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Shure SE210 Sound Isolating Earphone - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 09/02/2015
Based on 95 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 9.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Noise4.4   above average
Music4.3   average
Fit4.1   below average
Price4.0   below average
Sound3.7   below average
Earphone3.6   average
Headphone3.6   below average
Quality3.5   below average
Cable2.0   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"Eventually the extension cable rots, unable to carry a clear signal, rendering the sound to nothing but static or silence."
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"I still have these lying around and use them with a different extension cable I had lying around for a pair of Sony headphones but I was disappointed that every single replacement cable from Shure kept dying."
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"The SE215s' cable is much more durable (coated in Kevlar) than that of the SE210's and, if the very comfortable and secure fit inside the ear isn't good enough, the first part of the SE215s' cables is stiffer (but still malleable) so you can wrap them over your ears."
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"Because after a few more than the two years of warranty, the cables start to get degradation splits and cracks, and finally in less than a couple of months, one or both earphones are not more longer in use as consequence of the cable degradation...just a few months after warranty expired..."
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"Regarding the Shure SE210 y SE530pth models and their cable problems."
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"Eventually the extension cable rots, unable to carry a clear signal, rendering the sound to nothing but static or silence."
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"About 15 inches from the ear buds the cable has a divider which basically makes it perfect for ipod shuffle (or new nano-clip) users."
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"Ive just ordered a pair of SE 215's online and they have great sound but the cable is 64 inches with no divider!"
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"The best thing about these headphones is the cable divider."
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"They are well known to have cord issues."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"...which to be totally honest still I am awaiting...they played to bored me...and they worked out very well in that...As result of the last e-mail, I asked the following questions:* A technical report in which I could identify why my both earphones were damaged in nearly two years."
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"About 10 days later, I received a phone call from Shure informing me that the technicians found nothing wrong with the earphones."
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"These earphones have lasted me for 4 years of heavy use and I am only just now having problems due to all the use."
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"I consider this very poor, as this is cleary a product failure, and you can read on the internet that many other users have the same problem with their Shure earphones."
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"One thing on comfort is that they do stick out a little bit so if you lay your head on a pillow and you lay on your side the earphone may be a bit uncomfortable because it pushes a bit into the pillow."
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"However after 7 or 8 months of wear, mostly on planes, the rubber sleeves which run from the cable to the earpiece broke on both earphones; the rubber cuts away to reveal the Shure name and the L or R instruct and in doing so makes it too thin to last."
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"I have heard many different earphones and headphones, and they are some of the best ever made."
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"For the listener who prefers balanced, true reproduction of the actual recording of the music across the entire range, rather than booming distorted bass so characteristic of mass-market earphones, or screeching MP3 quality compressed sound, these are a perfect choice."
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"My free iPod earphones lasted much longer and I just got a nice pair of Sennheiser CX 485 earphones for $20 (Internet deal)."
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"I bought these when they first came onto the market in 2007, because I wanted a quality sound isolating earphone that I could comfortably wear on long flights, as I frequently travel internationally."
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Fit

Fit:
"The SE215s' cable is much more durable (coated in Kevlar) than that of the SE210's and, if the very comfortable and secure fit inside the ear isn't good enough, the first part of the SE215s' cables is stiffer (but still malleable) so you can wrap them over your ears."
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"As others have noted, you really have to find the right plugs to use to fit your ear -- a bad fit will guarantee a very disappointing experience with any of these earbuds."
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"Now the buds I wore started falling apart, and when I tried to replace them the tube that you fit them on broke off, rendering the whole set unusable."
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"If you get a great fit, you definitely get enough bass, and BEWARE, all external noise is just gone."
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"Great for travels as it is small enough to fit into pocket."
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"That's how great I think they are -- great sound, great fit and I would have kept using them but over those four years I've had to replace the extension cable for these five different times."
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"These fit the bill perfectly."
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"Everyone has to go through the different options and figure out the best fit that truly seals in the ear canal."
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"Sound is great when you get the right fit and is very isolating."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"These were the WORST sounding headphone EVER, EVER, EVER."
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"First off, it was really hard to try and get the wires coming out of the headphones to fit and stay around your ear."
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"I still have these lying around and use them with a different extension cable I had lying around for a pair of Sony headphones but I was disappointed that every single replacement cable from Shure kept dying."
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"Also, I would hate when people would have music that I could hear from their headphones while sitting next to them."
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"I have a brand new pair of headphones to replace the broken ones now, and it was an easy warranty replacement, but it would have been a huge pain if I hadn't kept the box and the receipt."
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"Highly disappointed for a set of headphones around $100."
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"I have heard many different earphones and headphones, and they are some of the best ever made."
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"Have had two pairs of Shure headphones and while they weren't terrible, there was nothing to mandate the high price."
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"The best thing about these headphones is the cable divider."
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"Take very good care of any Shure headphones."
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"Fantastic product, shure definitely knows how to make good sound proof and comfortable headphones that last."
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Music

