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 Michael Pettersen on February 16, 2017 under Listening
Vinyl continues to grow in popularity. The resurgence in records means more people are buying new turntables or dusting off a vintage one found in the attic. Find out what you need to know about replacing a needle – or phono cartridge stylus – to keep the music sounding amazing.
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 Allison Wolcott on August 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 phono cartridge stylus replacement.
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
The world’s first sound isolating electrostatic earphones are now upon us in the form of the KSE1500’s. But, 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 […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 4, 2015 under Listening
If you’re ready to go retro and experience the joy of listening to record albums, you’ll need to know how to shop for a record needle (phono cartridge). This post will help you choose with confidence and get in the analog groove.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 14, 2015 under Listening
As a phono cartridge designed specifically for audiophile hi-fi, the Shure M97xE features the option to engage a specialist dynamic stabilizer when the blue Shure banner is unclipped from the main cartridge body. You could be forgiven for thinking this was simply a brush for cleaning dust and dirt from your records; however, this is a […]
Written by Marc Henshall on January 6, 2015 under Listening
Vintage records from the early 1900’s are different to the familiar vinyl records used today. They are made from a brittle material which uses a shellac resin and typically play at a speed of around 78 RPM. While it may be tempting to play a little bit of history using the standard cartridge/stylus on your home turntable, […]
Written by Marc Henshall on December 8, 2014 under Listening
First introduced 50 years ago, the M44-7 intended to meet requirements for the high-end audiophile market. To achieve high-quality audio, head engineer Bob Kita focussed on the ability of the stylus to move up and down freely in the groove of the record on a suspension system. Alongside reducing harmonic distortion, this suspension system also made […]
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. Frequency Range This refers to the overall range that an earphone/headphone will operate in. It measures […]
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!
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