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Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for iPhone/iPod/iPad
  • Integrated Microphone
  • 3-Button Remote
  • Standard 3.5mm Plug

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The CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote from Shure transforms your existing detachable headphones such as the SE215, SE315, SE425, and SE535 into a mobile stereo headset for use with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. The cable has an integrated microphone for clear vocal pickup, plus a 3-button remote for answering and ending calls, controlling media playback, and adjusting volume levels. The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of portable devices.

Note: Remote and mic supported by: iPod nano (4th and 5th generation), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, and iPad 2. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models and other devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Requires latest iPod software.

Designed for Shure headphones with detachable cables, such as the SE215, SE315, SE425, and SE535
Integrated microphone for clear vocal pickup
3-button remote for answering and ending calls, controlling music playback, and adjusting volume levels
The standard 3.5mm plug provides compatibility with a variety of portable devices
Connector 3.5mm stereo mini plug
Length 4.75' (1.45 m)
Weight 1.1 oz (31g)
Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    ShureCBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote
     
    4.2

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good quality (7)
    • Easy to setup (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Home (5)
      • Office (4)
      • Professional (4)
      • Daily use (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Traveler (9), Audiophile (3), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great accessory, I'm glad I have it

      I had originally purchased the package with the Shure SE 425 earbuds along with this accessory. A week hadn't passed before I accidentally caught the cable on a doorknob as I was walking, and...Read complete review

      I had originally purchased the package with the Shure SE 425 earbuds along with this accessory. A week hadn't passed before I accidentally caught the cable on a doorknob as I was walking, and destoryed the plug, totally my fault, but within 5 minutes of doing that I ordered another one because I can't live without this. The functionality is great, they fit is more comfortable than the cord that comes with the earbuds (specifically the part of the cord that loops around your ears). The only down side is that having a conversation with someone, with earbuds in, isn't ideal, try talking with your fingers in your ears, you hear your voice throughout your head. This is no fault of the Shure earbuds, but just earbuds in general. Excellent for using siri, "shuffle playlist indie rock," etc., or short phone conversations. Being able to play/pause and volume is great.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Update on my previous review

      After some moderate use, the cable's jacket stripped itself. Don't sleep with this cable attached. The original cable is still fine.

      Also, the mic quality is really, really poor.

      After some moderate use, the cable's jacket stripped itself. Don't sleep with this cable attached. The original cable is still fine.

      Also, the mic quality is really, really poor.

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      5.0

      The best earbuds ever!

      By Anna

      from Cumming ga

      Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

      I am so picky about my earbuds and a friend recommended these for me. I love the clear quility sound and the noise blocking ability. I won't buy anything else.

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      5.0

      Excelente accesorio

      By Marcelo

      from La Plata, Argentina

      Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

      Funciona perfectamente con mi IPhone y mi IPad permitiendo subir y baja el volumen y pasar a la próxima pista o retroceder a la anterior. Complemento ideal para los auriculares Shure.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Awesome, but...

      By jobrofosho

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

        ... I wish they had a form-fitting wire like the standard earbud cable, and I also wish it wasn't $. Many headphones in this price range come with inline controls already. Paying $ more seems a little crazy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Update on my previous review

        By Kirill

        from Moscow, Russia

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Microphone
          • Unreliable Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

            After some moderate use, the cable's jacket stripped itself. Don't sleep with this cable attached. The original cable is still fine.

            Also, the mic quality is really, really poor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Useful accessory--and a necessary one

            By mew30

            from New Jersey

            About Me Fairly Audio-savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Office
              • Professional

              Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

              The CBL-M+-K-EFS accessory cable adds an iPhone-compatible microphone wire to the Shure SE215. It works well, though it isn't quite the same quality as the original wire that came with the earphones. Particularly, it doesn't have the memory wire, which would've been nice. I still don't understand why Shure doesn't provide a microphone with the original wire, like most manufacturers do, but makes you pay extra for the accessory cable. And once Shure is charging so much extra, shouldn't they at least use the same quality materials?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              No cable noise

              By pobah

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Setup
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office
                • Professional

                Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                Bought this to replace the cord without mic and remote, works perfectly with iPhone 5S, and sounds just as good as the cable that come with the Sure earphones. No cable noise, which I had worried about (noise of cable rubbing against clothing while walking).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great accessory, I'm glad I have it

                By Adam the computer guy

                from Albuquerque, NM

                About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Various Outdoor Sports

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast Setup
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Office
                  • Professional
                  • Various Outdoor Sports

