of headphones! Its cheap, cheap, cheap, but I can't quite digest spending £79.99 on a pair of earphones, no matter how good they are. On the other hand these are one of the best you can get, and at this price represents a very good value. :-( What to do, what to do....



I'm in the same situation as you. I still think 79.99 pounds is too much for a pair of earphones, but E4G (I'm sure Amazon coded it wrong) is one of the best we can get.

I reallu need to think carefully here, and maybe need to think faster too.

Original Poster

If it helps those to decide...

I found this deal when clicking through the Huge Stock Clearance sale on the front page, so I'm guessing this price is here to stay until they clear all the stock, or until the sale is over. Does anyone know when it started?

Also, its still showing as In Stock and not as "a few left only", so there's still time to ponder and think :whistling:

Good point about the 48-72 hours to consider while waiting for supersaver delivery despatch....

This thread seems to suggest that there is a difference between the gaming headphones and the standard ones...

forums.minidisc.org/ind…932

Im not so sure I would trust that comment. Shure have a lot of gaming version ones, like the E2c, and the main difference I understand is just the colour for those ones.

Here's a review foir the e4c
ilounge.com/ind…od/

This offer has been posted before.

EDIT:

I stand corrected.

That was E3C's which would have made this deal even better except these are gaming headphones which are useless for music apparently.

talkshop

This offer has been posted before.EDIT:I stand corrected.That was E3C's … This offer has been posted before.EDIT:I stand corrected.That was E3C's which would have made this deal even better except these are gaming headphones which are useless for music apparently.


Have you got anything to back that up?

I bought some Black E2C's which were replaced by some E2G's and they are exactly the same sound/spec wise bar the length of the wire iirc.

These a are fantastic buy, I bought my E2C's for £60 a few years back and worth every penny imo.

I don't think Shure's Gaming Edition series (E2G, E3G, E4G) are different from E series (E2C-E5C). If we checked the Shure website, and compared E4G and E4C, the only difference is the length of cable (E4G:1.42m; E4C: 1.55m). Please see the links below...

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PS: Did a quick serch through the various forums, most of people are happy with the E4G's "music" performance, and prefer the shorter cable.

just ordered!! many thanks for this heads-up . . .

got my E-3c's to sell if anyone's interested?
2nd hand but will come with new inserts etc

rev

chh33

I don't think Shure's Gaming Edition series (E2G, E3G, E4G) are different … I don't think Shure's Gaming Edition series (E2G, E3G, E4G) are different from E series (E2C-E5C). If we checked the Shure website, and compared E4G and E4C, the only difference is the length of cable (E4G:1.42m; E4C: 1.55m). Please see the links below...]http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/GamingEdition/us_pa_e4g_content]http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/ESeries/us_pa_E4c_contentPS: Did a quick serch through the various forums, most of people are happy with the E4G's "music" performance, and prefer the shorter cable.


I've spoke to Shure's tech dept and their email advisor's have assured me they're exactly the same sound wise.

Hmmm, I'm tempted now. I have tried the inner ear ones before and whilst I get a reasonable fit to start, often they slip out after a while - not sure if my ears get sweatier than most... :oops: Anyone had any experience of these being any better in terms of fit?

Original Poster

yeah, apparently they're not a fit for everyone, and that's another reason why I'm hesitant... I'm sure Amazon wouldn't want some headphones thats been twisted and pushed into my ear returned to them! Having said that, I'm hoping I fall into the majority of people who manage to get a fit...

Maybe its like new hiking boots. They always hurt and feel uncomfortable for a while, but after you break them in they feel so natural.

You get a choice of 3 sizes for the bud attachments. In each size, you get about 3 different types - soft plastic, harder plastic and a foam. There;s something for everyone.

Can you really hear the difference with earphones? I'm no expensive-audio-hater (got a pair of £200 Sennheisier HD600 a few years back), but won't any environment you're using earphones in will be noisy enough to cancel out any subtleties?

They are good at blocking out the sound. I had Sony ex71sl and then got these. My ipod on the tube used to be at full volume, and still I heard the tube. Now, its at half volume and no noise.

Hurrah, mine have been dispatched at last.

I'llmlet you all know how I get on once i've used them a few times.

can someone tell me the difference in sound between the earphones that come with the ipod nano and these headphones.

Civic EG6

can someone tell me the difference in sound between the earphones that … can someone tell me the difference in sound between the earphones that come with the ipod nano and these headphones.


Nothing, they just look nicer ;-)


On a more seriously, it is a literally a world of a difference. It made me appreciate music a lot more than I used. Listening to your favourite music with details you hadn't noticed before is an amazing experience

Original Poster

which ones look nicer, these or the white ipod ones? :whistling:

For those looking for a cheaper alternative and want headphones instead of earphones, might I suggest the Sennheiser PX100.

amazon.co.uk/Sen…H7P

They have very good sound quality for only £20, although the only problem is that since they are open headphones everyone around you can hear your music when you're in a quiet room. They also come with a hard travel case, which makes it so much easier to carry around.

