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Shure SE110 Sound Isolating Earphone with Balanced Armature Driver (Black) by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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Shure SE110 Sound Isolating Earphone with Balanced Armature Driver (Black)
Report Date: 10/23/2015
Based on 187 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 8.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Level4.6   above average
Noise4.6   above average
Sound4.3   average
Listening4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Fit4.0   below average
Earphone3.8   average
Size3.8   average
Price3.7   below average
Music3.6   below average
Headphone3.4   below average
Cable3.1   below average
iPod3.0   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"This creates less cable strain between the 3.5mm connection to whatever device the phones are plugged into and helps reduce the possibility of damage if the cord is suddenly yanked."
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"My main problem is that the rubber cord is breaking."
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"The other positive of having two separate parts to the cord is that the extender is more likely to be damaged--it can be replaced much more cheaply easily than the headphones themselves."
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"My only criticism is that the cord is too short, and with the extension too long, for anyone who likes to keep their music player in their jeans pocket."
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"The only problem I have - the original cord is too short, but with an additional cord that came with the package it became too long!"
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"The earphones sound perfect, but the cable doesn't work at all."
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"Great for running because they fit snugly and the cord wraps around your ear holding them in place."
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"And unlike other earbuds, when worn properly, these earbuds do not produce any weird sound when the cord brushes up against your clothes or other objects."
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"The only complaint I have is that they seem to wear pretty quickly on the portion of the cord that goes over your ear."
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"They seem very well made, and I like the cord extension option (there's a short cord for, I assume, armband wearing, and a longer extension)."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"when they're working, they sound fine, maybe not as good as the E2s I used to have, but they're also much more comfortable."
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"I have found that they cut outside noise down sufficiently for me to listen at a comfortable volume, but they can be irritating to get them in your ears."
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"Comfort good (note that these prefer to have the wires go up then over the ear).Noise Isolation high."
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"I like the angle of these, they fit right into the canal without any problem, and the soft tips remain comfortable all day."
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"The gel buds are more comfortable and easier to attach."
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"The sound quality, noise isolation, comfort and value are great."
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"Mated to a modestly priced Sansa Fuse, these give great quality, ample noise cancelling and good comfort."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"After coming from a pair of Sony MDR-V600 Studio headphones, I was a little disappointed by the lack of bass featured in these earphones."
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"I am less worried about damage to my hearing from extensive use of the headphones now that I have these earphones."
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"Unlike sound cancellation, isolation simply blocks sound from outside, so it requires no batteries and is effective as long as you fit your earphones in your ears properly."
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"This earphones are good, but not great."
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"The reason I dont give these earphones a five out of five is because the bass is not as good as other earphones I've tried but I would still choose these for what I need them for."
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"Wish all current earphones were as well built."
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"The earphones sound perfect, but the cable doesn't work at all."
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"For the price I paid, I think the sound quality is amazing, especially for a portable earphone."
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"Sound quality is clear and crip, with bigger lows than you would expect from an earphone."
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"Perfect fit and great sound quality with a reasonable price, I'm quite happy with these earphones."
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Fit

Fit:
"I don't know if I have small ears...but these did not fit comfortable in my ear and they did not stay in securely."
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"The sound from sure products are very nice, however these low priced items do not give a comfortable wear or fit."
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"Unlike sound cancellation, isolation simply blocks sound from outside, so it requires no batteries and is effective as long as you fit your earphones in your ears properly."
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"I'm happy that I found tips that fit, but I'm a bit worried about what's going to happen when the foam wears out."
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"Unfortunately, I find that the fit is not as simple as with the E2C."
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"the base will seem really lacking if you dont have a good fit."
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"I like the angle of these, they fit right into the canal without any problem, and the soft tips remain comfortable all day."
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"One other issue--the headphones are large and heavy compared to other earbuds (to fit the high-quality sound drivers)."
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"The medium-sized rubber ones fit me the best, but they're just a tad too big."
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"Perfect fit and great sound quality with a reasonable price, I'm quite happy with these earphones."
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"Great for running because they fit snugly and the cord wraps around your ear holding them in place."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"P. S. I don't feel these are the best headphones that the money could have bought, and the poor rating is based upon my disappointment on the Store Price GrabberTwo out of Five stars, 'nuff said."
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"The build quality on the headphones is where the problems begin to happen.1) The rubber wrapping that goes around the hard plastic ear piece falls apart faster than the headphones."
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"This is a common problem with headphones and I typically buy one every year or two."
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"After coming from a pair of Sony MDR-V600 Studio headphones, I was a little disappointed by the lack of bass featured in these earphones."
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"They aren't the most comfortable in-ear headphones."
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"I am less worried about damage to my hearing from extensive use of the headphones now that I have these earphones."
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"Great headphones"
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"The sound from these headphones is very good."
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"I've had them for almost five years now, and these headphones are still working great."
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"I've used these headphones for several months and have been more than pleased."
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"I used to have some over the ear headphones and thought those would be the best to cancel out noise but after using the Shure SE110 I am convinced that they do a better job of reducing background noise than the over the ear headphones."
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Level

