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Shure SE112

Sound Isolating™ in-ear headphones

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Our take on the Shure SE112

Don't be the guy in the studio or on stage using your smartphone's cheap stock earbuds for monitoring. Shure's SE112 Sound Isolating earphones represent a significant step up, delivering the rich, clear sound that's made Shure popular with professional musicians, live sound experts, and recording engineers, all for a very affordable price. The SE112's sturdy cables wrap around your ears to help keep them securely in place, while keeping wires out of your face as you move while performing on stage or tracking in the studio. And when you're out of the studio, plug them into your smartphone and enjoy your favorite tunes on the go.

In-ear monitors you can be proud of

Don't be the guy in the studio or on stage using your smartphone's cheap stock earbuds for monitoring. Shure's SE112 Sound Isolating earphones represent a significant step up, delivering the rich, clear sound that's made Shure popular with professional musicians, live sound experts, and recording engineers, all for a very affordable price. The SE112's sturdy cables wrap around your ears to help keep them securely in place, while keeping wires out of your face as you move while performing on stage or tracking in the studio. And when you're out of the studio, plug them into your smartphone and enjoy your favorite tunes on the go.

A smart fit for proper noise isolation

The SE112's dynamic micro-drivers provide the optimal angle in your ear canal to ensure you hear all the details in whatever music you're listening to. The included soft flex ear tips come in a variety of sizes, so you'll get up to 37dB of noise attenuation with the right fit. That means less external noise will enter your ears, so you're better able to focus on what you're supposed to be hearing — a crucial factor for any musician looking to deliver a knockout performance.

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear headphones designed for studio and stage monitoring
  • offer up to 37dB of noise attenuation
  • dynamic micro-drivers offer clear sound
  • 50" cable terminated with 1/8" miniplug
  • cables can wrap over your ears for added security and to keep dangling wires out of the way
  • includes 3 sizes of soft flex ear tips
  • drawstring pouch included
  • frequency response: 25-17,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 105 dB
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones (gray) with attached 48" cord (right angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 3 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • Cleaning tool
  • Soft cloth storage pouch
  • User Guide
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • Safety Precautions
  • Online registration card

Good headphones, I really like the fit in the ears!

Kim Hill, Somerville, MA


Shure SE112 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Great Value Upgrade from Earpods

Nick from Canton, MI on 12/26/2018

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I purchased these headphones as a gift for my grandmother as the standard Apple Earpods did not fit her well. I have been a long-time user of Shure products and after being aware of this new model, I figured that I couldn't go wrong with the reputation of the company. She is happy with the product and I hope they will last long. The only thing that could be improved is having a detachable cable although it may not be worth replacing for the price of the product as a whole anyway.

Pros: Great sound for the price; includes accessories that aren't included with similar headphones from other brands; thick cable.

Cons: No detachable cable like with other Shure headphones; only three standard earbud sleeves; bag carrying case.

Perfect fit

Kim Hill from Somerville, MA on 12/5/2018

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Good headphones, I really like the fit in the ears!

Pros: good sound, perfect fit


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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 12/3/2018

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These have excellent noise reduction and are very reliable in terms of wearing these while moving actively. Shure is extremely helpful for warrenty service. I think the warrenty is probably the best aspect.

Pros: Great noise reduction Warrenty service is awesome

Cons: Cord gets hung up when moving around.

Great sound, not so great fit

Alan from Rockingham, VA on 12/1/2018

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These earbuds have a really good sound overall and good bass response. The problem I am having is they don't fit my ears very well. I can't get them all the way in when wrapping the wires over top of my ears, and can't keep them in when letting the wires hang from the bottom. This is probably due to my ears but they still don't work for me.

Pros: excellent sound, good price

Cons: don't fit snugly in my ears

good product

Smilen from Woodbridge, NJ on 11/25/2018

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Very good for the money.

Pros: good sound and fit.

