Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones

If you’re shopping for a professional drummer, you’re probably thinking they already have things like stick bags and drum pedals that they like to use. In that case, you might want to get them something that’s a bit higher-end and designed more for on-stage use, like these sound isolating earbuds from Shure. Most headphones with […]

Last updateJuly 13, 2018
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Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones

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If you’re shopping for a professional drummer, you’re probably thinking they already have things like stick bags and drum pedals that they like to use. In that case, you might want to get them something that’s a bit higher-end and designed more for on-stage use, like these sound isolating earbuds from Shure.

Most headphones with technology this advanced are over-ear models. These are functional, but they can also be frustrating to use during playing, making the player feel constricted and muffling sounds they actually want to be able to hear. With the SE215, drummers get a compact in-ear headphone that still uses advanced sonic technology—far more advanced than any other earbuds that you’ll find. They’re wireless, too, so a drummer who moves around a lot doesn’t have to worry about the cord getting in their way.

These earphones will protect the drummer’s hearing, too, along with letting them hear anything that comes through on your monitor. They provide up to 37 decibels of noise isolation, an impressive amount considering the size of the earbuds. In terms of the sound, it’s as good as you’d expect from any other set of high-end headphones, with an impressively deep bass for the size.

Really, the most impressive thing about these headphones is how comfortable they are. Rather than take the “one size fits all” approach you’ll see in most earbuds, every pair comes with a Fit Kit that has three different sizes of sleeves to choose from. The nozzle angle has also been re-designed over previous Shure models so that it fits more comfortably inside the ear canal.

These aren’t your standard cheap, disposable earbuds—both in terms of price and performance. You can get a great deal on them by buying from Amazon, but they still don’t come cheap. They do, thankfully, come with a zippered carrying case so they don’t end up getting lost and are designed to last for a good long while. These earphones are an investment, but any pro drummer you buy them for will definitely appreciate the purchase.

Features:

  • Electronics: Single dynamic MicroDriver
  • Noise isolation: up to 37 dB
  • Connection: Gold-plated MMCX connector with 360° rotation and lock-snap mechanism
  • Color options: Clear, white, blue, black

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