Excerpt: Here’s no secret: Those white earbuds that come with Apple’s iPortable Musicians – they’re not particularly good. Fine, perhaps, for a 15 minute commute on the bus, but even then, wouldn’t you rather have earphones that shield you from the outside noise and, better yet, make the most of your music...
Summary: The Shure SE115 is a decent choice in the $70-80 range but no more. Great isolation, very sturdy wires and the ability to add accessories is one of the staples of all Shure models.
This model features warm bass smooth mids but a roll off in the high end so clarity might be a bit of an issue.
Pros: Great isolation, sturdy construction, decent bass
Cons: Mids and highs are average; warm bass seems to carry this IEM through
Summary: Bought this last month, have been listening to it for the past 1month. This is a entry level IEM by Shure. For the price I paid I expected better sound but unfortunately I have heard better sounding IEMs going for a lower price.
The cable is modular which is great.
Pros: Modular design, good sound isolation, prominent mids
Conclusion: Shure’s SE115 is a decent set of headphones, and most will appreciate the quality for the price. That said, the package’s biggest selling point – the bass – isn’t as strong as advertised and an extended reach requires buying more equipment.