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Shure SCL3 Sound Isolating Earphones

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Proven in live performance by demanding pro musicians.

Shure SCL3 Sound Isolating Earphones were designed to offer the demanding audio monitoring quality required for live performance. With a sleek, low profile design, the SCL3 earbuds combine WideBand MicroDriver technology and incredible sound isolation for detailed highs and enhanced bass across an extended frequency range.

FEATURES
  • Premium sound isolating earphones
  • Dynamic MicroDriver Technology for full sonic range
  • Interchangeable sleeves for a comfortable, personalized fit
  • Deluxe carrying case
  • Included "Fit Kit" contains foam, soft flex, and triple flange sleeves plus a cleaning tool
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Transducer type: low mass/high energy
  • Frequency Range: 25Hz”18.5kHz
  • Sensitivity: 113.5dB SPL/mW (@ 1kHz)
  • Impedance: 26 ohms (@ 1kHz)
  • Output Connector: gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo plug
  • Cable Length: 56" (141 cm)
  • Weight: .9 oz. (28g)
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4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

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Great Quality For The Money

Perhaps it's the fact that I'm a semi-professional musician and have heard music through fantastic (and massively expensive) studio monitors as well as my own high-end headphones, but I've never understood people that...Read complete review

Perhaps it's the fact that I'm a semi-professional musician and have heard music through fantastic (and massively expensive) studio monitors as well as my own high-end headphones, but I've never understood people that will spend hundreds of dollars on an iPod or other MP3 player but listen with the cheap, horrid sounding, and uncomfortable earbuds that typically come with them. That's why after my last set of (upgraded) earbuds literally fell apart while working out that I found the found the Shure SCL3 Earphones at a massive discount here, sprang for a set for both myself and my equally music-loving Wife, and have been ever-so-happy since.The sound quality from these Earphones are the absolute best I've ever heard from a set of earbuds, and come amazingly close to my high-end Audio-Technica studio headphones. A good deal of that comes from the sheer amount - 7 - of differently sized and designed (several different type of foam to soft and molded plastic) sleeves that can be interchanged to both fit inside your ear canal as tightly as possible and thus increasing all areas of Frequency Response as well as sealing in the music and sealing out the outside noise. That might be the only negative as well: they shut outside noise out so very effectively that your safety while bike riding and other outside activities could be compromised. As a musician, I'm considering purchasing a second set for use as IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) for performing on-stage using the set of sleeves the specifically block out the vast majority of outside sounds.These are a great deal compared to other brands of earbuds, give sound quality very close to studio-level headphones, and are outfitted with a large number and type of sleeves that allow you to make them the most comfortable for the user to wear... typically the bane of earbuds. I'm ecstatic that I purchased the Shure SCL3 Earphones, and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to massively upgrade their Portable Music Player experience.

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Not bad

I use these as a drummer to play with a click track, and sometimes backing live. Overall I was pretty happy with it. The sound quality is good, they block outside noise so...Read complete review

I use these as a drummer to play with a click track, and sometimes backing live. Overall I was pretty happy with it. The sound quality is good, they block outside noise so you don't have to jack up the volume and also protects your ears. They weren't the most comfortable, but what can you expect when having something shoved in your ear for a few hours?What sucked about these were the craftsman-ship AND the service. At the last practice one of the plugs broke off and got stuck in my ear. Shure will not replace them because it is not counted as a defect. Funny how I only owned them for a few months and took VERY good care of them!Bottom line, for the money and the service, they were NOT worth it. Now I'll buy nady because at least when they break I don't lose so much!

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5.0

Great Quality For The Money

By Ian M. Perge

from Evansville, IN

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Perhaps it's the fact that I'm a semi-professional musician and have heard music through fantastic (and massively expensive) studio monitors as well as my own high-end headphones, but I've never understood people that will spend hundreds of dollars on an iPod or other MP3 player but listen with the cheap, horrid sounding, and uncomfortable earbuds that typically come with them. That's why after my last set of (upgraded) earbuds literally fell apart while working out that I found the found the Shure SCL3 Earphones at a massive discount here, sprang for a set for both myself and my equally music-loving Wife, and have been ever-so-happy since.The sound quality from these Earphones are the absolute best I've ever heard from a set of earbuds, and come amazingly close to my high-end Audio-Technica studio headphones. A good deal of that comes from the sheer amount - 7 - of differently sized and designed (several different type of foam to soft and molded plastic) sleeves that can be interchanged to both fit inside your ear canal as tightly as possible and thus increasing all areas of Frequency Response as well as sealing in the music and sealing out the outside noise. That might be the only negative as well: they shut outside noise out so very effectively that your safety while bike riding and other outside activities could be compromised. As a musician, I'm considering purchasing a second set for use as IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) for performing on-stage using the set of sleeves the specifically block out the vast majority of outside sounds.These are a great deal compared to other brands of earbuds, give sound quality very close to studio-level headphones, and are outfitted with a large number and type of sleeves that allow you to make them the most comfortable for the user to wear... typically the bane of earbuds. I'm ecstatic that I purchased the Shure SCL3 Earphones, and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to massively upgrade their Portable Music Player experience.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

don't do it!!!

