Originally Posted by Tommy C
Originally Posted by krayziehustler
I have the UE900 and my wife has those Shure's and there isn't a comparison btw the two. The Shure isn't as detailed and the bass is definitely lacking. Even my non audiophile wife noticed. Tho having said that there are two separate sound signatures. Perhaps you prefer the sound of the Shure's. If you do I suggest trying the 4XX series or the 535 which are in the same league as these.
Thanks very much for the info. I find the UE 900 to be good but I am just lacking something, can't pin point it yet though.
My sister is currently travelling and she took the SE215s with her. I am in the process of getting my UE900s replaced as I think the thin sound I heard before was due to a bad connection/seal/defect. Both sides start cracking, hissing and cutting off when I get up and walk around, plus I feel that I am not getting a proper seal with the stock tips.
I will post my impressions along with a comparison towards the end of the month once I get a non defective pair.
Comfort on these is quite good. The rubber tips are more comfortable than shure olives but they dont seal as well and the cold weather has the comply foams hard as a rock so I'm not too keen on trying them out though they might be better sound wise. As far as lying down on one's side, I find that these stick out slightly more than the SE215s but I am yet to make a head to head comparison.
I really want to like these. The amount of detail I get from these is amazing but I can't say much more until I get a non defective pair that I know is performing as it should.