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Shure SE215 Reviews

NoahZ

Great Headphones, and a Great Value

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Pros: Excellent isolation, terrific bass, decent mids, generally quite comfortable, magical/life changing cord, great sound profile

Cons: Slightly recessed highs, not the best case, occasional plug issues, I absolutely can't remove the tips

My last IEM purchase was a disaster; I bought the Turbines and ultimately returned them as they were literally destroying my ears. I figured I was done with the IEM game for good, and moved to great big full sized Ultrasones. But I just couldn't ride the bus with those, they were too cumbersome and didn't quite isolate enough. So, my wallet aching, I went with these.   I've gotta say, after a little over a month I have almost no buyer's remorse whatsoever.   I'm going to start with the bad, because that's easier to quickly explain.   -The high's aren't the best, music in which the lead singer has a higher voice sometimes needs to be EQ'd to sound full. Keep in...
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ThickT

Very Impressed

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Pros: Great Quality of bass, comfortable fit, isolation, sleek look

Cons: mids and highs a little flat, the cord keeer.

  Theses are fantastic! Absolutely Stunning.    The bass is clear and detailed. It extends well and has very good speed. There is just the right amount too. I would consider myself to be a basshead, having sought after bass themed iems constantly. i've owned the original turbines and sennheiser cx 150 and cx 475 (directly marketed for supreme bass.)    Compared to the original Turbines and the two sennheisers there isn't as much impact but the clarity and extension is far far far more superior and more than makes up for that. listening to dubstep with theses is a thrill. In my opinion, if you had to give up one attribute of bass i'd say impact is the...
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bcasey25raptor

Good for my first set of real iems.

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Pros: Good sound, detachable cords, price

Cons: a little to much bass, i have heard people having issues with them breaking, annoying design

So after a month of debating weather I should spring for the Shure SE215 I went for it. I only went for it because Shure has a really good warranty and if I need to use it I can.   Durability/Looks/Design/Comfort Regarding durability and looks I find they look good because you don't even notice them under my hair. But durability wise i have heard reports of one side stop working. They look solid to me so far so only time will tell. The design and way they fit in the ear is annoying at first but you get used to it. IT irritates me though because i always have to move my hair all the time just to put them on. But once they are on they are solid and stay in place. I also find...
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morethansense

Perfect for live monitoring.

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Pros: Look awesome. Balanced sound. Bulletproof (jokes, it's just kevlar reinforced cable). Cheap.

Cons: Slightly dull >15KHz. Annoying to take off/put on. Feels like cable kinks easily with sharp bends (bit too stiff)

I use these mainly for when I'm on stage or when I'm mixing live, running around adjusting a muzo's in-ears/wedges.   These are perfect. For 100bucks anyway.   But the unique thing about these I've never experience before is that it makes me want to see how far I can turn down any track and see how far I can go before I lose those details I've never noticed before.   They simply sound capable of reproducing whatever you throw at them. Sounds are no longer squished together. I can now discern clearly what level instruments are relative to others as opposed to something sent through a compressor with a hard knee and ultra high ratio. i.e. it sounds...
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seaskimmer

Amazing bang for your buck

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Pros: Comfortable, nice sound

Cons: Fit takes a bit getting used to

Well here's what I have to say about the SE215. I am a high school student so I don't have too much experience with hi-fi stuff but I am an semi-pro musician so I know what good sound is and that stuff. But then again, everything here in this review is purely subjective and should be left for you to decide when you buy :)   I picked up my SE215's at Best Buy for $99.99 which was a pretty nice deal. I was debating getting these or Klipsch S4's but I eventually caved into buying my first Shure earphones. I am not disappointed at all with my purchase. I have owned Shure mic's and turntable cartridges so I know that they have great quality and customer support.   These...
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Dan S

A smooth bargain

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Pros: Isolation, smooth & non-fatiguing sound, comfort

Cons: Minor cable issues

With a trip to Vancouver coming up, I didn't have any decent traveling earphones. The best thing I had was a pair of closed-back Shure SRH440s, but they don't isolate well enough to really cut down on airplane noise. Meanwhile, the Shure SE215s were on sale, so I decided to try my first IEM.   Before I pulled the trigger, I wondered if I should just step up to the flagship SE535s. I have some nice headphones already, and budget headphones can be disappointing. But then I thought, what if I find Shure IEMs uncomfortable? My local Shure dealer does not allow returns on IEMs for "sanitary" reasons, so I'd be stuck with an expensive...
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