i had a listen to both the shures and the k3003is at the shop... running out of my clip zip...
from what i heard the shures were just better.
after hearing the shures first felt the k3003is sounded thin.
id prob give transparancy to the shures as well, and would say clarity is prob around even.
this was a 20 min listen from a clip zip so take it with a grain of salt.
oh and then i went on to the ue900, and that sounded rubbish by comparison ^^::