Written by Marc Henshall on November 11, 2014 under Listening
Earphones and headphones often come with some fairly intimidating spec sheets. This can make choosing the right model for you a little daunting. Thankfully, we’ve put together a list of the most commonly seen specs to help you make an informed decision.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 10, 2013 under Listening
What specifications are important to understand when you’re getting ready to upgrade or replace your earphones or headphones? If you’re not a sound engineer, understanding the difference between frequency range and frequency response – or even the impedance requirements of your iPod or DJ rig – can have an impact on your listening experience. In […]
Written by Hayden Leiper on July 11, 2018 under FeaturedLiveTheaterWireless Systems
Welcome to the sixth installment of All About Wireless. In this issue, we will focus on transmission lines, beginning with an explanation of coaxial cable impedance and why 50-ohms is the standard in RF systems, followed by a review of cable loss specifications.
Written by Andrew Francis on January 25, 2018 under Systems
Good architecture should provide both style and substance. But when form doesn’t follow function in the conference room, audio quality suffers.
Written by Michael Pettersen on November 16, 2017 under MicrophonesNews
Resident Shure historian Michael Pettersen shares the stories behind some of his favorite archival treasures, including one microphone making a transatlantic journey to Belgium during World War II.
Written by Michael Pettersen on July 13, 2017 under News
What is it like in a room where all typical daily noises are absent? In this post, we’ll take you inside one of two Shure anechoic chambers used for product testing.
Written by Soren Pedersen on November 30, 2016
Earned in the Quality Lab, the SM58’s reputation for durability is strengthened every time the mic bests a real-world customer challenge. Check out these torturous SM58 stories from inside and outside Shure HQ.
Written by Michael Pettersen on October 20, 2016
How did the SM58 achieve its signature sound? Shure Historian Michael Pettersen breaks it down in three easy (depending on your technical expertise) pieces.
Written by Matthew Koschak on May 17, 2016 under BroadcastMicrophones
Engineer Matthew Koschak explains shotgun microphones: how they work, common misperceptions, and how to choose the right one for your application.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on December 28, 2015 under ListeningWebinars
In this webinar, we’ll look at the evolution of earphones, from dynamic to electrostatic, how to correctly interpret earphone specifications, and the science behind the myth of multi-driver earphones.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 1, 2015 under Microphones
Shure has turned a passion for reliable audio into a science; every product is subjected to a stress-test gauntlet – some of the safety procedures described in this post.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 13, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesWireless Systems
In the audio world, few debates raise blood pressure levels more than the analogue vs digital question. The world of wireless microphones is no exception.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 24, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Almost all wireless failures are completely avoidable with the right equipment and training. In this post, we will document the most common reasons for wireless failure so that you can avoid embarrassing drop outs and improve your production values with reliable wireless.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 10, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
So you’ve decided a digital wireless system is right for you. But which system should you buy? This guide to Shure digital wireless systems will help you choose the right system based on your application and budget.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 17, 2014 under Listening
In light of Neil Young’s PonoMusic, we look at high-res audio, the importance of headphones, and how you’re only as good as the weakest link in your signal chain.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 17, 2013
With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, we find that many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphone for their application. Shure’s product line has expanded to eight different models – some open back, some closed back, and a couple of models for DJs. What practical information could […]
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