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Shure SCL2 Sound Isolating Earphones with Single Dynamic Driver, Black

by Shure

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  • Sound Isolating Sleeves: Because every ear is different, the Fit Kit includes three sizes (S, M, L) of the orange foam, clear and gray flex sleeves. Experiment with the size and style that creates the best fit for you -- a good seal is key to optimizing sound isolation and bass response as well as maximizing comfort during extended wear.
  • Carrying Case: A durable and compact carrying case is included with the SCL2 to provide a convenient, tangle-free solution to store your earphones.
  • Wax Removal Tool : If you notice a change in sound quality, remove the sleeve and check the nozzle of your earphone. If nozzle is blocked, clear obstruction by using wire loop end of cleaning tool.
  • Because every ear is different, the Fit Kit includes three sizes of the orange foam, clear and gray flex sleeves.
  • A durable and compact carrying case is included with the SCL2 to provide a convenient
  • Wax Removal Tool : If you notice a change in sound quality, remove the sleeve and check the nozzle of your earphone.
  • Sound Isolating Sleeves: Because every ear is different, the Fit Kit includes three sizes (S, M, L) of the orange foam
  • Carrying Case: A durable and compact carrying case is included with the SCL2 to provide a convenient
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 56 x 0.1 x 0.1 inches ; 1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000TV6X74
  • Item model number: SCL2-K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,884 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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An excellent introduction to premium audio via sound isolation, the discrete, comfortable and affordable Shure SCL2 earphones in black use Shure's award-winning earphone technology for a rich response across the full sonic range. Utilizing Shure's award-winning earphone technology, they're great for use on live stages as well as with any home or portable audio device in noisy environments such as bus stations, airports, and more. The SCL2 earphones feature Single Dynamic MicroDriver technology that delivers full range sound and isolation from outside noise.



Shure's sound-isolating SCL2 earphones in black.
Sound isolating earphones provide sound quality far beyond the technical ability of the most expensive earbuds and isolation that's superior to the best headphones. By creating a secure fit between the sound source and your ear canal, unwanted background noise is blocked out while the music comes straight in.

They provide a comfortable fit thanks to the three sizes of three different included sleeves--orange foam, clear and gray flex. Experiment with the size and style that creates the best fit for you--a good seal is key to optimizing sound isolation and bass response as well as maximizing comfort during extended wear. A durable and compact carrying case is included with the SCL2 to provide a convenient, tangle-free solution to store your earphones.

Sound Isolating Technology

Headphones generally enclose your ear or rest on top of it. Regular earphones (like the earbuds often packaged with CD players) sit on the outside of the ear. Sound isolating earphones are different. They are designed to fit inside your ear canal, where they create an isolated listening area that is responsible for their superior acoustic properties.

Sound isolating earphones were originally developed as Personal Monitor Systems to allow musicians to hear their own performances in loud onstage environments. Sound isolating earphones work by using soft, pliable sleeves to block background noise, allowing small, high-performance drivers to deliver incredibly precise sound directly to the ear.

Is isolation different from noise cancellation?
The seal created by a sound isolating earphone physically blocks most frequencies of background noise. Active noise cancellation headphones are generally larger, heavier and battery-driven. The active cancellation process negates selected frequencies through a complex process that can even introduce unwanted artifacts into the resulting audio. The natural sound isolation properties of a properly fitted in ear earphone exceeds the performance of even the most expensive active noise cancellation alternatives.

How do in ear sound isolating earphones work?
By selecting from an assortment of included soft, flexible sleeves, you're able to personalize the fit of the earphones to your ears. The sleeves conform to the unique shape of your ear, creating a seal that isolates you from ambient noise.

Why is isolation important?
Sound isolation makes it possible to hear greater detail at a lower volume than is possible with earbuds or most headphones intended for portable use. Lower-volume listening means less fatigue over extended periods and is safer than trying to overcome background noise by turning up the volume. This makes sound isolating earphones the ideal choice for commuting, travel, exercise, study, or work--any activity where you desire portable, hi-fidelity sound.