Cons: none

A perfect fit and they sound wonderful

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 11/14/2018

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These are well built and have a sturdy cord attached to them. The sound is wonderful! They fit your ears well and include a few extra soft parts to help with the fit in your ear. I'm happy!



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TODD from Martinsville, IN on 8/5/2018

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These headphones sound great!



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Crutchfield customer from Caldwell, ID on 6/3/2018

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These are great for recording and monitoring vocal tracks.



good sound with some odd design choices.

Jason from Austin, Tx on 9/18/2017

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Pretty good headphones. I have hearing loss so that if I have to struggle to hear things, then I might as well not even bother listening. These headphones are sufficiently clear so that I can enjoy the music. Not as good as my sennheiser HD1s, but not as expensive either. " The one issue I have with them is that they like to pop out of the headphone jack on my phone about 1mm. But when they do that, they stop producing any sound. Never had any other headphones that are that finicky in the headphone jack.

Pros: Heavy Duty Good sound for the price

Cons: -Headphone jack is thicker than most phones these days so if you have a phone case, these will not fully insert into the jack. -Even without the phone case, the fit into the phone jack is finicky

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Kenny from Blissfield, MI. on 5/15/2017

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Great sound and fit but don't like how the cord gets tangled all the time and I always have to take my phone case off to use them because the plug end is not a straight plug! A little pricey too!

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Cord tangles too easy no pause or volume control,a little pricey for these issues!

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Crutchfield customer from Zanesville, OH on 4/3/2017

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Bought to use on stage with Praise band at my church. Absolutely AWESOME! Crisp, clear sound - don't waste $$$ on cheap imitations like I did....

Pros: Sound blocking

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Wasilla, AK on 3/20/2017

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Good sound for the money - just make sure to use the correct insert size for your ear as a solid fit is essential. The wires and connections seem very heavy duty and should last for a while.



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Crutchfield customer from Kensett, Arkansas on 3/11/2017

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These ear phones block out unwanted noise at planet fitness gym and permit me to listen to my music!

Pros: Great price. Top quality used in recording studios.

Cons: Wish I had bought them sooner!

Not great

Crutchfield customer from College Station, TX on 8/5/2016

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I bought these to replace the headphones that came with my iPhone. My wife insisted on using them. So I bought these thinking they would sound nicer. Couldn't be further from the truth. The less expensive Apple headphones that come with the iPhone blow these away. There is no fullness to the sound at all. No midrange, no bass, only a tinny, high range comes through.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on 8/8/2016 Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Great for the money

Mike R. from Catonsville, MD on 5/3/2016

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My rating is based on the fact that these earbuds do not cost $200. And my experience with earbuds is very limited. That said, these sound great. I did research before buying them, and I am happy with them. They are better than inexpensive earbuds, and not as good as high-quality, full-size headphones. I think that you would be happy with them, and with your experience with Crutchfield.

Pros: Sound great.

Cons: You can't expect earbuds to deliver the bass, and the overall highly-satisfying experience that you can get from full-size headphones.

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Kelly from Gloucester Twp, NJ on 10/30/2014

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Easy to use. The sound is super clear and they fit properly. I bought them as a gift for my son and even though he didn't like the style I've wound up using them myself instead of returning them. I wasn't an earbud person but I am now!

Pros: Good quality sound, nice price, long cord.

Cons: No kill switch or volume on the wire.

nice budz

pollo from scottsdale, az on 9/27/2014

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The 2 previous reviews don't give enough credit to these little guys. I burned them in for 4 hours, slowly increasing the volume every half hour. Next day they sounded better than any budz I've tried b4. Ya the fit is snug but its supposed to be, that's how u get the best sound. Not uncomfortable at all and easy to put back in its little pouch. Noise cancelling depends on the seal of the budz not on any "Noise cancelling technology", but still works good, more than once I've been talked to for a few minutes and never heard a word they said. U get what u pay for and these are awesome for 50 bucks delivered, just get em and prove me wrong.

