Headphones and Earphones

Paradigm SHIFT E3m In-Ear Headphones (Earbuds)


Introduction to the Paradigm SHIFT E3m In-Ear Headphones (Earbuds)

It was almost impossible to not notice the abundance of headphone products being shown at CES 2012 this past January. It seemed that everyone had a solution for enjoying personal audio devices from large, multi-colored over-the-ear and on-ear headphones to in-ear headphones and earbuds. Paradigm was showing their E-series in-ear headphones (earbuds) marketed under the Paradigm SHIFT™ brand which focuses on portable audio. Paradigm is well respected for their speaker designs and they have voiced the E-series to match the sound quality of their speakers. The E1 earbuds are voice matched to Paradigm's Monitor Series speakers. The E2m earbuds are voice matched to Paradigm's Studio Series speakers. The E3m earbuds, which I'll be covering in this review, are voice matched to Paradigm's high-end Signature Series speakers.


  • Design: In-Ear Headphones (Earphones, Earbuds)
  • Driver: One (in each earbud) 8-mm super-neodymium
  • MFR: 8 Hz - 19 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 18 Ohms
  • Cable: 47.24" Tangle-resistant Cord
  • Size of Bud: 3.5 mm
  • MSRP: $129.99 USD
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