Shure SE110 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Shure Model SE110
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 30 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 20
Impedance (ohms) 27 Cable Length (cm) 45
Frequency Response (Hz) 22 - 17500  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$99
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 4.3 Bass Impact 6.0
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 5.7
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 6.3
Detail 6.0 Portability 7.0
Isolation 7.7 Comfort 6.0
Durability 4.7 Improvement With Amplification 2.3
Value for Money 4.7    
Overall Score 5.4 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Member jt354 on 16 Sep 10  17:09
Individual review
Bass Extension4
Bass Impact8
Bass Quality2
Mids Quality4
Highs Quality3

I think I had the SE110's, in any case I'm reviewing the earbuds with the dynamic, not the balanced armature driver. Bass on these is intense to the point of absurdity. It overpowers EVERYTHING else. I no longer own these, but from what I recall, the mids and highs were unremarkable. They are comfortable, and they are inexpensive. Sound isolation is great, as expected. But I wouldn't recommend them.

Review by Member Oddeofile on 18 Feb 10  12:19
Individual review
Bass Extension4
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality5
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality5

The best thing about these earphones is the soundstage. You can clearly tell each instrument apart from the other and feel where they are. Bass is upsetting, it's definitely better than your average iPod earbuds or some cheap $20 ones...but it's nothing particularly special. They're great at blocking out outside sound, I don't even have to play music, if I have 'em on I can't hear people talking to me. The comfort is strange, for the first 30 minutes they actually feel comfortable, I enjoy wearing them, soon after that becomes almost painful...and once you take them off after a few hours, you don't really want to put them back on.

Review by Member Footcheese on 06 Nov 08  04:34
Individual review
Bass Extension5
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality5
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality7

They definitely don't get very good reviews but I'm fairly satisfied with them. When I first plugged them in, I was pretty upset with the bass, but after breaking them in (and it took a couple of weeks) the bass has gotten a lot better. I still don't seem to be getting the ultra low frequencies though. While Listening to the Pink Floyd song Nobody Home the ultra low heart beat sound is barely audible to me. They do respond moderately well to equalizing so there's room to compensate if your set up can do that well.

Shure SE110