Level:
"Another (hopefully) useful tip would be to actually use your EQ to your taste -I've read alot of people (on other similar items reviewed) feel ripped off if the phones don't perform well on their current custom levels."
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"I can enjoy my music at a comfortable level and not hear a thing that is going on around me even when my coworkers might be blasting music out of their speakers."
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"As you are placing the tip in your ear, you will be able to get a better sense of what sounds reasonably close at your comfort listening levels."
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"I have cranked them all the way and it is just as accurate as when it is at a lower level."
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"When you have a balanced sound, then you can turn the volume level down to a comfortable level.6."
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Listening

Listening:
"From what I understand, there is some quality loss when listening to digital music anyway, so I'm not sure top-of-the-line headphones will help you much if you're listening to your tunes on an iPod... but these are pretty stellar headphones."
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"I bought these with one definite goal in mind - to be able to continue listening while vacuuming, the job I hate the most."
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"In general, they make listening to music a lot less fun."
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"I'm not an audiophile, I generally prefer my music hard, loud and deep and these deliver nicely -- while responding to more delicate tones of my occasional orchestral listening, as well as audio-books."
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"The sound is excellent, not studio quality, but for general listening, the quality is top notch."
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"Overall though I really enjoy listening to music with them."
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"I bought these with one definite goal in mind - to be able to continue listening while vacuuming, the job I hate the most."
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Music

Music:
"When I got them, I broke out my old shuffles and loaded them up with biking music."
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"From what I understand, there is some quality loss when listening to digital music anyway, so I'm not sure top-of-the-line headphones will help you much if you're listening to your tunes on an iPod... but these are pretty stellar headphones."
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"Sure the bass is there, but not at the expense of clear and dynamic music please!"
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"Foam tip or no foam tip, you're going to have problems hearing anything besides your music (just make sure to try out all the tips for best fit)."
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"The sound quality when playing music as well as talk is terrible."
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"However, if you like a good bass with any kind of modern music, I cannot recommend these earphones."
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"Pros:Music (vocals instruments) sound so clear and crisp w the SE110s."
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"In general, they make listening to music a lot less fun."
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"These phones have a very forward sound, and fare well with vocal-centric music and rock."
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"I'm not an audiophile, I generally prefer my music hard, loud and deep and these deliver nicely -- while responding to more delicate tones of my occasional orchestral listening, as well as audio-books."
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"I can enjoy my music at a comfortable level and not hear a thing that is going on around me even when my coworkers might be blasting music out of their speakers."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise isolation is not as good as when the foams were new, but still very good."
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"I was skeptical because I wanted to have a set of earphones that cancelled out the noise on airplanes and trains and I wasn't sure how well the sound isolation earphones would work."
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"I have found that they cut outside noise down sufficiently for me to listen at a comfortable volume, but they can be irritating to get them in your ears."
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"Comfort good (note that these prefer to have the wires go up then over the ear).Noise Isolation high."
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"The sound is great too; I can hear every instrument, and the noise isolation and power of the headphones means I can keep my MP3 player's volume low."
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"The sound quality, noise isolation, comfort and value are great."
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"Mated to a modestly priced Sansa Fuse, these give great quality, ample noise cancelling and good comfort."
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"The noise cancelling works so well."
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Price

