Shure SE215-K Sound Isolating Earphones with Single Dynamic MicroDriver Review
Pros: Sound, convenience, excellent worth, long life
Cons: Replacement cable television rate (grievance specifies to UK). Case not as excellent as older Shures.
When I was waiting for shipment of a replacement cable television, I purchased these in February 2012 for ₤ 75 at amazon.co.uk and have actually utilized them every day other than for about one week. Normal usage is with a range of individual gamers (iRiver H140 and H340, Sansa Clip+, Archos A43IT) in addition to with PC audio and periodically with house audio. I pay attention to lots of type of (generally lossless) music however usually orchestral, choral, singing, important, rock, pop.
Rate and worth:
Shure UK gets some goodwill for not playing that video game with the rate of the SE215. They lost a sliver of that goodwill due to the fact that in the UK they preserve extremely high rates for aftermarket items such as pointers, cable televisions, and replacement left/right phones. I purchased the very same real cable television from a Canadian merchant for about half that rate coming with a worldwide shipment.
I required to change the cable television after 14 months as the thicker “memory” area broke, leading to sound dropping out and wires in fact being exposed.And a set of Sony earphones has failed(cable television). Being able to change the cable television on the Shures is an enormous plus point.
My SE215s have actually kept working and been maintainable while numerous other IEMs and earphones have actually passed away on me. That makes them much better worth than each ‘phone I have actually ever purchased other than a set of Sennheiser HD 500 which worked for over 10 years prior to blowing a motorist.
Having the cable television path behind the head is perfect for me. In day-to-day usage these are as comfy as smaller sized, lighter IEMs such as Sennheiser CX series, and if you require something appropriate for sleeping in or using under a hat/helmet then the Shures are undoubtedly as great as it gets without paying for a custom-made fit.
Extremely excellent however depends on excellent fit and on option of suggestions to a little degree. You do not get rather the seclusion as with long, thin IEM that sit fairly deep in the ear canal however it is far exceptional to Senn CX type suggestions which sit at the entryway. Tips that totally seal the ear most likely aren’t perfect since these Shures aren’t created with any small breather hole to alleviate the pressure, which can be apparent if utilizing triple flange pointers.
With truly effective high tones (soprano voices or comparable), you may sometimes be reminded that these expense ₤ 75 and not ₤ 175 as some cruelty can end up being obvious, however in general it’s extremely tough certainly to fault these IEMs. I have actually utilized them for numerous hours nearly every day for 14 months and they aren’t tiring or annoying. That in itself is most likely much better compliment than any description of their sound quality or technical analysis (which I cannot provide anyhow).
If used as suggested by Shure, with the cable television held tight to the back of the neck/head by the keeper, then there is no frustrating sound from the cable television. When utilized outdoors, due to the fact that the IEMs sit flush in the ear there is no wind sound or whistling result.
The provided soft case was a little frustrating. I utilized to have a set of Shure E2C IEMs and they featured an actually difficult little case. The brand-new soft case is made from heavy cordura however isn’t really of the difficult clamshell type and I believe it does not provide sufficient defense. You get the very same fully grown design, simple convenience and great construct as with the most pricey Shure’s product, and sound quality that does not feel in any method modest. I would unreservedly advise these to anybody who desires to invest a moderate quantity to get a big sound upgrade over the buds provided with their player/tablet.
Design and Convenience:
- – Carry Case
- – 6 sets of rubber/foam pointers
- – Removable cable televisions
- – Right-angle jack
- – Dynamic chauffeurs
- – Maker: Shure
- – Evaluation Cost: ₤ 85.11.
Shure isn’t really a business that has to upgrade its items typically. Amongst the audio nut crowd, they’re held up as one of – if not the – most reputable producer of earphones around. The SE215 takes over from the traditional SE210, including a brand-new earpiece and a removable cable television design. Shure’s brand-new series of SE215, SE535, se425 and se315 earphones are the (relatively) brand-new kids in town, and in this transformation the SE215 have actually probably acquired one of the most of them all. They’re not low-cost at around ₤ 100, however they gain from the removable cable television design and terrific cable television quality of their more costly siblings.
The previous-model Shure SE 205 had a less round appearance than the producer’s higher-end designs, now the entire set has actually embraced a comparable appearance that resembles the all-time traditional Shure SE530. It’s curvier and more organic-looking and needs to be used over-the-ears. Like Ultimate Ears’ top-end earphones, a flexible ear loop is constructed into the 5cm or two of cable television that flashes of the earpiece.
