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Shure SE215

$99.99
MSRP $119.99
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This product is HeadRoom Recommended.

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!

Fit is everything with IEMs so be sure to check out this handy "Fit Guide"

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Product Features:

  • 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

Applications:

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.

Remember to purchase after-market Shure SE215 cables with a 'built-in' mic + controller for iPhone use or for other smartphones.

NOTE: Please keep in mind eBay and Amazon purchases from any 'non-authorized' Shure vendor(s) will void all free manufacturer's warranties!

Specifications:

  • 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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Great Value
Posted by Big Tex from OKC on 2013-12-29

Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Isolation, mids, build quality
Cons: not at this price

I didn't really need these but when I saw the great price on the B stock page I couldn't resist. I spent about an hour with them out of the box then broke them in for a few hundred hours on a receiver at moderate volume. Huge difference. I use these with a Nano and a Fiio E06 amp. Nice punchy sound with very little coloration, though they are a tad thick on the low end. Highs are nice but not outstanding. Mids are solid and smooth - typical of Shure.

I A/B'ed them with my Klipsch S4, and it really wasn't fair. The 215's were better in just about every way. Much more smooth and enjoyable. Then I put them against my X10's. The 215's won the midrange battle but the X10's were tighter down low and had a slight edge on the highs. Pretty close, although they have a different kind of sound and both are enjoyable and easy to listen to. Then I brought out the SE535's. Nirvana. I know they cost 4 times as much but man, they are incredible. But the 215's were in the same neighborhood with the mids and had the very noticable Shure sound signature. It just isn't fair to expect that kind of performance.

I'm not sure there is a can in this price range that will compete with the 215's, especially after proper break in. I am very impressed with them and they are now my everyday in ear 'phones. They do everything well enough and they don't do anything poorly. I use the E06 amp most of the time with the Nano and I also use a Total Bithead with other players, but don't be afraid to use the 215's unamplified because they do a very nice job that way. I recommend these highly and I'm glad I grabbed them.


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Requires Maintenance, fell apart
Posted by Chad on 2013-09-25

Recommend Product: No
Pros: Sound great, super confortable
Cons: Connection to head phones detiorates over time

I had to frequently clean the headphone connection to the cable, which wasn't so bad. But after about a year the headphone connection at the jack deteriorated to the point that I could only hear audio out of one ear.

Unfortunately, these aren't as durable as I thought.


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Incredible Earphones
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

I spent a year or two listening to music with an older pair of Shure SCL - E5 headphones. I used them until I literally blew a driver out due to wear and tear. Bought the SE 215s as a low-end replacement for the E5s. By and large, the E5s were much higher quality headphones (one should expect for the $500 price tag...). As such, I had spent considerable time training my ear with high end headphones. I then bought some 215s to replace the E5s because I wasn't able to spend $500 on headphones at the time - I've been really impressed.

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.

Highly recommended.


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