                  Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                  I had originally purchased the package with the Shure SE 425 earbuds along with this accessory. A week hadn't passed before I accidentally caught the cable on a doorknob as I was walking, and destoryed the plug, totally my fault, but within 5 minutes of doing that I ordered another one because I can't live without this. The functionality is great, they fit is more comfortable than the cord that comes with the earbuds (specifically the part of the cord that loops around your ears). The only down side is that having a conversation with someone, with earbuds in, isn't ideal, try talking with your fingers in your ears, you hear your voice throughout your head. This is no fault of the Shure earbuds, but just earbuds in general. Excellent for using siri, "shuffle playlist indie rock," etc., or short phone conversations. Being able to play/pause and volume is great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect sound, perfect control

                  By Chris

                  from Philadelphia

                  About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Good Quality
                  • Iphone Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                      Have a set of Sure SE215 which are great, affordable in-ear speakers and wanted the control offered by this accessory cable. It does not disappoint in any way. Still great audio now with easy track/volume/phone control. Reasonably priced and worth every penny.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By hol

                      from sacramento, ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                        This works great, I use this as a hands free to make work calls when on the road. Sound is clear, and the other end can hear me without background noise.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works as Advertised

                        By Michael K

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Frequent Traveler

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast Setup
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Office

                          Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                          I bought the SE215 In-Ear headphones specifically because of the detachable cord. The headphones are great, and this cord adds the iPhone-related functionality that's missing on the regular cord.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          alright...

                          By Chris the runner

                          from Orlando FL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                            This cable upgrade is alright, not great for me.

                            They feel different than the stock cables. They do not include the bendable upper part that loops over your ears and holds in place, the cable is floppy. Which is fine but they're less comfortable on my particular ears than the stock cables were. Some people might like them better than the stock cables, it's down to the shape of your ears.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Handy addition

                            By Listener Leon

                            from San Francisco, CA

                            About Me Audiophile

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Setup
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                              I use it with iPhone 5.
                              The product attaches easily to the ear buds themselves.
                              The mic is convenient to use.
                              Cable is longer than the one provided with iPhone, which makes it more user flexible.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Not quite the replacement

                              By Kirill

                              from Moscow, Russia

                              About Me Audio Tech Guy, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Works

                              Cons

                              • Expensive
                              • Not For Heavy Usage

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                Wanted this one for using my SE425 as a headset. This cable works, but it's thinner, softer, and much less durable than the original. This is disappointing, since it requires much care while using it.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good accessory for Shure earphones

                                By Jacob

                                from California

                                About Me College Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • Portable Devices
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                  I got this to go along with the SE215 earphones that I bought so that I would have the remote/microphone to make controlling my iPhone much easier when using these earphones. While the cable doesn't seem quite as durable and thick as the one that came with the SE215, it still feels like it is good quality. The remote part is also large and feels durable, which I am pleased with compared to the smaller remotes seen on many other earphones. The plug is also narrow enough to be used with the protective case on my iPhone (the hole for the headphone port is only ~7mm in diameter).

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  good control, cord light

                                  By lob

                                  from AZ

                                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                      The control feels solid. The mic works well. The cord is not as robust as the cord that comes with the in-ear headphone and so the headphone is less able to stay in the ear.

                                      • Primary Use:
                                      • Traveling
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works!

                                      By Thorsten

                                      from Denmark

                                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portable Devices

                                          Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                          The remote works very well for controlling the sound and tracks when running or on the road. Just like an iPhone headset, but enabling much better sound.

                                          • Primary Use:
                                          • Working out
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Love the features ... but BLACK?

                                          By G8RHEEL

                                          from Chapel Hill, NC

                                          About Me Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Length
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                          • Black Only

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                          Bought the Shure SE215 clear and then this cable only comes in black. But as I am used to having the functions provided with the cable, sucked it up and bought it, even if it interfered with the otherwise "cool" nature of the clear earphones.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great sound & easy to install and use.

                                          By Areef

                                          from San Francisco

                                          About Me Casual User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Performance
                                          • Good Length
                                          • Rugged
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • High-End Equipment
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                            Love the ability to change over from just audio to phone & audio capability with this cable. Very easy to use - intuitive buttons and easy access. Highly recommend.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Good but not great

                                            By JC

                                            from New York, NY

                                            About Me Practical

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy Controls
                                            • Good Sound Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily Use

                                              Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                              Built in mic picks up a lot of static and noise.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great cable

                                              By Mark

                                              from Jericho, NY

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Shure CBL-M+-K-EFS In-Ear Headphone Accessory Cable with Mic and Remote:

                                                    This cable works effectively and flawlessly. It's easy to use and does what's expected of it.

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                                                    • No

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