When I bought my Shure E2c earphones two years ago, I was blown away by the sound quality. I never spend more than $50 for earphones before and after buying the E2c model I would never consider downgrading to anything less. Shure really knows how to create addictive high quality products. The quality of the sound produced by my old E2c earphones was so good that I had to get rid of some albums that I ripped into mp3s long time ago when hard drive space was measured in megabytes rather than in gigabytes.
After two years of slave-like everyday service my Shure E2c earphones started to show signs of wear and it became apparent that they were going to retire soon.
Afraid of being without a good pair of earphones during my upcoming transatlantic flight, I got a new pair of Shure SE210. The design has change slightly compared to the older model, but it still preserves the main features that I loved so much.
I've been listening to some music via these earphones for only an hour or so, but I can already tell that SE210 brings "great sound" to a brand new level. I don't consider myself to be an audiophile, but even my untrained ear can hear the big difference between the two. The new pair fits better as well as feels more comfortable in my ears.
J, lost his mind a couple of weeks ago and bought a pair of the high-end SE530. I don't even want to know what those sound like. I know that if I tried them, I would be tempted to pay an insane amount of money for them, so I better say away :)