NEW Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones
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Feb 1, 2011

Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones


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Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones

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Shure KSA1500 USB Amp

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Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones

After 7 years of rigorous development, Shure's KSE1500 Electrostatic Sound Isolating™ Earphone System is a World's First in earphone technology.
The KSE1500 features the first-ever single-driver electrostatic earphone matched to a rechargeable USB amplifier, with digital-to-audio conversion (DAC) and support for both digital, streaming and pure analog audio sources - portable or otherwise.

Package Includes:

  1. KSE1500 Earphones, earphone sleeves, & carrying case
  2. KSA1500 USB Amplifier & Leather Case
  3. Micro USB to Lightning Cable, Micro USB OTG Cable, Micro USB to USB Cable, 2 x 3.5mm Cable (6” & 36”)
  4. Airline Adapter, 1/4” Adapter, Cable Clip, USB Power Plug, Volume Attenuator
  5. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Rubber Retention Bands (2x)

Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones

Advanced Technology

The Shure KSE1500 is the first ever single-driver electrostatic sound isolating earphone. The design features a virtually weightless, massless diaphragm, surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation.

The audio technology of the KSE1500 earphones enable listeners to fine-tune and appreciate frequencies that may be distorted, or lost completely.

Extremely high correlation to the source audio provides unmatched audio clarity and detail.

Custom-designed Kevlar™ reinforced cable specifically isolates each conductor.

Sound Isolating™, comfortable sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise.

Lightweight, ergonomic shape minimizes ear fatigue.

Shure KSA1500 USB Amp

Included with the KSE1500 earphones is a rechargeable USB amplifier. The KSA1500 acts as a DAC or digital-analog-converter

Exclusive Pairing

Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone, this amplifier features a unique electrical circuit that delivers specific bias voltages required by the single-driver electrostatic earphones.

4-Band Parametric EQ

Features five preset settings, and four customizable settings to suit your unique taste with detailed personal control.

Preset settings include flat, low boost, vocal, boost, loudness, de-ess.

Each user-defined setting features four customizable EQ points (low shelf up to 630 Hz, two frequency-variable peaks, high shelf down to 800 Hz), allowing detailed personal control, shaping and tuning for different musical tone preferences.

Enhanced Audio Control

Designed exclusively for the KSE1500 electrostatic earphone system, the DAC amplifier has a 6-pin LEMO connection and electrical circuit customized completely for single-driver electrostatic earphones.

  1. Digital audio input via USB
  2. Bit depth: 16-bit / 24-bit
  3. Sample rate: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
  4. Analog signal path via standard 1/8" (3.5 mm) “Line In” input/switch
  5. Bypasses digital processing for pure analog audio (“Bypass” mode)
  6. Analog input pad settings (10 dB or 20 dB) for managing high input levels
  7. Input level meter for monitoring signal gain structure
  8. Volume level meter
  9. User-selectable limiter

EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) Filter

Specially designed circuitry filters out Electromagnetic interference from mobile phones without sacrifycing the audio quality.

Streamlined navigation

Quick and simple selecting of the KSE1500 settings

  1. Tactile main control knob
  2. Power / previous screen button
  3. Hold switch will lock the KSE1500 to prevent any accidental setting changes
  4. Color OLED screen for easy viewable, detailed navigation through settings

Integrated USB rechargeable battery

Conveniently charge from provided wall charger or computer, even when streaming USB audio from computer.

  1. Battery life - Up to 7 hours with digital USB input
  2. (EQ mode) - Up to 10 hours with analog input
  3. (Bypass EQ mode) - Charge time: approx. 3 hours 15 minutes for full charge from empty (using power adaptor)


Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices via included accessory assortment, featuring Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B OTG cables.



Bias Voltage: 200 V DC

Output Voltage: ±200 V, max.

Output Current: ≤1 mA

Noise Attenuation: ≤37 dB

Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)

Storage Temperature: -18 to 57 °C (0 to 135 °F)

Earphone Specs

Transducer Type: Electrostatic

Connector Type: LEMO Connector

Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz

Maximum SPL: 1 kHz at 3% THD: 113 dB SPL

Net Weight: 44.0 g (1.55 oz.)

Amp Specs

Bit Depth: 16-bit / 24-bit

Sampling Rate: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: up to 107 dB A-weighted

Adjustable Gain Range: -40 dB to +60 dB

Limiter: Selectable Analog RMS Limiter

Equalizer: 4-band Parametric

USB Input: USB Micro-B Receptacle

Line-In: Input 3.5 mm (1/8")

Charging Requirements: USB-powered: 5 V/0.5 A to 1 A

Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum

Net Weight: 182.0 g (6.42oz.)

Dimensions: 111 × 59 × 21 mm H × W × D

Battery Specs

Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion Nominal Voltage: 3.6 V DC

Battery Life: Analog in (BYPASS EQ mode) up to 10 hours

USB Input Analog in (EQ mode) up to 7 hours

Thank You.​

Drew Baird
Moon Audio
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