Pros: comfortable, sound sweet and free delivery (which was fast)

Cons: if u aren't used to budz with foam rubber earpieces, they might be uncomfortable at first. Once u get it u got it, no problemmo.


Ken P from boston on 8/26/2014

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I got these for flying, and for late night computing. They sounded great when I tried them, and even better when I compared them with plain vanilla ear buds. Been tossing some older ear buds...

Pros: Sound quality is wonderful.

Cons: The seal is tight, which is good, but takes a bit of getting used to the feel.

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rbp from Bonners Ferry, ID on 8/7/2014

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For an inn ear headphone ud, these are every bit the equal, and as good as the same size ear buds from Bose, and other top end manufacurers.

Pros: I got these primarily for good freq. response and the ability to use them while wearing my helmet while riding my 900 cc dual sport motorcycle for hours at a time. For this they/re near perfect, as over the ear headphones just won;t do.

Cons: Not as comfortable or clear as over the ear headphones, but sore in a much smaller space and don't weigh nearly as much.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 25-17k Hz
Sensitivity 105 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.9 ounces
Cord Length 48"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Shure SE112 Sound Isolating Earphones deliver crystal clear, spacious sound with rich bass. These in-ear headphones are equipped with a single dynamic MicroDriver, and a 48" cord (non-detachable) with an adjustable cinch and a right-angled 3.5mm plug. The SE112s can be used for personal listening and in-ear monitoring.

Sound Isolating Sleeves: The SE112s come with a Fit Kit that includes three sizes of sound isolating sleeves--Small, Medium, and Large. The sleeves provide a secure, comfortable fit, and a good seal to block up to 37dB of ambient noise.

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 Pouch: The SE112s come with a soft, cloth storage pouch with a drawstring closure.


  • Transducer Types: Single dynamic MicroDriver
  • Frequency Response: 25Hz - 17kHz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): 105 dB SPL/mW
  • Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Net weight: 0.9 ounces

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Shure and Crutchfields reputation. [ William  Dec 10, 2018 ]
Picked the Shure SE112 after reading many positive reviews. [ David  Nov 28, 2018 ]
I have used before and liked it [ Sylvia  Sep 04, 2018 ]
Singer [ Carol  Aug 06, 2018 ]
I like the design and reviews suggest they are good for vocal monitoring. [ Ken  May 19, 2018 ]
I wear earplugs at work at the post office- WAAAAY too noisy. Would like to listen to my MP3 player- a Sansa clip with an added chip-much available music. Also ride two Harleys-(not simultaneously though-not *that* good) Highly regarded brand name- price is right in my zone-don't need to answer my (flip) phone while I have buds in. Money back guarantee makes it no brainer. Smiley face [ Mr. Joseph  Feb 16, 2018 ]
replacement [ Patrick  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Just wanted to find out whether I would like ear buds other than big headphone. Shure is a good brand. [ Wenduo  Oct 07, 2016 ]
Good sound quality, affordable price. [ mark  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Competitive Price and matched my Reward $ [ Craig  Jan 22, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Not sure as I use a droid, however I would think it would work just fine. They are great sounding, and if they don't work you can always return. Crutchfield is great about returns. [ ROBERT  May 06, 2016 ]
Worked just fine on my iPhone 5. [ barry  May 04, 2016 ]
Yes [ Robert  May 03, 2016 ]
Yes, I use it on my iPhone 5 and now iPhone 6 [ Gary  May 03, 2016 ]
I have used these with my iPhone 6s, and they sound great! However, I have also read online about the receptacle on iPhones being slightly different than the standard - using regular headphone plugs in the jack may wear it out, eventually not work, whatever. There must be a million people using aftermarket headphones with iPhones, so it's hard to imagine that it's that big of a deal - but I wish Apple would use conventional designs/sizes whenever possible. Hope this helps. Mike [ Michael  May 03, 2016 ]
Yes. [ Matthew  May 03, 2016 ]