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The Paradigm Shift E3m's earpieces are crafted from CNC precision-machined aluminum and feature 8mm super-neodymium drivers, superflexible cables, and an inline microphone with controls for your smartphone.
The Shift e3m has a warm, tubelike midrange and full, rich bass, The e3m is nicely finished and very compact in its design, I found the clothcovered cables of the e3m, and subsequently all Shift headphones, to be somewhat impervious to snarls or tangles.
Powerful, deep bass, Relaxed treble, Highly articulate, Light and comfortable, Excellent seal/passive noise blocking
Quality audio performance, Strong bass response that doesn't distort at high volumes, Secure fit, Tangle-resistant cloth-covered cable.
The sound is seriously lacking in detail.
The e3m provides the listener with limited control capability and no volume control when connected to a portable music device or smart phone, The e3m is slightly to the dark side of neutral, with a bit of bass bloom that may obscure the finer detail of ba
Noisy cord, Ear tips may not feel comfortable to all ears, Laid back treble may not appeal to all listeners
Single-button phone controls work with different phones, but not as well as dedicated controls for iPhones, Lack of crispness not for everyone.
By Sound and Vision Magazine on June 25, 2012
An IEM tuned like Paradigm's speakers — or is it? Enlarge Measured: Paradigm Shift E3m See Gallery Paradigm tunes its IEMs to match the sound of its different speaker lines. The E3m is the top-of-the-line model, thus it is said to match...
By cnet on April 14, 2012
The Paradigm Shift E3m is a fine-looking, beautifully built in-ear headphone, but the admirable design elements don't offset its mediocre...
By AVRev on April 01, 2012
Paradigm has yet again done their homework, developing a great sounding product that is well built and ergonomically impressive. I must admit that the overall warmish sound may not appeal to all, but I made it clear that I lean that way for headphone...
By Home Theater Review on March 20, 2012
Those who haven't upgraded from the stock earbuds that came with their music player or iProduct can reap big benefits by taking a listen to the new Paradigm Shift in-ear monitors. The Paradigm Shift e3ms provide significantly better sound than stock...
By Digital Trends on March 19, 2012
There’s nothing phoned in about the e3m and we can really appreciate that. We feel the e3m’s performance fit their price point to a...
By PC Mag on January 24, 2012
The Paradigm Shift e3m earphones are ideal for those who favor "warmth" over "brightness," offering powerful bass response with less emphasis on the higher frequencies....
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