Price:
"P. S. I don't feel these are the best headphones that the money could have bought, and the poor rating is based upon my disappointment on the Store Price GrabberTwo out of Five stars, 'nuff said."
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"They are too fragile for the money and you will probably suffer the same failure as I."
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"Better than the earbuds that come with the ipod but not great, especially for the price one has to pay."
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"I recommend this product for anyone who wants good sound quality without spending a great deal of money to get it."
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"Not a good value for the money."
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"For the price I paid, I think the sound quality is amazing, especially for a portable earphone."
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"Owned these headphones for almost 2.5 years and can safely say they are an overall great product for the money, and that when installed correctly in the ears, these headphones rock."
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"Perfect fit and great sound quality with a reasonable price, I'm quite happy with these earphones."
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"For the money, excellent value, great sound."
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"great price too."
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Quality

Quality:
"The build quality on the headphones is where the problems begin to happen.1) The rubber wrapping that goes around the hard plastic ear piece falls apart faster than the headphones."
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"-Overall sound quality: The drawback to use of a balanced armature is that they produce an anemic amount of bass."
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"On the plus side, the sound quality is excellent, just the above problems are annoying to the point that I could not recommend them to anybody."
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"The sound quality when playing music as well as talk is terrible."
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"I recommend this product for anyone who wants good sound quality without spending a great deal of money to get it."
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"The earphones fit better than the ones supplied with the ipod but the sound quality is no where near as good."
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"The sound quality is outstanding."
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"For the price I paid, I think the sound quality is amazing, especially for a portable earphone."
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"Sound quality good."
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"Sound quality is clear and crip, with bigger lows than you would expect from an earphone."
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"Perfect fit and great sound quality with a reasonable price, I'm quite happy with these earphones."
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Size

Size:
"I don't know if I have small ears...but these did not fit comfortable in my ear and they did not stay in securely."
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"And now, for the negatives:-Size Comfort: The SE110s are larger than most IEMs from other manufacturers and higher-end Shure phones."
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"The bass is solid and well defined; those who have complained about weak bass are either wearing their buds wrong, using the wrong size tips, or are just plain bass-junkies."
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"And now, for the negatives:-Size Comfort: The SE110s are larger than most IEMs from other manufacturers and higher-end Shure phones."
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"Best features:* Three sizes of interchangeable earbuds to choose from in each of two styles: rubber or foam* Short cord with longer extension cord included* Comes with zippered carrying case* Comes with cleaning tool to remove earwax from buds and headphones (come on, you know it happens)No bad features to speak of...I mainly use these while cycling, and for that they excel."
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"I found the small foam to work best for me but I will admit that my ears hurt the first few days of use."
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"The noise isolation worked pretty well, and I tried all the different sizes of foam and silicone tips to no avail."
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"It comes with two different types of buds with three different sizes of each bud type which is nice."
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Sound

Sound:
"They definitely look the part and sound half decent, but when compared to the best they fail miserably ."
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"-Overall sound quality: The drawback to use of a balanced armature is that they produce an anemic amount of bass."
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"There is no doubt that these great little buds sound great."
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"This may cause discomfort, but if you put them in the right amount and not too far, they are a very good way to block out external sound."
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"Unlike sound cancellation, isolation simply blocks sound from outside, so it requires no batteries and is effective as long as you fit your earphones in your ears properly."
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"Whether or not you get excellent sound from the SE110 depends on your source."
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"They definitely look the part and sound half decent, but when compared to the best they fail miserably ."
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"The sound quality is outstanding."
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"Pros:Music (vocals instruments) sound so clear and crisp w the SE110s."
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"The earphones sound perfect, but the cable doesn't work at all."
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"For the price I paid, I think the sound quality is amazing, especially for a portable earphone."
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iPod

iPod:
"Better than the earbuds that come with the ipod but not great, especially for the price one has to pay."
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"If you are considering upgrading from your crappy iPod earbuds, these are highly recommended! "
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"The big problem with these, however, is that the headphone plug that goes into my ipod is big so when I keep my ipod in my jeans, it gets bumped triggering the autopause on my ipod."
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"I definitely don't recommend this product, In fact I prefer the original ipod earphones which I'm using frequently."
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"The earphones fit better than the ones supplied with the ipod but the sound quality is no where near as good."
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"I bought these for my iPod when my others broke, and I am VERY impressed."
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"They do lack a little bass, but the iPod EQ handles it well enough."
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"These headphones have an amazing midrange when used with an ipod."
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"I was looking for a replacement for my ipod headphones and was very pleased with the Shure SE110 earphones."
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"If you are considering upgrading from your crappy iPod earbuds, these are highly recommended! "
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"These earphones are far superior to the ones that come with your iPod but still don't live up to my standards."
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