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Experience high-fidelity sound for less with a pair of Shure’s excellent SE215 in-ear monitors

  • $99

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MusicRadar Verdict

The Shure SE215 Pro in-ear monitors are a brilliant budget option, whether you’re looking for your first ever monitoring system, a pair of backup IEM’s or just some killer multi-use earphones. For under $/£100, Shure has nailed the value-for-money factor, offering great ambient noise cancelling, a decent frequency range and surprising levels of in-ear comfort.


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    Decent bass

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    Great value for money

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    Shure has excellent reputation in the monitoring world

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    Most parts are replaceable

  • Only one driver

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Shure SE215 Pro review: What are they?

Shure has been one of the biggest names in live music gear for as long as we can remember. If you play, sing or go to live gigs, you’ve probably heard the sound of a Shure vocal microphone or guitar mic – and while Shure is primarily a microphone manufacturer, they also create some next-level studio headphones and in-ear monitors for us all to enjoy. If an in-ear monitoring system is something you’ve been considering and you’re on a budget, then the Shure SE215 Pros should be very near the top of your list (in fact, they top our list of the best budget in-ear monitors!).

So, in-ear monitors then. Not to be confused with the humble earphone, a great pair of in-ears will do an awful lot to help you sound and play better. There are many different manufacturers all vying for your attention and hard-earned cash, and many different price points for you to explore when looking for a pair of in-ear monitors. Obviously if you pay more, you get more – but do you really need more? That answer is probably no. 

Out of the box, the SE215 Pros look like a pretty smart, lower profile in-ear. The construction is pretty basic, with either clear, black or blue plastic ‘phones on offer. They’re nothing groundbreaking, but perfectly adequate for something that is going to sit in your ear for a few hours at a time. The box also contains some added extras – a zippered carrying case, cleaning/fitting tool and various different sizes of foam and silicone sleeves to ensure you get a comfortable and tight fit.

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The cable is detachable, to allow for easier packaging and to avoid any damage or over-bending when wrapping them up after a performance or rehearsal. If your cable does get damaged – as can happen with earphones and headphones of all price brackets – then the cable is easily replaceable. No stress, huh?

Speaking of the cable, it’s just your standard 3.5mm mini jack connector – making it ideal for most applications. Lined with wire, the cable stays pretty straight during use, without excessive tangling or twisting. A rubber sleeve and extra wire reinforcement makes sure the cable doesn’t move around too much, and that the fit around your ears is sturdy. Having cable wrapping around the tops of your ears can feel a little alien at first – particularly if you’re brand new to in-ears – but we had forgotten it was there within the first 10 to 15 minutes of use.  

The SE215 Pro’s main focus lies within the earpiece itself: a single, high-definition driver. Considering a vast majority of in-ear monitors contain at least two (sometimes more) drivers, this is remarkable in itself – but what is more remarkable is the soundstage that this single driver creates.

Shure SE215 Pro review: Performance & Verdict

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In all of the musical scenarios we’ve been able to put the SE215 Pros through – heavy touring with rock bands, lounge jazz gigs and studio recording sessions, to name a few – they sounded smooth and capable, and not noticeably pokey or tinny. Like any pair of earphones or IEM’s, a little distortion was noted in some slightly more manic areas or when the volume was boosted just that little bit too high, but the SE215 Pro came out from that barrage of testing largely unscathed.

One of the issues we always run into with in-ear monitors is the issue of ambient noise cancellation and sound bleed. The SE215 Pros offer some really useful and effective isolation from the sounds around you. This is thanks to the shape and size of the casing itself, which forms a fairly decent seal when sat in your ear. Especially when playing live, you want a decent amount of separation between your own in-ear mix and what’s going on elsewhere, without feeling like you’re playing on your own. The Shure’s fit in that middle ground very well, with small but reassuring ambient levels of sound passing through. 

Now, it’s absolutely worth bearing in mind that the SE215 Pros are not high-end in-ear monitors. As an entry to the world of IEM’s they’re a very respectable choice, but they won’t quite capture the spacious ambience of a multi-driver setup, or the wide frequency range of more expensive in-ears. That being said, what do you expect for under £/$100? We can’t think of another pair of budget in-ear monitors that combine audio and build quality with reputation and comfort like Shure does with the SE215 Pros. For those who are newbies to the world of IEM’s – take a good look at these. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 

Shure SE215 Pro review: Hands-on demos

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Shure SE215 Pro review: Specifications

  • Connectivity: Wired
  • Drivers: One
  • Sensitivity: 107dB 
  • Earbuds: Foam and silicone included 
  • Case: Yes – soft bag
  • Frequency range: 22-17,500 Hz 
  • Contact: Shure

James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at MusicRadar. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having worked for the online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora. 

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Featuring a single Dynamic MicroDriver, the SE215 delivers detailed sound with enhanced bass. A detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and a secure, comfortable fit onstage or on-the-go. Sound-isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37dB of isolation and a customized fit.

