Shure SCL3 Sound Isolating Earphones were designed to offer the demanding audio monitoring quality required for live performance. With a sleek, low profile design, the SCL3 earbuds combine WideBand Mi... Click To Read More About This Product
Shure SCL3 Sound Isolating Earphones were designed to offer the demanding audio monitoring quality required for live performance. With a sleek, low profile design, the SCL3 earbuds combine WideBand MicroDriver technology and incredible sound isolation for detailed highs and enhanced bass across an extended frequency range.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Great Phones for price!
I've been wearing earplugs for 20 years.It was hard to hear the click and monitor through headphones plus earplugs.The Shure scl3 are awesome! they cut enough decibels so im not cringing every time I...Read complete review
I've been wearing earplugs for 20 years.It was hard to hear the click and monitor through headphones plus earplugs.The Shure scl3 are awesome! they cut enough decibels so im not cringing every time I hit the snare.And they sound great!Ican finally hear how bad of a singer Iam lol.
Most Liked Negative Review
In ear phones are always hard to fit, but not bad for the price
I dont particularly care for in ear phones, but the price was too good to pass up. They send this with a boat load of different inserts and it will take a bit to...Read complete review
I dont particularly care for in ear phones, but the price was too good to pass up. They send this with a boat load of different inserts and it will take a bit to find one that fits. The bass reproduction is nearly non-existent, but vocals and highs are great. Mids are not bad, but still need work.
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Let's just get down to it. I was in the market for on-stage earphones that were well built, durable, gave great isolation, and great bass response. The SCL3s scores an A+ on 3 of the 4. No great bass response here. Bass response is okay, but come on, you have to spend a heck of a alot more to get all 4 of these things. The price is perfect, and the bass is all you need on stage. These guys will stand up the abuse of a performance, the cord is plenty long, and I am deaf to the world because of the great isolation. The SCL3s are more than you could expect for this price!
These are more than headphones, they are semi-professional to professional in ear monitors. I use these for every step of the recording process, from live monitoring to mixing and post production. they have accurate and pure sound and volume replication. they do not boost bass, like many earphones do and they can handle an incredible range of sound with clear bass and crisp highs.
I've been using these for a couple years now and will not play any medium to high volume gig without them. Once you find the right earpiece fit from the large selection available the isolation is great. The sound is very natural. I run them directly from the aux outs on my Mackie CFX12 console mixing my drum kit and band feed together to give me just what I want to hear at a level where I can play comfortably and not be blown away by stage volume. I used the SCL3's with my Sony mp3 Walkman recently on a flight and was amazed at how well they isolated the the music so engine noise did not interfere. I'm planning on stepping up to the SCL4 for monitoring live (to get the added low end enhancement)so I can keep the SCL3's for my mp3 player.
I had purchased the M-Audio IE-20s as my first set of in-ear monitors. I found them to not fit my ears well with any of their ear-fitting, they were very cheaply made (as I feel most M-Audio products are), and I got no isolation-effect from them at all. They are also very bulky. The sound was decent, but nothing special. I even tried having custom ear molds made thinking that might bring out the beauty in them. It didn't. They would up breaking once, I had to super-glue them, then they broke a second time and this time beyond repair. All that makes sense as I'm listening to my new SCL3s. I'm glad I got those so I'd appreciate quality when I found it. I'm "shure" there are higher-end in-ears than this model, but as far as this price point, these mop the floor with the M-Audios. From the second I put them in my ears, I experienced the long-lost isolation I'd been seeking, they felt comfortable, and you can tell from the thick cables & moldings that these are built to last. You know how you can just sense when you have a quality product? That was how I felt when I tried these the first time. To people who are on the fence about which in-ears to buy, if your choices are between these two, I feel confident that almost everyone out there would come to the same conclusion I have.
I bought these Shure Brand headphones (on the recommendation) of a friend...I am not electronics person, but my wife is an I-POD and I-Touch fan! She has had at least 10 pairs of "cheap" 19.99 to 59.99 headphones over the past year...you get what you pay for. I bought these and she loves them (I even tried them) and they sound great!!! Great sound, great noise canceling, Great BUY!
Bought several of the white SCL3's on sale. Best deal around.Great sound.
These earbuds block sound quite well, I work in a giant server room at IBM and they block most of the noise. Ah, peace! However, I listen to a lot of bassy electronica and drum and bass, and the bass is quite lacking IMO. Even on "bass booster" or "dance" eq on my ipod the bass is lacking. And its not because I didn't have a good seal on the earbud (they make such a perfect seal that I almost imploded my eardrum when I yanked them out a little too quickly).
I was originally looking at SE110's, then SCL2's and I finally settled on the SCL3's because they were so cheap here. This is my first pair of "upscale" earphones, having previously only used the stock iPod headphones. These definitely blow them away. Bass response is tight, but definitely there. You absolutely have to test all the tips to get the right seal and the best sound. I have to admit the foam tips are a little uncomfortable (puts a lot of pressure on the ear canals), but provide the best seal, IMO. I wear these at work, and I can't even hear myself type! I was, however, expecting a bit more from them in terms of soundstage. Some songs need EQ tweaking, so it's tough to enjoy every song in a shuffle without having to stop and adjust. The frequency range is just amazing. I say if you can get 'em on the cheap, buy 'em. I wouldn't pay full price for them, though.
I just landed the SCL3's to replace a lost set of E4Cs. While this set does not have the full bang and depth of field that the E4Cs have, you cannot beat the price. If you want an excellent set of earphones and are not a conductor of a symphony, this is the set for you.
I picked up the white version for my iPhone. I have been using Shure headsets for about 5 years now. Never will go back to the regular apple headsets or sony headsets. This does the job, I previously had the older version of this, the bulky one where it looks like i was hearing aids. :) This is much sleeker, and I am truly satisfied with Shure's responsibility for their goods. I had a pair of Shure headset's that I returned about 3 times due to the ripping of the cord. Rest assure that Shure will take care you. Thanks again.