Bang and Olufsen vs Shure E2c's

Discussion in 'iPod' started by monke, May 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    I've been looking for quite a while now, reading reviews and comments about headphones.
    I am needing a new pair, the iPod ones are fine sometimes, but leaving them in for awile starts to bug my ears.
    I originally purchased the Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones (Link)
    but from the minute I put them on I couldn't stand them. The noise-canceling feature was useless,
    making the music I was listening to sound like it was coming from an out-of-range radio station.

    So I returned them and put up with the iPod ones until I could find something else.

    Well fortunatly I did, unfortunatly though I found two pairs
    the Band and Olufsen ones (Link) and the Shure E2c's (Link)

    At the moment I am probably going to buy the Shure's, but I need your advice.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    My opinion is that the B&O are overpriced.
    I have the Shure E2c's, and I love them - they block out most of the noise, and the sound is amazing. Just make sure you find the right "Fit Kit". The e2c ship with 6, and I had to try 4 before I found one that was really comfortable.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    jalagl, which fit did you choose? I understand there are 3 different sizes in rubber and 3 in foam, am i right?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2005
    I don't know the Shure E2c but I would choose that brand over B&O any day. B&O make nice looking stuff, but the quality of their speakers, TV's and so on aren't that great when you compare prices/quality with competitors.
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    I am going to buy the Shure's, for shure now.

    I like the sound isolation feature they have and it seems like they don't bother your ears after long periods of use.

    They also put a little extra money back in my pocket.
  6. macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Just so you know, B&O's official stated policy is "style > *", so you're going to spend a lot of money for the look and/or feel of it, when you can spend less on something that performs as good or better.
  7. macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Go with Bose, either the $150 Triports or the $300 Quiet Comfort 2's. I personally have the Triports, they are pretty damn tight. I just went on a plane ride and was sitting on the wing. With the headphones, i could listen to music extremely low and still hear it great without the noise of the engine. Even with no music, it was really quiet, quiet enough to sleep like a baby.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    I'd definitely get the Shure's, they're awesome.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    vote for shure here.

    <---- Owner of e3c's.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    vote for shure here.

    <---- Owner of e4c's.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2004
    As the owner of a pair of Shure E2c's, I can say that my new Panasonic HJE70's completely blows them out of the water. Hands down the best headphones I have ever worn in terms of comfort and sound. Give them a try if you are still looking.

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