View Full Version : Shure E2c or Etymotic ER6i

Sep 28, 2007, 04:46 AM
I've pretty much decided that I'm either getting the Shure's or the Etymotic's, and was wondering (from owners) which one is recommended more than the other?

Other options with the same average pricepoint ($75 around) are welcome as well.

UPDATE: The Sony MDR-EX81 earphones look really good as well, what are your opinions on those?

- Thanks, Sahil.

Sep 28, 2007, 10:20 AM

I have not tried the Shure earphones. I do have two pair of the 6Is and I couldn't want any more for an Ipod.

Sep 28, 2007, 08:00 PM
I also have 2 ER6-is, except that one of them is broken.

They are great headphones, but their build quality isn't the best.
Still, for the money, they are worth it.

Sep 28, 2007, 09:59 PM
I have a pair of the Shure e2c's and they are amazing.
I couldn't ask for a better pair of headphones.

I've never tried the ER6i's before though. :)

Sep 28, 2007, 10:36 PM
Ah, it seems they are both very good, awesome!

Anyone tried both and likes one better than the other?

Sep 28, 2007, 11:32 PM
I picked up a pair of E2c.

-Excellent for keeping the sound in and not out.
-They aren't are intense for bass, still decent (coming from someone who loves lots of bass)
-Clearest rich sound that i've ever used for earphones.
-Takes a little getting use to for figuring how to put them in right and what ear attachment to use. I personally have found the orange foam to best the best for noise cancelation from exterior sound. So its comfortable as wearing ear plugs.

If heavy bass isn't your top priority I'd definitely recommend the Shure E2c.

Sep 29, 2007, 01:47 AM
Thanks for all the help guys! I'm going with the Etymotic Er-6i's for now until I feel it's time to upgrade.

Sep 29, 2007, 08:03 AM
Thanks for all the help guys! I'm going with the Etymotic Er-6i's for now until I feel it's time to upgrade.

As an owner of an ER-6i headphone, be aware that tri-flange eartips do take some practice to get a tight seal, though.

Sep 29, 2007, 01:49 PM
Hey- for all teh Shure owners in this thread- does anyone use these while jogging? I run on a treadmill at the gym, and I am looking for something that will stay in my ears. The regular earbuds that come with the ipod don't, even with the little foam covers. So I am looking to invest in somethign that does. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

Sep 29, 2007, 03:57 PM
neither, get one of the ultimate ears earphones, they are by far the best i've ever used!

Sep 29, 2007, 06:57 PM
A colleague of mine had the Etymotics and loved them. They looked fragile. Sure enough one of the earbuds went mute. So he rushed out to the Applestore and got a pair of E2cs. They look more solid. He hates them.

So that is scientific proof that Etymotics are better than E2cs.

Me? I'm happy enough with my Creative EP-630s.

Sep 29, 2007, 08:35 PM
Can anyone here comment on the use of any of these earphones specifically on how well they stay in while jogging?

El Cid
Sep 30, 2007, 12:46 AM
Thanks for all the help guys! I'm going with the Etymotic Er-6i's for now until I feel it's time to upgrade.

I have had the E2cs and Ultimate Ears makes a better headphone. I got these about a month ago and I am quite happy. But keep in mind that headphone choice is not just a matter of comfort but can differ greatly from individual to individual.

These have 5 different fits and a nice metal carry case. Sound isolation is also quite good.