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Yet another person who upgraded from the Shure SE215. Seems to be a trend for some reason, probably due to the small difference in pricing.
Like the others I was wondering what the fuss was all about when I first put these on, I wasn't absolutely blown away by the sound clarity or presence on various selections of music. I switched the EDC3's with my SE215's between casual listening and found there to be no discernible difference, save for some detailing and bass. So like everyone else, I let them mature and now as I'm writing this review I can see that there is a massive difference between the two. The EDC3's sound is now a lot more present and warm than my first listening and exceeds the overall sound quality of the SE215's. That isn't to say that they're better in all regards, however. Some genres will be held back by the neutrality of the EDC3's, especially in the bass end where it is tight but has little extension. Working out with these IEM's provides a good balance of detail and bass but leaves me wanting a little more power in the low end for EDM. I recommend it for people who want a good pair of IEM's on the cheap, however with BGVP DMG's being priced in a similar bracket I would honestly recommend those over the EDC3's whose sound quality in comparison overall fall short of competing options.
So if I recommend it, why the 3-star review?
So the other part of this review. The 2-pin connectors on my pair are loose. Not sliding-off loose, but certainly not secure. I'm coming from the SE215's which have MMCX connectors and those are hard to remove intentionally. The 2-pin connection has no clip-type lock so eventually my pair will (after spending time in my pocket and being taken on/off) eventually wriggle off. I've lost the right side twice, and I was fortunate enough to find it both times, once on the street and the other a whole day later in front of my workplace. Believe when I say it's not fun pulling out your IEM's out of your pocket only to find that a whole side is missing, and that is something that I never, ever had to worry about with the SE215's. So to remedy the situation, I applied a small amount of superglue to the stem of the connector (blasphemy, I know), out of the way of the pins. Now the connection is solid and I won't have to worry about it falling off. When the cable requires a replacement, I will have a problem, but I will cross that bridge when I get there.
Performs well for its price and I recommend it, but the connector comes loose for me, if you are in the same boat as me consider using adhesive to secure the connection lest it falls off.
I had the same. The bud disconnected several times .. each time I was aware of it and managed to find it immediately until ... the last time. I was crossing the road and didn't notice it has come apart and dropped on the ground again until I was on the other side. Went back but by the time I'd found them they'd been shattered by a passing car. IEMs you've used for a while are like old friends. You're familiar with them and enjoy their company. I was gutted and in mourning for several days afterward. What a silly design.
Saying that tho', these are probably the best IEMs I have encountered for sound quality and comfort. Shame the design of the 2 pin cable connector is not a bit better thought out.
I'm really gutted to hear that, dude. I nearly had the same happen to me the first time I lost my right side.
I agree, there should be some kind of latch to prevent the connector from just slipping out.