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Paradigm SHIFT E3m

In-ear headphones with remote/mic (White)

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Item # 819E3MWHT

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Overview

Our take on the Paradigm SHIFT™ E3m

Long known for building high-quality loudspeakers, Paradigm has now applied their deft touch to in-ear headphones. After studying how sound from loudspeakers impacts the ear, they created the Paradigm SHIFT E3m to reproduce the speaker experience in an affordable earbud. The E3m is voice-matched to Paradigm's reference-class Signature series speakers. With an emphasis on minimizing distortion, these earbuds deliver an accurate, detailed presentation of your music, from crisp highs all the way down to deep bass. Free your music from the confines of stock earbuds and discover great sound without sacrificing portability.

Paradigm's Signature sound for earbuds

Long known for building high-quality loudspeakers, Paradigm has now applied their deft touch to in-ear headphones. After studying how sound from loudspeakers impacts the ear, they created the Paradigm SHIFT E3m to reproduce the speaker experience in an affordable earbud. The E3m is voice-matched to Paradigm's reference-class Signature series speakers. With an emphasis on minimizing distortion, these earbuds deliver an accurate, detailed presentation of your music, from crisp highs all the way down to deep bass. Free your music from the confines of stock earbuds and discover great sound without sacrificing portability.

Answer calls and control your music

The E3m features an in-line microphone and remote for use with compatible smart phones, including Apple® devices. One-touch functionality lets you answer and end calls as well as control music playback. Your music automatically pauses when a call comes in, so you can talk and then get right back to your music.

The E3m includes three sizes of ear tips so you can find a comfortable fit that provides proper noise isolation. Available in black or white, these compact earbuds can accompany you just about anywhere, keeping you in touch with your music.

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William, Attica, Indiana

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones (with in-line remote/mic and attached 49" cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • 3 Pair of silicone ear tips (S/M/L)
  • Carrying case
  • Instructions
  • Online Product Registration Card

Product Highlights:

  • in-line remote with microphone for answering calls and controlling music playback with compatible devices, including Apple® devices
  • 3 pairs of silicone ear tips included for optimum comfort and sound quality
  • tangle-resistant 4-foot cord
  • cord adjustment slider for a comfortable fit
  • padded travel case
  • frequency response: 8-19,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 105 dB
  • impedance: 18 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.4375 x 0.4375
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 8-19k Hz
Sensitivity 105 dB
Impedance 18 Ohms
Weight N/A ounces
Cord Length 49"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Paradigm Shift In-Ear Headphone Design: The Paradigm Shift series in-ear headphones are the result of thirty years of sound research and product development. Paradigm's unique understanding of what makes a speaker sound great in a listening room is applied to the design of their in-ear headphones. Paradigm uses sophisticated measurement tools and proprietary algorithms while accounting for the psycho-acoustic effects of the ear structure in developing its design. This allows Paradigm to faithfully reproduce the performance of Paradigm's freestanding loudspeakers in an in-ear headphone.

E3m In-Ear Headphones: The Paradigm Shift E3m in-ear headphones are voice matched to Paradigm's Monitor Series speakers. They employ a single 8mm super-neodymium driver in each earphone. These in-ear headphones deliver the full audio spectrum with unbelievable clarity, extended bass response, and perfect tonal balance.

Multiple Ear Tips: The Paradigm Shift E3m in-ear headphones come with 3 size of silicone ear tips (s/m/l) to ensure a tailored fit that further maximizes overall sound quality and comfort.

In-Line Remote + Mic: The in-line remote gives you Play/Pause control for your music and answer/end control for your phone calls from various manufacturers of smartphones. The integrated omni-directional microphone lets you carry on your side of the conversation, while listening to the caller's voice through the earphones. The in-line remote + mic also supports voice control for hands-free music playback and communication (device also must support this function).

Tangle Resistant Cable: The Paradigm Shift E3m in-ear headphones feature a tangle-resistant, cloth exterior cable terminated by a gold-plated 3.5mm connector for excellent signal transfer.

Carrying Case: The included carrying case helps to protect the in-ear headphones during storage and transport.

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Small and simple

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 7/22/2013 3:55:00 PM

I really liked the shape of the earbuds. They're contoured to fit snugly in the ear, and form a much more effective seal than earbuds that are basically cylinders. With the sleeves also filling the ear canal, I basically had two seals between the outer world and my eardrums. Ambient sounds were virtually eliminated — which meant I could listen at much lower volumes than I usually need to with in-ear headphones.

And the E3m's delivered at those lower volumes. My music sounded full and detailed, with a nice bass presence. And for bass-heavy genres like rap and dance, the low-end kicked without becoming muddy — even at higher volume levels. Great headphones for on-the-go listening.

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