By Mike-rZgLF

from Philly

Okay, two problems with these in-ears.1. They will NOT stay in. Even if you can get the buds to stay in your ears, good luck trying to get rid of the pull on the back of your neck caused by an extremely large, heavy plastic piece where the two wires meet from the buds. Maybe if you got custom molds, but out of the box, these do not stay in.2. Sound quality: if you like tinny, no-bottom in-ears, these are for you! It says these in-ears start at 25Hz. NOT. Try 300Hz... if you want any depth or bass from ANY instrument coming through, don't get these earplugs.These came with a Shure PSM 400 system I bought, and I can't believe how bad they are. Do yourself a favor, and save up your cash for a dual or triple driver in-ear set.

 
4.0

smooth yes - balanced??

By rigbysdrummer

from Syracuse, NY

1) The sound is incredibly clean and smooth through the entire sound spectrum, at almost any volume, 2) Taking the time to find the proper ear sleeve is imperative, and 3)Sound isolation is, if not the best I've experienced from headphones, close to it (once the proper ear sleeve is found). I expected the bass response to be somewhat better than it is. I am not a "bass head", but I do not believe the lower end is at all too pronounced or sometimes even intelligible when listening to rock at moderate volume. Being that I don't own anything truly bass heavy, I will decline comment.So smooth....absolutely. Balanced...maybe not.

 
5.0

Get the white ones

By Wilson

from Toledo, OH

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These earphones produce an extremely clear signal. You can pick out all of the minute details of whatever you are listening to. Great for monitoring, great for casual listening. When first using these I was somewhat disappointed in the bass response, but as I used them more I began to prefer this sound over any other. The lack of booming bass allows for a clearer sound. There is definately adequate bass response for any type of music. Even after hearing the quality of these I still would not buy them at full price. The 70$ for the white ones is about as high as I would go. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

 
5.0

Great earbuds!!

By ModulusPlayer

from USA

These are great. I was REALLY worried about these not staying in my ears b/c I have never had luck with earbuds... but these come with at least 10 different 'fits' that you can try to get the right fit.When I first put them on, I wasn't impressed....the trick is finding the best 'fit kit' that will actually SEAL your ear and then the bass comes to life in these...as a bassist, this is very important to me.These are great earphones and I might buy another pair for a rainy day...at that price, you are absolutely nuts if you don't buy a pair.You can also use these as in ear monitors if you have a wireless set up...and I have heard they sound great for that application as well.

 
5.0

Well-defined sound.

By discofreakboot

from Michigan

These earphones definitely do deliver a sufficient amount of bass presence, provided you have a good seal. A little more highs than I like, but is definitely not bad! The sound is very clear ad defined. I thought I could only get this kind of sound with headphones!

 
2.0

midrange

By SK9gC9MVG

from Texas

Midrange, and upper range is fine, but the bass is just not there. I would not waste your money on these... Yes it gets a little better when you fit.

