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Shure SE315

Sound Isolating ™ earphones (Clear)

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Our take on the Shure SE315

Wouldn't it be nice to have one set of in-ear headphones for use in the studio, on stage, at home, and everywhere in between? The Shure SE315's compact design and dynamic, full-range sound are just the ticket. Each earpiece houses a micro-driver in a vented enclosure. The drivers deliver your music with rich detail and smoothness, while the vent acts as a bass port for enhanced low-frequency response. This ensures you get high-frequency detail without sacrificing plenty of bass response to give your tunes a little more bounce.

Shure SE315 Sound Isolating earphones

The Shure SE315's vented driver enclosure offers enhanced low-frequency response for plenty of deep bass.

Rich sound, up and down the frequency spectrum

Wouldn't it be nice to have one set of in-ear headphones for use in the studio, on stage, at home, and everywhere in between? The Shure SE315's compact design and dynamic, full-range sound are just the ticket. Each earpiece houses a micro-driver in a vented enclosure. The drivers deliver your music with rich detail and smoothness, while the vent acts as a bass port for enhanced low-frequency response. This ensures you get high-frequency detail without sacrificing plenty of bass response to give your tunes a little more bounce.

Fit for the studio or the street

The SE315's unique design is specially contoured to your ear for a snug fit. The dynamic micro-drivers are properly angled into your ear canal to ensure you hear all the details in whatever music you're listening to. When you select the right pair from the included foam and soft flex ear tips, you'll get up to 37dB of noise attenuation. That means less external noise will enter your ears, so you're better able to focus on what you're supposed to be hearing, whether you're honing your performance in the studio or simply relaxing at home.

Detachable cable that stays out of the way

The durable Kevlar-reinforced cable is detachable at each earpiece. The snap-lock connectors ensure it won't get disconnected by a simple tug on the cord. The cables are designed to wrap around your ears with a shapeable wire to help keep them in place. This allows the SE315 headphones to stay properly in position and out of your face as you move about, either head-banging in the studio or heading outside to catch a ride back home after a long session.

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear headphones for music listening or performance monitoring
  • high-definition micro-drivers offer detailed, full-range sound
  • ported driver enclosures offer enhanced low-frequency response
  • offer up to 37dB of noise attenuation
  • 64" detachable Kevlar™ reinforced cable
  • gold-plated earpiece connectors use a lock-snap mechanism to keep them from accidentally disconnecting
  • cables are designed to wrap over your ears for added security and to keep dangling wires out of the way
  • includes 3 sizes of soft flex and foam ear tips along with one triple-flange sleeve and one universal-fit foam sleeve
  • zippered carrying case included
  • frequency response: 22-18,500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 116 dB
  • impedance: 27 ohms
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones (clear) with attached 62" cable (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 4 Pairs of black foam sleeves (1 pair installed)
  • 1 Pair of yellow foam sleeves
  • 3 Pairs of gray soft Flex silicone sleeves
  • 1 Pair of Triple Flange sleeves
  • Cleaning tool
  • Cloth zippered case with carabiner
  • User Guide
  • Limited Warranty
  • Safety Precautions
  • Online Registratin card
  • Custom Earphone Sleeves promo card
  • Ear sleeve fit guide

Shure SE315 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Shure SE315

Crutchfield customer from Lisbon, ME on 11/19/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been using Shure earphones for years and just bought the SE315. I am more than pleased with the sound and fit.



Shure SE315

Crutchfield customer from TN on 7/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I play in a band. I've had other in ear monitors before (Shure, Westone, etc.), but these are the best i have had. At times, we have 7 instruments playing and I can hear everyone of them clearly, even the bass. I bought some refurbished 315s because I took a chance on getting a much better response for the higher end of my budget allowance. I'm glad I did. Thanks Crutchfield!



Good detail

Josh from Tennessee on 8/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Shure SE315s bring out details in the songs and instrument seperation that Klipsch and Bose could not. Bass is balanced with a flat frequency through bass and mids. It is good for rock,acoustical,stirng instruments,metal,etc. Rap,electonic ,dubstep and such can be decent at times on some songs if you like it well balanced. This doesnt mean its weak really.It is comparaible to a well balanced sub in a theater system with it auto calibrated. If u like it boosted quite a bit these may not be for you. Vocals are powerful and probably the stong point to these IEMS. They do not fall behind at all and are clear and easy to understand word for word. Treble range is a bit rolled off. You can look up frequency responses online for this. They are a more warmish sound. They are not harsh but more gentle and mellow. If u want a bright ,sharp or crisp in yoir face treble these may not be for you. Overall the treble is nice though and doesnt give you that fatigue. I can enjoy these for hours on end with no issues. They have Good instrument seperation and good detail in songs. Vocals sound centered in my head while other instruments are almost even or outside my ears in different ears. Isolation is awesome. I have to turn them off or on one or two volume To talk to anyone. This is on a i phone and i pad no amps.

