Shure KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System

Shure KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System

Shure KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System

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Product Highlights

  • Electrostatic Sound-Isolating Earphones
  • Custom Earphone Cable
  • High-Resolution DAC
  • Up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz Resolution
  • Four-Band Parametric EQ with Presets
  • Digital, Analog, and Bypass Modes
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Includes Wall Charger and USB Cable
  • iOS and OTG Cables Included
  • Includes Leather Carrying Case
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Shure KSE1500 Overview

  • 1Description

The KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System from Shure is a premium electrostatic sound-isolating earphone and amplifier system designed to deliver the high-resolution audio to "on-the-go" audiophiles and audio enthusiasts. The electrostatic earphones feature a single driver that is matched to a USB digital-to-analog-converter (DAC) that converts analog or digital audio from portable digital audio sources or computers at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. Streamlined controls allow for quick and easy navigation, while the enhanced audio control features an on-board four-band parametric EQ with five presets and four customizable setting to maximize audio playback fidelity. The amplifier can process digital audio via micro-USB, analog via direct line in, or bypass entirely for a pure analog signal without conversion.

The front-panel display provides easy monitoring of input source, input level meter, battery level, output volume and EQ settings. The premium housing is constructed from elegantly machined black anodized aluminum, while power is provided from an integrated rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that can be conveniently charged from the included wall charger, or via USB while streaming audio from a computer. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the KSE1500 ships with Lightning and OTG cables, as well as two 1/8" / 3.5 mm cables, an airline adapter, an attenuator, a 1/4" / 6.35mm adapter, two security bands, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and a leather carrying case.

  • The first application of electrostatic technology for Sound-Isolating Earphones (patent pending) featuring a single MicroDriver design
  • Extremely high correlation to the source audio provides unmatched audio clarity and detail
  • 4-band parametric EQ features five preset settings and four customizable settings to manage audio playback preferences
  • Integrated USB-rechargeable battery can conveniently charge from provided wall charger or computer, even when streaming USB audio from computer
  • Lightweight, ergonomic earphone shape minimizes ear fatigue while comfortable sound-isolating sleeves block up to 37 dB of ambient noise
  • Custom-designed earphone cable specifically isolates each conductor
  • Streamlined controls for quick and simple, user-friendly navigation throughout the KSE1500 settings
  • Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices via included accessory assortment, featuring Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B OTG cables
  • Premium Shure fit and finish and construction featuring an elegantly machined black aluminum housing, manufactured to exacting Shure quality standards
UPC: 042406397742
In the Box
Shure KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System
  • Leather Carrying Case
  • USB Wall Charger
  • Micro-B-to-Lightning Cable
  • Micro-B OTG Cable
  • 1/8" / 3.5mm to 1/8" / 3.5 mm Cable (Length: 36" / 92cm)
  • 1/8" / 3.5 mm to 1/8" / 3.5mm Cable (Length: 6" / 15cm)
  • 1/4" / 6.35mm Adapter
  • Airline Adapter
  • Attenuator
  • 2 x Security Band
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Shure KSE1500 Specs

    Kit Specifications
    Compatibility Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)

    Also compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity
    Bias Voltage(s) 200 VDC
    Output Voltage ±200 V max
    Output Current ≤1 mA
    Noise Attenuation ≤37 dB
    Temperature Battery Charging Temperature Range: 32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
    Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 135°F / -18 to 57°C
    Earphones
    Transducer Electrostatic
    Connector Type LEMO
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz
    Maximum SPL 113 dB SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD)
    Amplifier Specifications
    Bit Depth 16 / 24-bit
    Sample Rate 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) Up to 107 dB (A-weighted)
    Gain Range -40 to +60 dB
    Limiter Selectable analog RMS limiter
    Equalizer 4-band parametric
    USB Input USB Micro-B Receptacle
    Line Input 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Charging USB-Powered: 5 V / 0.5 A to 1 A
    Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion
    Nominal Voltage 3.6 VDC
    Battery Life Analog In (BYPASS EQ mode): Up to 10 hours
    USB Input (EQ mode): up to 7 hours
    Housing Black anodized aluminum
    General Specifications
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 11.1 x 5.9 x 2.1 cm
    Weight Amplifier: 6.4 oz / 182.0 g
    Earphones: 1.6 oz / 44.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 6.4 x 5.4"

    Shure KSE1500 Reviews

    KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthusiasts favorites Perfect sound quality is very clear hierarchy, full,
    Date published: 2016-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from KSE1500: Isolated Notes My two cents. More in the form of a summary. - The SE846 has more sales. It is not a cheap product but it is cheaper than the KSE1500. However, few people buy the SHA900 amplifier which gives to the SE846 a better listening experience. I would not use the SE846 without the SHA900. Personal taste. Taking that into account you will see the amount paid for the KSE1500 not that expensive. - Extremely Important: Make sure you are not prepared for a super listening experience in the very first moments. As a one friend indicated, it will increase the enjoyment with the days. Just be OPEN and patient. - Second Extremely Important: Make sure the source of the sound is top quality. Use very high quality files like FLACs and if possible beyond 600 Kbps. I have not bought a DAP (Player Device) for the KSE1500. I use it with my iPhone 6, or with my Bose Companion 5 with my computer. I know Bose is not necessarily a reference for earphones or headphones, but I have come to appreciate the Companion 5. I lead a minimalist life and I did not want to buy special music equipment. Only for your reference, I heard for my final opinion: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Pachelbel: Canon in D FLAC file, 600 Kbps Yo-Yo Ma Bach- Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Number 1 FLAC file, 600 Kbps Specially in the last one, the experience is pretty vivid, as if you close your eyes, you can hear (and feel?) intensely the bow movement in the strings of the cello. There is nothing there except the cello. It sounds very real. But all the instruments will sound real as well, if there were more. - Be sure to be careful with the accessories that come with the KSE1500. Some are very particular like the Lightning to Micro-USB Cable. I lost mine in the second day I received the KSE1500. I had to order the cable directly from Shure. It ended positively as I ended buying the two versions of the cable: 8 and 36. The second one gives you a little more freedom of movement in some situations. This is an outstandi
    Date published: 2016-06-13
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