Shure unveils new sound isolating earphone line

Shure unveils new sound isolating earphone line 1

Shure has announced four new models of sound isolating earphones, which the company says will begin to be available next month. The new Shure earphone line consists of of the SE210, SE310, SE420, and SE530 (formerly model E500).

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• SE210 ($150) earphones feature “premium sound in a sporty package.” The earphones integrate a Hi-Definition MicroSpeaker to provide “full-range audio distinguished by an optimal high frequency response.”

• SE310 ($250) earphones feature a Hi-Definition MicroSpeaker with Tuned BassPort technology which “showcases extended range audio and enhanced bass for optimal high frequencies and enhanced low-end performance.”

• SE420 ($350) utilize Dual TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers—a dedicated tweeter and woofer. An internal crossover “sends lower and higher frequencies to dedicated drivers so that lows, mids and highs are distinct and defined, for accurate reproduction of all the details of your music.”

• SE530 ($450)/SE530PTH ($500) feature Triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers—a tweeter and dual woofers. An internal crossover “routes audio to a dedicated tweeter to ensure that highs and mid-highs are incredibly accurate and detailed, while two dedicated woofers provide the ultimate in balanced lows and low-mids and full-bodied bass.” The SE530PTH also includes the Shure Push-To-Hear Control (PTH) module.

Shure’s SE210 and SE310 feature Shure’s Deluxe Fit Kit, and a Premium Fit Kit is included with SE420 and SE530 models. The Deluxe kit includes three pairs of disposable black foam sleeves (S, M, L), three pairs of soft flex sleeves (S, M, L), one pair of triple flange sleeves, deluxe carrying case and wax guard. The Premium Fit Kit includes everything in the Deluxe version, but adds a premium carrying case and airline adapter.

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  1. so what’s the difference between the Shure E500PTH, released not much more than a year ago, and the SE530PTH which was just announced?

    Sound pretty darned similar — 3 drivers, pth

  2. I don’t think there is any difference. It seems to be more of a rebranding and price drop, plus newly redesigned housing for more comfort I suppose.

    SE530 = E500
    SE420 = E5c
    SE310 = E4c
    SE210 = E3c
    E2c discontinued?

    Looks nice, although I’d rather save up a few hundred more and get some custom Ultimate Ears instead.

  3. brad, it looks like they are completely identical in ability, but the new ones seem to be available in black instead of that horrible metallic brown.

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