Shure SE215SPE-B-UNI-EFS Special Edition Sound Isolating Earphones : Great IEM for under 100 GBP

The concept of hooks is a little weird in the beginning but once i got used to it – it works great (even if i fall asleep with headphones on – they stay on). Accurate, good bass but not overhelming (it is all about the seal and equaliser). It took me good few minutes to try both foam buds and regular silicone ones. Headset works great with pocket headphone amp ( fiio alpen).

Please take note that i’m not an audiophile but i am a musician that appreciates good sound quality. For those that don’t know these use the mmcx standard, that means you can detatch the cable from the earphones and reattach a different cable, will add years of life to your earphones. That being said: buy the wired version.After doing some research i found out that it has one of the worst bluetooth modules on the market. It’s very uncomfortable with mediocre battery life and there’s a constant hissing noise which is a big shame. However after i wired it up i’m very happy. They sound amazing to my ear, i’m hearing things i’ve never heard before in my music, and that’s even with the newest £350 bose noise cancelling headphones.

Perfect sound, fantastic sound isolation.

This review is for the wired 215 set. I thought the reproduction for the fifties jazz i listen to excellent and unlike some other reviews i’m not too aware of a thundering bass, despite the box saying: clear sound + deep bass. As i write this i’m listening to jimmy smith’s twenty minute track ‘the sermon’ which sounds very impressive. Another thing i like is the isolating aspect, i think shure must have worked on this because it’s very effective. Overall i like the sound but i did find a slight annoying problem. The cables go up and behind the ear and i’ve spent some unnecessary time putting them in position, it’s just very fiddly, i would much prefer to use conventional earphones that hang down from the ears.

I have owned a pair of 215’s before, and the kevlar reinforced cable lasted me several years before an impact damaged the unit. On this pair however, i was disappointed with the cable quality, with most of it feeling cheap and plasticy (in particular, the line controls and microphone, which i was not expecting and didn’t see an option to remove, as these will be used primarily for live performance). I can see the cable quality being an issue soon, as these don’t feel robust, especially around the ear pieces where there is an additional metal wire for molding, which i can see poking through the cheap material quickly. I would have liked the option for the original cable i have had previously, as the cable looks likely to fail, and a replacement (official) is £40, which would guarantee a much higher quality, as i am not convinced the audio quality i am currently experiencing is on par with what i have come to expect from shure.

I’m not an expert when it comes to earphones. I like these but think the bluetooth aspect could have been better, especially for the price. But they fit really well inside my ear which is always my main concern and don’t fall out when i’m running. Maybe a little on the pricey side to what i usually pay, but i got them for free so can’t complain.

After using it for these for a month i can say that it is not 8 hours as advertised, the earphones always tells you how much time for usage you have, at full charge it has always said 6 hrs. I have never managed to use them 6hrs straight so i will not be able to state how accurate the 6hrs are. Now the earphone pieces are extremely good for the price for the earphones. As i have purchased this for the bluetooth device, it is a let down as at times it can be very annoying to use as i have to turn it on multiple times for it to connect to the either of the 2 devices of choice. The device connects then automatically turns off. So i do not know if the bluetooth device is faulty or if that is a genuine issue which i have not looked into. I will state again that the earpieces are perfectly fine and would honestly get 5 stars, it’s just the device very annoying at times when connecting. The sound quality is brilliant and i have no issue, clear on the vocals and has pretty good treble and bass. For extreme bass heads it may not be enough for them. The vocals are very good and the sound isolation is perfect, you hear everything with no leakage.

For the money and brand, i expected a lot better. Very light on bass (have tried multiple tips, and none help), though mids and highs are well balanced and very clear. The bluetooth experience has been lacking. Battery not favourable and a significant delay in connection compared to other devices of a similar nature. I have not experienced drops, though. Very much a taste thing, i find the prompt annoying – perhaps it’s her accent, but it makes me cringe every time she mentions the battery life. Putting then on as advised is fiddly, and tedious especially if you wear glasses. In conclusion, they’re very good for podcasts (clear and clean), but not music with any bass content.

