Shure E2c is undoubtablly the most watched and wanted earphones on eBay, yet the price tag could vary between $0.01 upto $400.
What's the differ?
Well, our source at Shure's production line in China told Et.Power that Shure's inventory control is extremely tight, so there is no OEM Shure products available on the market. By doing this, Shure can ensure a multi-fold profit by selling this earphones.
So, what about those $20 ones?
Of course, these pairs cannot be the genuine ones, and sound quality is no way to compare with the original pair.
But there is a question of: Are you happy with a reasonable sound quality earphone made by the same assembling line in Suzhou,China for Shure at such an afforable price or your pocket is thick enough to get the real one?
Only you can make the call, it's all about choice.
P.S. If I have $400 to spare, I'd spend on a CX300 andthe rest ? I'd buy ten of those $20 ones and give out as Christmas gifts! And I'll keep one for myself just for my iPod.