We’re expanding our social network for Shure in the UK, and to celebrate – we’re giving you a chance to win one pair of Shure SE215 Earphones. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter. By following us, you can expect up-to-date information on all things Shure, as well as great information on how to get the most from your gear. We look forward to meeting you there!
Shure SE215 Earphones
The SE215′s are the entry level to professional Shure quality earphones, featuring a dynamic microdriver for a warm, detailed sound.
SE215 Giveaway Details
The winner must have a UK address and will be drawn from random on Friday 14th June. Best of luck!
Earphone aficionados and audiophiles will be delighted to hear the news of Shure’s long awaited new flagship earphones. The new SE846 earphones were recently announced in Japan as the new top of the line Shure model ahead of the SE535 and previous E500 model – both of which are well respected among audio communities such as Head-Fi.org and leading industry publication – What-Hi-FI.
“The Shure SE846 is definitely a doozy–a clear step up, a clear advancement for Shure” - head-fi.org
A new quad-driver design coupled with an innovative low-pass filter enables the low-frequencies to be handled by a true subwoofer design – delivering low end that’s second-to-none.
Customise Your Sound with the SE846
Tonal quality is a very personal thing, and perhaps one of the most appealing innovations in the 846 design, is the ability to customise the high end using interchangeable nozzle filters. The new interchangeable nozzle filter system allows you to choose from three different treble profiles, which include: balanced, warm, and bright. So, if you’re a long term devotee of the SE535 model and have longed to add a bit more sparkle and shimmer to your Shure Earphones – now you can!
Head-Fi News Flash – SE846 Announced
The SE846 Earphones are an audio experience to be savored and we’re delighted with the reaction from respected audio communites so far. Check out this video news flash from Head-Fi.org, which explains the new earphones in detail…
The Shure SE846 Earphones are available from select retailers only and are expected to ship this summer. You can find out more information on Shure.co.uk
Welcome to part 6 of our home recording blog series, this weeks focus is monitoring. Anyone hoping to get good results from a home recording setup needs to consider monitoring from both a recording and editing perspective.
Monitoring while Recording
If you’re playing along with a recorded mutltitrack, you’ll need to monitor through headphones to avoid leaking speaker signal into the mic while recording. Headphones with a closed back design are the best solution for this application, as the bleed from closed back headphones is minimal. A range of suitable closed back headphones can be found on the Shure.co.uk website.
An alternative is to use sound isolating earphones. This can work well if they are a professional range of earphones, such as Shure’s SE Sound Isolating range, but can be less convenient if you want to take them on or off quickly. Low cost consumer earphones or headphones are unsuitable due to poor sound isolation, which results in signal bleed when recording.
Real time: If you are overdubbing or recording to a pre-recorded multitrack, it is essential you can monitor the existing track in real time – meaning there is no latency. A few milliseconds may slightly alter your perception of pitch or tone, while more than 10 milliseconds can have a noticeable effect on your rhythm or timing. A good quality low latency soundcard is essential – one solution is to use the Shure X2u XLR-USB adapter that provides a headphone out for hardware based zero latency monitoring.
The X2u solves part of the latency issue, but latency can be a complicated subject matter – one that it a little much to cover in a home recording basics blog, but if you’d like to read more about software latency, what causes it, and how to minimise it’s effect – SoundOnSound have a very useful article.
Monitoring your Mix
For accurate mixing results you should consider a pair of headphones for critical listening along with flat, accurate monitoring speakers. A flat frequency response is essential for producing an accurate mix that translates well onto a wide range of consumer audio systems, however, for the best results – test your mix on as many speakers or headphones as possible to help you build up a picture of how well it will translate.
Closed headphones with a good flat frequency response include the Shure SRH940′s, however, if your budget will stretch far enough it’s also worth considering a pair of open back headphones, such as Shure’s 1440 or 1840 designs. An open back headphone is not suitable for monitoring while recording due to potential bleed, but for the mixing stage, they benefit from a more natural sound quality and wide stereo image.