 
5.0

This Bud's for You

By SolidTerry

from NYC, the Rotten ... er ... Big Apple

When I first got these buds and tried them with my mp3 player I was like "Huh?! This sounds like bleep!" Then I read the instructions and realized I needed to try the different foam sleeves that come with them instead of using the ones that are already attached. It didn't take long for me to realize these are the best earbuds I've ever owned. The sound is full and rich, with as good a bass sound as you're going to get with earbuds. And because of the ingenious design of the foam sleeves they stay in your ear if you use them properly (you have to compress the foam sleeve first by pinching it before you put it in your ear, then you hold it there for around 10 seconds while the foam expands to fill up the ear canal). The result is a seal so tight that it truly cancels outside noise to the point where you can hear yourself breath. To see what I mean, plug both your ears with your fingers and listen to your breathing through your nose and notice how different it sounds. Now that I think about it, the foam sleeves I'm using might be a little TOO tight ... time to try one of the other sleeves that came with the buds ... lolBut these are seriously great if you're like me and have to ride the bus and be surrounded by rude, obnoxious types carrying on loud cellphone conversations. I don't even have to turn my mp3 player up very loud to shut them out. These seem louder than other earbuds I've owned. Maybe the expanding foam sleeves stretch the ear canal open a little wider making it seem louder -- I don't know.Here's the only things I would caution anyone about with these earbuds:1. The noise cancelling aspect is so great that you won't be able to hear what's going on around you so well, so be careful wearing these in dangerous situations, especially walking around outdoors. I live in NYC and could easily see someone getting hit by a car on these busy streets while wearing these because you just won't hear it coming. So be alert. The effect is more like headphones that cover your ears completely. I prefer earbuds to headphones myself because headphones leave a dent in my afro ... lol2. These buds are L-shaped with the long part seeming to penetrate deep into the ear canal. If someone were to hit you upside the head while you're wearing these it could really hurt, if not permanently damage your ear, so be careful.On the recommendation of another reviewer I bought the white ones on sale. I actually bought 2 pairs since they were on sale, thinking that I'd lose them and not be able to replace them since I have bad luck with such things. But now I'll probably end up selling the 2nd pair 'cause I'm feeling lucky with these.

 
5.0

Awesome!

By DG-vE0A6

from Birmingham, AL

I spent a good amount of time researching IEM's to decide which direction I wanted to go. I didn't want to spend a small fortune just to find out if I liked wearing the things on stage or not, so I was being budget minded. The brand and inclusion of many differently sized fitments sold me on these.I used them in the studio for one session and on stage for a 4+ hour improvisational session (where you have to, you know, actually hear the other instruments) within 3 days of getting them and I've been exceptionally pleased so far.I honestly couldn't believe how much noise they blocked out. If someone isn't speaking into a microphone (which goes into the board, through the aux and into my headphone amp) then I don't hear them. Even drums are almost completely blocked out to the point where I had to have them added to my on-stage mix just to keep up with them.At the end of the show I had no ringing which is a new feel for me... and I love it!I'll never go back to floor wedges if I can help it. While I can't speak towards what the higher dollar IEM's may provide, I know that for the money these things have been an unbelievable introduction into the world of IEM's for me.I read some people's concerns with bass output. I know in my case I'm a keyboard player so while I'm not usually as low as our bass player I do depend a LOT on being able to hear the bass from the keys. I have NO complaints in that department, I found the bass to be extremely accurate and well proportioned to the rest of the sound.

 
5.0

Great...usually

By BG-SLsb7

from Charlotte, NC

As a musician and a fitness buff I'm a little conflicted. Musically they are nice and accurate. Crystal clear and tight. They block a LOT of outside noise, so they save your ears too. However, I bought them mainly for working out. they have almost zero cord noise (amazing, but their right angle plug makes certain player/armband combos not work. Also- so far they won't stay in my ears. They seem almost uncomfortably tight with the smallest earpiece- and then fall out. However this is just personal taste and comfort- so I'll have to fiddle and really put the other earpieces thru the ringer. They include 8 different types/sizes of earpieces, so one of them is bound to fit. The 2nd issue I have from a fitness perspective is these are constructed like ear monitors-- for accurate, even sound. That means no skull-thumping bass in your head. For the price they are terrific, and as soon as they stay in my ears- I'll love them (even with the big plug and extra long cord)--- but if you are looking for great workout headphones (and can deal with cord noise) -- check out v-Moda Bass Freq. I LOVED those headphones before I ripped them while lifting. If these Shure's don't stick- I'm getting another pair.

 
5.0

Owned for years

By OrangeBass

from Oklahoma

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I've owned these earphones for at least 3 years if not more. I use them as mains for playing live and I couldn't be happier for the price. The frequency response is more than satisfying and since I play bass, of course I want to hear the low end- these deliver. I would suggest checking to make sure they are sealed inside your ear because once you get the right seal to the outside noice, all the frequencies align and the universe makes sense again. While these aren't the end all be all of in-ears (take a look at some dual drivers and you'll know what I'm talking about), for the price, these more than deliver the bang for your buck. Plus, a 2 year warranty so what else can you ask for?

 
4.0

Buyer's Remorse?

By Kev-X

from California

I just bought these and I'm not sure they are worth the price tag. I hava a pair of 20 dollar ones that sound about the same. One nice thing thouigh is that they cut off external sound (nice if you have a noisy house). I'm just not sure they're worth the price tag....

