Buying gifts can be a head-scratcher, even if you’re buying for someone who shares your interests. It’s especially challenging when you’re shopping for someone whose interests are different from yours. This gift guide makes it a lot easier by pairing interests with Shure products.
Use the quick links below to navigate to our product recommendations for 10 different interest categories. You’ll find three recommendations per category ordered by price from lowest to highest price.
The Music Lover
We all know someone who can’t stop jamming to their favorite tunes. It’s the person you have to ask to remove their headphones at the dinner table. Help them up their listening game with these options.
- SE215 Sound Isolating™ Earphones (from $99) – Perfect for the person looking for their first professional-grade earphones, the SE215s deliver detailed sound with enhanced bass and allow your music lover to block out the rest of the world.
- SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones (from $499) – For someone who’s ready to make the jump to a premium headphone, the SRH1540s sound as good as they look. They’re lightweight for extended wear and deliver superior acoustic performance, comfort, and durability.
- SHA900 Portable Listening Amplifier (from $999) – If your music lover already has a favorite pair of headphones or earphones, help them take their music to the next level with the SHA900. Plug your earphones or headphones into this digital-to-analog converter to get the most out of your hi-fidelity audio files.
For the person who spends lots of time at the airport and on the go, consider one of these earphones. They’ll make the time away from home sound a lot sweeter.
- SE112 Sound Isolating™ Earphones (from $49) – The first step in an audio upgrade for portable digital devices, the SE112 delivers great sound with deep bass and impressive sound isolation. For iOS users, the SE112m+ (from $59) includes a compatible in-line remote + mic.
- SE535 Sound Isolating™ Earphones (from $499) – For the traveller looking for a more elevated listening experience, the SE535s utilize a dedicated tweeter and dual woofers to deliver spacious sound with rich bass.
- SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones (from $999) – The SE846 is a quad driver earphone for the person who wants a luxury listening experience. It includes frequency response customization to allow the listener a more personalized experience and comes in four color options.
Know someone with a critical ear who stops at nothing to achieve great sound? Help them create the best listening experience possible whether they’re just getting started or well on their way.
- SRH144 Portable Semi-Open Headphones (from $39) – A great first pair for a budding audiophile, the SRH144s feature extended range audio with enhanced high-frequency response. Their ultra-lightweight, collapsible design offers convenient storage for on-the-go use.
- SE425 Sound Isolating™ Earphones (from $299) – The SE425s use a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Evolved from personal monitor technology that’s been road-tested by pro musicians, these earphones are engineered to provide reference quality audio for personal listening.
- KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System (from $2,999) – Featuring unprecedented Sound Isolating™ electrostatic earphones and a matched digital-to-analog amplifier, the KSE1500 means that premium, high-fidelity portable audio is at last a reality.
Because they handle everything from writing to producing to publishing, podcasters need to be able to trust that their gear will perform when it counts. Get the podcaster in your life a reliable mic, and you’ll have a happy podcaster.
- MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone (from $99) – This is the perfect gift for the casual podcaster. With three preset modes, the MV5 delivers great audio quality. Plus, it’s compatible with the ShurePlus™ MOTIV™ Mobile Recording App, giving you more control over the entire recording experience.
- MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (from $199) – When your podcaster is ready to take the next step in recording, try out the MV51. Its five preset modes automatically optimize EQ, compression, and limiting for both the sound source and environment. With its vintage design, it’s a beautiful addition to any recording space.
- SM7B Vocal Microphone (from $399) – The iconic SM7B is the mic of choice for serious broadcasters. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B includes the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and give a warmer tone for close-talk vocals.
The Home Recordist
For the person whose bedroom or basement is a recording studio in disguise, we have a few versatile suggestions that work well in multiple recording applications, from vocals to guitar to percussion.
- PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone (from $94) – This do-it-all microphone is perfect for someone just getting started. The PGA181’s smooth frequency response and side-address design make it ideal for both instrument and vocal recording.
- PGAStudioKit4 Studio Microphone Kit (from $299) – For the person who’s ready to record an entire band in their first home studio, this kit includes a PGA52 drum microphone, a PGA57 instrument microphone, 2 PGA181 side-address microphones, clips, cables and a carrying case.
