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post #16 of 21

I had Shure SE210, predecessor of SE215, and I currently have Sennheiser PX200-II. The Shures were very isolating with the foam sleeves, certainly more than the Sennheisers are. The Shures lasted a long time, nearly five years of frequent and strenuous use. They had a very thick cable and strong round plastic case. Note: you will need to replace the foam sleeves at least once a year, so budget for that.

 

There are some differences between SE210 & SE215, and I am unfamiliar with SE215. This review might help: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/shure-ear-series-se215-se315-se425-and-se535. Mike at Headfonia adds, "It comes in translucent black shell or a clear shell. From experience, we tend to stay away from the clear shell version as it doesn’t age as well as the black." Link: http://www.headfonia.com/in-ears-headphone-recommendations/. I have a fairly high opinion of all the Shure headphones I've used, both the build and the sound.

post #17 of 21

The SE210 is using a CI22955 (I believe) balanced armature, the SE215 is using a dynamic driver - so not only are the shells different, the sound is a departure as well (though I had the one before that revision, the e3c, as one of my first IEMs, can't remember if the former sounded similar to this one)

 

Actually the Olive tips can sometimes go a tad bit longer than a year, even when washed, depending on the ear and the wax/oil output. YMMV though, I know some who've had them disintegrate within months.

post #18 of 21

Frankly, if isolation is the top priority, I'd say you should basically start searching for the most comfortable IEMs you can find and then throw on a pair of Comply tips. 

 

Don't look for "isolation" as key factor for which iem to buy. You put on Comply tips on any comfortable IEMs, you've got amazing isolation.

 

 

I say go for the Brainwavz S1/R1/M5 or the Soundmagic E10/E30.

post #19 of 21

You can have Complys on an earphone with tiny nozzles, of course they won't go in as deep. 

 

Isolation is two-fold - how deep you can insert it, and the material used to create the seal.

 

Plus many will not want to deal with the hassle of foam tips, washing, grabbing new ones, especially if their earwax output is abnormally high.

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by tquickbrownfox View Post

Frankly, if isolation is the top priority, I'd say you should basically start searching for the most comfortable IEMs you can find and then throw on a pair of Comply tips. 

Don't look for "isolation" as key factor for which iem to buy. You put on Comply tips on any comfortable IEMs, you've got amazing isolation.


I say go for the Brainwavz S1/R1/M5 or the Soundmagic E10/E30.

Honestly for the price of comply foam tips and how long they last from my personal experience they aren't worth the price... I bought a pair of the tsx500 and about 2 weeks later they broke (just ripped apart basically)
post #21 of 21
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bump, it's been about 3 months and i've been totally busy and i forgot to buy a pair, i'm dirt broke now so i only have 30 to spend on a pair.

no headphones since i need them for in class as well. thanks for reading!

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