Pros: Isolation instrument detail and seperation Powerful vocals Balanced bass Gentle highs Great case that keeps them untangled with lots of optional tips

Cons: Putting them on takes time Can be awkward with glasses a little but do work could use a more bass of you like ALOT

Great Sound Quality....if.....

JT from Washington on 7/29/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought the Shure SE315 over the B&W C5 Series 2 that I had intended to order based on the Crutchfield rep's suggestion that the Shure's had better bass reflex. Not sure about that, but the SE315's do have very good bass reflex as well as excellent sound quality in every other spend the time to try all of the many tips provided and find the one that gives you a good seal. Without proper sealing in your ear canal the sound of the SE315's is a tinny and hollow as any $10 earbud you can buy at the local discount store. Get a good seal, that you can live with comfort-wise, and you'll be rewarded with fantastic sound. I loved the sound while using the yellow foam tips, unfortunatley, after maybe 30 min they hurt my ears so bad I had to take them out and search for another tip that wasn't quite as agressive. I ended up settling for one of the larger soft foam tips that didn't deliver quite as good sound, but was accptable for comfort. Unfortunatley, the better the seal, the better the sound, but also the more outside sound deadening. This can be good or bad. For me it isn't ideal since most of my listening is while at work where total outside sound isolation isn't ideal. These definitely aren't the easiest or most comfortable earbuds to use. The few inches of stiff springy cable from the ear piece is meant to be bent and formed to fit around your ears, which it can be, but it makes putting the earbuds in and taking them out more of a process than many others.

Pros: Great sound quality when proper seal is achieved. Well built, detachable/replacable cable. Many tip options provided.

Cons: More of a process to put in and take out than many others. Near total isolation of outside sound in order to get optimum sound quality. Can be uncomfortable for long term use.

Problems with staying put

Ratique from Ohio on 3/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As an avid exercise enthusiast I use earbuds often and put them through their paces. I'd had a pair of the Shure SE110 for 4 years and they were fantastic, until the cord cover split in places; a good lifespan, I felt. I now opted for the SE315 given online reviews and my desire for hopefully better sound quality. After having them about a month at the gym, I've had nothing but problems with them staying in my ears. I believe it to be the weight of the cords. They are significantly heavier (and maybe larger gauge?) than any previous earphone cords I've used. I tried most of the different-sized/shaped supplied replacement earbuds (at the gym) that came with the system and I tried having the cord hang straight down from the earpiece as well as curled over my ears to hang down behind them. Nothing has worked and I've found myself readjusting them every few minutes to get a better seal. It's very frustrating and not what I want to think about while exercising. I'm returning them and will continue my search. Perhaps there is a trick I don't know about or maybe my ears are oddly-shaped and others will have success with these. Also, I can't comment on the actual sound quality as I'm not sure I really got to experience it consistently. I'm sure these things are great and top notch, but I'm not the person to ask.

Pros: Great color/look Construction seems very solid

Cons: Cords too heavy/problems staying in-ear


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Features and Specs

Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 22-18.5k Hz
Sensitivity 116 dB
Impedance 27 Ohms
Weight 1.1 ounces
Cord Length 62"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Shure SE315 Sound Isolating Earphones deliver crystal clear, spacious sound with rich bass. These in-ear headphones are equipped with a single High-Definition MicroDriver with a Tuned BassPort, and a removable 62" Kevlar-reinforced cable with an adjustable cinch and a right-angled 3.5mm plug. The SE315 can be used for personal listening and in-ear monitoring.

Detachable Cable: The earphones have a detachable cable that allows you to easily replace it, should it become damaged. The cable attaches to the ear buds via a gold-plated MMCX connector, which snaps into place and allows 360° rotation for best fit. The cable is Kevlar-reinforced for strength and durability, and has a 3" formable wire at each ear but for an over-the-ear configuration to keep the cables secure and out of the way.

Fit Kit: The SE315s come with a Fit Kit that includes three sizes of silicone flex sleeves, three sizes of black foam sleeves, a pair of yellow foam sleeves, and a pair of triple-flange sleeves. The sleeves provide a secure, comfortable fit, and a good seal to enhance the bass and to block up to 37dB of ambient noise. The SE315s are compatible with custom-molded sleeves from Sensaphonics for professional on-stage monitoring.

Cleaning Tool: In-ear headphones require cleaning from time to time to maintain sound quality. When the earphone nozzle becomes blocked, the sound quality deteriorates. The obstruction can be removed with the included wire loop cleaning tool. The length of the wire loop is customized to allow the tool to reach into the nozzle without damaging the sound filter inside.

Carrying Case: The SE315s come with a black cloth storage case with a zippered closure.


  • Transducer Types: Single High Definition MicroDriver
  • Frequency Response: 22Hz - 17.5kHz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): 116 dB SPL/mW
  • Impedance: 27 ohms
  • Net weight: 1.1 ounces

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