Summary: These are great while they work. There are a bunch of methods to fix them when they eventually lose connection and start cutting out. I've had three of these in the past 5 years. They're pretty awesome while they work.
Pros: Warm sound, great seal with olives or comply tips, stock cables have very low microphonics
Cons: Connection between cable and IEMs deteriotate over time, requiring constant maintenance or replacement
Summary: SHURE SE215 REVIEW
Notes: This is my first review in the head-fi community and I'm just starting my journey as an enthusiast. So please be kind to my mistakes. Thanks!
Accessories: IEM and detachable cable,
Soft carrying pouch (Does not provide adequate protection, hard clamshell cases would be...
Pros: Built to last, very comfortable, luxurious mids, lows are detailed but not overpowering.
Cons: Pricey (specially with emergence of it's competitors costing well below 99$) , rolled off treble.
Summary: Before purchasing the Shure SE215's, I'd spend $15-30 on a pair of buds that would always break after a few months, at most. Fed up with spending God knows how much after several years, I decided it was time to invest on some good quality earbuds.
Pros: long-term comfort, noise cancellation, great sound quality, durable
Summary: The Shure SE215 is the first IEM I owned and was the one that brought me in head-fi. I got mine for around $95 at the time after reading some reviews online here and there. Since then, I've learned to put some faith in reviewers and not assume that everyones a shill for promoting a product.
Pros: EXCELLENT isolation! Great low end extension and overall great for fun earphone when you're gymming or just out and about.
Summary: So I bought these IEM's today when I saw they were on sale at Sam Ash Music here in my town for only 84.99. Since I've heard pretty good things about these before, and know that they normally go for 99.99, I snatched them right up for the steal of a price.
Pros: Price, design, comfort, overall sound
Cons: Somewhat muddy bass/mids boundary, slightly recessed upper-mids, a little bit "congested" sounding, hard to grow accustomed to achieving good fit
Summary: I decided to purchase these earphones as I was looking for one to replace my other sets that had been broken a while back.
I took my time to look around for some earphones that fit around the price range of $100-$150 and found that these are the way to go.
Pros: Splendid Bass, Amazing Isolation.
Cons: The amount of time it takes to put these on, especially with the memory foams.
Summary: I am a big Shure fan given my sweet experience with SRH940 and SRH1840 for indoor use. Being an avid mountain biker conscientious of safety (hence a helmet is obligatory), I need a pair of good IEH to pipe in pleasing music that stay secure while I navigate those bumpy trails in the forest.
Pros: Outstanding audio quality for acoustic music, base just right, secure fitting to ear, sturdy detachable cable
Summary: Once you spent the necessary 2 minutes to put them on, they are very confortable, they don't move around. The foam tips (not much "memory"),are solid and washabled (especially compared the Comply's).
Summary: Good solid bass, not very impactful, definitely not for bassheads. Has a warmer feel, and is not very laid back. Also less colored than I would expect. Overall good, as I paid around 120 for them, but in the price range theryre at now, I would hesitate.
Summary: This is the first item that dragged me into the world of audiophile, having started as noob with this great cans I must say that Shure SE215 Special Edition is cans for everybody, all things considered.
Pros: Good bass, perfect mids, great built quality, nice fitting
Cons: Could use a bit more high, took time to get used to the fitting