Etymotic ER-6i or Shure E3?

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  1. Ipaqman macrumors 6502

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    hey everyone,

    i am having trouble deciding between these two headphones, the Etymotic ER-6i and the Shure E3. in your opinion which is a better headphone to go with my ipod. also, where is the best and cheapest place to purchase these headphones?

    thanks for your help,
    ipaqman
     
  2. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    Just to confuse matters, I would like to suggest Shure E2C's. I have them and they are absolutely awesome. Period.
    Vanilla
     
  3. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where is the cheapest place to get them?
    ipaqman
     
  4. daxdagr8t macrumors member

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    i got my e2c at computerconnection.com for $65. you can go to pricewatch and check it out if someone is selling it for less.
     
  5. geeman macrumors regular

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    Etys - no question.

    I've got the ER-4S version that I use with a very small headphone amp that's connected out of the lineout from the iPod (thereby bypassing the iPod amp). The sound quality from high-Kbps / Apple lossless files is absolutely fantastic.
     
  6. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Etymotics. I highly recommend them. Overall, you probably can't go wrong.

    lasuther
     
  7. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    I'll dissent and vote for the E3's - the ER-6 is not in the same league. (The ER-4's are, of course, excellent.)

    I found the E3 to be more comfortable, more efficient (i.e. louder at a given volume setting), and to have much better bass response than the ER-6.

    Everyone gets a woody over Etymotics, but only the ER-4's are worth the hype in my experience.

    -vga4life
     
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I have Ety 6's and I love em, well worth the moeny imo.
     

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