Excerpt: Marketing, public relations pros, and, yes, even journalists, tend to neglect the middle-priced products in most manufacturers’ lines. It’s easy to understand why. Budget-priced products can be praised for their value, and top-of-the-line items can be lauded for performance, but what do you say about the products right in the middle?
Excerpt: Search the headphone forums and read the gadget blogs. You’ll find many fans of the Shure SE215 earbuds. The praise is deserved — they do sound really good — but they aren’t for everyone. The fit can be problematic. They come with a wide variety of tips, including both squishy foam and soft rubber, so finding the perfect size for your ear is easy. But the bodies of the buds themselves are oddly shaped and quite large. The cables are made to be worn behind the ear.
Conclusion: Shure may consider these headphones to be entry-level but in terms of quality you wouldn’t think so. Sure, the design is a little love it/hate it but is you’re a fan of the brand then you’ll already be warming to what these budget cans have to offer.
Pros: The Shure SE215 headphones are built to last. The housing that connects the 3.5mm audio jack to the cable is nicely reinforced and as the cable comes out at a 90-degree angle accidental damage is kept to a minimum. Shure specialises in making kit for professionals so it’s the little details that count for a lot. For example, unlike most headphones on the market, the Shure SE215 come with a detachable Kevlar reinforced cable, so should it ever get damaged you can easy ...
Cons: We like the heavy-duty appeal of the cable and plastic houses but we’re aware they’re not as sleek as other makes out there. The biggest problem with the Shure SE215 headphones is the rather large and bulbous driver housings, which make you look a bit like a TV broadcaster and will certainly prove a problem for people with smaller ears.
Excerpt: I am usually not a big fan of in ear monitors but I was in need of a pair for a single situation that I was in on the road so I decided to just purchase these from a locals music store that I have never heard of . The guy that worked there told me they where great and I wouldn’t be upset with my purchase but because this wasn’t a major chain sto...
"Shure created some great in ear phones" - theaudioandvideoguy
24 March 2012
Excerpt: The Shure SE 215 in ear headphones will sit right in your ear very comfortably and give you a great musical experience. I love these, I am usually not a fan of “in ear” headphones because they just aren’t very comfortable to me and they usual sound like your listening to music on a old radio. Meaning they usually have a very dull high frequency ...
Excerpt: Although they're the cheapest model in the Shure range, the SE215s borrow surprisingly heavily from the ultra high-end SE535s . They have the same style of moulded closure, for example, which sits in your ear while the cable comes out the top and fits around it. It makes for a secure fit that pro musicians rely on when performing live. The cable is also reinforced with Kevlar, and the vast array of bundled buds ensures that you’ll be able to find a perfect fit.
Pros: Pro build and features, rich, weighty sound, good mid/bass detail
Cons: Not as driving or sparkly as we', d like, thanks to that rich character