Shure E500PTH Earphones Earbuds Earphones

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $500.00

Product Description

  • Sound-isolating earbud design
  • High-definition mini-speakers
  • Detachable Push-to-Hear control
  • Impedance 36 ohms
  • Frequency range 18-19,000Hz

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Duncan Ferguson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
As a frequent traveller I ve been impressed by the level of background noise that can be removed simply by using earbuds-as I am interested in the quality of the sound being produced I have never been very taken with the idea of noise-cancelling products and having tried a friends Etymotic 4Ps I decided to invest in a pair of Shure SE530 PTHs (not because the Etymotics were poor just that they have no bass to speak of)
The 530s really are a class act-there is fabulous clarity and detail to be heard across almost the full frequency range and yes there is a copious amount of bass to be heard from these diminutive transducers and my one real criticism concerns this level of bass
At times the upper-bass/lower-mid can sound a little congested with complex music-it feels almost as if the Shures are trying too hard to produce a volume of bass that earbuds simply shouldnt-as if they are defying the laws of physics-but to my ears they end up sounding just a little forced
Having said that these buds are incredibly refined smooth and offer a genuinely large soundstage with a lovely feeling of space and a fair degree of texture to the sound- with the right fit they cut out a remarkable amount of background noise and the PTH facility is quite useful on the plane (chicken or beef?)
As always with such a revealing product any flaws in the recording and problems with the source are shown up for what they are-music played by an uncompressed source sounds noticeably better than MP3 or similar

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Purchased At:   Online

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2007

Bottom Line:   
these earphones are expensive but for the price you really are getting the best in this earphones league,they are fantastic,ive had some earphones and sound systems i can tell ya and these really are the best earphones ive used,they are superb.i am using the se530 model which is the exact same as e500 with better foam tips which are optional now for the e500 anyway

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $290.00

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