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Shure SE315-K Sound Isolating Earphone Hi-Definition Micro Speaker with Tuned Bass Port (Black)

by Shure
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Single High-Definition MicroDriver + Tuned BassPort
  • Full Range Audio
  • Detachable cable with formable wire and a wide assortment of accessories for secure comfortable fit
  • Sound isolating sleeves in multiple sizes block up to 90 % of the background noise
  • Available in clear (SE315-CL) or black (SE315-K)


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 15.7 x 17.8 cm ; 227 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 363 g
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  • Item model number: SE315-K
  • ASIN: B00426DND4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Product Description

SE315 Sound Isolating Earphones High-Definition MicroDriver delivers full range audio with Tuned BassPort for optimized low end performance. The SE315 Sound Isolating Earphones feature single High-Definition MicroDrivers for full range audio. The Tuned BassPort optimizes low-end performance utilizing a vented driver. A detachable Kevlar® reinforced cable with formable wire allows for easy replacement and secure comfortable fit. Maximum Performance out of a single driver The single driver of the SE315 is housed in a uniquely designed internal assembly. It delivers the maximum performance out of a single driver for a clear and pristine extended audio range – on-stage and on the go. It also has Tuned BassPort technology which optimizes the low end performance. Sound Isolating Design Sound Isolating Earphones were originally developed as Personal Monitor Systems to allow musicians to hear their own performances in loud onstage environments. They work by using soft flexible sleeves to block up to 90 % of the background noise. You can concentrate on your music whether you are on-stage in a train on the street or working out. At the same time you can reduce the audio level to conserve your hearing. Detachable cable with wireform fit The SE315 features a durable Kevlar® reinforced cable that allows easy replacement or customisation. The formable wire ensures secure placement and over the ear configuration keeps cables out of the way. The gold plated MMCX connector has a lock-snap mechanism allowing 360 degree rotation for comfortable fit. An assortment of sleeves for individual fit Because every ear is different the Fit Kit includes an assortment of foam and silicone sleeves in different sizes. Experiment with the size and style that creates the best fit for you. A good seal is key to optimizing sound isolation and bass response as well as maximizing comfort during extended wear. Included Fit Kit Soft-zip carrying case An assortment of Sound Isolating foam silicone and t


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product 8 Feb 2011
By James
I have been using these for a week now, and have listened to all manner of music through them, from orchestral, to pop, to jazz, opera, choral, rock... and they have performed exactly as I had hoped they would, which is to say they play back any track exactly as the producer in the recording studio would have heard it. Every detail can be heard in any genera, so if the music calls for bass, they will provide!
The noise reduction is effective, although don't expect the same "cocoon" effect as noise cancelling headphones can give. These will block out enough everyday traffic noise to allow you to listen to your music at a low volume and still notice every detail, but at the same time you will (most likely) be aware of outside noises.
My only word of warning is that changing the ear buds can be very fiddly, but you only really have to do that once. All in all, an excellent product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound, questionable durability 7 Feb 2012
I'm not going to get massively into the sound quality. The rest of the reviews here are testament to how fantastic these earphones are both in range and depth. If your music collection is electronic and descent digital quality then don't think twice. My only issue with Shure products is that a pair of Shure SE210s became faulty after a few months, and these (very kindly upgraded by Shure's warranty service) are now developing a fault. The sound of the right ear piece goes whenever I turn my head to the left strangely enough. And to be perfectly honest, I have been VERY CAREFUL with these from day one. If i'm not wearing them, they get neatly wrapped up and tucked away in their pouch. I don't abuse them or yank them, and never have.

I'm now in the process of getting another pair as a replacement as I'm still covered by the 2 year warranty of the original purchase. And while the Shure people are very nice and accommodating, the hassle is a little irritating :-(
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 13 Dec 2011
By Liz
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I spent a long time trying to decide between the SE315s and the Creative Aurvana-3's

I chose these because:
a) amazon warehouse had them at 120 pounds
b) you can replace the cables

Initially had swayed towards the Aurvana-3, but the price drop was the final decider as I couldnt find a single review of someone who had actually listened to both and then said they would pick 1 over the other and being an in-ear product you cant exactly go down many stores and try them on for an hour or so to compare them.