- KSM353 Premier Bi-directional Ribbon Microphone (from $2,695) – The KSM353 is a premium microphone crafted for pristine audio capture. It’s what you get for the recordist who already has all the basics and is looking to upgrade significantly.
With all the advances in DSLR technology, it’s easy to capture a beautiful looking video, but sometimes audio quality gets overlooked. Help the videographer in your life up the ante on their audio game with one of these mics.
- MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone (from $149) – Now that iPhones can shoot in 4k, everyone has the ability to shoot amazing videos. Add pristine stereo audio to your videos with the MV88. It plugs directly into an iOS mobile device equipped with a Lightning® connector to capture studio-quality audio anywhere.
- VP83 LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone (from $199) – Perfect for DSLR shooters, the VP83 captures detailed, high-definition audio with full low-end response. The integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting system provides great isolation from vibration and mechanical noise.
- VP83F LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording (from $299) – The VP83F has all the great audio and features of the VP83, plus an integrated flash recorder to record audio directly to the mic. Videographers will appreciate the ability to capture great audio both on the camera and on a separate SD card.
The Lead Singer
Whether they’re about to embark on their next tour or just take that first step from shower singing to the stage, singers need their own mics. Period. It’s an identity thing, it’s a hygiene thing…it’s the most important thing in a singer’s gear box.
- SM58® Vocal Microphone (from $99) – This mic is the industry standard for a reason. For 50 years it has been the first choice for singers from garage bands to national touring acts alike. It’s the perfect piece of gear to get your rockstar on a solid start.
- Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone (from $249) – This iconic mic is what people think of when they think “microphone.” We started making Unidyne® microphones in 1939 and continue to this day. For the singer looking for a little vintage style, you can’t go wrong with the Super 55.
- KSM8 Dualdyne™ Vocal Microphone (from $499) – The next step in the evolution of dynamic microphones, the KSM8 is taking the industry by storm. It features a patented cartridge design with two ultra-thin diaphragms that reverse the airflow of the mic. Your singer will love this mic.
The Guitar God
Here are some gift ideas for the person who hasn’t been able to put down his or her axe since first learning “Stairway to Heaven.”
- SM57 Instrument Microphone (from $99) – The SM57 is the industry standard when it comes to guitar amps. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, it is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.
- GLXD16 Guitar Pedal Wireless System (from $449) – Untether your guitar player from their amp with the GLXD16. GLX-D® Digital Wireless Systems combine leading-edge frequency management technology with intelligent lithium-ion battery rechargeability in an easy-to-use, great-sounding system that lets guitar players roam free onstage.
- KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Microphone (from $1,295) – Give your guitarist the ultimate mic for their rig. With two distinct sonic signatures from the front and rear of the mic and exceptionally rugged ribbon technology, the KSM313 offers a premium guitar tone capture whether you’re playing live or recording.
The Vinyl Enthusiast
An iTunes gift card will not cut it for this one. Vinyl diehards eschew anything digital when it comes to music, and Record Store Day is the biggest day of the year. Help your vinyl lover revel in analog sound with one of our legendary phono products.
- M92E Value Phono Cartridge (from $49) – The versatile M92E fits both of the major types of tone-arm mounts in use today. This high-value model offers faithful sound reproduction at a very attractive price.
- M44-7 Turntablist Record Needle (from $79) – The needle of choice for many champion DJs worldwide, this battle needle offers both ultra-high output and ultra-high skip resistance. It’s designed not to skip under even the most demanding circumstances.
- M97xE Audiophile Phono Cartridge (from $99) – The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, particularly in the high-frequency range, where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated.
We’re happy to say that we’ve got some pretty dedicated fans out there. If you know one, here are some great gift ideas to help them show their love.
- Shure Logo Tee ($12.99) – This classic tee will fit into any wardrobe. It comes in three colors and is made from 100% cotton. Designed with our logo on the front, this shirt lets Shure fans represent their love in a casual, comfortable way.
- Pint Glass Box Set ($29.99) – Our four-glass pint set lets our fans enjoy a drink in style. These sturdy 16-ounce glasses feature the Shure logo and tagline.
- Ogio Roamer Pack ($69.99) – Built with a protective drawer-type laptop compartment, this backpack gives Shure enthusiasts the confidence to travel with all their tech. This backpack is also checkpoint friendly, letting you show off your Shure love anywhere you go.