 
3.0

Review

By CJT

from Undisclosed

Since i bought them nearly 3 years ago, I have gone through 3 pairs. All of the sets had shorts in the cable and lost sound to either the right or left earbud. On my second pair the tube that the foam sleeves sit on, broke off completely while removing a sleeve the "proper" way. Each pair was replaced via a two year warranty that came standard. I took very very good care of every pair, but they managed to break no matter what I did to protect them. The sound was okay, good mid's and hi's but they lacked bass. I used them for casual listening and as in ear studio monitors, so the lack of bass made it hard to mix tracks. excellent noise cancelation as long as you had a tight fit. Some discomfort after long periods of continuous use.

 
2.0

Not so good

By Mike G-JQx_z

from PA

I have had these for about 4 months now, the left earphone barely makes a nosie and i have to send them in for repair, for the time its there i bought a pair or "marshmallows" by jvc for $20 and they have better bass than these , the scl3s have a lot of highs and mids but no lows, and i know i have a good fit in my ear because i cant hear anything with the scl3s in which i do love about them, i play drums and when i practice with my band they like to be extremely loud so i use them as in ear monitors

 
5.0

Vey good buds!

By Studiosound3

from Birmingham, Al.

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I own several different brands. Use them on stage. Keep in mind these are ear buds and not big sub woofers. They sound clean, and full range. They're build well and come with a zillion options as far as fitting.

 
5.0

Good Quality Headphones

By Christian Sawyer

from Columbia, SC

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I am a musician who plays shows quite often and using my Shure SCL3's has made a major improvement in not only my playing, but also for the fact that my ears no longer ring after each show from using floor monitors!The sound quality in the "3s" are great and each instrument in the mix is clearly separated for your listening pleasure.Since I play bass, I feared that these headphones might not provide enough low end, but I was wrong! These things put out very defined low end that is not boomy whatsoever!So, if you are looking for a decent pair of IEM's or headphones, go ahead and grab these, you won't regret it.

 
5.0

GREAT IN EAR MONIORS

By Worship United on Facebook

from Sacramento

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I'm a drummer. I can't believe I waited till now to get these. They work great! Keep the sound out great, are comfortable (they come with like 6 different sizes of ear peices), and they sound great. I'm also a DJ so I know quality when I see it. I got them on sale here which was steal, Should of bought more for my band members.

 
5.0

review from an engineer

By none-JXYLI

from LA

Staff Reviewer

keep in mind that value score is based on the price that i paid for the white ones on sale -- otherwise it's a 3. for those who whine that "there's no bass" -- yes there is, it's of good quality, and it does extend low enough. the thing that many lose sight of it that it is _accurate_ bass, not the bloated, boomy, loose bass that it so popular -- like the noise emanating from the car next to you at the stop light. the fit kit is a great inclusion, but just about everyone who i know who uses shure products uses the small foam eartips (the black ones, not yellow). they are relatively expensive to replace, but that's the way it is. i bought these simply for casual listening, and i have been very impressed. they are not quite as good as the megabuck iem's, but you get 90%+ of the performance of the very best for just a small fraction of the price of the very best. they do need some time to break in, and like any iem, a proper seal is de rigeur. if you don't get a good seal, any iem will not sound very good.

 
5.0

SCL3s - A Great Find

By Sturgis63

from Bismarck, North Dakota (But from NY)

I am a drummer and have been using another brand of in-ear monitors for some time now and have been very satisfied with them. When I saw this incredible deal, I decided to get a set of these for a back-up, in case my others should fail or break during a gig.I am very impressed with the quality and sound of these SCL3s. With the smallest tips they fit into my ear canals perfectly. In fact, the sound isolation is much better than my other set and the sound they produce is exceptional.The only negative for me is the angle that the wire comes out of the earpiece. If Shure were to angle the wire forward rather than straight out, it would wrap around the ear much more naturally and comfortably.But back to the positives, the wire is heavier and slightly longer than my others, and that is a definite plus for me. I can't comment on longevity yet, as I only received these a couple days ago, but I am going to start using these as my mains to see how they work out in a live situation.At this point, I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for a quality set of in-ear monitors. And if you can get them while they're running this incredible instant rebate deal, it's a definite home run!

 
3.0

Not bad

By THOG drummer

from Germany/America

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I use these as a drummer to play with a click track, and sometimes backing live. Overall I was pretty happy with it. The sound quality is good, they block outside noise so you don't have to jack up the volume and also protects your ears. They weren't the most comfortable, but what can you expect when having something shoved in your ear for a few hours?What sucked about these were the craftsman-ship AND the service. At the last practice one of the plugs broke off and got stuck in my ear. Shure will not replace them because it is not counted as a defect. Funny how I only owned them for a few months and took VERY good care of them!Bottom line, for the money and the service, they were NOT worth it. Now I'll buy nady because at least when they break I don't lose so much!

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