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At CES Unveiled, we had the opportunity to speak briefly with the PR people from Shure who said the company will be showcasing their new product line of in-ear headphones, including the SE210 ($149.99), SE310 (249.99), SE420 ($349.99), SE530 (449.99), and finally the SE530PTH ($499.99):
- SE210: Premium sound in a sporty package – designed with a Hi-Definition MicroSpeaker to provide full-range audio distinguished by an optimal high frequency response.
- SE310: Breathtaking style and sound – utilizing a Hi-Definition MicroSpeaker with Tuned BassPort technology the earphone offers extended range audio and enhanced bass for high frequencies and enhanced low-end performance.
- SE420: Heart-pounding performance – Featuring 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/SE530PTH: Pure audio precision – Formerly Shure’s E500, the SE530 (or SE530PTH) represents the bridge between the E Series and the new line of Sound Isolating Earphones and has therefore been renamed the SE530 to signify its place as the flagship of Shure earphones. The SE530 features Triple TruAcoustic MicroSpeakers – a dedicated 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).
The new line builds off the success of the E Series headphones that have proven to be popular with audiophiles and non-audiophiles alike. Shure took notice of the complaints about poor fit for the ears, and opted to introduce a new sleeve that they hope will alleviate the problem for those with the most fickle of ear canals. And let me tell you, they were damn hard to get off of the headphones.
Yes, $500 may seem a bit steep for earphones, check that….$500 seems a bit CRAZY for earphones, but Shure has proven to be dedicated to providing an audio experience everyone can enjoy. The new line of earphones will be available to the public in February of this year.
Update: Added additional product details.