Shure E4 E4c Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Shure Model E4 E4c
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 31 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 20
Impedance (ohms) 29 Cable Length (cm) 157
Frequency Response (Hz) 60 - 18000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$180
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.0 Bass Impact 6.0
Bass Quality 6.0 Mids Quality 7.0
Highs Quality 6.0 Soundstage 3.0
Detail 7.0 Portability 9.0
Isolation 9.0 Comfort 7.0
Durability 6.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 9.0    
Overall Score 6.7 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member CookieFactory on 08 Apr 06  12:57
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality6
Detail7
Comfort7
Durability6
Value9

Compared to the reference Etymotic ER4P:

Bass:
The E4c has greater impact and fullness in the bass. It's the difference between pounding on a small drum and pounding on a medium sized one.

Mids:
The E4c have mids too forward to be considered neutral, but in a pleasing way. The downside to this is the sound seems rather flat and 2D.

Treble:
The E4c has noticable treble rolloff compared to the ER4P, and even dare I say the Westone UM2s. This is especially noticable with cymbals where the E4c lacks the "sheen" of the former two, and even sounds a bit dull.

Other:
The E4c has excellent sibilance control. You will be hard pressed to hear any significant sibilance on even the most sibilant of tracks.