Join us for the final installment of our home recording series (volume 7), where we look at recording devices and software. Subscribe to our RSS feed to be alerted. In the meantime, for more information on home recording products by Shure visit the home recording microphone page.
Last week, we announced that our SE215 Earphones were to feature on Channel 5′s The Gadget Show. The show aired last night, and we’re delighted to say they came out on top!
In true Gadget Show style, the SE215′s were put to the test in a lighthearted but thorough fashion. Presenters Polly & Jase tested 4 sets of in-ear headphones for comfort by rolling down a Welsh hillside in an inflatable Spheroball. This was later followed by a sound quality check featuring Britain’s Got Talent finalists – Only Boys Aloud.
Described as having a very pure honest sound, the SE215′s came top of the group with 5G’s for combined comfort and sound quality.
You can view the testing process from last nights show at the following link – Click Here
Or for more information on the Shure Earphones – visit the Shure Earphones Website, and don’t forget – viewers will also be given the chance to win a pair of SE215′s for 12 additional shows – with 15 pairs to give away in total. Tune in each week for your chance to win.
For those of you who would like to know more about our Shure Sound Isolating Earphones, the Gadget show will be reviewing the Shure SE215′s on their programme airing 5th November. The channel 5 show, which puts the latest consumer gadgets to the test, will put our headphones up against other market competitors – demonstrating product use in a number of varied scenarios.
Win Shure SE215 Earphones on the Gadget Show
In addition to reviewing our headphones, viewers will also be given the chance to win a pair of SE215′s for 12 additional shows thereafter – with 15 pairs to give away in total!
The SE215 Sound Isolating Earphone features a DynamicMicroDriver for a warm, detailed sound. A detachable, Kevlar reinforced cable with formable wire allows for easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit – tune in to channel 5 at 8pm to see how they measure up.
For more information on the SE215: visit the Shure earphones website
At the NAMM Show taking place in sunny Anaheim, USA, we’ve just introduced several new products and here we have the first pictures and details about them……….
The PSM 1000 In-Ear Personal Monitoring System offers a dual channel, full-rack professional monitoring solution. It is designed to tightly integrate with Shure Wireless Workbench software for the most efficient set-up and control plus with a true diversity-equipped, low profile bodypack receiver, the PSM 1000 system provides the best in audio and RF performance.
For semiprofessional DJ’s and audio enthusiasts Shure has developed the SRH550DJ. This ultra-lightweight headphone has full range frequency response with enhanced bass. Its closed-back, supra-aural design with adjustable collapsible headband and 90° swivel ear cups make it suitable for both DJ mixing or general listening.
The new high end SRH940 headphones are designed for critical monitoring and mastering applications in professional studios. The SRH940 provides accurate response across the entire audio spectrum delivering smooth high-end extension with tight bass. The premium padded headband and velour ear cup pads offer superior comfort for long recording sessions.
The SE215 Sound Isolating™ Earphones deliver detailed audio with extended bass. A detachable, Kevlar® reinforced cable with formable wire allows for easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit.
We expect that these cool new products will be available in Europe during the first half of 2011 – fingers crossed!
If Santa didn’t bring you a pair of our fantastic SE Sound Isolating earphones then don’t despair, here’s your chance to win a pair.
This month we’re giving away three pairs of Shure SE115 in-ear earphones on The-Fly.co.uk, the website for The Fly Magazine – Britain’s favourite new music monthly.
The compact sound isolating SE115 is designed for music lovers looking to upgrade their mp3 player earphones. They are the perfect accompaniment for your in-ear monitoring system as well as your MP3-Player or iPhone.
These multi-award winning sound isolating earphones block out up to 90% of background noise for a near to live sound experience and the single Dynamic MicroSpeaker II driver gives a warm, detailed sound.
We’re just so pleased here at Shure, as not only is the Trusted Reviews website one we highly respect but the awards were based on reader’s choice too.
And being second place to a portable USB headphone amplifier and DAC combo……..which helps to improve the quality of music playback……..is all good by us
So thank you Trusted Reviews and thank you to all of you that voted for our SE535s.
I’m glad you love them as much as we do!