Sound-Isolating Design

The role of the included sound-isolating sleeves is twofold: blocking ambient noise (up to 37dB) and ensuring a comfortable customized fit. Because every ear is different, the Fit Kit includes three sizes (S, M, L) of the flex and black foam sleeves. 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.

SE215’s come with a soft-zip compact carrying case to provide you with a convenient, tangle-free solution to store and travel with your earphones.


  • Detailed sound with enhanced bass
  • Comfortable, ergonomic, sound isolating design
  • Single Dynamic MicroDriver
  • 2-year limited warranty (see warranty information)
  • Durable Kevlar reinforced cable allows easy replacement or customization.
  • Formable wire ensures secure placement, and over-the-ear configuration keeps cables out of the way
  • Gold-plated MMCX connector 3.5 mm (1/8″) has a lock-snap mechanism allowing 360-degree rotation for comfortable fit
  • Cable: 64″ Detachable (at ear) with wireform fit
  • Fit Kit includes:

    • Sound-isolating sleeves
    • Carrying case

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm


    • Speaker type: Single Dynamic MicroDriver
    • Sensitivity (1kHz): 107dB SPL/mW
    • Impedance (1kHz): 20 ohm
    • Noise attenuation: up to 37dB
    • Frequency range: 22Hz–17.5kHz


    One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
    2 year warranty on wired mics.
    Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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    SE215-BT1 User Guide

    Below are some ways to use the headphones.

    Insert the headphones so that they fit snugly against your ear. How you insert your earbuds will greatly affect the quality of the sound.

    Important. If you feel a lack of low frequencies (bass), this means that the earpiece is not sitting snugly against your ear. Gently insert the earpiece deeper into the ear canal, or try a different earpiece.

    Attention! Do not insert the earmuff sleeve beyond the opening of the ear canal.

    Grasp the earphone housing, twist slightly and remove from the ear.

    If you need to remove the earpiece, do not pull on the cord.

    • Turn and pull the tip to remove it from the handpiece.
    • Put on the new tip until it completely covers the spike and tip.

    Warning. If the barb or part of the tip is visible, the tip is not attached correctly. Replace the tips if they are loose around the tips. To ensure a proper fit and performance, use only Shure-supplied eartips (excluding eartips specially designed to fit the shape of your ear).

    Soft Flex tips are available in small, medium and large sizes. Choose an eartip that fits your ear more closely and isolates sound better. It should be easy to insert, not create discomfort and easy to remove.

    Soft elastic sleeves

    If you notice a change in sound quality, remove the earpiece and check the earpiece. If the tip is clogged, clean it with a wire loop of the cleaning tool.

    Caution: This tool is for cleaning headphones only. Any other use, such as as an ear cleaner, may result in injury.

    Maintenance and cleaning

    Careful maintenance ensures that the tip fits snugly on the handpiece, improving sound quality and product safety.

    • Keep your headphones and eartips as clean and dry as possible.
    • To clean the ear tips, remove them from the headphones, wash gently with warm water and air dry. Styrofoam nozzles take longer to dry. Check for damage; replace if necessary. The ear tips must be completely dry before reuse.
    • Wipe the earpieces and eartips with a mild antiseptic to prevent infection. Do not use alcohol-based disinfectants.
    • Keep the headphones away from very high or very low temperatures.
    • Replace the tips if they don’t fit well.
    • Do not attempt to modify this product. Doing so will void the warranty and may result in personal injury and/or product failure.

    1. Turn off the earphones. Press and hold center button on earphone remote until the LED flashes blue and red.
    2. From your audio source, select “Shure BT1.”
    3. LED turns blue when successfully paired.

    For additional pairing options, please visit

    Center button

    Power on Press and hold
    Power off Press and hold, 5 seconds.
    Bluetooth connection Turn off the headphones. Press and hold the button for 7 seconds.
    Play/Pause Press once
    Answer/end call Press once
    Reject call Press and hold, 3 seconds.
    Turn on the voice assistant Turn on the phone, press and hold the button for 3 seconds.
    Factory reset Switch off the headphones and connect them to the charger. Press and hold the button for 15 seconds. Keep holding the button after the headphones enter pairing mode to turn off the headphones again.

    Up and down buttons

    Volume up/down Pressing the + or – button
    Next track Press and hold the + button, 3 seconds
    Previous composition Press and hold button -, 3 seconds
    Battery check Press and hold the + and – button for 3 seconds

    Your phone may not support some features. For more information, go to

    Red LED indicates low battery.

    1. Connect the headphones to the charger using the supplied cable.
    2. The LED lights up red during charging.
    3. When the headphones are charged, the LED turns off.

    Attention! Make sure the product is at room temperature between 0 and 45°C before charging.

    Use this product only with an authority-approved power source that complies with local regulations (eg, UL, CSA, VDE, CCC, INMETRO).