The Shure SE215 are offered in clear plastic or glossy black, the previous exposing the wires inside the gold and the real estate adapters that form the earphones’ removable system. The bud itself rotates around easily on this joint, with colored dots on each side of the divide revealing you the position they have to remain in to be pulled apart – red for the ideal side and blue for the left, so you do not get them blended. It’s precisely the exact same as the cable television utilized in the Shure SE535, SE425 and SE 315. Replacements cost upwards of ₤ 40 (where Ultimate Ears’ cable television tend to cost around ₤ 20) however this must show exactly what a deal these earphones actually are.
The cable televisions have a somewhat textured surface that’s really effective at minimizing tangles. It’s as though the Shure SE215 is a C-list celeb welcomed to an A-list’ssupper celebration and dealt with to the alright dining and adulation of the super stars around it. The Shure SE215 come with 6 sets of foam and rubber pointers, Shure’s requirements. Normal of Shure’s SE series, sound seclusion is outstanding.
Sound Quality and Decision:
The cable television and looks of the Shure SE215 might be extremely much like those of its more costly brother or sisters, however inside the distinctions are big. The Shure SE215 utilize single dynamic motorists, the SE315 usage single armature chauffeurs, the SE425 double armatures and the mac-daddy SE535 boast triple armature chauffeurs. Dynamic chauffeurs are the kind typically utilized in lower-end earphones, while well balanced armature motorists have the tendency to provide higher precision. Armature earphones are readily available at the cost, however a standard contrast of the 2 does not lead to a perfect triumph for the well balanced armature army. The word that’s so-often related to dynamic motorists is “enjoyable”.
They’re fantastic at producing a huge, busty low-end, which can typically sound excellent to less anal members of the headphone-buying crowd. Simply as typically though it leads to a muddy mess that should have a ladleful of reject.
The bass thuds and thumps along in the typical dynamic motorist way, however it’s not the puffed up and sluggish low-end provided by numerous competitors (undoubtedly typically lower-priced ones). Exactly what’s more excellent than this though is how Shure has actually maintained its core sound signature, providing an outstanding level of consistency throughout the SE series. Mainly we’re discussing the complete, warm mid-range that is among the piece de resistances of a Shure set.
The sound phase is likewise exceptional at the rate, offering the impression that your music’s expanded throughout a large sonic plain instead of simply being packed into your ears through a 1mm aperture – which it is. This assists to reduce for the absence of treble shimmer compared with some alternative sets – mostly the Ultimate Ears 400 and Etymotic HF5. There is a good quantity high-end information audible here and there’s no sibilance. It does not excuse the SE215 completely though – so if you’re a fan if bright-sounding earphones these most likely aren’t the ones for you. The very best intense earphones provide a smoother, far more informative treble and a few of these, such as the Ultimate Ears 700 and Jays q-JAYS, are offered at a comparable rate nowadays.
It carries out amazingly well stacked up versus the expensive SE315 – in spite of utilizing a various kind of speaker. The mid-range is a little bit more meaningful in the more costly set, however these earphones win in the worth stakes.
The Shure SE215 are the lowest-end designs in Shure’s distinguished brand-new removable-cable earphone line-up. Aside from using dynamic chauffeurs instead of well balanced armatures, they provide the very same quality building as their more pricey series brother or sisters, with the first-rate cable television system readily available at the cost.
That popular Shure sound is appropriate and present here too, with abundant bass and warm, complete mids.The high-end is not so remarkable, however the exact same can be stated of higher-end designs in the series. Shure’s SE425 and SE535 peacefully beat these on sound quality, however there’s no rejecting this is a value-packed alternative. Shure UK get some goodwill for not playing that video game with the rate of the SE215. In everyday usage these are as comfy as smaller sized, lighter IEMs such as Sennheiser CX series, and if you require something ideal for sleeping in or using under a hat/helmet then the Shures are certainly as excellent as it gets without paying for a custom-made fit.
The previous-model Shure SE 205 had a less round appearance than the producer’s higher-end designs, however now the entire set has actually embraced a comparable appearance that’s comparable to the all-time timeless Shure SE530. It’s precisely the very same as the cable television utilized in the Shure SE535, SE425 and SE 315. The Shure SE215 come with 6 sets of foam and rubber pointers, Shure’s requirements.