Excerpt: The SE215 by Shure are a fantastic product for anyone looking for high quality in-ear earphones are a bargain price. I've had a difficult time in the past with in-ears fitting properly, but I have no problem with the SE215s. They're comfortable and isolate an incredible amount of outside noise which allows them to produce great audio quality at a low volume. Highly recommend!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up, Fits Well, Lightweight, Sleek
Summary: I've had my SE215s for more than a year now, using them almost every day while performing with my music group. They're not perfectly sound isolating, but are still great in-ears that allow me to hear what I need to hear at a healthy volume. My ears do get tired of the foam earbuds after a few hours of straight use; otherwise they're comfortable. I had an issue with my cord once but getting in touch with customer service resolved with issue quickly.
Summary: I have bought three pairs of Shure earphones, most recently the SE215. The sound quality is excellent but none of the three pairs have lasted much more than a year and Shure makes the repair and return process so onerous that it makes it not worth dealing with them. Lack of durability and lousy customer service outweigh the sound quality in the end. Three's enough. Time to look elsewhere. Merchant Response: Hi Dan, We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Summary: Without knowing, while cleaning my 215's I made mention to the wife that I will replace them at their 3 year mark. Found my receipt for 2 years and 9 months ago. 3 years of use!!! This is not everyday casual listening. These are my dedicated motorcycle speakers and running headphones. I've replaced the triple flanges almost monthly and the cable once. The monitors are still the same -- "starts singing Bob Seger"... I'll upgrade in another 3 years..
Summary: I bought 8 of these for our musicians. I wanted to get rid of stage monitors and the problems they introduce. It took several weeks for our singers and musicians to get acclimated to the new monitors, but the improvement has been fun to watch happen. The sound quality SE215s is excellent, particularly for the price. In fact, one of the initial problems I had was the enhanced dynamic range.
Summary: I have owned many in ear earphones over the years, from the low end price range to the high end, by several different manufacturers. It is my opinion that the Shure line of earphones provide both the best build quality and sound quality for the cost. The 215's are very durable for the price. I have had 3 pairs over they years. While my Shure 535's are my finely tuned racehorse, the 215's are my workhorse.
Excerpt: These are great inexpensive in-ear personal monitors. I use them with the Shure PSM200 body pack receiver and it makes a world of a difference. Must have item for any live vocalist. I also use it as regular headphones when on the subway or on the road and the way it reduces outside noise is amazing. I can listen on lower volume and still hear great and clear.
Pros: Adds Functionality, Easy To Set Up, Fits Well, Lightweight, Sleek
Excerpt: I wanted a pair of sound-isolating earphones to use when I cut the grass. It takes me about two hours to cut the lawn- these are a welcome addition. I don't have to turn them up very loud and I still feel like my hearing is being protected. Not quite as easy to get in as the foam earplugs I have always used, but not a big deal.
Summary: I bought these as a "backup" pair of earphones and I've been really impressed with the sound at this price point. I am not a bass head and the bass is nice and tight. Not "boomy" at all. The fit is good. overall very highly recommended particularly for this price.