    SE215 Headphones

    Transducer type

    single armature microdriver


    at 1 kHz

    107 dB SPL/mW


    at 1 kHz

    17 ohm

    Noise reduction

    up to 37 dB

    Frequency response

    SE215 Special Edition 21 Hz – 17.5 kHz
    SE215 22Hz-17.5kHz


    MMCX connectors

    Net weight

    20.8 g (.7 oz)

    Operating temperature

    -18°C to 57°C (0°F to 135°F)

    Storage temperature

    -29 °C to 74°C (-20°F to 165°F)

    Bluetooth specifications

    Antenna type


    Antenna gain

    +2. 13 dBi

    Bluetooth 4.1 902 71


    2402 up to 2480 MHz

    Modulation type


    RF output power

    +5.38 dBm (E.I.R.P)

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    • Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
    • The product’s battery may explode or release toxic materials. Beware of burns or fire. Batteries must never be opened, crushed, modified, disassembled, heated above 60°C or incinerated.
    • Environmental regulations for the disposal of used batteries must be followed.
    • Do not expose the product to excessive heat from the sun, open flames, or the like.
    • DO NOT make unauthorized modifications to this product.

    Battery replacement should only be performed by authorized Shure service technicians.

    WARNING: When operating a vehicle, obey applicable laws regarding the use of mobile phones and headphones.

    This product contains magnetic material. Consult your physician regarding the possible effect of magnetic materials on medical implants in your body.

    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

    1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

    Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

    • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
    • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
    • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the regulatory authority could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

    This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

    Tested using supplied and recommended cable types. The use of unshielded cables may degrade the EMC performance.

    Este equipo ha sido diseñado para operar con las antenas que enseguida se enlistan y para una ganancia máxima de antena de [+2.13] dBi. El uso con este equipo de antenas no incluidas en esta lista o que tengan una ganancia mayor que [+2.13] dBi quedan prohibidas. La impedancia requerida de la antena es de [50] ohms.

    La operación de este equipo está sujeta a las siguientes dos condiciones: (1) es posible que este equipo o dispositivo no cause interferencia perjudicial y (2) este equipo o dispositivo debe aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que pueda causar su opera cion no deseada.

    1. 立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。所謂合法通信,係指依電信法規定
    2. 更無線電頻率、電功率者,除依電信法規定處罰外,國家通訊傳播委員會並得撤銷其審驗合格證明.
    3. 減少電磁波影響,請妥適使用





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    represented by: General Director

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    Supply voltage:

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    Headphones: Input: 5.1V⎓0.042A

    Frequency range: 2402 MHz – 2480 MHz

    Weight: 20.8 g

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    Order SHURE SE215 SPE-W -BT1-EFS – Shur earphones in Moscow with delivery in Russia

    SE215SPE-W-BT1-EFS are compact in-ear Bluetooth headphones. Headphones have high-quality, rich sound with deep bass. The headphone drivers deliver tight bass and the entire audio spectrum. Despite their compact size, in-ear headphones make it possible to fully enjoy and feel the energy of any musical composition. White color. Headphones compatible with mobile devices, MP3 players, iPhone, iPad, etc. Uses Dynamic MicroDriver technology and comes with multiple sizes of soft, elastic eartips that block up to 90% background noise.

    The headphones use dynamic micro-speakers to provide the wearer with clear, natural sound with extended bass response for a rich and realistic listening experience. The detachable cable has moldable wires that fit over your ears to keep you on stage or at home. For durability, the cable is reinforced with Kevlar. The gold-plated MMCX connectors have a snap-lock mechanism that allows them to rotate 360° for a comfortable fit.

    Personalized set with different ear sizes for better comfort and sound isolation. The in-ear design allows the headphones to effectively reduce ambient noise by 37db. The Bluetooth function provides compatibility with various MP3 players, CD players, laptops and other equipment. The soft carrying case provides storage without tangling wires.

    Key features:

    • Supports Bluetooth function
    • With headset and remote control
    • Dynamic MicroDriver delivers warm, detailed sound with powerful bass
    • Kevlar Reinforced Durable Detachable Cable
    • Soundproof construction blocks up to 37 dB of ambient noise
    • Fitting kit with different sizes of foam and silicone plugs for sound isolation and optimized bass response
    • Ear wires stay away from face

    The SE215 headphones deliver detailed, warm sound along with effective sound isolation. Includes Kevlar-reinforced, detachable cable with over-ear wires. This makes it ideal for both on-stage use as in-ear monitor headphones and for enjoying your personal music library at home or on the go.

    What are the acoustic characteristics of these headphones?

    Dynamic MicroDriver speakers deliver detailed, warm sound with deep bass. The soft elastic earplugs included in the included fitting kit are not only comfortable to wear, but also block out 90% of outside noise. The tightness of the foam or silicone plugs also optimizes low frequency reproduction.

    Do the SE215 headphones have replacement parts?

    The Kevlar reinforced cable is detachable so it can be replaced if needed. The foam and silicone pads are also interchangeable. These features ensure that you enjoy the sound quality and comfort of the SE215 headphones for a long time to come.

    World leader SHURE has gone a long way in developing innovative analog and digital type radio systems for live performance and professional studio recording. The equipment of this brand is known in all corners of the globe.

    The company is rapidly conquering amateur and professional sound engineers, as well as performers, first of all, with high class sound quality and attention to detail. That is why the manufacturer took care of the release of a wide range of accessories and accessories.