Upgrading from ultimate ears super. Fi 5pro. I’ve been looking for a new pair of earphones for a while now, as i have had my ue’s since 2006. Fi 5 pro for the detail it produced, it felt a bit too flat for my taste and the acoustic seal was awful. So i did my research and bought the se215. What a massive differencei first tried listening to music with the standard foam inserts you get pre installed when you buy it, and these didn’t seem much an improvement. It was once i used the biggest silicone tips that i was able to create a sound stage my ue’s could not compete with. I also really like the flush fit of the ear plugs in your ear, since my ue’s tended to give me an ear ache after long usage. If you like bassy songs, like hip hop, then you will find these to be great at what they achieve.
Top product – really good for motorcycle intercom use. This will be the 3rd pair of shure earphones i’ve owned. They have a very hard life with me, especially being worn under motorcycle helmets for intercom use and listening to music on long days out. The others have eventually failed when the cables have cracked in the over the ear section (after 3+ years of very regular use). These se215 have removable and replaceable cables, so the drivers don’t have to be replaced when the cable fails – a very useful feature. Sound quality and noise isolation are both excellent, especially when using ‘comply’ replacement foams when the originals wear out.
They are a bit more fiddly to get in but once in they are quite comfortable and sound good. Bought these to replace a set of e3c that gave up, they are a bit more fiddly to get in but once in they are quite comfortable and sound good. Only time will tell whether they are robust but i do tend to treat them quite gently.
Key specs for Shure SE215-K-E High-quality Sound Isolating Earphones, warm, detailed sound with enhanced bass, detachable cable, black:
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- Evolved from technology road-tested by Musicians to perform in the most demanding of environments
- Featuring sound isolating sleeves that block out up to 37db of background noise
- The low-profile lightweight design makes the SE215 comfortable to wear. Cable Style 64″ Detachable (at ear) with wireform fit.
- A formable Kevlar cable helps ensure a secure fit whilst an over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way.
- Available in Clear, Black and White (with microphone)
Comments from buyers
“Great for a first time IEM user, A brilliant set of IEMs, wear-which I could not fault the sound but got annoyed at there build quality and finally gave up on “
Great sound but uncomfortable. . Got these as i wanted some sound isolation,i have a pair of excellent bose ie2’s,sadly they do not blockout ambient noise. Firstly the se 215’s are a substantial pair of cans. You feel your getting something for your money. They have a detactable and long meatly cable with a nice little logo’d pouch. They produce a rich bass sound which would appeal to most. I found the earpieces tricky to put on but once on they really block out noise around. They are only suitable to listen to music when you are seated and not active. When walking in these you get a feedback noise of your body jolting ,like a dull thud. So not suitable for exercising although once in they will not budge.
The 5 stars are more for amazon than shure. The left side speaker worked intermittently and when it did, was half the volume of the right side. Next day replacement sent by amazon and the new pair are fine. Good sound quality and comfortable fit, i just hope they are durable. I’ll post an updated review after i used them as iem’s for a while.
With these headfones if you are listning to audio files of poor quality then you will be able to hear the. For the price decent sound quality. With these headfones if you are listning to audio files of poor quality then you will be able to hear the difference. Judging by some of the reviews and my experience with these headfones i would assume negative reviewers are listning to audio files of a low standerd. For a ref i was say at min use mp3 @320kbps for a half decent audio. Most my music library is either aac or flac files.