Music:
"Also, I would hate when people would have music that I could hear from their headphones while sitting next to them."
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"And I must admit that listening to music on my E4cs while doing situps in the gym is not a recommended use for $200 earphones."
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"- compressed music is truly terrible on these phones."
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"If you LOVE music SHURE it is..... nice sound, high quality accoustics."
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"Pricey but WORTH it, again IF you LOVE music"
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"I really enjoy my music with these earphones."
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"As for the sound quality, its great, love the fact that i can listen to music on low volume level and still enjoy without outside noise interfering."
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"Sound isolation is VERY effective so you don't have to blast it in order to enjoy your music over the din of the plane or the gym music."
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Noise

Noise:
"Good noise reduction, but not as great as I expected it to be."
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"If you get a great fit, you definitely get enough bass, and BEWARE, all external noise is just gone."
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"Their noise isolation qualities were especially impressive, which was particularly important to me since I often used them on the train."
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"I bought a pair of J-Lab Earbuds(also noise cancelling) and they sound JUST as good, but cost under $20."
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"durable cord, outstanding sound, great noise cancelling feature, wonderful comfort."
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"As for the sound quality, its great, love the fact that i can listen to music on low volume level and still enjoy without outside noise interfering."
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"It's true that they are VERY good at isolating from ambient noise: they are terrific on a train or a plane."
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Price

Price:
"Whatever the problem is, they aren't worth the money."
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"The sound quality of the E-2 and E-1 in- ears are not very good for the money."
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"Only positive is a slick case but the the poor sound quality make these unacceptable at any price."
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"Have had two pairs of Shure headphones and while they weren't terrible, there was nothing to mandate the high price."
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"Given the price of these and what I read about Shure as a brand I was pretty disappointed."
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"Otherwise, very satisfied with these for the roughly $100 price point."
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"What I appreciate is being able to hear my own music at a comfortable level while blocking out those kids with cheap earbuds that are cranked up so loud I can hear them 8ft away."
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"Great sound for the price, BUT I'm on my third pair in as many years and I'm giving up...."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality of the E-2 and E-1 in- ears are not very good for the money."
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"Maybe I'll try Shure again in a few years hoping they have their quality control problems resolved."
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"Only positive is a slick case but the the poor sound quality make these unacceptable at any price."
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"Sound quality is terrible."
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"The main reason: the sound quality is mediocre at best."
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"Unfortunately, they don't offer sound quality that makes the discomfort worthwhile."
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"If you LOVE music SHURE it is..... nice sound, high quality accoustics."
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"For the listener who prefers balanced, true reproduction of the actual recording of the music across the entire range, rather than booming distorted bass so characteristic of mass-market earphones, or screeching MP3 quality compressed sound, these are a perfect choice."
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"I bought these when they first came onto the market in 2007, because I wanted a quality sound isolating earphone that I could comfortably wear on long flights, as I frequently travel internationally."
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"SOUND QUALITY: These sound great and have continued to sound great for the last 4+ years."
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"Their noise isolation qualities were especially impressive, which was particularly important to me since I often used them on the train."
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Sound

Sound:
"These were the WORST sounding headphone EVER, EVER, EVER."
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"Eventually the extension cable rots, unable to carry a clear signal, rendering the sound to nothing but static or silence."
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"I just could not believe how good they sound."
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"Their lower models are intentionally not as good sounding."
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"The sound quality of the E-2 and E-1 in- ears are not very good for the money."
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"Sound quality is terrible."
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"If you LOVE music SHURE it is..... nice sound, high quality accoustics."
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"The supreme clairy, to-the-hundredth-of-a-decible accurate frequency balance, and hyper-detailed sound of the more expensive set is nowhere to be found."
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"For the listener who prefers balanced, true reproduction of the actual recording of the music across the entire range, rather than booming distorted bass so characteristic of mass-market earphones, or screeching MP3 quality compressed sound, these are a perfect choice."
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"It takes several tries at first, a few times to learn that trick, but it makes the sound isolation fantastic and the sound perfect.)"
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"They even make regular MP3 files sound great."
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