This week is NAMM, the huge music products trade show out in Anaheim — sort of a CES for music nerds. Some of the first products to come out at NAAM are from Shure. Shure announced a set of in-ear style buds and two pairs of DJ-style headsets.
The in-ear SE215s’ are promised to have new low-end capabilities with just single drivers in each ear; the target here was tuning for the low end with greater bass. One of the features we like is the detachable Kevlar-backed cable that should make for a robust pair of buds. If using with iPhone, or any other phone, you’ll have to purchase a separate adapter for mic and remote control. Colors are clear and black and will hit the street for $99.
For those who demand over-the-ear style cans with an audiophile experience, Shure has delivered with the SRH550DJ and SRH940s. The former is aimed at nightclub DJs; they are much more durable and have some massive 50mm drivers that will pump the bass — key for keeping beat. Shure kept maximum portability in mind by making these foldable.
The later of those two, the SRH940s, are more designed as studio monitors that can be used by both serious and amateur producers. The design emphasis here is to keep very tight bass response with crystal clear highs — our personal favorite style. These will also be foldable, and come will comfort padding in key areas to keep listeners comfy for hours.
Prices are $99 for the SRH550DJ and $299 for the SRH940. Expect this spring.