Written by Sean Sullivan on May 22, 2018 under Listening
When the KSE1500 was introduced in 2015, Shure made portable high fidelity a reality. Sean Sullivan explains how the new KSE1200 makes it more affordable.
Written by Andrew Anderson on January 23, 2018 under Listening
Technology tends to move forward in tiny increments, but occasionally it takes a giant leap. And that’s exactly what the audiophile expert Jude Mansilla considers the Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System to be.
Written by Sean Sullivan on January 11, 2018 under Listening
There are several reasons why audiophiles have long prized electrostatic headphones for home listening. Sean Sullivan, Listening Product Manager for Shure, explores the technology behind our groundbreaking KSE1500 portable electrostatic earphones.
Written by Linda Hansen on December 19, 2017 under Listening
There’s no expiration date on your earphones and Shure builds them to withstand a beating. Here are some simple steps that will make yours last for years.
Written by Allison Wolcott on September 15, 2016 under Listening
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on earphone cables with Lightning connectors.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on March 4, 2016 under ListeningWebinars
Dr. Michael Santucci, president of Sensaphonics, audiologist, and expert in hearing loss prevention, will explain the causes of hearing loss and discuss the best ways for musicians to prevent injury and maintain hearing wellness.
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 Paul Crognale on November 20, 2015 under Listening
Depending on your requirements the KSE1500 may or may not be the right earphone for you. In this post we’ll highlight some differences between our current top of line earphones with balanced armature drivers (the SE846), and the KSE1500.
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 Brooke Giddens on November 6, 2014 under Listening
Shure Associates share what they like about hearing certain genres of music in certain places with certain technologies. Tell us about your listening habits!
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on October 1, 2014 under ListeningNews
We’re so excited to be bringing our headphones to the masses with the introduction of the new SRH144, SRH145, and SRH145m+. These sleek products offer high-fidelity audio in a collapsible design, all for under $60.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 22, 2014 under Listening
When Apple began packaging earbuds with their iPods in 2001, music lovers abandoned their Walkman® and Discman® portable music players along with whatever headphones they were using at the time, and a new consumer market was born. Soon people wanted better sound from their portable players, and that meant something other than ubiquitous white earbuds. […]
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 Marc Henshall on March 21, 2014 under Listening
There are two distinct varieties of headphones available: closed back and open back. Each type have specific advantages or disadvantages depending on your application. Decide why type is right for you.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 29, 2014 under Listening
The difference between sound isolating and noise cancelling designs is understandably confusing. Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 24, 2014 under Listening
Recently, Shure released the new SRH1540 premium closed back headphones. We explain the difference between SRH940 and our new premium model.
Written by Davida Rochman on January 6, 2014
By Steve Corrao, Sage Audio Mastering – Nashville, TN Not too long ago, Shure Notes editors crossed into the sprawling, top-secret world that is Shure’s Technology Annex to learn more about the development of its headphone line from Chief Engineer Yuri Shulman. Naturally, part of that discussion involved a review of the growing headphone line […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on December 11, 2013 under Listening
Late one Saturday evening, I received an email from my friend Henry Rollins. Apparently he found his way to the Shure webpage and noticed the latest addition to our earphone line, the SE846. After gazing upon a few slick images and poring over the description and specs for the product, he NEEDED to hear these […]
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 […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 12, 2013 under Listening
In anticipation of the SE846 making its way into ears and hearts worldwide, I sat down with Shure earphone guy Sean Sullivan to get the scoop on what’s so great about these earphones, the challenges of the earphone form factor, the pitfalls of audiophilia, and what makes it all worthwhile. SE846: The Key Features Allison […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 18, 2013 under Listening
You notice a drop in the sound level of your favorite Shure earphones and it’s starting to get worse. Is it the cable? The drivers? Maybe the sound source? You keep turning the volume up – and … nothing. Chances are the solution is as simple as cleaning earwax, dust and debris from the inside […]
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 Davida Rochman on March 1, 2013 under Listening
Contributors: Recording Engineers Mark Garrison, Michael White “Trust your ears.” “It’s what sounds right to you.” These are popular refrains that you’ve read in just about every article (many of them right here) about choosing microphones, positioning them and mixing sound. But if you’re going to rely on your ears to hear and identify the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 30, 2012 under ListeningNews
We’ve been testing our products to military specifications since World War II. So, when you see a new Shure product hit the shelves, you know it already survived a serious smackdown. Despite the confidence this gives us, we still get a little nervous when the first reviews roll in. (We just want everyone to be […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 27, 2012 under Listening
The facts speak for themselves. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 12.5% of children and adolescents and 17% of adults – over 31 million Americans have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise. Think this can’t happen to you? Consider this: Just 15 minutes of exposure to […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 30, 2012
Do you want a private listening experience with some isolation from what’s going on around you? Are you a recording engineer or audiophile looking for the accuracy of open back headphones? Check out Shure’s new educational video on the differences between open back and closed back headphones to determine which headphone type is right for […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 12, 2012
For years, audio manufacturers have trumpeted the benefits of noise-cancelling headphones. TV commercials invariably depict stressed-out corporate types struggling to find a piece of Paradise on a transcontinental flight, but … headphones that let sound in? That’s the magic of open back headphones. What’s the advantage? Open back headphones have ports that allow sound to […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 27, 2012
One of our favorites SRH940 stories comes from the GRAMMY® Awards. John Harris of Music Mix Mobile was troubleshooting an input issue and grabbed the closest pair of cans on-hand for some critical listening on the fly. They were SRH940s, property of Eric Schilling, who was also mixing for the show. Harris was stunned by […]
Written by Matt Dobschuetz on January 20, 2012 under ListeningNews
Open-Back Headphones, SRH1440 and SRH1840, are being showcased at Winter NAMM 2012. Michael Johns introduces our first open-back headphone models: the SRH1440 and SRH1840. Designed for critical mastering, monitoring and unparalleled audiophile listening, the SRH1440 and SRH1840 deliver a unique sound signature that enables listeners to achieve and produce their best quality mix. Find out […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010 under Listening
How to Get the Right Fit Shure earphones are not worn in the same style as headphones or standard earbuds. To enjoy the superior sound isolation and audio quality of your earphones, it is very important to get a proper fit. Situating the Cables Note the difference between the right (R) and left (L) earphones […]
Written by Davida Rochman on December 17, 2007 under Listening
A Shure Educational Podcast Ever wanted to know the difference between sound isolation and noise cancellation? In this episode, along with guest Chris Lyons, we explore the characteristics of both technologies, complete with real-world audio samples.
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