the audio world in everyday experience is different if you aren't plugged into your ipod and shure e2s…. and i must say…. it isn't as impressive as it might be unless there is no other sound except the birds and rest of nature. there is…. if you have silence, a pervasive and somewhat deafening roar of humanity in every civilized place…. i'm not sure that it is a good thing.
in short, i left the ipod uncharged lastnight and only just now realized the generalized noise of others. i've had the e2s for a while now. the walk to work was great until the trucks came along, from then on it was just an extended diatribe against noise polution.