Shure SE110 Sound Isolating Earphone with Balanced Armature Driver (Black)
- Sound Isolation blocks unwanted noise so you can listen to your music at a comfortable level
- Modular cable design provides you with flexible wearing options and accessory integration with the Music Phone Adapter
- Personal Fit Kit allows you to find a comfortable fit and keep the earphones stable during physical activity
- Balanced Armature speakers provide high-definition audio reproduction with extreme detail and precision
- 2-Year limited manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase
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Wide variety of eartips
Sound not balanced
Can't fit everyone
These are my first pair of canalphones, and they do not dissapoint. The first challenge on opening the package is finding the right tip for you. Fortunately, the small foam tips almost fit. I can't really blame Shure for not including freak of nature sized tips, I suppose I'd have to go to custom molded ones to get a great fit. But regardless, once the foam expanded again, noise isolation was very good. Testing a variety of music, I found that dance, techno, hip hop is where these phones really shine. The warm slant really works to their benefit. When playing rock and acoustic, it didn't detract from them. But when I put on the Brandenburg Concerti, something interesting happened. It exposed their lack of spacial dimension, and balanced sound. So, if you listen to more modern music, these will work quite well. But, if you need a balanced, monitor-like sound, these are probably not for you.
Although I was initially frustrated with the sound, I learned from reading that I wasn't using them right. The secret is to compress the foam and insert them into the ear and hold while they expanded back to make a snug fit. Once you figure this out, the sounds is amazing.
For me, the fact that they are small and easy to carry around, plus are only 1/4 the price of the BOSE headphones, I am very happy.
The EQ settings for these earphones are as follows:
The mid-bass is a little muddy, so you're going to need to make adjustments.
The midrange is where it needs the most adjusting.
4-6kHz is the presence range, so this will need to be raised quite a bit if you want some airiness to the sound and to bring out more detail.
After getting a good EQ config, these IEMs did sound a lot better and more balanced. One thing I've noticed is that these have a noticeable compressed sound to them over the Shure E2c's. This can be a good or bad thing depending on what you listen to or how you listen to it. If you do the music 'playlist' thing like I do it fits in well because the transition from song to song is smooth and the sound is a bit homogenized.
As for sound quality, the highs are getting rolled off hard, so don't expect to hear a lot of detail with these. The bass is actually very good as long as you have a GOOD FIT. This is a MUST for getting good bass response! The midrange is just too much and you shouldn't use these if you can't control it via EQ. The sound stage is on par with the E2c's (fairly wide) and there is some noticeable airiness. I think the E2c's sound better than these and they don't require as much tweaking.Read more ›
I have heard that some of the top tier Shure products are awesome. However, for the sub $100 price range, these are simply overrated.
I no longer had my receipt, so I called Shure to make sure I wouldn't have to pay any repair charges, since the SE110s weren't released until September 17, 2007. They are supposed to be covered by a two-year "warranty," so technically were still under that warranty. She assured me that it would be okay to send them w/o a receipt, and stressed that I should send them via trackable courier (FedEx, UPS).
Well, guess what? I just got a call from their service department that I would have to pay $71.61(!) to get them repaired. This, plus the cost to ship them 3-day means I'd end up paying $85.75 to repair a product that retailed for $119.99!
I tried to argue with an employee named Adam that they were still under warranty but he was unwilling to override the charges, since a receipt was not included.
I took really good care of these and they failed on me in less than a year. I was really expecting Shure to back their product, but that appears to not be the case. I would not recommend these headphones to anyone and will never buy a Shure product again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They definitely look the part and sound half decent, but when compared to the best they fail miserably . I found them really uncomfortable to wear and insert properly in the ears. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. A. Collier
Poor manufacturing. The internal headphone chord goes bad after very little use.Published 16 months ago by Bo Bennike
They worked fabulous for about a year and then puttered out. No sound out of one ear. Not what I expected for the price.Published on February 5, 2014 by Littleredwhyvette
Very comfortable in the ears. The sound quality is outstanding. There is an extension coed included which is useful, depending on which pocket your audio device is in. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Alfred B. Jernigan Jr.
This seller advertised these headphones as "brand new" Shure sells these headphones for 109.99 however this guy had them for 50 dollars. At first I was shocked... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by watsonwilmer
NICE SERVICE, NICE ITEM, ALL GOOD AND RECOMENDABLE!!
THEY SHIPPED BEFORE THE DEADLINE AS I ASK CUZ I WAS IN A RUSH.
I'll make this short and sweet.
I've had most entry-level to mid-level shure IEM's over the last few product generations going back to the E2C's and as current as the... Read more