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 Marc Henshall on August 20, 2013 under Listening
Keeping your needle in good condition is essential for audio quality and the longevity of your vinyl records. But how often should you replace the stylus?
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 […]
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