Specifications

  • Frequency Range: 22Hz – 17.5kHz
  • Sensitivity: 105dB SPL/mW (@ 1kHz)
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms (@ 1kHz)
  • Weight: 1 ounce
  • Input Connector: 3.5mm
  • Cable Length: 56 inches

Product Description

An excellent introduction into premium audio via sound isolation, the SCL2 features single dynamic microdrivers for full sonic range and resonant bass.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

As far as sound quality, I loved them!
Bitey (the big one)
They also come with several pairs of rubber and foam cushions to fit your ear in the best way.
The Raubinger's
The bass IS deeper, and the sound overall is more detailed and richer.
Owlyn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Michael MacDonald on March 31, 2008
I've used Shure E2C's for about 5 years (2 or 3 pairs). My most recent pair finally started wearing through the wire coating, and I have too much pride to just electrical tape them (not to mention there are dozens of holes in the insulation). I should note that purchased the clear version of these earphones, but am posting where most of the reviews have already been made.

So I decided it was time to replace the E2C's and wanted to see what my options were. I looked at the Shure SE110's and SE210's, but didn't find many favorable reviews (especially when juxtaposed with the E2C's). I peaked around at other brands but decided I've been too happy with Shure to risk it.

I settled on the SCL2's, assuming they were somehow better than the E2C's, given they are the "Pro" version of the same phones.

My initial reaction is that the sound is more homogenized than the E2C's. I don't feel like I'm listening to the band play live, I feel like I'm listening to them in The Matrix. The sounds feels more synthetic and less real. Given that I've used the E2C's for years, I confident the fit is not the issue; my ears know where they are supposed to fit.

I have read that there is a break-in period for these earphones; I tend to believe that as I've seen break-in periods on all types of speakers (car, home, computer, etc.) I'm 3 weeks in today, and I just hope this break-in doesn't take much longer.

All in all, the phones are very good. After listening for about 30 minutes, I don't really notice the sound being odd. If there is a lack of anything, I would say its treble, as I've had to play with the EQ a bit to get the highs where they should be.

If I had the choice, I'd probably move back to the E2C's.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Idiot900 on November 14, 2007
In response to the reviewers who complain about lack of bass and low sound quality - you haven't put them in your ears correctly. This type of earphone demands a good fit. That is, they must be lodged in your ear canal, making a seal. This takes some practice and trying out the various sizes and types of included tips, but the results are worth it. The sound quality is excellent and external ambient noise is strongly attenuated.

The Shure SCL2 is the next incarnation of the E2/E2c. The only difference I notice is that the wires are softer and more flexible, which helps keep the drivers in your ears - the rigid wires of the E2/E2c had a tendency to pull them out. The reviews on Amazon for the E2 and E2c (which, by the way, are the same product) generally apply to the SCL2 as well.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Henry Lamb (hlamb88937@aol.com) on September 11, 2007
These are great. When I got my first MP3 I did a lot of research. Bottom line, no matter what player you get, throw away the earphones and get quality. Shure was the one most recommended by those in the know. You must get a seal in your ear to get "bass" and when you do... you do get bass. The sound is amazing, super, clear, full bass. You need to play with the various ear peices. A lot of people like the foam, I prefer the black rubber pieces. Here is the best part. They are guaranteed for two years. Not figuring mine would ever go bad I did not save the sales receipt. One day 2 1/2 years later I got one ear-phone wet, so it quit. I put the earphones in an envelope, wrote that I had been a user of Shure since my hippy days, and that I did not bother to save the receipt. I wrote that if they could help me great, if not, throw them away. Two weeks later, without a question, they sent me a new set of earphones free. Now that is a great company. One more thing. If you use the foam, wet them a little first. One day on the treadmill at the gym I got an insight...wet them with a little syliva first. Wow!!!! perfect, perfect fit. What a difference.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan M. Tabah on December 5, 2007
This is one company that got the product and the follow-up support right.

I had a pair of E2C's that sounded great for under $100 earphones. I used them so much that the wire began to fray after about a year (even with the thick wire covering). While I had them for a year (standard electronics product warranty duration) I sent them back to Shure along with a photocopy of my original receipt and they simply sent me a new pair of SCL2's, no questions asked. The SCL2 is the new version of the E2C's. There is an automatic 2 year warranty on all Shure products. You don't have to register, purchase a warranty extension; you just get it for buying their product. Nice.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. Thomashefsky on December 25, 2007
When I first tried out these earphones, there was no low end at all...they sounded worse than the stock iPod ear buds. Then I switched from the clear PVC sleeves to the soft black rubber. What a difference. The sound had a nice full range and is very warm. The rubber sleeves fit so well that when removing them I had to break the air tight seal first (be careful of that - pull them out nice and easy). Once sealed in your ears, these earphones block out most ambient noise, which allows you to listen to music at a much lower volume.

These are definitely the best earphones I have used. The big over the ear headphones can sound better, but if you want an small earphone, these sound pretty good.
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