Directly from Shure Website (personalaudio.custhelp.com/cgi…1):

Difference between G version and C version earphones. E2c/E2g, E3c/E3g, E4c/E4g http://personalaudio.custhelp.com/rnt/rnw/img/trnsp.gif

Question
Does the E series Gaming Edition different then C version. http://personalaudio.custhelp.com/rnt/rnw/img/trnsp.gif

Answer
No. The E series gaming edition is the exact same product as it comparable E series line except for the following two differences.
1) The Gaming series is only colored in Black.
2) the Gaming series features a 6 inch shorter cable than it's EC series in white counterpart. (The black version E series, E2c-N, E3c-N, E4c-N is the same length and product as the G series just without the gaming art card).
3) the E4G gaming earphones ship with rubber "ear hugger"s. The E4C's do not.

Other than those three differences, it is exactly the same as the E series earphones line and will sound exactly the same as long as you are using the same type and size sleeve and have the correct seal in your ear. Bass response is directly influenced by the type of seal you have in your ear canal. Please try all the sleeves contained with the earphones to find the one that fits your ear the best.

I have been using a pair of these for 9 months and they are worth every penny.

In past 5+ years since I got my first MP3 player gone through at least six Sony EX71's (think thats there name from memory), various others including a Sennheiser pair (which in my view were crap) and a few Shure E2's and the Shure E4's are leagues ahead. Its hard to describe how good they are but in simple terms the Shure E2's are like going from a normal Hifi to a good 'audiophile' hifi while the E4's are going to near top level in quality.

One thing to understand the E4's used to be £250+ headphones but past year or so they have droped in price dramtically (probably exchange rates have played the biggest part). I got my pair for £100~ almost a year ago but at this price everyone with an MP3 player should own one, they make that much of a difference to sound quality.

Also ALWAYS use the foam earbuds. And dont buy these if you dont like things being in your ear, as they are true in your ear headphones.

Packets of the replacement foam earbuds can be got for £10+ on ebay and unless you are major major user one packet should get you through a year.

Anyone purchasing these should consider the new range of Shure black foam tips. They are supposed to be better in almost every way and they are washable. I have the Etymotic Er6i and the foam tips make a big difference to the sound quality.

The reason these are cheap is because they have been discontinued. Shure have released a completly new line up the model numbers are Shure E230, 330, 430 and 530. The E530 is exactly the same as the E500, however the other models on the linup are completly different. The sound signiture is also suppose to have changed. From the reviews I have read people are impressed, this does not detract from the fact that the E4C should be excellent. Although you should bare in mind that this type of In ear monitor (IEM) uses a blanaced armature driver rather than dyniamic. This has implications for the way the bass in produced. Although the bass is evident it's not as impressive as dynmic earphones such as the Sennheiser CX300. So if you're into dance/hip hop these might not be the best choice.

mightyev15u

Hurrah, mine have been dispatched at last.I'llmlet you all know how I get … Hurrah, mine have been dispatched at last.I'llmlet you all know how I get on once i've used them a few times.



Hi did you get them yet?

I'm thinking of ordering them myself..At that price its too tempting not to!

lawrenzini

Anyone purchasing these should consider the new range of Shure black foam … Anyone purchasing these should consider the new range of Shure black foam tips. They are supposed to be better in almost every way and they are washable.



any idea where to get them in the UK? looked at a few websites but nothing was there..

I'd been looking at Shures for a while but felt they cost too much, however, I took the plunge when I saw this post and am delighted I did. The sound is significantly better than using cheaper headphones. Well worth the cost and thanks to the OP.:thumbsup:

scottylad

Hi did you get them yet?I'm thinking of ordering them myself..At that … Hi did you get them yet?I'm thinking of ordering them myself..At that price its too tempting not to!



Sorry fir the delay. Amazone had to resend them as the first set were damaged.

Anyway, now i've got the replacements i've been using them over the weekend. I had real trouble fitting them into my right ear. Had no problem with the left, but no matter what attachment I tried I just couldn't get it to make the seal on the right side. If the seal isn't tight the bass frequency is absent and the phones sound tinny and un-natural. You know when they're fitted properly as when you remove them it makes a `popping' sound. Anyway I persevered and basically kept on trying and now am able to get the smallest soft rubber attachments to fit. It was just a case of pushing it in that little bit further. Quite disconcerting at first but worth it when you get the hang of it. The only thing I can think of is the canal it the right ear is not as deep as the left.
The sound is great with my Ipod, I really need to get some higher bitrate songs to get the most out of them, but listening to Arcade fire yesterday whilst out for a walk the sound was amazing.
With the PSP the sound is top notch, was playing MGS: Portable Ops and Afterburner Black Falcon and the phones really immerse you in the game. I also tested them with my HI-FI amp playing a CD through my Denon DVDA11 cd player and they compare favourably with my Sennhesier HD600 cans, which are top of the range Audiophile headphones so no complaints there.

The one thing I will note is that when you do get them fitted correctly they make an airtight seal similar to when you put your fingers in your ears (though not quite as drastic). When you do walk around, you can then hear your footsteps vibrating through your body. At first I thought this would be a problem when using them out on the move, as it would interfere with the sound, but it's amazing how quickly you forget about it, and within 10 mins I couldn't even notice it. Also when fitted correctly they are solid and don't fall out, they would be ideal for jogging and running.

All in, I would say these are a good buy, first impressions for me were not good. They're a bit fiddly to put on, tangle quite easily, and the wire that you thread through the ear-piece kept falling out while I was trying to fit them and failing miserably. But with a bit of perseverence and practice you soon get the hang of them.
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