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Shure E3 Sound Isolating Earphones   

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Monitor your performance with studio-quality sound!

Shure E3 Sound Isolating Earphones deliver the incredible sound and performance that earbuds and other headphones simply can't. Sound isolating and unobtrusive, they're designed specifically for use with Shure PSM systems.

Along with their high-fidelity, full-bandwidth transducers, the ergonomic design of these stereo earphones allows them to rest comfortably in the ear, providing a tight seal for sound isolation and a snug, secure fit. They can be used with a variety of foam, flex, or triple flange accessory sleeves to get a personal fit tailored to your ears. The universal 3.5mm (1/8") plug connects to Shure's PSM body pack receivers, as well as many other personal audio applications where high fidelity is a must.

E3s allow the use of custom ear sleeves prepared by a professional audiologist to provide the ultimate in fit and comfort.

FEATURES
  • Sound Isolating Design
  • High-energy Micro-Speakers with Extended Frequency Response, for Studio-Quality Sound
  • Lightweight: Smallest Shure Design, Weighing only 0.9 oz
  • Fit Kit for Personalized, Comfortable In-Ear Fit
  • Earphones Carrying Case

Affordable in-ear personal monitors from the experts at Shure! Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

E3 Sound Isolating Earphones

  • Speaker Type: Single Low Mass/High Energy Micro-Speaker
  • Sensitivity (at 1kHz): 115dB SPL/mW
  • Impedance (at 1kHz): 26 ohms
  • Cable Length: 62"
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4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love them but have a suggestion for musicians..

I'm a full time musician and I play two hundred plus shows a year. I find myself in great sound settings and as you can imagine some terrible sound settings as well. These...Read complete review

I'm a full time musician and I play two hundred plus shows a year. I find myself in great sound settings and as you can imagine some terrible sound settings as well. These E3's saved my career about three years ago when I was having throat problems from trying to sing over my band with bad mixes. I was over singing because of not hearing myself well and it caused me to lose my voice. When I switched to personal monitors I went with the Shure headphones after a fiasco trying to hook up regular earbuds to my system. I blew them out in seconds. I was able to focus on my voice and guitar because the do a great job of isolating outside noise. It allowed me to reduce the stress on my voice and my ears almost immediately. My suggestion to any musician thinking of going with these phones is to spend the extra money at a hearing specialist's office and get custom ear molds made for them. Especially bass players and drummers. It will not only increase the isolation but in turn it keeps the phones properly positioned in your ears and increases bass response. If you really need a lot of bass you may even want to go with the E5. The isolation part is great for me because I stand front and center onstage with a drum cymbal by my right ear more nights than not. With my custom molds I know the drummer hits them but it doesn't ring me out all night like it used to. It takes some getting used to and I used to put a mic on stage that went into my phones only so I could "feel" the stage a little. Another note about them. You may be disappointed if you buy these just to listen to your Ipod. They will sound similar to the best earbuds you have but the only real difference is that you can turn these little guys up until you blow out your hearing. It will sound crystal clear up until that point but they really don't change the sound as much as you think. These headphones are designed to take full band mixes and you should use caution always. Everybody's ears are different. For reference I have used the E3s with Carvin and Shure transmitters and receivers and receivers and they have performed great. As long as they have a signal they work. They aren't indestructible but the E3 is a lot more sturdy than the E1 it replaced. The cord is covered in a plastic sleeve and it really prevents tangling. I ruined my first set by not tucking the excess wire into my beltpack. I kneeled down on stage to plug in a guitar cord and I caught the excess wire on the heel of my shoe when I went to stand up. It yanked the E3s out of my ears through the back of my shirt and pulled one of the speaker connections. You should always treat them nice. I'm a little rough on all my gear though and the current set is going on two years. I'm going to use these as a backup for my new E3s!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sound great but...

We are using these in tandem with an Aviom monitor system. They sound great but it is hard to get people to put them in their ears right. We are using 8 of these...Read complete review

We are using these in tandem with an Aviom monitor system. They sound great but it is hard to get people to put them in their ears right. We are using 8 of these earbuds each week, every week for over a year. These systems do not weather well. It breaks off right where the rubber ear piece holder, (the little stick that holds the earbud cover) connects to the restof the earbud. We have had 5 of our 8 break and have to be replaced. 2 have broken off in our musicians ears. Again they sound great.

