or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › My shure SE215's cable broke, replacement cables cost $40-$50 should I buy new iem's instead?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My shure SE215's cable broke, replacement cables cost $40-$50 should I buy new iem's instead?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

My shure SE215's cable broke, replacement cables cost $40-$50 on headroom because they deliver to Canada jr and bhphotovideo don't, I can't find any retailers that sell replacement shure parts in canada. Should I buy new iem's instead, in the $100 range should be durable with a good waranty?

post #2 of 16
This is why I have always thought the replaceable cables on the SE215 was a stupid idea obviously created by the Shure Marketing department. What the heck is the point of a replaceable cable that you don't actually replace when it fails? Shure should have saved the $5 they spent on the MCX connectors.

I have no idea if these are any good - they ship from China: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-Plated-DIY-Cable-for-SHURE-SE535-SE425-SE315-SE215-UE900-earphone-headset-/281234560865
post #3 of 16
Where on the cable did they break? I have problem with the connection to my buds with my own SE215's. My left channel cuts out occasionally due to a bad connection. I'm just wondering about yours, because if the connectors are the problem I'd ditch the Shure's. However, if the actual cable broke, then you're lucky that it is replaceable.
post #4 of 16
UE900 replacement cables are cheaper than shures and will fit the se215. They sell for $15 on logitechs website
post #5 of 16
Just checked the Logitech website. The cables I saw were $30.
post #6 of 16
post #7 of 16
Thanks for the link. I think I'll try a new cable on my own set.
Hey kulbirg, scratch my previous post. For $15, I'd just replace the cable on my Shure's.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

thx for your help everyone

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

logitech doesn't ship replacement parts to canada 

post #10 of 16
Try NCIX Canada or some canadian retailer that carries the cables. My point was that you can definitely find cables under $20 for the shures which make rhe detachable worthwhile. I would keep looking for a cable unless you really want to change headphones.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

have any recs for new ones? I keep psyching myself out of buying replacement cables

post #12 of 16
Sorry, I cannot recommend many in the sub$100 price range since the SE215 were my only IEMs in that bracket. I only replaced them after they were stolen, had them for 2 years without problems.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

what about $150-$200? anyone 

post #14 of 16
Take a look at Vsonic GR07 Bass Edition. Its about 130usd with shipping from lendmeurears. Ive read a lot about this and everybody wrote that its an upgrade from se215.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/553949/gr07-vs-se215-comparison-reviews-impressions/30
I ordered a gr07 be smily_headphones1.gif
post #15 of 16

Have you tried contacting the company? From what I've heard from others and experienced on my own (my very own SE215s are actually being repaired right now), Shure's customer service is excellent.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › My shure SE215's cable broke, replacement cables cost $40-$50 should I buy new iem's instead?