Shure SE215 Earphones and Music Phone Cable with Remote + Mic for iPhone, iPod and iPad
Shure's new entry level earphone, the SE215, sports a consumer-friendly sound signature that can please the audiophile as well the casual listener. The SE215 delivers bass in spades, reaching lower frequencies that many earphones in this price range can't quite muster, giving them a great kick for modern pop and dance music. Like all of Shure's headphones, they produce a beautiful midrange, helping vocals shine through the rest of the sound, and making instruments easy to distinguish from the mix. Their sound signature pairs best with modern electronic and pop music, but still sounds great with classic rock, alternative, funk, and even jazz. They have a relaxed treble response and excellent noise isolation, making them the perfect companion for frequent fliers and long range commuters, offering hours of fatigue-free listening in your own personal bubble of sound.
While the levels of resolution and detail produced by these Shures are not quite on-par with other earphones in this list, the SE215 combines a wealth of features, including replaceable cables and the option of Apple, Android, and Blackberry compatible remotes, along with extreme durability and a wallet-friendly price, making it a hard value to beat when every aspect and use of an earphone is taken into consideration. While other earphones on this list appeal to particular listening preferences, I see the SE215 as the best value as an earphone overall; it has, in my opinion, the best sound for the greatest amount of people, and has the features and overall usability to back it up.
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