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    Shure E3g Earphones
    Author: Talon
    Date Posted:24/05/2006 04:35.25
    SLRating: SLRating: 7/10
    Bottom Line: SLCentral reviewed the Shure E3g Earphones, the design is better than the E3c's but what about performance.

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    Performance

    One thing I noticed immediately was that the sound-production quality of the E3gs was almost exactly the same as that of my old E3cs, which was surprising at first given the fact that the E3gs were released almost two years after the E3cs and have a comparably higher street price. An email to Shure, however, settled the matter; apparantly, the internals of the E3c and E3g earphones are identical.

    Now, it's dissapointing that Shure didn't even make an effort to improve the bass or sensitivity of what are supposed to be their "gaming" earbuds. In reality, the gaming buds sound exactly the same as the non-gaming ones. But that's not to say that they sound bad, becuase they dont. The E3cs featured a low impedance, high quality sound reproduction technology and purity of sound that still holds true for the E3gs. Sound isolation is also still highly effective.

    For those who have never used this kind of noice-reducing earbuds, they work not by emitting a balancing frequency (that would be noice cancelling) but by forming a secure seal in your ear canal. Once the rubber or foam sleeve is jammed deep enough into your ear is secure, that's all there is to it. It sounds elementary, but it works very well; so well, in fact, that Shure warns against driving or biking with these because they render you completely oblivious to surrounding sounds.

    The seal doesn't just block noise however, it focuses your music and delivers a professional-quality sound. Powered by MicroDriver technology, clarity in the middle ranges is outstanding. With higher frequencies, sound production suffers, but for its size, the E3gs are very accurate. Unfortunately, as with the E3cs, the E3g suffers from a considerable lack of low bass. But while the lack of a strong bass was forgivable in the E3c, it is not in the E3g; E3g earbuds are marketed for gamers, and one of the main audio qualities gamers expect are a powerful bass. Why Shure didnt improve upon an obvious weakspot in their E3c technology before implementing it into the E3g we will never know.



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    2. Design
    3. Performance
    4. Conclusion

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