So my thoughts:

These sound is awsome, it sounds stupid, but, the sound really seems to come from inside your head (as I said, sounds stupid considering you shove them in your ears) but at the same time is very spacious, bass is clear enough but doesnt mask any higher tones, top end is sharp as a razor. Played a few things on my mp3 player, youtube (was hunting round for different noise types and scenarios)

noise cancelling: my dogs, love them (especially when asleep) decided to have a bit of a scrap I couldnt really hear them, it wasnt the scrap of a life time, but its the kind of noise that you'd have to normally shout over to stop them. So the noise isolation is very good as I wasnt even playing anything at the time. I was very pleased, will be perfect for when at work and needing to concentrate.

The only thing I found was they came with a set of foam sleeves on, which I had tried and were comfy but I felt the fit could be better and frankly it would almost have been easier to remodel my ears that take those off. The picture shows pinch and twist and then pull, yeah right.. the foam things try to rip and smush to something that looks like 12 yr old foam smushed it looks slightly bitty and yet wet at the same time..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ibraar 'Le Saracen' TOP 500 REVIEWER
My second pair of in-ear Shure phones and I am impressed.
I had the Ec2 (or E2c I forget) before and they are still going - gave them to my nephew.

Initially my original pair of these SE315 nozzle broke as I was trying to remove the attached default sleeve. A royal pain, but Shure customer service is brilliant and they replaced it in 3 days for a new earpiece.

After trying on some sleeves i settled for the white triple flange sleeves which go DEEP in ear, isolate and block leakage. Pretty comfortable once you get used to inserting them.

The earpieces are nice, black, and they fit in flush, and the wire is the over ear type and a memory wire which you sort of fit around your ear. and it thus stays in place.

The cable is thick and strong and very high quality.

Now to the sound, those that say this lacks bass are not wearing these properly, they have Bass and lots of it without over doing it as some phones do.
Beautiful sound, well balanced, great mids highs and lows and very fine perfectly balanced, sound stage is nice and wide with great sense of depth.

I am VERY impressed with the sound on these.
I listen to mainly Hip Hop (90ies stuff, Mobb Deepp, Black Moon, Smiff n Wessun, Gravediggaz, Binary Star, Cypress Hill, Erik B and Rakim, De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest etc) ) Jazz (smooth sax stuff) and rock/blues/blues-rock (Clapton, Peter Green, Alman Brothers etc) and these phones are sublime with ALL these. The bass is solid and pounding, the snares, kicks and other drums are crystal clear and the arrangement is perfect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars they were excellent for 8 months, then one of the 2 speakers broke...
excellent fit, super sound, as advertised. One major complaint: one of the 2 speakers (left ear) broke within 8 months of "commuter" usage. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bodo Voet
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable!
After only a couple of months, the cable failed on these under normal use, I sent them back for a replacement and the company claims they never received them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. R. Gaufman
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 years old now
Bought these to replace a pair of 215's which had a serious problem with the fragility of the cable, the plastic sheathing disintegrating in various places. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gerry J.
1.0 out of 5 stars Steer Clear
I was initially pleased with these headphones, but I am now having to send them back to the manufacturer for the 5th time within the guarantee period because one ear keeps... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ellen Lang
5.0 out of 5 stars just clear , loud and practical
it is very loud , very comfortable and great for drummers! definatly a good buy! slightly difficult to put in ear but apart from that awesome!
Published 17 months ago by Mr. A. Craven
3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, however
I love the sound quality of this product but the fit in my ear is less than perfect though I have tried a number of the fittings supplied with the product.
Published 17 months ago by Suzie
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning for iPhone users
Caveat Emptor: if you have an iPhone with a "Bumper" (rubber protective cover that goes around the edge of the phone, as sold by Apple) it will not be compatible with the Shure... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Fitz
2.0 out of 5 stars Superb sound, but very poor build quality.
I'm writing this review while in the process of returning these earphones for the third time.

They are great earphones, the best I have ever heard. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mattc
5.0 out of 5 stars Great in-ear phones but...
These are great. Let them burn in for a week or two and they're superb with a wonderful, rounded natural sound. Read more
Published 22 months ago by N. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - is all I can say!!!
Pair these bad boys up with a decent MP3 player and u've got urself a portable hi-fi. I'm using them with the Cowon Z2 and words cannot describe the sound quality of these puppies. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Ash
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