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Well I finally did it. I've upgraded my Shure 210 earbuds and am I glad I did! Firstly, I did get these at a bargain price of £50, probably due to these being no longer manufactured. They have retailed for up to £180 in the past and to be fair, that does sound expensive for earbuds but they do offer great sound.
One thing I liked about the Shure earbuds was the comfort. Denon's earbuds don't quite sit as far down the canal as I would like and I did feel that this allowed more external sounds into the ear resulting in bass loss. The quality of the actual units though is excellent. They have an alloy like feel to them and exhibit a weight you would expect to make them uncomfortable. The pack comes with an extension cable to allow extra length and movement.
I have to confess to changing my earbud pads to the Comply TX-400s. These give a much better fit in the canal resulting in better bass and less external noise. With these in place I found the sound to be excellent and producing much more detail than my previous Shure 210s. If I have a criticism it's that the sound is a little bright and I find myself adjusting the sound during extended plays. I'm hoping I will adapt to the sound the more I use them and I have heard that the sound beds in more once worn in.
Overall, a really decent pair of earbuds that are stylish, durable and offer excellent sound. If you can pick them up at a bargain price as I did then I highly recommend them.
I saw the earphones in Selfridges retailing at £149.99. After I read a few reviews I decided I really wanted them.
First port of call was ebay. I watched a few and they sold for between £70 and £80. Then I looked at completed items and realised a pair had sold the day before for £50 so this was my benchmark price. I found a pair the next day, bid and won.
The minute I put these earphones in I was blown away by the power. So much bass. The only good earphones I had used previously were a pair of etymotic eR6i earphones which were also amazing with great sound reproduction, however I had to go through my entire mp3 collection re-equalising everything before I could hear any bass. With these it wasn't required.
Sound reproduction on these is great as is build quality. They are made from machined aluminium and feel very solid. My girlfriend dropped them in a cup of water and they still continue to perform perfectly.
The AH-C751 reference series headphones are sound isolating canal-type inner ear headphones which will reduce ambient noise allowing you to enjoy more of the music than ever before. For strength and stability, aluminum housing has been used to achieve high rigidity so that dynamic sound is clear and on target.
The newly developed Acoustic Optimizer provides optimum acoustic characteristics by adjusting the sound pressure balance in front of and behind the diaphragm. Sound is more dynamic yielding clear bass with proper balance at the low to mid frequency range.
For improved performance, high purity OFC cables of equal length for both channels are used to maintain optimum sound quality. Additionally an aluminum connector cover is used for strength and durability. For connectivity a gold-plated stereo mini jack is employed. The tangle-resistant elastomeric cable provides less hassle and makes for easy storage.
For comfort and convenience, the AH-C751 comes with 3 sizes of earpieces to be sure you have the size that fits your ears.