Hi all, I'm a newcomer, and in a need of some quick advice. I'm buying a new set of earphones for myself and can't decide between UE 700 and Shure SE215.
What I like about UE over Shure is the fact they drop down instead of go over the ear, then they seem more balanced, while Shure is bass-oriented, and they have clearer highs and warmer mids that produce better sound when listening to orchestra accompanied vocal (such as Loreena McKennit).
Other way around, Shure has a good and replacable cable, 2 year warranty, as it seems, better general sound experience throughout the genres and UE supposedly needs amp for full experience.
I listen to rock, heavy metal, power metal , irish folk and some dub (lol). I enjoy occasional 2pac and serbian folk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9yKOsPAJxQ ).
(all of the conclusions are not my expertise, but just something I picked up by reading all the reviews, pardon my noobness)
Edited by dvnitycker - 9/4/12 at 1:31pm