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5.0

Get the sleeves

By IEMsRule

from Colorado

I have had my E3's about 6 months now and do like them a lot; they are well worth the money. At first I used them as they came, trying to get the right tip for my ear. Once I did, it was all good and sounded great. The isolation was very good as well. I will admit that I wanted more isolation though and I move around a lot on stage and they would fall out if I went too crazy. I went an audiologist and had impressions of my ears taken.($50) Then I went ahead and had some custom "sleeves" made for my E3's. Now I have custom ear molds and The E3's sound even better because of the increased isolation. They are also much more comfortable and there is no way they will come out of ears unless you pull them out.I could not be happier and have stopped bringing my old powered floor monitor as a backup and have just purchased a 2nd pair of E3?s for that purpose. What is nice is that the custom sleeves are made to have the E3 slide into it, so if I need my backup pair for some reason, I just slide the new ones into the sleeves and I?m ready to go.. Rock On &#6151

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5.0

Amazing

By Bruce-_Bf2h

from Undisclosed

I have had the foam covered sit in your ear type and hated them as the sound quality always changed as the moved around. I have had these ear buds for a couple of months now and am still in awe at the quality. They fit in my ear like safty ear plugs and will never move once out in right. You can do any sport and they will stay in place. I have let others use them and they were amazed at the sound quality. A must buy. Can't imagine getting better sound quality from more expensive ones. they do cancel noise as i commute via subway in NY and they do a fine job.

 
5.0

a must

By theNitefly

from Chicago, IL

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sleeker than big, bulkey cones with the same complete isolation. Beautiful, rich bass and clear treble.

 
5.0

Best Quality for The Price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just picked up a set of these and they are awesome. I use them in live situations straight off the drum mixer. Excellent sound quality (low end could be a little better-but still awesome!). I found that using the foam inserts with them is the best. For the money - this is the way to go. Save your ears! These things really quiet things down and let you hear what you need to.

 
5.0

Awesome!

By stockli

from Bozeman, MT

I've used E2's and E3's, and I loved 'em both. However, I must say that the E3 quite a bit better than the E2. They're expensive, but after 6 years of toasting my hearing in drumlines, saving my hearing is definitely worth it.

 
4.0

Good for the mobile musician, but...

By DJ Scalar

from Santa Barbara, CA

These have incredible sound isolation - I wear them from time to time at work (a noisy research lab), and I'm alone as soon as I put them on! The frequency response is absolutely flat, which is great for on-the-fly mixing. I have used them extensively with some of my compositions in Cubase, and they give a good reference for the music. The flat bass response leaves me costantly asking, "Where did THAT bass come from?" when I put the mix through my studio monitors, versus the traditional, "Where did the bass go?" that I used to get with Sony MDR-V700. While this is great for composition, it's terrible for listening to music... unless you really like tinny sound. The highs are ultra-clear. Bottom line: If you're a musician who wants to sketch out ideas on the road (and not have a surprise once you land), these are worth a shot. However, if you're looking for good 'buds just for iPod listening, stay away from these.

 
5.0

Great

By scott-q9foD

from downers grove, IL

Having lost some hearing from playing drums for 30 some years, about 8 years ago i started wearing isolation head phones, they worked good but they where HOT. I always wanted to try in ear monitors, but wasn't sure if they would give me the isolation and sound i wanted, and did'nt want to spend the money just to find out. so my wife gave me a pair of the shure e3's for my birthday(i love this woman) and man are they great, they give me all the isolation i want and the sound, wow (i use the grey inserts) since i am a drummer i don't need to be wireless, so i run a monitor feed off the board into a Rolls personal monitor amp. this way I have the control of the volume. (it would scare me to have someone else have control with the way these are pushed so tite in my ears). i spoke so highly of mine, our singer went out and bought a wireless set-up for himself, and loves them too. in closing i would recomend the e3's to anyone looking to protect your ears, and enjoy great and clear sound at a low volume. I wish I had these 35 year ago. Maybe I wouldn't say what so much.

 
3.0

Sound great but...

By bohn002

from Columbus, Ohio

We are using these in tandem with an Aviom monitor system. They sound great but it is hard to get people to put them in their ears right. We are using 8 of these earbuds each week, every week for over a year. These systems do not weather well. It breaks off right where the rubber ear piece holder, (the little stick that holds the earbud cover) connects to the restof the earbud. We have had 5 of our 8 break and have to be replaced. 2 have broken off in our musicians ears. Again they sound great.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Mr Rock n' Roll

from Syracuse, NY

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I'm a singer that lost the wedge monitior and switched to the E3 in ear Shure PSM 400 system used with an Allen Heath board and six-way monitor mix 6 months ago. Our monitor mix guy has them dialed in and I never have to change the setting from venue to venue. The E3s are crisp and clean, with a pretty good bass response. The sound is awesome!

 
5.0

Great piece

By Jim-1vKVF

from Toms River, NJ

Just got them. As a producer I am always looking for the more accurate response, even on stage. These babies are NOT meant for the bass players who want to hear their low B string but provide a stunning performance when used correctly. READ the instruction on how to insert them and you will find that you hear nothing but pristine sound. I do mean nothing, great for drummers worried about loosing their hearing. One final note, besides being a different color from the E3c's (one reviewer note this as the ONLY difference) the driver is a little better. The E3's have a Low Mass High Energy driver with a more accurate response as opposed to the Wide-Band Dynamic driver found in the E3c's which provides a bump in the lower frequencies to satisfy the IPod listening bass boost junky (not this does not mean a low cut off, just a bump).

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