The SE215 are the starter level for Shure in-ears which translates to beyond-belief sound quality when compared to lesser known 'entry-level' in-ear headphones at this price. Very durably built with high-definition, full-range microdrivers, the SE215 advanced fit ergonomics are second to none in wearing comfort for on-stage pros or just peerless personal audio. Detachable cords allow easy replacement when needed. Sweet stuff. Choose your color!
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- Least expensive in-ears with detachable cables + form-fitting cord design
- Ideal for pro stage work or great personal listening
- Terrific 'bang for the buck' in-ear audio value
- Solid isolation / noise-blocking for near-total listening privacy
- Strong 2-year Shure manufacturer's product warranty
What's In The Box:
- Shure hard-sided travel storage case
- Black foam eartips - S/M/L sizes
- Soft silicon eartips - S/M/L sizes
- Earpiece cleaning tool
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A storied 85-year lineage manufacturing electronics, stage microphones and high-end pro audio gear is nicely brought to bear on the excellently affordable Shure SE215 in-ear headphones, a smooth-sounding earphone hankering for your iPod, iPad, MP3 device, smartphone or other mobile music source. Featuring Shure's own dynamic 'MicroDriver' single speaker armature design, the attractive pricing makes the SE215 an unparalleled choice for music lovers seeking serious quality listening to go. Well-textured and nicely thumpy in the lows (measuring down to 22 Hz in the audio lab), the all-important midrange frequencies remain simple and well-focused, so vocal intelligibility should be excellent for singer/songwriter genres and jazz vocals or classic rock fare. Although not as well-extended at the edges of the frequency range as the double-the-cost Shure SE315 model, the tonal presentation of the SE215 remains non-jagged and neatly balanced and won't overly highlight the sonic limitations of compressed digital music files or lower-bitrate recordings. The nicely within-reach cost of the SE215 makes them attractive not only for serious professional music monitoring but also for top-shelf private personal listening while moving out & about with excellent environmental noise isolation. Easy-to-wear fit is also well-suited for rookies or newcomers to the in-ear monitor headphone experience.
The personalization 'fit kit' included in the package with the Shure SE215 in-ear headphones is very well laid-out and contains 6 pairs of eartips in total -- either foam type or soft silicon material -- with S/M/L sizing for each. The included protective Shure storage / travel case is another plus in the handy accessories department. The comforting 2-year free 'repair or replace' manufacturer's product warranty is serviced by Shure Audio located in Chicago area only with your HeadRoom 'authorized dealer' proof-of-purchase receipt.
NOTE: Please keep in mind eBay and Amazon purchases from any 'non-authorized' Shure vendor(s) will void all free manufacturer's warranties!
- Isolation: -15dB ~ 30dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 20 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Cord Length: 5ft
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Small
- Ear Coupler Type: IEM
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Headphone Type: In-Ear
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Sensitivity: 107 dB
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Posted by SoundGuy from Dallas, TX on 2013-03-24
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Isolation, Shure Warranty, Multitude of tips, Amazing sound for the price
Cons: Takes work to find the best fit
The 215s are a serious contender for anyone looking for high quality headphones at a budget. These headphones sound FUN and really immerse you in the music. These sound similar in quality to headphones in the $200-250 range (although, dont match the clarity and crispness on the high end of more expensive multi-driver models). Also, Shure has an incredible warranty. Keep your receipt, and they will pretty much replace anything that breaks (in some cases, even if you are at fault) in the first two years.
People who have small ear canals might have to spend some time to find the proper sleeves to get a comfortable and well-sealing sound. Personally, I have medium sized ear canals, and I prefer the more expensive yellow foam tips because they provide the best bass response and isolation. Also, the image with the mannequin in the product images does not show how to properly wear the headphones. They are intended for going flush with your ear, and the cable (and memory wire) should run over your ear.
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Posted by Not So Shure from Great Falls, MT on 2013-03-12
Recommend Product: No
Pros: Decent Sound, Comfortable Fit
Cons: Inline controls not included
1. The best part about these headphones is the way they sit in your ear, and the cord wraps up over your ear. Where it wraps over your ear, there is a little bit of "memory wire", which is thicker and stiffer, and holds its shape so that the headphones are very secure in and on your ear.
2. The worst part is, they do not include in-line controls. You have to buy a separate cord for those, at what I think is kind of a ridiculous price ($50).
3. The problem with the separate cord is, it DOES NOT HAVE THE MEMORY WIRE. (Why, Shure, why???). Without the memory wire (at least for me), the cord does not stay behind the ear. And they are not meant to be worn hanging straight down, so they are basically unuseable.
4. Therefore, the only way these headphones are really useable is with the original cord, which does not include inline mic/controls. So if inline controls are important to you AT ALL, I would not recommend these headphones.
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Posted by mwolverine from Santa Barbara, CA on 2012-08-09
Recommend Product: No
Pros: Comfortable, Great sound, Incredible bass
Cons: Takes a while to get used to the fit
Bass is ridiculously good, but use a bass booster if you're a basshead, and you'll see the full range of these IEMs.
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