  • My favourite buy of the year! However
  • Sound Quality is very very good but the Bluetooth kit is a let down as it can be annoying.
  • Not the Quality I Expected

Shure SE215SPE-B-UNI-EFS Special Edition Sound Isolating Earphones, Blue

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These noise cancelling headphones started out really well, they were comfy , cancelled unwanted noise out on my commute to work and i really enjoyed the enhanced bass on some of my music, less so on spoken word. Unfortunately the main problem i had was that the left ear stopped working after a month, i think i was just unlucky and got a duff pair, and i hope it’s not a known fault.

Like a few others, i have just struggled to get these fitted with the correct bud for my ear. I appreciate that everyone is different and it is good that a company supplies so many different types of bud so you can get the perfect fit. Sound quality – good, but not quite right. The sound is just strange, not sure whether it is because it’s all i can hear – the outside noise is minimal. The bass is quite a bit too light for my liking as well, not that i want ear splitting bone shaking bass and sound, but could do with a bit more oomph. I have tried these on a few different devices too just in case there was something wrong with my mp3 player or phone, but i’m still not too happy with them. They aren’t a patch on bose in my opinion.

It would be nice if the battery lasted more than 6 hours on a full charge but it’s not a biggie. The wifi can intermittently cut out and sometimes requires reconnecting, once again not so bad. So the reason why this is the second pair is that on the first pair the connection between the cable and the ear piece just began disconnecting meaning i had sound from only one ear. Shure said that they’d look at it it. Couldn’t be bothered with all the back and forth so i just bought another pair.

The first thing inoticed was how sturdy these headphones are. There is a nice thick cable which shouldhelp against the inner wire breaking. I did not find them particularly comfortable to wear. The unit containing the bud (ie the bit which goes in the ear) tends to swivel, which may help flexibility but i found it difficult to get a comfortable fit. Once in place, the noise reduction was on a par with other passive noise reducing headphones i have tried and without the irritating hiss you get with active noise cancellation. I listen to audiobooks onpublic transport and these are fine for that purpose. Sound quality is good and clear but only as good as headphones i have used that are half the price of these. There is a good selection of buds in two different types (spongy and rubbery) and various sizes of each. A nice touch is the carrying case that is supplied.

The sound quality of the headphones are great for the price range. However, there are three drawbacks i have found from living with these. Firstly, there are constant background noise when they’re turned on. Even though it is nearly non-noticable, it can be disturbing in very quiet environment. Secondly, the minimum volume level is considered high, compare to the wired cable ones and other headphones i currently own (bose, apple, sennheiser, denon, etc. Thirdly, the recording quality from its microphone is among the worst i’ve ever used (i only buy quality pairs). You can just understand what you talk over the mic, but don’t expect high-fidelity records. Overall these are good pairs of wireless iems. Only their sound quality and authentic iems design worth most of its cost.

First of all, if you are torn between se215 or sennheiser momentum 2. 0 in-ear, please just get this one unless the cons i mention below are dealbreakers for you. I have used the momentum in-ear and they, though they sound alright, don’t sound as good as the se215 and most importantly the sennheiser will break within a year if you use it often. It’s body is comprised of two plastic pieces -one black and one red- and they are not securely glued together so they are destined to split (like mine did). Also, i have heard bad things about the bluetooth module so i’d go for the wired version. It just seems like shure is just tagging along the bandwagon that is wireless audio and without much effort made the wireless version. Enough bass for an iem and great clarity in mids and highs. Compared to soundmagic e10c (40 gbp), se215 has better bass (soundmagic sounds muddy), and better imaging – the different instruments and vocals sound very much apart. Amusingly, i was able to notice something new in a ringtone that i have heard for over 5 years.

I got these shure earphones for my teenage daughter who has a set firmly placed in her ears at any opportunity she gets, much to my annoyance when i’m trying to talk to herwhen she unpacked these and tried them for the first time she was absolutely blown away by the qualityso much so she called me at work to describe every little detailin fairness she doesn’t have a lot to compare them to, the best pair she has probably had before would be the standard apple earphones but none the less these were a huge hit with her. She said they were so comfortable in her ears and the noise cancellation was amazing (in other words, blocked out my dulcet tones nicely)protecting her ears is, of course, paramount and with these earphones you don’t need them very loud to get a good sound.

  • My favourite buy of the year! However
  • Sound Quality is very very good but the Bluetooth kit is a let down as it can be annoying.
  • Not the Quality I Expected

Shure SE215SPE-B-UNI-EFS Special Edition Sound Isolating Earphones, Blue

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