Excerpt: The business of sound reproduction never sleeps. R&D departments are working overtime for your attention, and your money. With the advent and proliferation of so many portable music players, music listening has taken on a life of its own. On any given day one can see people listening while: walking, running, skateboarding, in-line skating, ice skating, skiing, bicycling, weight lifting, relaxing, riding the bus, and on and on.
Summary: If you're hunting for good-quality headphones in this price range, then you should add these to your shortlist. Although it is worth noting that the better-sounding SE210 (the next in the range) are competitively priced in comparison to this set if you shop around for the best deal (we found them for Â£64, but the RRP is much higher). Keep an eye on the Shure SE110 though - if they fall in price they will become an instant bargain.
Summary: The SE-110 is a good, solid general purpose earbud that offers near-neutral tonal balance (balance I preferred to that of Shure’s much more costly SE-310), a delicate touch of warmth, and a hint of treble roll-off that makes the earbud forgiving of so-so recordings. This already good earbud would be even better, though, if Shure could give it a bit more detail and nuance—yet without losing its other positive attributes.
Conclusion: No not a form of torture but the best add on for your brand new shiny MP3 player. Did you know that the best way to improve its sound is a good set of isolating earphones like these little beauties from Shure?
Excerpt: The Shure SE 110 are a set of in ear headphones designed for personal use but to me sound good enough to use for monitoring during recording as well. I've only used these headphones for listening to music from my iPod, and for this they definitely do the job pretty well. They have a nice full sound for such small headphones and because of this...
Summary: It’s fair to say that Shure knows what it’s doing when it comes to making earphones. Not only has the company been doing it for some time, it has invariably been at the top of the class, too. At £80, the SE110s are the company’s entry-level sound-isolating earphones – but don’t go thinking there’s any scrimping on sound quality. Tailored fit For noise isolating headphones, a correct fit is absolutely paramount.
Summary: The trend for carrying your music with you, started by Sony with the Walkman cassette player back in 1979. Things have progressed to the point where you can carry an entire lifetimes music in the palm of your hand.
Conclusion: The Shure SE 110's are a pretty amazing sounding pair of Earphones. At their price point they might just be the best crafted, most well made and the best sounding earphones you can buy. Other manufacturers will give you more bass - but it is not natural bass - rather, it is enhanced and boomy bass. The Shure sound is one that is balanced, accurate and, I would imagine, the way the music actually sounds. High's were clear and crisp and bass was tight.
Pros: Beautiful, accurate sound, Comfortable fit, great build quality
Cons: A little tricky to get into your ears at first, slightly larger than most Earphones